From 17 May (Step 3 of the government roadmap):
All students are permitted to return to university. While formal teaching on many programmes has finished for the year, with the summer term focussed on exams and assessments, some additional sessions on campus are taking place. Please check your academic timetable to see if you have any scheduled face-to-face teaching. If you are unsure, please contact your Academic Tutor or Support Centre.
Any teaching on campus this term will continue to be subject to the ‘1m+' social distancing control measure, with face coverings expected to be worn in classrooms and lecture theatres.
If you are planning to travel back to campus after 17 May, the government asks that you take a test before you travel (anyone in England can order test kits online for quick delivery, or pick one up from a local pharmacy). On your return, you should take three supervised tests (3/4 days apart) at a testing centre, and then continue to get tested twice a week. If you are currently living in an area with surge testing for new variants, you should ensure you get tested before you travel, and follow all guidance to self-isolate if you test positive.
We continue to provide academic support through lecturer office hours, 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.
Accessing online interactive sessions
Please check each of your modules on Blackboard to find detailed information about all of your learning and activities. You can view your timetable in the Student app, via CMISGo and on your Outlook calendar. Live, online activities highlighted in grey are there for students who cannot attend on campus. You will need to attend at the scheduled time and these sessions will not be recorded, except in certain specific circumstances.
If you have any queries about how to access the online sessions, please contact your Module Convenor. Further information about all of your learning and activities within each of your modules is published on Blackboard and for more help with your timetable, please see our Essentials webpage.
You will need an internet connection and use of a computing device or tablet (relevant for your studies) in order to access online teaching materials required for your programme. We provide study facilities, including PC labs, on campus for you to use.
If you are worried about your financial situation preventing you from being able to access the technology you need, please speak to our Student Financial Support team.
Teaching and Learning support
You continue to be supported through our Academic Tutor System and we recommend you meet with your tutor at least once a term. This academic support is complemented by our range of specialist welfare support services (including Careers, Financial Support, Disability Advice, International Visa & Immigration Advice, Study Advice, and many more).
Our Library is open for Click & Collect and study space. You will need to book study space in advance and our system will allow you to choose your preferred type of space, subject to availability, including PCs, booths and armchairs. The Library offers a huge range of resources – both online and printed. Each subject has a dedicated Academic Liaison Librarian who can guide you to the best materials to support your studies.
Our Study Advice service is for everyone who wants to improve their academic work – whether that’s advice on raising the standard of your work, approaching your first assignment or managing your time more effectively. To learn more, visit the Study Advice webpage.
The Library also offers additional help with any maths queries relating to your course. Find out more about the Maths Support team on their webpage.
Assessment and exams
Much of our coursework and other in-year assessment for 2020/21 can be completed in your current location (whether on campus or remotely) and therefore the majority of assessments will remain unchanged for this term and the original deadlines set should be adhered to. Your School will be in touch in those cases where specific changes are required. If you have questions about your individual modules, please contact your Module Convenor to find out more specific information.
Please see further information about exams and assessments in 2020/21 and our assessment support package.
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