Learning and teaching

We know that you’ll probably have lots of questions about how your classes will be delivered. Our plans right now are based on the Government’s current guidelines, which include social distancing being in place at the start of the new academic year in October.

But if Government guidance changes, at either national or local level, we’re ready to adapt our plans. If we have to go into another lockdown, we’ll be able to offer online delivery temporarily so that you can carry on with your studies. If the Government says that we no longer need to socially distance, we can easily revert to large in-person class sizes and increase the amount of teaching we offer within a few weeks.

Essentially, we want to make sure you have as much in person teaching as it’s practical and possible for us to offer you. Our intention is to offer between 45% and 65% of our usual in person delivery. We’ll need to have fewer people than usual in our teaching spaces and we’re carefully planning the layout of them all so that we can maintain social distancing.

You’ll also have live online interactive sessions, on-demand pre-recorded lectures, individual/group project work and guided independent study.

We’re planning to have the Library and all our shared study spaces open on campus from the autumn, with social distancing measures in places. You may also need to wear a face covering when you’re in these spaces and wipe down shared facilities, such as computer keyboards, before and after you use them. There will be signs in each facility to let you know what to do.