For the academic year 2020/21 teaching will be via blended delivery. This will comprise – online synchronous (those sessions where students are engaged in learning at the same time) and asynchronous (not real time) learning activities, face-to-face activity on campus, practical teaching sessions in our specialist facilities and a supportive and engaging learning environment, complemented by online delivery of our lectures.
There will be reduced campus-based teaching until the end of this calendar year, organised in line with social distancing guidelines.
As Government guidance changes, we will continue to adapt our delivery plans accordingly.
We are committed to providing students with a high-quality teaching and learning experience. We are already planning for next term which will commence on the date previously publicised and planned. You can view term dates here.
As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we are planning to continue our blended learning approach, with lectures taking place online, and as much other teaching and learning taking place face to face where possible. We will continue to review this in line with Government guidance.
We will provide an update to students as to the specific delivery plans for their individual programme as soon as we can.
Staff currently working from home should continue to do so.
Those colleagues who are required to be on campus are able to continue to do so and should follow health and safety guidance issued by the University of Hull and the University of York. Colleagues should continue to work closely with their line manager and raise any concerns they have with them in the first instance.
We recognise that there may be colleagues who may be unable to return to campus for example if they are shielding or due to caring responsibilities. We are committed to working with colleagues to understand their individual circumstances. Colleagues should speak with their line manager in the first instance.
We understand that researchers may be worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their research. Our Universities are continuing to closely and proactively monitor guidance from Government and are providing regular updates to staff as to what this guidance means for teaching and learning and research. Staff should contact their Research Group Head or the School’s Directors of Research Professor Barry Wright and Professor Matthew Hardman in the first instance.
Staff should also visit the University of Hull and University of York coronavirus web pages for latest information.
We together with our Universities have undertaken comprehensive risk assessments for all of our on-campus activity. This activity will be reviewed in line with any new Covid-19 health and safety guidance. Staff and students should look out for communications from the School and their University which will include information about the latest health and safety guidance as it arises, as well as guidance on keeping ourselves and members of our community safe.
Our Universities have clear guidance on face coverings, which should be worn by all staff and students in all indoor learning environments. You can read the full guidance by following the links below:
University of Hull guidance on face coverings.
University of York guidance on face coverings.
Staff at NHS sites should follow the guidance of their NHS Trust.