Arrangements for remote study

Arrangements for remote study on the grounds of travel issues or general concerns about attending in person – taken at your own risk

  1. Available only where there are no essential in person elements of teaching (list of programme parts here)
  2. Not available to first year (Part A) or Foundation students.
  3. Students will have access to all the usual teaching materials on Learn for each of their modules (recorded lectures, reading lists, additional Learn material provided by the module leader) plus teaching which has moved from in person to on-line as a result of the pandemic. The latter will be a mixture of “on demand” recorded material and live interactive sessions through MS Teams which will take place during UK working hours with recordings available via Learn.
  4. Students will be able to contact staff with general queries about their modules or the programme as a whole in the normal way (usually by email).
  5. Students will have access to recordings of some in person teaching but this will depend on the nature of the in person teaching offered on the module and will not be designed specifically for on-line learning.
  6. We do not guarantee that we will provide students with an on-line equivalent of any in person teaching sessions and we ask that remote students to do not ask staff to do so or to provide summaries etc. of the material covered during in person sessions.
  7. We are currently aiming for up to 6 hours of in person teaching per week on relevant programmes although this may be less in some cases and may vary with module choice. The number of hours of in person teaching is dependent on government restrictions and may have to change at short notice.
  8. Students will need to judge from their previous experience of Loughborough teaching whether they feel they can reach their full potential on the above basis. Mitigating circumstances claims based on opting to learn remotely will not be considered valid so remote learning is undertaken at the student’s own risk in academic terms.
  9. Students will need appropriate internet connectivity and device availability (see below).
  10. Professional Services support will generally be available on a remote basis.
  11. Students will need to apply for remote learning and give an indication of when they expect to be able to attend in person which must be no later than the beginning of Semester 2, 2021 (8 February 2021).
  12. If remote learning is agreed there will be no reduction to the tuition fee or special arrangements made in relation to accommodation contracts with the University.

Essential IT for Remote Learning

Personal Devices (mobile phones are not recommended) should meet the following requirements:

  • Windows devices should run Windows 10
  • MacBooks should be able to run a minimum of MacOS 10.14
  • Web browsers should be up to date for the best experience
  • Modules on some programmes may have additional requirements (e.g. to run specialist software)

Further information is available at https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/student/help/advice/

Broadband connection: A reliable broadband internet connection offering at least 10Mbs is recommended.

Students based in China will need to be aware that different provinces regularly change their firewall rules.