The health and welfare of students and staff is the top priority for the British Academy of Jewellery. We are closely monitoring the situation and are acting on the guidance on the outbreak from the Government and from Public Health England.
We will update the guidance on this page as the situation develops.
As of Tuesday 24th March, the key decisions are as follows:
- BAJ’s London and Birmingham campuses remain temporarily closed to learners until further notice.
- Students will be informed of a return date by email at a later date.
- Short courses running from March until July have been postponed. They will be rescheduled within the next six months, circumstances permitting.
Due to the disruption from the virus, the British Academy of Jewellery’s academic staff are adapting the way that courses are delivered and are working to carry out distance learning via Canvas where appropriate to each course.
We are committed to maintaining learning provision and ensuring that students achieve their qualifications and are working with exam boards and funding providers to be as flexible and supportive as possible. We appreciate your collaboration with us as we navigate this national crisis together.
Communication with current students
BAJ is communicating regularly with current students by email. Students should check their emails and Canvas messages for the latest updates and contact details of BAJ staff should they have further questions. We are on hand to support you with any safeguarding concerns you may have.
Where to find further information
- Public Health England coronavirus information and advice
- NHS website: for common questions about the virus
- UK Government coronavirus action plan
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: travel advice
- UK Council for International Student Affairs: information for international students
- World Health Organisation coronavirus advice