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Returning students offered space to study

Monday, 16 November 2020

Students returning home early from their studies in the UK are being encouraged to take up an offer of help from University College Isle of Man (UCM).

Many students from the Island have been faced with uncertainty as restrictions, including a second lockdown in England, have been stepped up due the global pandemic.

UCM has offered to provide a place to study and free access to its library and some computer resources to help students to continue their studies.

Those interested must present their UK student card on arrival and can check opening hours by emailing

Jo Petty, UCM’s Principal, said:

‘Students have been faced with a difficult situation in what has been a year full of challenges. Any returning students who would like advice regarding their future Higher Education study options can also take advantage of a one-to-one session with our higher education manager.’

Any undergraduates in their second or third year of off-Island studies, and considering deferring their UK studies for this year, are invited to contact UCM to find out more about their new paid internship learning company programme. 

UCM have a few additional places available starting in January and anyone interested can email

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said:

‘It is an exceptionally challenging time for students and I am delighted that UCM have made this offer. I encourage returning students to see what is available.’

According to a recent survey more than 90% of overseas students plan to return home to the Isle of Man before Christmas. Anyone who does so must isolate for 14 days on arrival.

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