How you will be taught

Scheduled learning other than lectures

Our focus is on teaching your course in accordance with the workload, such as contact hours and independent learning, set out in your course specification. When we are able to deliver face-to-face teaching, we, will ensure the correct measures are in place to keep you safe.

Students in seminar

Key points for you to know

  • Most scheduled teaching including seminars, workshops, laboratories, skills labs and studios will be delivered face-to-face on campus where this is permitted and the University considers it safe to do so.
  • All lectures will be delivered online, and will be available to be watched at a time to suit you. Some courses may require you to engage ‘live’ with your online lectures at the time specified in your timetable. These lectures will still be recorded and made available to students following the live session for revision purposes.
  • For scheduled learning delivered on campus, there will either be no social distancing requirements in place, or there will be a requirement to socially distance on campus and during teaching sessions.   The arrangements in place will depend upon current restrictions and the University’s own assessment of risk.

What can I expect?

Where permitted by the government guidance and pandemic-related health and safety legislation in place at the time and where the University considers it safe, scheduled learning such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, skills labs and studios will be delivered on campus, while lectures will continue to be delivered online. However, in exceptional cases these sessions may take place online and you will be informed in advance if this is the case.

When scheduled learning does take place on campus, one of the following arrangements will be put in place as necessary:

  1. Where permitted and safe to do so, teaching will take place without social distancing measures in place.
  2. When the restrictions in place at the time and/or the University’s own assessment of risk requires, social distancing measures will be in place around campus and during teaching sessions. There may also be a requirement for you to wear a face covering while on campus (note that exemptions are available in appropriate cases) and the latest information such requirements can be found on our Coronavirus Information pages.

We will keep you informed throughout the academic year about the arrangements that are in place on our campuses.

Any queries?

If you have any queries about our arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year, you can visit our FAQ page for more information or speak to your School Office.

The arrangements that we have introduced for the academic year 2021/22 are necessary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated government guidance, health and safety legislation, the University’s own risk assessment and have been made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the student contract.

If you are a current student or have already accepted a place to study with us, and are unhappy with the arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year there may be options available to you such as transferring to another course, to another provider or deferring your place to study with us. Please contact Student Governance to discuss your individual circumstances further. If you remain dissatisfied, the University’s Student Complaints Procedure can be found here and you should also be aware that students are able to request that the sector ombudsman, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator, conducts an independent review of your complaint in certain circumstances (further information can be found here). In addition, you may have rights of redress under consumer protection law.