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2020-21: Our student pledge

We want our students to know what learning and teaching will look like this year, including how courses will be taught. The vast majority of our teaching will be carried out face-to-face and on campus. As the safety and security of all in our University community is our absolute priority, we have spent a long time planning measures which will allow us to safely deliver face-to-face teaching. This is our pledge to all students.

1. The majority of your scheduled course teaching throughout the 2020/2021 academic year will take place face-to-face on campus.* Exact dates for your course will be sent to you if and when you enrol as a BCU student.

Find out more about teaching.

2. Our focus is on high-quality, small-group (groups averaging 15) teaching in person, with some digitally-enabled content to ensure no student misses any learning.

Find out more about learning.

3. You will still be able to take advantage of the academic and social opportunities which university life offers – with on-campus spaces made available to clubs, societies and volunteering run by our Students' Union.

Find out more about academic and social opportunities.

4. You will also have access to a comprehensive programme of individual support provided by a range of student services including the Centre for Academic Success (study skills), Graduate Plus (employability skills), our careers service and our library and learning resources.

Find out more about online support.

5. All on-campus activity will be delivered using all necessary safety measures to keep you and your academic tutors and advisors safe, including social distancing, and use of personal protective equipment, as appropriate. 

Find out more about safety.

6. Our mental health and wellbeing team, including seconded NHS staff, is here to support you throughout your time with us to ensure you achieve your full potential. 

Find out more about wellbeing.


We are updating our 2020-21 learning and teaching web pages to keep you informed every step of the way. You can also read answers to FAQs from earlier this year on our dedicated Covid-19 FAQs page for more information.

2020-21 Learning and Teaching

* Please note there are a small number of courses for practising healthcare workers that will have modules delivered fully online in semester one. This exception applies to the following courses: Professional Practice programme; Non-Medical Prescribing; AdvDip/BSc/Grad Cert Fundamentals of Primary Care Nursing (General Practice Nursing); BSc/PgDip Community Health Nursing Specialist Practitioner (District Nursing); BSc/PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor); PgCert/PgDip/MSc Safeguarding; MSc Advanced Clinical Practice; BSc/MSc Professional Practice.