This section contains archival information that was archived on 17 May 2021.

Plans for students returning for Lent Term 2021

Lent term: Update 7 January 2021

The University and Colleges remain open, and will continue to engage in research, learning and education.

After considerable reflection, we have taken the difficult decision to move all teaching and learning for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students online for the entirety of the Lent term. Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students should remain where they are currently staying.

Exceptions are: clinical Medical, clinical Veterinary and PGCE students; students without access to appropriate study spaces or facilities; and students who need to be in Cambridge for specific reasons, including health or safety reasons. Students in these categories must contact their College directly to discuss their circumstances, and to be given guidance about access to testing

Postgraduate research students who are able to work from their out-of-term address should do so. Postgraduate research students who need to be in Cambridge for their research projects can return provided this has been discussed and agreed with their College and Department, and that appropriate risk assessments have been conducted. We ask that in any event they do not return before 11 January, when individual asymptomatic testing will be available.

Postgraduate research students who consider Cambridge to be their primary place of residence should review the information in this message from the Vice-Chancellor

International students who are able to change their return travel plans should do so. Please be in touch with your College authorities to let them know where you will be during the Lent term. Students who travel to Cambridge will have to stay in Cambridge for the duration of the national lockdown. 

For more information, see the message issued by the Vice-Chancellor on 6 January 2021.