Your learning experience
Academic year 2020-21
Updated 7 August 2020
Your programme will begin on schedule and our campuses are open for students and researchers. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus, we want to reassure you that we have made plans which make it possible to offer you a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn.
If you are an Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught or Postgraduate Research student your teaching, research, and training will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery.
We will combine on-campus teaching, research, and training, with the benefits of their remote counterparts. At all times we will ensure we meet social distancing guidelines.
We look forward to welcoming students to campus for the start of Autumn term. Of course, we fully appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and that this may not be possible for you. Therefore, if you are unable to travel to campus for the beginning of your programme, for the majority of programmes we have made plans so that you will not be disadvantaged in your learning experience over the course of your programme.
Some learning, research, training and assessment activities will be very difficult to replace with a remote equivalent. In these cases, they will be moved with minimal disruption to a later date in your programme.
Whatever category of student you are it is important to recognise that, depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the balance in the ‘multi-mode’ offering may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus activities throughout the year.
Your learning experience
Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students
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Our remote learning in action
Take a look through some of our case studies of remote learning being delivered at the College. Click on any of the items to find out more.
Biodiversity field trip: First-year BSc Biological Sciences students are taking a series of virtual field courses to investigate biodiversity.
Pyrenees field trip: MSc Petroleum Geoscience students embarked on a simulated overseas trip to the Pyrenees.
Virology lab: MSc Molecular Biology & Pathology of Viruses students are trialling remote research in a 'virtual lab'.
Health in the community: Third-year medical students have partnered remotely with community, voluntary, health & social care leaders to respond to local needs in the COVID-19 era.
Our digital learning teams: Ranging from a virtual field trip to Mars, developing new education technologies, and delivering a fully online Public Health degree, our digital learning teams shape much of our teaching.
Weekend MBA: The Business School has welcomed the latest cohort of 98 students to their Weekend MBA class with a remote induction week.
Sampling Sardinia: Virtual Sardinia is a new way of learning geology that is accessible to everyone. This virtual field trip lets students wander around and inspect 3D models of real rocks.