Information for current students

2020-21 Academic Year

Details about resources, opportunities and support for current students
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    Physical Closure of the Institute

    All students, as per government guidance, are asked not to travel to the Institute unless you fall into one of the exemptions below. For the avoidance of doubt, research students are categorised as employees for the purposes of these restrictions and therefore must work from home, unless one of the exemptions applies. Students who fall into the exemptions below will be given appropriate support and access to a study space:

    • Students without access to appropriate study spaces or facilities in their accommodation
    • Those requiring additional support, including those with mental health issues

    Students who feel they fall into one of these categories should contact Madisson Brown and you will be advised regarding how to access study spaces at the School and any other appropriate support services during this period of physical closure.

    Wellbeing Support

    The School's Disability & Student Wellbeing Service will no longer run face-face appointments but they will offer an online service. Please contact:

    You can also contact the Institute's designated wellbeing officer:

    Financial Hardship

    We are aware that the challenges that the virus is creating extend far beyond your studies and that the restrictions that are being brought in across all countries are resulting in financial challenges for many people. If you are experiencing financial challenges we can help you defer fee payments and you can make an application to the Institute’s hardship fund to help with living costs. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and decisions will be made quickly to ensure that you get the support you need. If you have any queries about this, please contact

    New Immigration Rules following Brexit

    If you are an EEA student (EU, EEA and Swiss citizen) and you’re planning to study in the UK from 2021, you may need to apply to the UK’s new points-based immigration system. You can find out more on GOV.UK.

    Further information is also available on the SAS website.

    Support Networks 

    We are aware that the conditions of the pandemic are very challenging and particularly for students who are studying away from home. Please let know if you will be separated from your normal support network over the Christmas break so we can put you in touch with alternative support networks that the University is making available to SAS Students.

    Deadline Extensions

    It is possible to request an extension to your deadline if you feel that you have been negatively affected by particular circumstances. Please complete this form and email it to

    Coronavirus Updates

    Please keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus updates which are published on our Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ page. 

    Contact Information