Current teaching arrangements
The majority of teaching will continue to be delivered remotely, while recognising that – particularly as we approach the end of the academic year – there are programmes for which a degree of face-to-face engagement will need to take place; for example, to enable students to meet professional accreditation requirements. Where this is the case, University Schools are asked to discuss any changes with Faculty and then contact students directly.
We expect that for the majority of our students, the teaching plans that were put in place and communicated by Schools earlier this month will remain unchanged.
The majority of lectures, tutorials and seminars will continue to be delivered online. The following teaching will still go ahead in-person and on campus:
- Teaching that is practical in nature (for example, lab sessions, clinical skills etc.) that cannot be delivered remotely or deferred to a later date.
- Face-to-face teaching that is essential for professional accreditation and/or student progression reasons and which cannot be delivered online or deferred to a later date.
For a minority of students, therefore, it is possible that some classes which cannot continue to be deferred may need take place in person and on campus during this period. Schools will contact students directly to update them on any changes.
Research students should continue to conduct research from home where possible. Where this is not possible and there is a need to come on to campus (for example into a laboratory), this is considered essential work and students can do so.
Teaching and learning arrangements will be kept under constant review and we will increase the amount of in-person delivery when circumstances allow. As always, our first priority is the health and safety of all students and staff, and we will continue to adjust our approach and keep you updated as the public health situation evolves.