Published on 16 March 2020
We know that this week's announcement about schools closing will, understandably, raise a lot of questions for students thinking about moving into higher education.
As the Prime Minister said in his statement, ‘pupils will get the qualifications they need and deserve for their academic career’ and ‘their progress will not be impeded’.
We will be consulting with the government, and others working in higher education, to explore what this means for those who are planning to come to our university in September 2020 and, indeed, subsequent years. Please be assured though that we want you to come and join us in the autumn, whatever changes are announced in respect of qualifications.
Keep an eye out for further messages from us as we promise to share updates with you as soon as they become available.
As announced on Monday 16 March, all face-to-face classroom teaching and assessment across our three UK campuses has been suspended. Our libraries and other main facilities remain open. Building on existing practice, we will move to being online only for teaching and assessment by 23 March.
The decision to suspend face-to-face teaching and assessment was made in response to the Prime Minister's announcement relating to social distancing.
We remain committed to supporting all of our students and staff during these difficult times.
Further guidance will be provided HERE.