We are ready to welcome you in September – our people and our campuses are fully prepared to deliver high-quality education within a safe and engaging environment.
The quality of your learning experience is extremely important to us, which is why we have just been ranked 1st in the UK and 8th worldwide for the quality of our education (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020). That’s an accolade we are committed to keeping.
Here are some of the ways we are planning and preparing our campuses and teaching plans to ensure you have the experience and education you expect in September.
Access to campus
We are re-opening our campuses step by step during August. We will have all our campuses open in September with additional safety measures in place. Your course will be taught through a mix of online classes and on-campus study. You will get a timetable (available to you in the last week of August) showing all the teaching sessions for your programme. Typically, most students will have about a third of their classes on campus but this varies by programme – we have planned carefully so that you are taught on campus for the essential elements of your programme that cannot be studied online. You will also have the opportunity to access the libraries, study skills development and personal support (remotely and on-campus) when you need to.
We are managing the campuses to ensure social distancing can be maintained: we will control the numbers of people on campus every day, activities will be planned to minimise the chances of contact and an enhanced cleaning regime will be in place. Where appropriate Personal Protective Equipment will be used to ensure these activities can be carried out safely and in line with PHE guidance. You’ll be asked to complete a personal risk assessment that means we can work with you to put extra measures in place if there is a need for extra caution because of your personal circumstances or your health.
We also have contingency plans in place to let you continue studying if local restrictions are brought in that mean we have to stop on-campus work for a time.