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Committed to exceptional teaching and learning

Committed to exceptional teaching and learning - current students

 

We are committed to providing an outstanding education no matter what the year brings. We won’t let Covid-19 get in the way of you learning and obtaining a world class degree.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority and we are planning our degree programmes so that you can stay safe and keep studying, learning and progressing throughout the year. Each course will offer a mix of live teaching both on campus and online, digital resources such as videos, podcasts and interactive content, personal teaching support, plus engagement with fellow students from around the world. We call this a blended learning approach which will enhance and complement your education.

We promise you an excellent quality of teaching, even if we adjust the way we teach some modules. Now, we want to provide you with information to enable you to get a feel for what your experience will be and on this page you can find details about the expected teaching and learning approach on your course.

Our commitments on the teaching and learning experience

Our campuses will open safely, and in line with government guidance we will enable social interaction, access to facilities such as libraries and face-to-face teaching. The on campus experience is important for you to engage with peers as well as teachers and to be part of the student learning community.

We’re making a commitment that you’ll be taught by the same excellent lecturers, professors and researchers, that your university experience with us will continue to be thought-provoking, stimulating and exciting, and that you’ll be inspired by your peers and academics as they challenge theories, engage in pioneering research and seek to innovate and drive change for the future.

In 2020/21, you will receive a blend of live, face-to-face teaching both on campus and online. This will be supported by digital content that you can access in your own time or with fellow students. We have been creating and preparing accessible, interactive and flexible learning with a focus on maintaining the same quality of teaching you are used to alongside a great student experience.

We plan to provide core laboratory work and practical sessions on campus in a safe environment. These will be prioritised in the timetable and we will ensure you obtain the skills to meet professional and clinical standards.

We also plan for most field trips to go ahead, but where this is not possible alternative locations will be offered, potentially local options or smaller groups or individual work. In some cases we may offer virtual field trips, using the very latest technology, which we have been developing since long before COVID-19 for environmental reasons and because of the educational potential.

We are working with partner organisations and institutions to make sure placements in industry and opportunities to study abroad as part of your course go ahead as planned wherever possible. If this is not possible we will contact you directly and discuss alternative or equivalent options.

Dissertations, projects and written work are often submitted online and this will continue.  Presentations, where required, will be a blend of in person and in class or online using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  Many assessments or examinations are likely to be online from September and this is something we had been developing as part of our commitment to accessible learning and to meet student and academic needs. Your tutors will explain the options and requirements for each module.

We know that some students may not be able to attend campus for health, personal or logistical reasons related to Covid-19.  In some circumstances you may need to study remotely and we can offer flexibility to assist with your personal requirements. We are an inclusive university and will seek to meet your individual needs.

If you are unable to be on campus by the start of Term 1, please email coronavirusenquiries@exeter.ac.uk with your Exeter Student Number, Programme, intended enrolment date and intended on-campus date. This information will be shared with your personal tutor and relevant departments to ensure you are supported in your return to the University. Remote learning may not be possible in all cases, for example because of professional, statutory or regulatory requirements on certain programmes, but we will be happy to talk to you about your options.

If you decide you’d like to change any of your module choices for next year, please see our dedicated website for more information about how to do this: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/students/infopoints/yourinfopointservices/modulechange/

Department and programme commitments to quality teaching and learning for undergraduates

Each department or programme has summarised their expectations for high quality teaching and learning from September 2020. Please see below an A-Z list of departmental and programme teaching and learning descriptions and a link to module pages for more information. 

Final module choices for all students will not start until September 2020.

A-Z of subject disciplines and programmes

University of Exeter Business School: Returning students

At the University of Exeter Business School we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face to face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

All programmes will have live small group teaching, and these will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new flexible provision.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning
  • ongoing access to your own Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your chosen programme
  • continued provision of our industrial placements and study abroad options (again re-designed to provide flexibility in terms of study duration and location)

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/modules/

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, directed readings, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning. Traditional exams may be replaced by open-book exams to be taken online. Many written assessments will remain the same.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Teaching will make full use of digitised materials from our specialist labs and teaching resources, specifically designed for online learning - including 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions.

