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Committed to exceptional teaching and learning

Committed to exceptional teaching and learning - new students

Covid-19 has changed the world dramatically, and we do not yet fully know how the pandemic will continue to affect our lives in the next academic year. What we do know is that we are absolutely 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.

If the roadmap set out by the UK Government successfully continues as planned, we expect to deliver the majority of your teaching face-to-face on our campuses, with personal academic support. Building on our experience of adapting our teaching over the last year and through listening to our students’ feedback, we have developed an enhanced, blended approach to teaching and learning. This takes some of the best aspects of teaching that students really enjoyed last year to provide more flexible learning activities, such as lecture material that is available online to watch at your own pace to complement on campus sessions.

Some individual modules may have changed as a result to provide more flexibility, but we’ve worked hard to minimise any impact on you and ensure that your learning experience is of excellent quality, rich and varied. Our Undergraduate Study pages now include the most up to date information about your modules. We’re confident that our teaching in the autumn and throughout the year will be fulfilling and safe for you, whatever the situation in the UK or indeed around the world.

Our commitments on the teaching and learning experience

Our campuses have been reopened safely and, in accordance with government regulations, we will continue to enable social interaction and access to facilities such as libraries and face-to-face teaching. The on campus experience is vital for you to engage with your peers, as well as academic staff, and to be part of the student learning community.

We’re making a commitment that you’ll be taught by excellent lecturers, professors and researchers. Your university experience with us will be thought-provoking, stimulating and exciting and 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 2021/22, we plan to deliver a mix of on campus and online teaching, with personal academic support. We’re expecting the majority of academic colleagues to be on campus to deliver in-person teaching, whilst recognising this may have to be adjusted in line with the Government regulations in place at the time.

Building on our experience of adapting our teaching over the last year and through listening to our students’ feedback, we have developed an enhanced, blended approach to teaching and learning. This takes some of the best aspects of teaching that students really enjoyed last year to provide more flexible learning activities, such as lecture material that is available online to watch at your own pace to complement on campus sessions.

We will provide laboratory work and practical sessions on campus in a safe environment, as required by Government regulations. These sessions will be prioritised in the timetable and we will ensure you obtain the skills to meet professional and clinical standards.

We expect most field work and field courses to go ahead, but where this is not possible alternative locations may be offered, potentially more regional or local options or smaller groups or individual work. In some cases we may be required to offer a virtual field trip, using the very latest technology. We have been developing these virtual options since long before COVID-19 for environmental reasons and because of the educational potential such technologies offer.

We expect placements in industry and opportunities to undertake study abroad as part of your course to go ahead, and we are working closely with partner organisations and institutions to try to make this happen. If it isn’t possible, you may be able to undertake your study abroad or work placement remotely.

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 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.

Your education induction and welcome will mostly be on campus and face-to-face as long as safe to do so and in line with government regulations at the time. This will be supported by digital resources and using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom to interact with larger groups. It will be possible to access the full induction experience online if you cannot come onto campus at the start of term. 

We fully appreciate that due to different Governmental travel restrictions some international students may need to study remotely for some, or all, of the 2021/22 academic year.

However, given the UK vaccination programme is among the most advanced in the world, we are planning a high-quality campus-based experience for the academic year 2021/22, and the majority of our degree programmes are designed on the basis of in-person attendance on our campuses.  This will allow you to make the most of the excellent on-campus provision available, supplemented by high-quality digital resources.

We have put together some FAQs around remote study in 2021/22

If you are not able to travel to the UK to take up your place in person due to national or government travel restrictions, either in your own country or in the UK, we will endeavour to enable you to study remotely during the Autumn Term. This may not be possible for some programmes which have in-person only teaching requirements, such as some lab-based/practical programmes, and we will contact you about these as soon as we can.

We are aware these are worrying times for our students in some areas and we are exploring options regarding how we can support you to travel if your country is included on the UK Government's 'Red List' for international travel, including financial support for quarantine arrangements. We will provide details regarding options and support as soon as possible.

There are, of course, still some unknowns due to the Covid-19 situation, but each of our Departments has been working hard to plan how your education will be delivered if we need to adapt our teaching plans to allow for social distancing regulations.

You can find out more about how our Departments will deliver your programme if the roadmap changes below.

Department plans to maintain quality teaching and learning for undergraduates

Each department or programme has summarised how they will continue to provide high quality teaching and learning for 2021/22 should the UK Government roadmap and regulations change.  Please see below the A-Z list.

A-Z of subject disciplines and programmes

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. 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 engaging way of learning and are excited about enabling you to succeed. 

