Online learning advice for students

Updated 9 June, 2020 10am

Online teaching

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.

For the rest of this academic year, all physical lectures and classes for taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are cancelled. This includes laboratory and other practical classes. We have agreed on a new approach to examination and assessment in the summer term, as explained in our student education and exams page. You can also find out more about this on the  student FAQs page. The advice for 2020-21 is under review and will be updated as soon as it is confirmed.

Further details of what this means in practice will be given in module-level communications to students. 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.

During this period, many courses will be conducting open-book exams. You can find more information on open-book exams and we have also created a helpful film to summarise what will be expected.

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

Reporting technical issues

If you are experiencing any technical issues during the assessment and exam period, please follow the advice on how to report an issue.