When in-person teaching takes place on campus, this will usually be laboratory based practicals in the departmental facilities. Essential off-campus teaching activities such as field schools will be adjusted or rescheduled as appropriate and some laboratory work and off-campus teaching activities may be replaced by online alternatives.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning e.g. exams may be replaced by online, open-book alternatives or coursework. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

Biosciences on our Penryn Campus

To help you settle back in to university, we will be holding live introductory sessions online at the start of term to outline expectations for the year and answer any questions.

Your lectures will be delivered in bite-sized blocks that will be accessible online at any time and followed up with live, discussion sessions that will either be online via Zoom or Teams, or on campus. One-to-one and small group tutorials will take place online via Zoom or Teams.

Practical laboratory work will also take place on-campus in small groups, provided it is safe to do so. All computer-based modules will be delivered online, supported by live, online Q&A sessions.

Fieldwork is at the centre of our academic practice and we hope to continue to provide you with practical, hands-on experience in the local environment, although, to ensure we are able to safely deliver field practical experiences, these may take place at a different time of the academic year.. Online alternatives will be available for all field and lab practicals for those students that are unable to attend in person.  .We also aim to run residential field-courses if it is safe to do so, but it may be necessary for these to take place at a different time of year. If this is not possible, we will consider alternative locations and durations for our field trips or, if necessary, provide virtual, online field trips.

You will be able to undertake your research project in the field, provided it is safe to do so. It will not be possible to conduct laboratory-based research projects this academic year. You will have regular online meetings with your supervisor throughout your dissertation or research project.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://biosciences.exeter.ac.uk/current/modules/2020_21/

Biosciences on our Streatham Campus

To help you settle back in to university, we will be holding live introductory sessions online to outline expectations for the year.

Your lectures will be delivered in bite-sized blocks that will be accessible online at any time. Some sessions for certain modules may be live streamed. One-to-one and small group tutorials will take place online via Zoom or Teams and there may be some opportunities to meet your tutor face-to-face on campus, if it is safe to do so.

We will provide virtual simulations and videos to provide you with exposure to a wide range of techniques in advance of hands-on laboratory sessions. We will aim to deliver laboratory sessions on campus with the thematic areas aligned to your module choices, provided it is safe to do so. Data analysis is a key component of our programme of practical skills training and this will be provided via a blend of group tutorials and guided follow-up activities.

We want to ensure fieldwork remains part of our programmes. To enable us to safely deliver field trip experiences, these may take place at a different time of the academic year. This is being regularly reviewed. If this is not possible, we will consider alternative locations and durations for our field trips or, if necessary, provide online options that allow you to develop the necessary field skills, such as data handling.

For final year students completing dissertations and research projects, we aim to provide hands-on laboratory work for projects or field-based projects, providing we are able to comply with the guidelines for social distancing and it is safe to do so. Where this is not possible, we will provide alternative non-lab based projects such as bioinformatics or literature-based projects.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://biosciences.exeter.ac.uk/current/modules/2020_21/

University of Exeter Business School: Returning students

At the University of Exeter Business School we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face to face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

All programmes will have live small group teaching, and these will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new flexible provision.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning
  • ongoing access to your own Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your chosen programme
  • continued provision of our industrial placements and study abroad options (again re-designed to provide flexibility in terms of study duration and location)

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/modules/

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars and discussions in small groups - online or in person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. presentations may be replaced by narrated PowerPoints or blog posts). Traditional exams may be replaced by open-book exams to be taken online. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

In Computer Science, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

In Data Science, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars, discussions, workshops and practicals in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. For practice- and seminar-based modules, we will deliver in-person teaching where it is safe to do so. In-person sessions may be live-streamed to enable distance learners to participate virtually.

Assessments will largely remain the same. Performances will take place in person, if possible (with appropriate health and safety guidelines in place), online if necessary, or in a blended approach.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

University of Exeter Business School: Returning students

At the University of Exeter Business School we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face to face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

All programmes will have live small group teaching, and these will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new flexible provision.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning
  • ongoing access to your own Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your chosen programme
  • continued provision of our industrial placements and study abroad options (again re-designed to provide flexibility in terms of study duration and location)

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/modules/

In Engineering, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Laboratory and practical work is an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching and are redesigning our timetable to allow you to study in our newly refurbished labs while maintaining social distancing. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

English on the Streatham Campus

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. presentations or group tasks may be online). Some assessments may be focused on writing content such as webpages and blog posts to help improve your digital writing skills. Traditional exams may be replaced by open-book exams to be taken online. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

English on the Penryn Campus

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework). Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

As different departments are taking slightly different approaches to teaching, the exact nature of the learning that you experience will depend upon your chosen subject combination.

