Please note that due to the evolving nature of the COVID19 pandemic, we are consistently having to update this information. For the most comprehensive and up to date information, please email the department. If for any reason you are unable to travel to campus over the course of the academic year, most teaching will be available virtually but fully-virtual teaching is not our default position for the academic year commencing October 2021. This means that you can start, or continue, your programme off-campus, wherever you are, but will be advised that there is a cut-off date for latest arrival to campus if you are able to travel. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
Our focus on practical experience as a valued part of your degree has meant we have had to work exceptionally hard to develop a suite of activities that mean, even if they are delivered online, you are still able to experience everything that makes the Edge Hotel School such a unique offering in both higher education and hospitality sector. We of course would prefer you were on campus, as learning remotely would limit the personal development and experiential learning available as part of our courses. Our intent for the academic year commencing October 2021 is to deliver as much teaching content in person as possible. However, if you are restricted in travel due to government guidelines, we will aim to support your learning until you can join us.
If there are further waves of infection in the UK that result in restrictions being imposed, as we have in 2020-21, we will do all we can to make sure that your teaching and learning continues uninterrupted over the course of the year. Our approach also ensures that if things need to change, we can move to online only teaching and virtual shifts at any point. We will continue to draw on our experiences of managing the pandemic in the 2020-21 academic year.
Even if your teaching moves to online only at some point during the academic year, you will be able to come onto campus and access our study spaces and wider facilities. In some circumstances we might need to control the number and capacity of on-campus activities to make sure social distancing is maintained and this might mean limiting the number of people using our facilities at any one time. All student services will continue to operate, whether in person or remotely.
Below we have detailed all of the ways we have adapted during these challenging times to ensure that wherever you are, you are getting the same great experience that has seen us come out on top as 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in our subject area via the National Student Survey 2020.