Returning to university

LJMU Moving Forward Together

Latest updates

Page last updated: 15 June 2021

Current Status

In line with current Government restrictions, all teaching was delivered online for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. The only exceptions continue to be for those clinical or professional programmes currently exempted by the Government.

The existing rules and guidelines for working on campus continue, except you must now take two tests within each 7 day period and report results on the Government website.

We encourage all members of staff and students to get vaccinated. All 18+ year olds are now eligible for a vaccination and information for students is available here

Following the Government’s update of the Roadmap on June 14, LJMU will continue to monitor any changes to restrictions and provide updates here on this site.

Forward Look 

Return to Campus

Following the changes to the current Government Roadmap, announced on June 14, the next milestone for the easing of restrictions is now July 19.  We are preparing for the re-opening of campus and LJMU buildings from this date.

The FAQs for staff have been updated on this microsite, but restrictions remain until July 19.

Any students with questions should reach out to their course tutor.

We will be monitoring the Government roadmap and responding to Government advice as appropriate.


Unfortunately, following the Government’s changes to the roadmap and the extension of restrictions until July 19, we are unable to hold Graduation at this time. 

More detailed information for students is on the Graduation webpages.

We will continue to provide updates to those affected by the postponement of graduation. If you wish to receive these please make sure your contact details are up to date on myservices.

This decision was not made lightly, and we have done everything we can to try and organise a celebration of students’ academic success, but the planning for the events was based on the lifting of social distancing restrictions and the ability to travel freely.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide new dates for the ceremonies as soon as we are able. We will provide updates as and when we can – both here on this page and by email.


In the next academic year starting September 2021, our intention is to provide as much face-to-face teaching as we possibly can, while building on what we have learned as an institution during the pandemic about online delivery. 

The flexibility of online learning resources can be very useful for students balancing the studies with other commitments, while face-face meetings can provide more tailored and details teaching.

The University will continue to monitor Government advice and regulations over the summer and provide more detailed information about the arrangements that will be in place closer to the start of the semester.


We will update this webpage on June 29.