Information for the 2020–21 academic year
Updated 10 September 2020
If you're joining us for the first time in autumn 2020, we understand that you will have questions about how the disruption caused by COVID–19 will change our operations and processes for the 2020–21 academic year.
Inevitably, we have had to make some changes to ensure that we can continue to keep our students and staff safe through the pandemic. But we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to ensure that you receive the best possible academic and student experience this autumn – you'll find more information about that below.
If you’re a returning student please visit our current students COVID-19 information pages – they have more specific information for you.
What to expect in autumn 2020
We’re currently making plans for our academic and student experience in two scenarios:
- under partial COVID restrictions (this is the scenario we expect will apply at Imperial in autumn 2020); and
- under full COVID restrictions (if we need to return to lockdown)
See the boxes below for links to information on both scenarios and how they will apply to lots of different aspects of student life at the College. These range from accommodation, your learning experience and extracurricular activities to amenities, library services and how we’re planning to keep you safe at Imperial.
We will continue to expand this information as soon as we have more updates so please keep checking back.
Coronavirus impact information
Your learning experience
We are currently delivering a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery.
- Find out more about multi-mode delivery
- Find out more about the academic experience for undergraduates and Master's students
- Find out more about the academic experience for postgraduate research students, including MRes students
Find out how what changes we've made to our halls of residence this year, and what help we can offer students seeking private accommodation.
Your student experience
Find out more about the plans we have in place to make sure you have the best possible student experience and a very warm welcome to Imperial.
Amenities and library services
Find out how we are preparing our amenities for the new academic year. From sports facilities to libraries to our catering outlets.
Life in London
Under the current national lockdown, many businesses are closed, such as non-essential retail, entertainment and hospitality venues. Public transport is running and new cycling and walking paths are being introduced across the capital.
Find out more about what support we're putting in place for our international students, as well answers to frequently asked questions: