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Important information for Semester 2

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We hope you’re settling in well to your studies and have enjoyed the start of the academic year. We know you may have questions about Semester 2, so we wanted to provide more information to help you plan ahead.

Back to campus in 2022

Our sites have been open since the start of the academic year, and the vast majority of students have joined us on campus and are taking part in face-to-face teaching and learning. We continue to closely monitor the situation with regards to the pandemic, we’re following UK Government guidance, and we have plans in place to adjust should these change.

Most of you have told us how much you value in-person education and the benefits it brings, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus in January 2022. Our expectation is that our students will be studying on campus from the start of Semester 2 on Monday 17 January (or earlier for some faculties), unless your degree is specifically an online programme or is being delivered virtually in conjunction with an external agency. Please allow enough time to complete any required quarantine if you are travelling from overseas.

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For those of you that have mandatory in-person exams between Monday 10 and Friday 14 January 2022: you need to make sure you arrive in London in time to sit your exams, and that you allow enough time to complete any required quarantine or period of self-isolation following a positive COVID-19 test result on arrival. Exam timetables are due to be published near the end of November; please contact your faculty/department in early December if you are unsure of your exam dates.

We will continue to provide in-person teaching and learning opportunities in the new year. In addition to teaching on campus, we will continue to support and enhance your learning with online resources and opportunities where appropriate. All our facilities are open, including libraries, study spaces, support services and Students’ Union sites. Check out our campus A-Z for the information you need about being on campus and the facilities available.

We recognise that there may be exceptional circumstances that mean you are unable to return to campus (for example, if you cannot travel to the UK due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions).

In some cases, it may be possible for your faculty/department to support you to study on a remote-only basis, depending on your individual circumstances and the nature of the course material, assessment and delivery. Further general information on remote-only study in Semester 2 can be found on Student Services Online. Your faculty/department will be in contact soon to provide more detailed information on the study options available to you.

Keeping King’s safe together

We are all responsible for protecting ourselves and each other. Help us all enjoy a safe environment by following the guidance in place on our campuses. We also strongly encourage all members of the King’s community to get the COVID-19 vaccine and recommend doing so before travelling to London.


If you require a visa to study at King’s but do not yet have a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies), you should request one by Monday 8 November to ensure your visa is in place for your arrival on campus by 17 January. You may need to request a CAS earlier if you have in-person exams between 10 and 14 January. You can find out how to request a CAS on Student Services Online.

Our Visa and International Student Advice team can provide guidance to any students with visa concerns or queries.

Travel to the UK


COVID-19 entry restrictions to England have been simplified and there is now a reduced number of red list countries. If you haven’t yet returned to the UK, we advise you to read the information on the UK Government website carefully and keep checking, as this information is updated regularly.

Those of you who are required to quarantine on arrival in England will need to complete our self-isolation form so we can support you. Information on the support available can be found on Student Services Online.

If you’re traveling to the UK and require support finding accommodation, more information can be found on Student Services Online.

Register with a GP

Please remember to register with an NHS GP (General Practitioner) if you have not done so already, so that you can access health services more easily, including the COVID-19 vaccine. At King’s, we have our own NHS Health Centre that students can join for free.