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Latest Update from the University and KHDA:

Delivery modes for our September Trimester

After detailed discussions with local Dubai Higher Education regulator KHDA, ongoing work with our home campus in Perth, Australia regarding the requirements for a safe return to face-to-face teaching for the up-coming trimester, and also taking into account the various health and travel requirements of many of our students and their families, we have decided that in the broad health interests of both our staff and students we will continue to deliver the majority of our courses online for our September trimester (subject to final KHDA approval).

Please note:

  • For any students currently residing outside the UAE, the decision to travel to Dubai at this time is up to the student and their family, based on health, safety and travel advice from their own government and/or any restrictions that may be in place by UAE immigration.

  • Some units may offer minimal face-to-face sessions, in addition to the online teaching, and the student's lecturer will inform them of these ahead of time. If, and when these sessions are communicated to students and they are unable to participate face-to-face for any reason, they should let their lecturer know as soon as possible, so that alternative arrangements can be made.

  • The campus will be open during normal business hours (9am – 6pm) throughout the trimester for students to meet with administration or teaching staff where necessary, or to use the facilities of the campus such as the library or study spaces.

  • Access to Level 2 of the campus will not be permitted for students during the trimester, unless students are instructed to by their lecturer or administration staff for a specific reason. In these circumstances they must always enter via Level 1 reception first, before proceeding to Level 2 (see requirements below)

As per the current UAE health regulations, if students come to the campus they will be required to:

  • Only enter the campus via reception at Level 1 of Block 18

  • Have their temperature checked and sign-in to our campus attendance register

  • Practice physical distancing of 2m

  • Wear a mask at all times

  • Not come to the campus if they are experiencing any recognised COVID-19 symptoms

  • Notify staff immediately if they begin to experience any symptoms while on campus

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please email us at

Thank you,

Dr James Trotter

Dean and Academic President

Mark Brown

General Manager

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