The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture and Covid-19

18 March 2020

Practical information for our school’s community in response to the global coronavirus pandemic

View down between the staircases at The Bartlett School of Architecture

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL is changing the way it operates. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors at this challenging moment for our community. 

The school would like to thank its students, staff and wider university and architectural community for their resilience, teamwork, creativity and patience in response to this unprecedented situation.  


From Monday 16 March, The Bartlett School of Architecture, along with departments across UCL, will not be conducting any face-to-face teaching. Tutorials, seminars, crits and lectures will be delivered remotely and students will not be required to meet in person, either with each other or with their tutors. These measures are planned to continue until the end of Term 3, Friday 12 June.
Students should contact their Programme Director or Programme Administrator to find out how their programme’s content is being delivered (if you’re unsure, check your programme page for contact details). Further information and advice for architecture staff and students about teaching and assessment is available via Moodle, and will be updated regularly. 


From Monday 16 March until 01 September, The Bartlett School of Architecture will be cancelling all in-person events and short courses, public and private. Some events are planned to be delivered remotely using new and existing digital channels, or are being postponed until later in the calendar year.
Current planned events which are now cancelled, postponed or being delivered in alternative formats include The Bartlett Summer Show, Fabricate 2020, The Bartlett Summer School and The Bartlett Summer Studio.

Returning Home 

The university is now strongly advising all students to return home as soon as they can, as we are aware that travel will become more restrictive in the coming days and weeks.
For some students, staying in London may be the safest option and any students who cannot return home and who are seeking accommodation will be allocated UCL accommodation where available. Your safety and wellbeing remains our priority and any students in this situation should contact accommodation@ucl.ac.uk

Our Buildings and Staff

Whilst our buildings are closed to visitors, they currently remain open for students and staff to access, with the exception of the workshops at both 22 Gordon Street and UCL at Here East, which are closed.
Both our buildings will close on Friday 20 March, along with the majority of UCL buildings. After this point, the only activities that should still take place onsite are those where UCL academics are conducting research that is in the immediate national interest, or where on-site working is essential to the continued operation of the university. 

The majority of the school’s academic and professional services staff will be working remotely during this period, but are reachable during their usual working hours – visit our People pages for contact details. 


Students are encouraged to get in touch with their Personal Tutor or Departmental Tutor if they need support, while staff can reach out to their colleagues, as well as Care First.

There are excellent resources to help you stay healthy and positive available via UCL Student Support and Wellbeing. As we move into a phase of remote working, please stay in close contact with tutors, friends, peers, and colleagues. 

More Information

Staff and students should read UCL’s advice about Covid-19, which is updated daily and which the school will be following. 

UCL's Covid-19 Advice for Students and Staff