Building on our experience this year, all classes will be supported by extensive online resources – a mixture of video, quizzes, exercises, explanations and guided reading – enabling you to study independently and thrive. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities and to get the most from our new way of learning
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning  
  • 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)

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.   Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

Biosciences on the Penryn Campus

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much of our teaching and learning as possible face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

Your year will begin with ‘Research Week’, a week of small group teaching activities in which you will hear about a broad range of research conducted by staff and students in the department and you will have an opportunity to conduct your own mini research project.  This week of activities will provide a taster of how the rest of your degree will unfold and will also help you settle in, get to know the academic staff, fellow students and engage with the world leading research conducted in the department.    

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching. This will include a combination of live face-to-face discussion sessions, laboratory and practical field work sessions which will be delivered either on campus or online.  Depending on your module choices, you may also undertake other practical field work at other locations in the region.  

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including an online space, ‘The Pangol Inn’, offering a virtual space for you to study and socialise together. 

Fieldwork is at the centre of our academic practice and we want to ensure it remains within our programmes.  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 experience the necessary field skills. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

Biosciences on the Streatham Campus

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much of our teaching and learning as possible face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching wherever possible. This will include a combination of live face-to-face teaching and laboratory practical sessions which will all be delivered either on campus or online.  

Some lecture-based teaching sessions will be pre-recorded and available online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace. 

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including preparatory online lab simulations and bespoke videos in advance of practical lab sessions to help you get the most out of your live sessions.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We’ll host Town Hall meetings for all students throughout the year so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with staff and your peers throughout the year. 

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. 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 engaging way of learning and are excited about enabling you to succeed. 

Building on our experience this year, all classes will be supported by extensive online resources – a mixture of video, quizzes, exercises, explanations and guided reading – enabling you to study independently and thrive. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities and to get the most from our new way of learning
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning  
  • 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)

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session.

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals, tutorials and problem classes; with an online equivalent for those who are unable to come to campus. 

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

We’ll host a Town Hall meeting for all students every three weeks so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with our Computer Science staff and your peers throughout the year.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers.

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals, tutorials and problem classes; with an online equivalent for those who are unable to come to campus. 

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

We’ll host a Town Hall meeting for all students every three weeks so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with our Computer Science staff and your peers throughout the year. 

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. 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 engaging way of learning and are excited about enabling you to succeed. 

Building on our experience this year, all classes will be supported by extensive online resources – a mixture of video, quizzes, exercises, explanations and guided reading – enabling you to study independently and thrive. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for all eventualities and to get the most from our new way of learning
  • a wide range of academic development workshops to support your learning  
  • 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)

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes. Laboratory and practical work are an important part of your course and we’ll prioritise this for face-to-face teaching in our newly refurbished labs.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions will take place online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, and virtual labs with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Fieldwork and practical work are an important part of some modules. The University has worked hard to develop safe practices to allow these activities to take place, so we aim to deliver offcampus field trips, placements and visits whenever Government regulations allow.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much of our teaching and learning as possible face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include a combination of live face-to-face seminars, workshops and practical laboratory sessions which will be delivered either on campus or online.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

Field work is at the centre of our academic practice and we want to ensure it remains within our programmes.  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 experience the necessary field skills, such as data handling. 

You’ll have academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

We’ll host Town Hall meetings for all students throughout the year so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with staff and your peers throughout the year. 

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

As a Flexible Combined Honours student, you will receive academic support to help you choose a selection of modules that provide the breadth and depth in each of your chosen subject areas.     

As different departments take 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 check each of your subjects to find out how they are planning to deliver their teaching and learning.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

Geography on the Penryn Campus

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much of our teaching and learning as possible face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include a combination of live face-to-face seminars, workshops and practical laboratory sessions which will be delivered either on campus or online.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

Field work is at the centre of our academic practice and we want to ensure it remains within our programmes.  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 experience the necessary field skills, such as data handling. 

You’ll have academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

We’ll host Town Hall meetings for all students throughout the year so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with staff and your peers throughout the year. 

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

Geography on the Streatham Campus

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much of our teaching and learning as possible face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups wherever possible. This will include live face-to-face teaching and workshop sessions which will all take place either on campus or online.  

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

Field work is at the centre of our academic practice and we want to ensure it remains within our programmes.  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 experience the necessary field skills, such as data handling. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours, whether in person or online, so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. There will be weekly, term-time coffee mornings, a Buddy Scheme allowing you to meet with others to study and socialise and we’ll collaborate with the Geography Society to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos and virtual labs with step-by-step recorded experiments supplemented with online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Fieldwork and practical work are an important part of your course. This teaching will be in small, designated groups with different staff members assigned to supervise each group. The University has worked hard to develop safe practices to allow these activities to take place, so we aim to deliver off-campus field trips, placements and visits whenever Government regulations allow.  

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. 

Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government. 

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

We recommend that you check each of your subjects to find out how they are planning to deliver their teaching and learning. 

