Your academic experience

You'll continue to benefit from our high-quality learning experience both online and on-campus this year. Weekly tutorial groups, access to online resources, and quiet spaces to study across campus will support your learning. 

What will it be like this semester?

Our academics joined us from their homes to answer our students' questions on what learning will be like for them in September. Find out more on our plans for teaching, our resources and how we'll conduct your lectures, seminars and  tutorials. If you're a student in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, you can view our other interviews discussing labs and practical work, specifically for these programmes.

How will you be studying?
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What resources will be available?
What activities will be on offer?
What if you struggle with online learning?
What contact will you have with academics?


Your learning experience

Your lectures will be delivered online to ensure that you can access them whatever the circumstances. This means that we have extra space on campus for the hands-on experience in labs and workshops. Seminars in small groups will be delivered in person and on campus where possible, and online where required. This means that you get time on campus while still getting access to all the course materials you need.

We are adept at delivering online learning and our academics and other staff are working hard to ensure that you will understand how you will be taught, meet your tutors and fellow students, and understand how to access all the support that is available to you.

All of the core content will also be delivered online so you won’t miss any key information if you can’t make it to campus for the start of the semester or need to self-isolate for any period of time. Flexibility is key, and when and where it is safe to do so, we will offer in-person teaching and learning activities on campus.

Where your course includes compulsory lab work, and practical sessions and workshops, these will be scheduled as late as possible in the first semester and in groups of an appropriate size.

During term time, tutor groups will meet online so wherever you are, every week, you will be able to join up with your tutorial group

Your tutor group will be an opportunity to develop a small learning community within your subject area, with your tutor, and a great way to learn from each other and access any support you might need.

Your study spaces, including the Library, are open

Our Library is open to provide you with space to study in an airy, safe environment, while observing social distancing. As well as bookable computers across campus, we have plenty of outdoor spaces with Wi-Fi. Our high-speed Wi-Fi is available in all study spaces, and University and partner accommodation. Tha Library team have worked hard to open the Library and implement changes to ensure it is safe for all students. More informaton including the new opening times, rules and guidelines can be found on the Library updates page

Library tour

We have enhanced our extensive online collection of resources, books and journals that you can access through the library from anywhere in the world, and we have increased the range of software that is available online. Our Academic Skills Centre have developed a range of new resources to help you improve your digital skills so that you can make the most of learning online and benefit from of all our online resources.

Our high quality student support services are available for all students

Our Wellbeing Officers are equipped to work remotely and continue to offer excellent support to students. We continue to adapt and innovate our services including the introduction of further online counselling provision from September 2020, and we will support students online and on campus in every way that we can.

Study Abroad update 

Our Study Abroad team have been working hard to keep students updated and ensure Study Abroad and exchange programmes can run as normal where they can. Please see the latest advice and information on the Study Abroad FAQs page

Continuing UG students - resits and progression mark

Further information on progression of 2nd year students on BA/BSc/BEng programmes into the final year, of 2nd year students on MSci/MEng programmes into the 3rd year, and 3rd year students on MSci/MEng programmes into the final year for 2020/2021 can be found on the continuing UG students page.


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