We recommend that you visit the relevant sections in this list to find out how your chosen subject areas are planning to deliver their teaching and learning.

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, discussion groups with film clips and readings, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. presentations or group tasks may be online). Some assessments may be focused on writing content such as blog posts or producing collaborative work. Traditional exams may be replaced by open-book exams to be taken online. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

Geography and Environmental Science at the Penryn Campus

To help you settle back in to university, we will be holding welcome sessions to outline expectations for the year.

Your lectures will be delivered in bite-sized blocks that will be accessible online at any time. Some sessions for certain modules may be live streamed. One-to-one tutorials will take place online at the start of term. Small group tutorials will take place online via Zoom or Teams and there may be some opportunities to meet your tutor face-to-face on campus, if it is safe to do so. Face-to-face meetings will be arranged through bookable tutorial appointments.

Practical laboratory sessions will take place on campus, provided it is safe to do so. Some practical sessions will require preparatory work delivered online and accessible at any time.

Fieldwork is at the centre of our academic practice and we want to continue to ensure it remains within our programmes. To enable us to safely deliver field trip experiences, these may take place at a different time of the academic year. This is being regularly reviewed. Other short field trips will either take place in smaller groups, provided it is safe to do so or be delivered virtually and online.

For final year students completing dissertations and research projects, we aim to provide laboratory work for projects or field-based projects, providing we are able to comply with the guidelines for social distancing and it is safe to do so. Where this is not possible, we will provide alternative projects. Throughout your dissertation or research project you will have regular meetings with your supervisor, either face-to-face or virtually.

If your programme includes a professional placement or an opportunity to study abroad, we are working with partner organisations and institutions to make sure these go ahead as planned wherever possible. If this is not possible we will contact you directly and discuss alternative or equivalent options.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/currentstudents/modules/

Geography at the Streatham Campus

To help you settle back into university life, we will start the term by holding a number of introductory sessions to outline expectations for the year. Across the year, we have increased the number of regular small group sessions you will have with your personal or academic tutor as this will form a critical part of your learning support. These sessions will take place on campus if and when possible, depending on circumstances, or they will take the form of online meetings organised through Zoom or Teams.

Individual one-to-one personal tutorial support and Office Hour support will continue, although this might have to be provided online depending on changing circumstances.

For the modules you are taking, both optional and compulsory modules, we are going to be using guided online activities, where you will engage with a range of materials that will be accessible week-by-week for you to work through at your own pace. These activities will be supported by a variety of additional timetabled opportunities to ask questions of module staff, connect with other students on your course, and interact with what you are learning. In many modules this will include live-streamed sessions at key points to consolidate your learning. To enable us to support your learning in these difficult times and ensure assessments remain appropriate, individual modules and programmes may be amended, and further information will be provided about this in due course.

Where it is appropriate and where safe to do so, laboratory and computer practical sessions will take place on campus, while for some modules these sessions will be provided online, alongside the necessary learning resources.

Fieldwork is a really important part of our teaching programmes. The practicalities of running field courses is being regularly reviewed, and these might take place at a different times of the academic year than in previous years and at different locations. We are also developing contingency plans for online options that would allow you to develop the necessary research skills, such as data analysis and interpretation if field courses cannot take place.

For final year students, throughout your dissertation you will have regular virtual meetings with your dissertation advisor.  As you know, we have already had to take the decision that dissertations will not involve field work for data collection or laboratory practical work on campus.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/currentstudents/modules/

In Geology and at Camborne School of Mines, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face to face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Fieldwork and practical work is an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  Lab-based demonstrations and experiments will take place face-to-face provided it is safe to do so.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person. We plan for you to get into the labs, both physically and virtually right from the start of your course.