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include tutorials and problem-solving classes.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

We’ll host Town Hall meetings for all students so we can keep you updated with what’s happening on your programme and so we can listen to your feedback about the course, as well as offering breakfast clubs, Mathematics surgeries, and a peer mentoring scheme to make sure you feel part of an active learning community.  

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations to ensure that your learning and subsequent entry into the NHS workforce is not delayed by any future restrictions. Our intention is to deliver much of the teaching and learning face-to face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. We'll be prioritising practical and clinical skills, including simulation, for face-to-face teaching in our specialist labs.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions will remain online as our diverse cohort of students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace. We will use in-person sessions to consolidate and apply the learning that has taken place online. We commit to a minimum of one in-person session per week for each module being studied.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including virtual labs, step-by-step video experiments (to supplement in-person experiments) and online support sessions to assist with understanding results, data handling and conclusions.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

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

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver selected elements of our teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, though other aspects will remain online where we have found that it is educationally beneficial to do so; the traditional model of one academic talking to (at) several hundred students in a lecture theatre is largely outdated and we wish to exploit newer, proven, methods of delivery to secure the best education for you.

You will still experience plenty of face-to-face contact time with academics in each module, but the priority is to ensure that this time is used as efficiently and effectively as possible. This involves making greater use of a ‘flipped classroom’ model, in which you are set some work then meet with the academic to discuss the material, check your understanding and apply this knowledge to new situations.

If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practical skills in our laboratories and smaller seminars and workshops. Whether online or on campus, Structured Small Group Learning (SSGL) is a key feature of what we do - something which is almost unique amongst science degrees – and provides an opportunity to form a study network with your peers, supported by academic contact to guide and mentor you in your development into independent critical thinkers in your own right.

The majority of your lecture-based teaching sessions may remain online and be used to support the ‘flipped classroom’ model outlined above. Our students found that online lectures were more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including simulated labs using specialist software. Each module will provide a checklist each week so that you understand what tasks you must do and what materials you need to access during that time.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning, alongside academic skills support sessions offered both within the course and through the University’s Study Zone.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that much of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver as much teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses and within our NHS partner facilities as possible, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live in person teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain in person teaching in small groups. This will include clinical skills, in our purpose-built Clinical Skills Resource Centre, and clinical placements within our NHS partner facilities.

A small amount of lecture-based teaching sessions in our undergraduate medical programme have moved online in the format of purposefully recorded bite sized videos. This has been done at the direct request of our current students who have found this format to be more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including live discussions and videos.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Professional Development Group Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to remain accessible so that you will always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also discussion boards, chats and facilitated Problem Based Learning undertaken in small groups to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends.

Depending on current government and NHS advice, you will undertake clinical placements in small groups 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.    

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session.

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include workshops, tutorials and laboratory work.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. We’re also implementing virtual solutions to help you complete practical work remotely if, for example, you are unable to come to campus.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

We’ll host a Town Hall meeting for all students every two weeks so we can keep you updated with what’s happening on your programme and so we can listen to your feedback about the course.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver most teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses.

If it becomes difficult to work in-person, our priority will be the continued delivery of sessions that take place in our specialist laboratory and computing facilities. Our next priority will be small group sessions, our provision of which is almost unique amongst science degrees.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online but our students tell us that this is no barrier to learning. This is because online lectures allow you to learn at your own pace, at a time that suits you – with the knowledge that we are on-hand to answer any questions that emerge.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including live discussions, demonstrations and guides to specialist software.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will remain happy to meet with you to discuss your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the wider university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses. If there are periods where this is not possible, we will use discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the best possible opportunities to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We have designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver a diverse and engaging range of learning and teaching strategies including face-to-face sessions on our campuses, live lectures, seminars, workshops and online sessions such as webinars.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups where possible. This will include clinical skills in our purpose-built Clinical Skills Resource Centre, and our Problem-based Learning (PBL) sessions.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions will continue to be delivered online – synchronous and asynchronous sessions - providing flexibility to access learning resources at any time in any place. This means that you are able to pause and rewind your lectures and you can learn at your own pace. There is also the opportunity to engage with other learners in a global context via a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the theme of ‘Ethical Decision-Making in Care’. We utilise a range of technologies to enhance learning and learning from each other in the form of quizzes and discussion boards.

In all scenarios, you will have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including live discussions and videos.

You will have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor. Our teaching team will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. There will also be regular check-ins and question and answer sessions with staff so that we can ensure that you are getting the support you need.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you opportunities to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Depending on current government and NHS advice, you will undertake clinical placements in small groups 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.

