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  • 02 January 2021
  • 3 min read

The Government has announced that most university courses must be online only for the first few weeks of 2021, to reduce the risk of Covid.

Following the recent Government announcement, students other than those on the education and health and social care courses listed below, will receive online-only teaching activity until mid February.

We plan to re-start face-to-face teaching activity, and induction activities for new students, in mid-February, but these plans may need to change following further advice from the government.

While it is disappointing to have to pause face-to-face teaching for so many of you, it's what we have been required to do by the government, and it is the right thing to do to support reduction in transmission of the virus.

Courses commencing face-to-face teaching before mid-February

Education Courses 

Please follow the advice previously provided by your course team in relation to returning to face-to-face teaching and preparing for any placements:

  • Cert Further Education and Training
  • GradCert Early Years in Initial Teacher Training
  • PGCE Computer Science
  • PGCE Education - Professional
  • PGCE English - Professional
  • PGCE Further Education and Training - Professional
  • PGCE Geography - Professional
  • PGCE Mathematics - Professional
  • PGCE Modern Languages - Professional
  • PGCE Primary - Professional (SCITT)
  • PGCE Science - Professional
  • PGCE Computing and UG computing pathway- Professional 
  • UG MFL pathway

Health and Social Care Courses

Please follow the advice previously provided by your course team in relation to returning to face-to-face teaching and preparing for any placements

  • BSc (Hons) Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • BN (Hons) Nursing (A)
  • BN (Hons) Nursing (MH)
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
  • MSc Social Work
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Advancing Professional Practice
  • BSc Dental Hygiene Dental Therapy
  • BSc Dental Hygiene
  • Cert HE Dental Nursing
  • Dip Dental Nursing
  • BSc Pharmacology
  • MPharm Pharmacy

Postgraduate Research Students

PGR students should continue to work from home where they can. University facilities, including laboratories will be open and available to those PGR students requiring access to support their research and studies. Please ensure you take a Covid test before returning to campus and repeat it regularly whilst you remain on campus.

All other courses - online-only until mid-February

Students on any courses other than those listed above will receive online-only teaching until mid-February at the earliest, depending on further Government guidance.

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