The School of Computer Science is busy making preparations for September 2020. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 to our course delivery, we are determined to offer a high quality learning experience to ensure you develop technical, practical, academic and softer professional skills.
We know you need a supportive environment where learning is scaffolded, teaching is delivered using a range of blended and flexible approaches, and skills are developed incrementally. We also appreciate the need for a friendly learning environment, with peer-supported learning and regular tutor feedback.
While respecting student safety and distancing, we are identifying weekly on-campus sessions for practical tuition and individual, personal support. Specialist labs (e.g. networking, games and cyber security) will still be used, while other sessions will be delivered online using conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams) and other online structured learning opportunities for collaborative working, discussions and regular feedback.
We know how important a friendly and supportive environment is for Top-Up students – students who often arrive from abroad and have to immediately settle into university life in Sunderland and start their final year studies straight away. We have always made a particular effort to foster friendships and encourage peer support and we believe this has been evidently successful in the results. While induction will be different this year it will have the same aims. By helping you to settle in, make friends and form peer support groups we will help everyone to succeed.
In the coming months, before commencing your studies, please contact your Programme Leader if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:
Simon Kendal email@example.com