This range of practice, campus and online learning and teaching strategies offers flexibility and enables agility in a context which requires responsiveness to change.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals in laboratories, tutorials and other activities that normally involve small groups, such as problem-solving classes.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. 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.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver teaching and learning mainly face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching. This will include live face-to-face lectures or problem-based learning/discussion sessions as well as practical sessions which will be delivered either on campus or online.  Lectures may be live and/or recorded allowing you to watch online if you prefer. Any face-to-face problem based learning and practical sessions will also be available online, along with other supporting learning materials. Seminar modules and academic tutorials will offer you access to face-to-face teaching sessions with the option of taking those classes online where possible.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We’ll host Town Hall meetings for all students throughout the year so we can keep you updated with what’s happening in the department and so we can listen to your feedback about the course. This helps ensure you are part of an active learning community, with plenty of opportunities to engage with staff and your peers throughout the year. 

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions board, quizzes and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups. This will include practicals, tutorials and problem-solving classes. Laboratory and practical work are an important part of your course and we are prioritising this for face-to-face teaching.

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online as our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including videos, quizzes, exercises and guided reading. 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.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Field work and practical work are an important part of some modules. The University has worked hard to develop safe practices to allow these activities to take place, so we aim to deliver off-campus field trips, placements and visits whenever Government regulations allow.  

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver the majority of scheduled teaching and learning face-to-face on our campuses, but if we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching, in small groups where appropriate. Your time will be split between live teaching and learning with rich digital content, developed in response to student feedback, and 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.   

Some lecture-based teaching sessions may move online. Our students found that this was more inclusive than traditional lectures, as it gives you the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, such as podcasts, video masterclasses, activity packs, narrated PowerPoints, and discussion forums.  Individual and group work will enable you to complete tasks in your own time or with fellow students. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

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

  • a comprehensive induction to prepare you for studying across this range of formats   
  • events with fellow students on your programme  

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussion boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends and peers. 

Some assessments may be revised to support online learning 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. 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.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible blended learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Our intention is to deliver a predominance of face-to face on-campus teaching, supported with online materials and some online seminar sessions (where this is deemed better for the student experience). If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources.

As part of Welcome Week, you will be able to take part in a range of activities that will help you settle into university life and your studies.

In all scenarios, our focus will be to maintain on-campus teaching in small groups, wherever possible. This may include a combination of live face-to-face seminars and laboratory practical sessions.

Some large group lectures will be held on campus, but most of your traditional lecture content will be in the form of recordings that you will be able to access at times that suit you. There will be follow up on-campus sessions in small groups to discuss the lecture content and/or you will perform practical experiments in our laboratories which are related to the topics covered in the lecture recordings. Our students found this way of learning to be more accessible than traditional large group lectures as it affords the flexibility to access them at any time in any place. It also means that you’re able to pause and rewind your lectures, meaning you can learn at your own pace. Where lecture recordings are used, these will be a series of short bespoke videos, where each focuses on one particular topic and they are designed to hold your interest and attention.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study independently and thrive, including preparatory online bespoke videos in advance of practical lab sessions to help you get the most out of your on-campus sessions.

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning.

We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.

We’ve designed a dynamic and flexible learning approach which can quickly adapt to changing circumstances and Government regulations. Teaching will be made up of a combination of live teaching (on campus wherever possible), flexible online learning activity, and independent study. If we need to adapt as a result of the pandemic, we’ll still aim to deliver live on-campus teaching wherever possible, enhanced with the best of our online learning and excellent digital resources. 

Our modules will comprise of live teaching each week, through lectures, skills workshops, seminars, in-conversation events or a Q&A session. 

Whenever possible, all our seminars and smaller lectures will take place on campus. We’ll make use of our extensive facilities including teaching rooms, laboratory spaces (for languages, archaeology and digital humanities), performance areas, our Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, and other teaching spaces.  Larger lectures may need to be pre-recorded, depending on guidance set out by the Government.

In all scenarios, you’ll have access to extensive online resources to enable you to study both as a group and an individual. These will include video lectures, narrated PowerPoints, podcasts, film clips, discussion boards, 3D imaging of artefacts, mapping visualisations and virtual reconstructions. You’ll be given direction in how to make the most of the resources provided, as well as how to structure your own independent study time. 

You’ll have regular 1:1 academic support from your Academic Personal Tutor, and our teaching staff will continue to offer office open hours so that you always have someone to assist you with your learning. 

As always, we’ll encourage peer-to-peer learning, both online and in-person. We know that working collaboratively and socialising with your peers is a key part of learning and the whole university experience. We hope that most of this can be done in-person on our campuses but there will also be discussions boards and live chats and to ensure that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and work with friends outside of your group. 

Although many assessments will remain the same, some assessments may be restructured to fit with the strengths of blended learning. For example, some closed book exams may be replaced by open book exams or coursework. Some modules may include the creation of a portfolio of learning tasks. There may be a 10% participation mark for some of your modules to help with engagement and to allow tutors to provide feedback and support with your learning.

Off-campus teaching activities such as field schools and field trips will be run wherever possible, in line with Government regulations.

Individual modules and programmes may vary so we recommend that you check your course webpages for more detailed information.