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If you are worried about the potential effects of Coronavirus on your studies, degree or award please contact our dedicated response team at and we will help you with any concerns. Please ensure you are checking your University email and Blackboard accounts for the most up to date information about your course, assignments, assessments and teaching.

Coronavirus Advice

Updated: 05/01/2021

Please see all of the latest government rules as they apply to you and your situation here. 

Stay Home, Save Lives, Protect the NHS.

If you are in the process of seeking advice on a University process (such as appealing a mark, plagiarism or malpractice, raising a formal complaint) please book a telephone appointment with the UCSU Support Service through the Support tab at the top of the Students' Union website.

University Student Support Fund

In response to the potential financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on students, the University of Cumbria has set up the Students Support Fund which is available for all UoC students to make an application to if they are experiencing financial difficulties.

For more information on the fund and guidance on how to apply please see the university website.

Apply Here

Food Bank

We know there are students who are having to isolate in halls to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Working with the university we have set up foodbank donation stations across all northern campuses for you to help us provide a three day nutritionally balanced food parcel to those students.

You can donate at: 

Fusehill Street: UCSU Office - Ground Floor Learning Gateway Building

Lancaster: UCSU Office - Ground Floor Gateway Building

Brampton Road: UCSU Office - Main Building

Ambleside: The Barn, next to reception.

Food Parcels

If you are in a position to donate one or two items please see a list below of those that are most needed to make the food parcels.

Tea, coffee, long-life milk, fruit juice, biscuits, snacks, cereal, instant mash potato, pasta, pasta sauce, tinned meat, tinned vegetables & fruit, beans, puddings, soap/shower gel, toilet roll, toothpaste/brushes and sanitary items.

Thank you so much for helping out students during this difficult and unpredictable time. 

If you have any questions about the foodbank and how it will work please get in touch at