To ensure we are able to safely deliver field trip experiences, these may take place at a different time of the Academic Year. This is being regularly reviewed.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

History on the Streatham Campus

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. presentations may be replaced by narrated PowerPoints or blog posts). Traditional exams may be replaced by open-book exams to be taken online. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

History on the Penryn Campus

Teaching will be both on campus, following health and safety guidance, and online, making the best use of technology. Learning online will be through a combination of live sessions and content available at all times, to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one-to-one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework). Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

Teaching will be both on campus following health and safety guidance and online to make the best use of technology. Learning online will be a combination of live sessions and content available at all times to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one to one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

As different departments are taking slightly different approaches to online learning, the exact nature of the learning that you experience will depend upon your choice of Major and Minor subject combination.

For the core Liberal Arts modules, you will be part of live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. presentations may be replaced by narrated PowerPoints or writing online such as blog posts). Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

In Mathematics, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

We will be prioritising practical and clinical skills, including simulation, for face-to-face teaching.  This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  Lab-based demonstrations and experiments will take place face-to-face provided it is safe to do so.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step by step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person.

Teaching traditionally delivered through lectures will be supplemented with structured blended learning which may include activities such as pre-recorded lectures, quizzes, ‘live’ discussions/workshops using Microsoft Teams or Zoom and online seminars.

Assessments for clinical examinations will be face-to-face in either a hospital placement or clinical simulation. Written and multi-choice assessments will still be timed but will be open-book and take place online. Written coursework will be submitted in the normal way and presentation assessments may be online via Microsoft Teams or be replaced with recorded, narrated presentations.  Oral (viva voce) assessments will be conducted electronically.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/

If you have any queries please get in touch at modulerevision@exeter.ac.uk

We will offer some face-to-face teaching on our campuses in line with health and safety guidance. Lectures will mostly be broken down into bite-sized chunks and provided online and supported by structured small group learning (SSGL) and workshops enhanced by a dynamic and exciting ‘blended’ approach with online videos, discussion boards, and group discussions using Microsoft Teams.

We will deliver a number of on campus Lab-based demonstrations and experimentations or take place on virtual labs using the latest specialist software. Both approaches  will then be supported by personalised face to face sessions and opportunities for data analysis using provided data.

Written and Multiple-choice question assessments will be open-book but will take place online. Written coursework will be submitted in the normal way and some presentation assessments may be narrated or scripted files, or given ‘live’ online via Microsoft Teams.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/

If you are a Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences offer-holder, please check your modules at https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/ and https://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/students/modules/ug/2020_21/

If you have any queries please get in touch at modulerevision@exeter.ac.uk

We will offer face-to-face teaching on our campuses in line with health and safety guidance. We will offer you a dynamic and exciting ‘blended’ programme of smaller group teaching and online videos, resources, and discussion boards. There will be timetabled problem based learning and interactive group teaching sessions delivered using Microsoft Teams and supported with a University of Exeter Medical School issued individual student iPad.

Clinical skills training will still take place on campus with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) measures in place. Depending on current government and NHS advice, you will undertake clinical placements where you will follow the relevant placement and health and safety guidance in place for that specific environment.

Assessments for clinical practice and medical knowledge will still be undertaken in person with appropriate PPE/social distancing measures. Special study unit assessments will be submitted online. Professionalism and Fitness to Practise will be monitored in the normal way.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/

If you have any queries please get in touch at modulerevision@exeter.ac.uk

In Mining Engineering and at Camborne School of Mines, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of two hours of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Fieldwork and practical work is an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  Lab-based demonstrations and experiments will take place face-to-face provided it is safe to do so.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person. We plan for you to get into the labs, both physically and virtually right from the start of your course.

To ensure we are able to safely deliver field trip experiences, these may take place at a different time of the Academic Year. This is being regularly reviewed.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

Teaching will be both on campus following health and safety guidance and online to make the best use of technology. Learning online will be a combination of live sessions and content available at all times to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one to one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will be part of live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. individual or group oral exams may take place as online conversations or recorded oral presentations). Translation exams will be open book with an additional commentary or reflective piece. Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

In Natural Sciences, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so that they can be studied remotely but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus. We are planning that you will have a minimum of 10 hours live contact time with your lecturers each week, split across the core and optional modules. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course. Your personal tutor will also meet with you on a regular basis to provide more general support for your studies.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life for Natural Sciences students. To create the flexibility needed, we are supplementing face-to-face lectures with online learning resources created and curated by the module leads. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes will be on campus when conditions allow. Some of these classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We have worked with many of our current students to build a new flexible working platform for you with the Natural Sciences community at its heart. We will also be making use of discussion forums to create more opportunities for you to come together with other students online.

