As of 5.00pm on 18 March, the government has advised all education settings to pause face-to-face provision.
This is a change from previous guidance, which was still being promoted until very recently.
For example, education secretary Gavin Williamson advised universities to follow scientific advice:
I would urge any educational establishment to actually look at what the medical and scientific advice is—and the medical and scientific advice is that we shouldn’t be closing educational settings.”
And on 17 March Universities Minister Michelle Donelan tweeted:
Medical and scientific guidance continues to be that universities and other educational settings should remain open unless advised otherwise. They should take sensible steps to keep students and staff safe”
Because of the absence of a formal list of providers moving to remote provision, I have created an interactive map to allow people to understand how universities are behaving. This shows where a university has made a formal statement (on their web page or, exceptionally, via twitter) that in-person teaching is being suspended.
Updated 19 March, 18:00
All UK university provision is now moving online.
If you want to find details of a particular provider use the “highlight name” box on each visualisation.
Rumours abound, so I’ve been cautious in providing properly sourced information. If I have missed something, or if the situation changes, I’d be glad if you could let me know via this web form – I’m updating regularly. If you follow me on twitter you could also send me a direct message.
Nearly all other on-campus activity has now been cancelled or paused.
Of course, you should check directly with the provider(s) in question before acting on information you find here. Remember that this is a complex and fast-moving situation, and information may change quickly.