Teaching in the autumn term
The autumn term will start as planned on Monday 28 September, with this being the first week of teaching for the majority of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.
We have designed a blended learning environment, combining face-to-face interactive sessions and online core course content. We believe that this approach offers you the best quality learning experience in the current circumstances, for students on campus and for those who may need to study remotely temporarily.
In the autumn term, we will:
Make all core course content available online
Content that would typically be delivered through large lectures will now be provided digitally, on Blackboard in most cases. This reduces the health risks from large groups in confined spaces and enables us to use teaching rooms for interactive sessions with smaller groups. It also means that you can review the materials in your own time as often as you wish, wherever you are geographically based, and around any other commitments you may have.
Provide regular interactive sessions on campus and online
Alongside the provision of online course content, we will schedule interactive sessions appropriate to the relevant discipline (for example, seminars and workshops), to enable you to develop and apply your understanding of the topic with your lecturer and classmates. In many cases these sessions will be face-to-face on campus, complemented by online interactive activities for those studying remotely.
We will continue to provide academic support through lecturer office hours (in person and online), individual or small group support from Academic Tutors and our Study Advice Team, complemented by our range of specialist welfare support services accessible both on campus and remotely.
We have designed this approach to offer the greatest flexibility. It gives you more control over your learning, with support from us depending on your individual needs, while also allowing us to respond to the latest developments and health requirements as the year progresses. We will constantly review our plans to ensure you receive the best education and university experience possible.
For further information about teaching and learning in the autumn term, please see our Frequently Asked Questions below.