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COVID-19: your questions answered

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This webpage provides information for all colleagues working at the University as the UK moves through the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest government advice, please visit

A Major Recovery Team (MRT), formerly the Major Incident Team (MIT), is leading our University's response to the pandemic. It is co-chaired by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Parveen Yaqoob and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education & Student Experience) Julian Park and includes colleagues from across our University community.

Teaching is being delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online activities, providing our students with a supportive learning environment while adhering to social distancing requirements. Content that would typically be delivered through large lectures is now be provided digitally, on Blackboard in most cases. This reduces the health risks from large groups in confined spaces. It also enables us to use teaching rooms for interactive sessions with smaller groups, which will be complemented by online interactive activities for those studying remotely.

If you have any suggestions on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or would like to contact the MRT, please email

To view advice and information for our students please visit our Essentials webpages, which includes copies of all emails to students.


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Last updated: 20 October 2020

General revisions in progress.

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