Updated 23 March 2020 9.55am
We have been following National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) advice and guidance in recent weeks, and we will continue to do so. However, in fast moving circumstances we are making changes to our current teaching practices.
We are planning to deliver all lectures and non-laboratory (or other practical) classes online, starting from 6pm on Wednesday 18 March 2020. The University is now open for essential services only – please see our campus services page for details on what is open.
This is a significant change to make quickly, and we would ask you, please, to bear with us if there are a few glitches. Progress will be monitored closely and of course the University stands ready to take further measures to protect the health and wellbeing of students and staff if this proves necessary.
Further details of what this will mean in practice will be given in module-level communications to students.
We are reviewing the position on laboratory and practical classes, and will issue guidance as soon as we can. Separate guidance will also be issued on postgraduate research activities.
If you have any questions, please contact your school.
How to prepare
Minerva will remain the key source of information for students and will continue to act as a portal for access to learning during this period.
In addition to existing online resources and communication tools used by staff and students, other remote learning opportunities will be communicated as necessary. Your tutors may direct you to other platforms and resources to supplement your learning via links provided in Minerva.
Please contact your school directly if you have any further questions about your learning.
Studying from home
For more information to help you study from home, read IT advice on studying and working from from home