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Coronavirus impact: information for businesses

This page outlines advice for businesses dealing with disruption caused by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to update this page regularly.

We understand your business may be going through a very challenging time and we want to assure you that we will continue to support you throughout this difficult period. 

We will shortly announce details on our new initiatives designed to support business recovery, reliance and innovation so please check back for updates.


  • Although the campus is now closed, our staff are working remotely and the University remains open for business.
  • The University has transitioned to remote working for staff and all teaching, learning and knowledge exchange activities are now being delivered online or are accessible remotely.
  • All buildings are now closed. Visit themain coronavirus advice page for details.
  • All University-related international travel is suspended.

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Degree Apprenticeships

We have contacted all apprentices to outline the revised approach to delivery and advise how apprentices can engage, interact and access materials. 

We are using virtual tools such as Zoom and WebEx as well as the online collaboration tools built into our BlackBoard site. This means your apprentice(s) will need access to the internet to continue their training.

Our administrative functions are operating remotely to support students and employers – including the account management team. If you need to get in touch you can reach us on 

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

We have contacted all industry partners and KTP Associates to advise and consult on appropriate approaches to project delivery. Where possible Associates should observe their industrial partner's local response to coronavirus.

If this is not possible, Associates should contact both their industrial lead and supervising academics to make decisions based upon their individual circumstances.


Students on placement should observe their placement providers’ local response to coronavirus. Academic support for placements will be delivered wherever possible by email, phone and video conference.

We have dedicated placement information and advice for our students here and we would encourage you to share this with any placement students you have. It is also a useful tool to familiarise yourself with the information your placement students are receiving.

How to contact our business support team

If you can’t find an answer on this page, contact or 0114 225 5000.

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