The roll out of COVID vaccinations to the adult population in the UK means we are hopeful that the pandemic will have been brought under control by the autumn. As a campus University, we are therefore looking forward to welcoming our new students to one of our three campuses for the beginning of the new academic year.
But we know there may still be uncertainty around the pandemic (and how this could impact on the delivery of our teaching). Our courses will be taught in a way that allows us to blend face-to-face teaching in smaller groups, with a range of online lectures and other learning activities. Whatever happens we plan to make sure we learn from the benefits our students received from this blended approach over the last year.
The flexibility we are building into our teaching means that we can adjust how we deliver our courses to ensure we keep our University community safe. Planning for on campus teaching, but online if necessary.
We also know that some of you may not be able to travel to our campuses for the beginning of term. Therefore, all class-room based teaching will be delivered online so that you can start remotely and join us in person when you are able to.
We hope that by taking this approach, you can plan with confidence.