Laboratory and research work are a defining part of your course. We are prioritising these as part of our face-to-face teaching provision. For second years, we have designed experiments that can be supported both directly in the laboratory or, if conditions necessitate, in a remote setting. Group and research work in the third and fourth years are also being designed such that the breadth and depth of the research challenges can be maintained in both a face-to-face and remote setting. As such, we aim to support students who are unable to attend in person at the same level as all other students.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

We have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the ability to enjoy face-to-face teaching on campus and enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access. You will be joining and co-creating a vibrant learning community so that you are well-connected both on campus and online.

Overall, our students will spend more time interacting live with staff than ever before. The Medical Sciences modules, of which there are two in each of the first two years, will be delivered face-to-face provided it is safe to do so. Small group learning is a key feature of what we do - something which is almost unique amongst science degrees. This year these groups will be smaller than ever to optimise their live delivery, whilst also linking them to group-specific discussion boards. Laboratory sessions will use a range of recorded demonstrations and specialist software. We plan to supplement this with a week-long summer school in term 3.

Lectures will be re-imagined and provided online, split into bite-size content to support flexible learning. These will be supplemented with a series of live-stream events, introducing students to key figures in Neuroscience based in Exeter and around the world. Tutor groups will be designed to increase interaction and support and there will be regular one-to-one in-person meetings, provided it is safe to do so. Some teaching sessions on modules which are not part of the Neuroscience programme will take place in-person but attending these sessions will be optional.

Written and multiple-choice assessments will be timed, open-book, and online. Written coursework will continue unchanged, whilst assessed presentations will take place online.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/

If you have any queries please get in touch at modulerevision@exeter.ac.uk

We will offer you a dynamic and exciting ‘blended’ programme of campus-based face-to-face teaching and online videos, discussion boards, quizzes, problem based learning sessions and seminars, using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. You will learn practical skills side by side with lecturers, in our purpose built simulated ward and in the clinical skills resource centre. We will deliver this safely in small groups with everyone wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and adopting strict hand washing and hygiene procedures.

Depending on current government and NHS advice, you will undertake clinical placements in hospital, community and primary care settings, where you will follow the relevant placement and health and safety guidance in place for that specific environment.

We will assess your progress using a mix of face-to-face, timed, and invigilated practical examinations in the teaching ward, clinical skills resource centre or virtually to simulate new ways of working in the NHS. Where possible some assessments may take place online such as the Drug Calculation Test and your assessed presentations may be online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Written coursework will be submitted in the normal way.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/study/modules/

If you have any queries please get in touch at modulerevision@exeter.ac.uk

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

In Physics, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes, will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Laboratory work is an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  Lab-based demonstrations and experiments will take place face-to-face provided it is safe to do so.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

To help you settle back in to university, we will be holding live introductory sessions online to outline expectations for the year.

Your lectures will be delivered in bite-sized blocks that will be accessible online at any time. Lectures will be followed up with live online sessions for discussion and Q&As. Small group tutorials and breakout seminar sessions will take place face-to-face on campus, if it is safe to do so, and online via Zoom. You will be asked to complete preparatory and follow up work which will be set online and accessible at any time.

Where appropriate and where we can safely accommodate social distancing, laboratory and computer suite practical work will be delivered on campus. For some practical modules preparatory work may be set online in advance.

For programmes which include field trips, we are regularly reviewing the position to ensure we are able to safely deliver the experience. If this is not possible, we will provide virtual, online field trips.

Modules which include clinical placements will run as normal, providing it is safe to do so. Where this is not possible, alternative placement delivery arrangements and assessments will be explored.

