Coronavirus: Information & Updates

1st Jun 2020

Part-time and Evening courses - latest information

Our new courses for 2020-21 are now available to view and book on the Part-time and Evening courses section of our website.

We do not currently have our usual level of telephone support, so please enrol online wherever possible.

Should you have any problem with this, please email us and we will be in touch - enquries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk. If you want to speak to us, phones will be staffed between 9.30 and 4.00 Monday to Thursday inclusive - call01235 216 400.

If you have left a message and not yet had a response please call again. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Coronavirus updates and information

The most recent advice from the government to stay at home if at all possible means that we have now closed all of our college buildings to staff and students as of Wednesday 25th March.

The vast majority of our staff are already working from home and the college continues to operate as normally as possible through remote and virtual means. Where possible, students are being taught online and business support functions are fully operational.

Vulnerable students
We were asked by the government to support our most vulnerable students (including those of key workers) to attend college. We are in a limited way to invited students, on Wednesdays and Thursdays only for now.

We will continue to consult on an individual basis with these students, their parents/ carers and specialist services. Any and all further developments will be communicated here.

Any students or parents/ carers that need support whilst the buildings are closed can email student.services@abingdon-witney.ac.uk, or call 01235 555585 and leave a voicemail message.

All other students

Information for our discrete groups returning to campuses this academic year (2019/2020) can be found here. For all other students, the college buildings remain closed until further notice, as instructed by the government. Online teaching, learning and assessment is taking place wherever possible.

Apprentices & Employers

The College's Apprenticeship team are still operating as normal and working from home. Please email apprenticeships@abingdon-witney.ac.uk if you would like to speak to one of the team.

Common Leys Farm campus

The farm campus remains open to a small group of staff for animal welfare related matters only.


Our priority is to help students, parents/carers, and our staff to take sensible and proportional steps to support learning, health and well-being.

We have compiled information for self-isolation, student interviews and more on separate web pages:

Click here to read our general Coronavirus Information page

Click here to read our Coronavirus: Information for Parents page


Students attending Oxford Brookes Partnership Programmes

Oxford Brookes has issued a notice stating that for on-campus provision, they have started reading weeks. For more information, please see https://www.brookes.ac.uk/alerts/coronavirus/


You can find more information, guidance and resources relating to Coronavirus on the Public Health England website.