Our COVID-19 response
We will be providing teaching through a combination of regular face-to-face on campus sessions and online learning in 2021/22, as part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this will be different to how we delivered teaching and learning before the pandemic, we are planning to increase teaching and other activities on campus compared to the 2020/21 academic year, when we were required to provide most of this online for the spring and summer terms.
We hope that many of the current restrictions will be lifted by the 2021 autumn term, but we cannot be certain that all restrictions will be lifted, and so we must be prepared to be flexible if things change (for example, if new social distancing or lockdown measures are reintroduced with little notice). We are also mindful that some travel restrictions may still apply, particularly to international travel.
We remain committed to helping our students benefit from all that university life has to offer. We are using everything we have learnt during 2020/21, together with student feedback, to deliver a high-quality learning experience, which includes the same levels of teaching as before the pandemic, although the way in which some of these things are being provided may be different.
Subject to any changes in government guidance, we are planning for our campuses to be open in the autumn, with our full range of facilities and services – such as the Library, Support Centres, catering and SportsPark.