Where we can ensure that this can be done safely, you will be able to undertake laboratory or other research for your dissertation or research project on campus, otherwise this research will be carried out online.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/currentstudents/modules/2020_21/

In Engineering, we have re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so they can be studied remotely and online, but with the option to enjoy substantial amounts of face-to-face teaching on campus when conditions allow. For every module in your timetable we are planning a minimum of one hour of live contact time with your teacher each week. As well as this, all staff will be accessible through weekly ‘open offices’ when they will be able to answer questions and talk about your progress on the course.

Lectures will continue to be a regular part of university life. To create the flexibility needed we are replacing the traditional face-to-face lecture with online learning curated by the module lead. This will usually be a mixture of videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. This content is not live and can be studied at a time that works best for you.

Small group work, such as tutorials and problem-solving classes will be on campus when conditions allow. Some classes may be run online, using, for example, Microsoft Teams or Zoom. We’ve worked with many of our current students to build this new exciting flexible provision for you. We’ll also be making use of discussion forums and chats to create more opportunities for you to meet and come together with other students online.

Laboratory and practical work is an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group.  Lab-based demonstrations and experiments will take place face-to-face provided it is safe to do so.  In the event of this not being possible, virtual labs will take place with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions. These will also be available to students unable to participate in person.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/.

We intend to ensure you continue to receive an exceptional educational experience. Your previous studies have already demonstrated the great resilience and adaptability of our student body in these uncertain times. We have been working to create an exciting and vibrant learning community which will enable you to remain well-connected both on campus and online.

It is clear that we will need to do things differently in 2020/21 and we have therefore re-designed our modules for maximum flexibility so where necessary we can work with you remotely and online, but with the ability to deliver face-to-face teaching on campus where possible – all enhanced by digital technology. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content made available at all times to ensure fair, equitable and convenient access.

Your lectures will mostly be online and accessible. Seminars and discussions will take place in small groups – either online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, discussion forums, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. Staff will be available for one to one support each week.

In addition to the core teaching on programmes, we will offer:

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities studying across this range of formats
  • ongoing access to your Academic Personal Tutor
  • events with fellow students on your programme

As you will know from your previous experience, some assessments have been revised in order to reflect our online learning approaches and to be accessible e.g. presentations may be online, group projects or podcasts. Written exams may be replaced with 'take home’ papers to be completed in a set period of time, or in some cases a portfolio of written work. However, many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

In many of our courses we have also created a much bigger and more comprehensive resource of online textbooks and digital sources which will enable texts to be more accessible for your studies.

We recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information on individual module changes: https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/students/undergraduatemodules/

To help you settle back in to university, we will be holding introductory sessions online to outline expectations for the year. You will receive guidance on a programme and module-by-module basis. This will include details of how your programme and modules will run and will outline how things may be slightly different this year compared to last year.

Your lectures will largely be delivered in bite-sized blocks that are released on a weekly basis and will be accessible online at any time. These lectures will be supported through live chat discussions and quizzes. One-to-one and small group tutorials will take place online via Zoom or Teams and there may be some opportunities to meet your tutor face-to-face on campus, if it is safe to do so.

Laboratory sessions will be delivered on campus, provided it is safe to do so. These sessions will typically involve pre and post learning activities. Assuming it is safe to do so, you will only be required to attend the laboratory on campus for the practical element of the session. If it is not possible for you to attend, recorded films will be provided. Computer-based sessions/modules (i.e. stats and data analyses) may be delivered online.

Where we can safely accommodate social distancing, you will be able to undertake laboratory practical work on campus or in the field for your dissertation or research project. If you are unable to collect your own data, you will be provided with data from previous collections or simulations. Throughout your dissertation or research project you will have regular meetings with your supervisor either face-to-face on campus, if it is safe to do so, or virtually.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/students/modules/ug/2020_21/

http://sshs.exeter.ac.uk/students/modules/ug/2020_21/

Teaching will be both on campus following health and safety guidance and online to make the best use of technology. Learning online will be a combination of live sessions and content available at all times to ensure fair and equitable access. We will also use technology to ensure a vibrant learning community both on campus and online. All staff will be available online for one to one support each week and may also offer additional drop-in sessions.

You will engage with your subject through live lectures, seminars and discussions in small groups – online or in-person. In addition, podcasts, video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, discussion boards, individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning (e.g. some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework). Many coursework assessments will remain largely unchanged.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information: https://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/