Message from Professor Una Macleod, Dean
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we remain focused on supporting our communities and keeping them safe.
Over recent months members of our community have come together to share knowledge, to collaborate and to support each other during what continue to be unprecedented times.
We have transitioned to remote working and online delivery and supported the progression of students across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, We have ensured our research students and colleagues have been able to continue their research and advance improvements in healthcare – diagnosis, treatment and care. And we have also supported our Medicine graduates as they have entered the NHS workforce early.
Our Hull York Medical School community has also helped our wider communities – providing knowledge and support which is making a real difference to patients and their families during what we know are difficult circumstances.
Now more than ever before, our NHS needs confident, compassionate exceptional doctors who are able to provide research, knowledge and skills to tackle health challenges now and in the future.
We are committed to continuing to work with our NHS and University partners to inspire the next generation of health professionals and clinical and academic researchers and support them to make a real difference to patients.
Professor Una Macleod, Dean and GP
On Monday 4 January 2021 the UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown in England. You can find out more about current restrictions on the Government website. On Monday 22 February the Prime Minister announced the Government’s roadmap to ease restrictions in England.
Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York, are continuing to operate during the national lockdown and will continue to deliver teaching for the academic year 2020-21 in line with Government guidance via blended delivery using a combination of online and in person teaching. Our University campuses remain open and continue to offer library and support services.
Updated arrangements for Spring Term
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 4 January 2021 confirming a national lockdown in England we adapted our plans for the Spring Term – delivering teaching and learning online except for a small number of our courses as per the Department for Education Guidance on critical courses. On Monday 22 February the Prime Minister announced the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England.
We ask that students remain where they currently are, whether in Hull or York or your hometown, and not attempt to travel unless you need to come to Hull or York - either to access study facilities or for your mental or physical wellbeing. We will be providing further updates as soon as we can on these web pages and via Blackboard to students.
Medicine, Physician Associate and Clinical Anatomy/Clinical Anatomy and Education students are exempt from this guidance and should continue to attend in-person teaching sessions and clinical placements as planned.
We, together with our Universities, want to make sure students return to campus is as safe and as smooth as possible.
Spring Term arrangements