University Responses to Covid-19

Latest university responses added – 19th August

If you’re trying to figure out what’s going on at university in September, you’re not alone!

96% of universities have confirmed their intentions for their teaching delivery in the next academic year:

University Teaching Delivery 20-21

With no clear government guidance (UCU), it is a challenging time for those setting policies for universities. The Office for Students (OfS) have advocated for students to be given as much information as possible to help guide their choices. StudentCrowd is all about helping students to make decisions. In the next few weeks we want to bring as much clarity to the situation as we can.

We have collated all of the information available to support you as you decide where to study. Below, you will find a list of all the universities and their declared intentions for 2020/21, as well as all the dates for their virtual open days. Over the next few weeks, we’ll keep this information up to date.

Click on the university name below to find out more about their plans for September.

If you notice that we need to update some information, let us know at support@studentcrowd.com.

UNIVERSITY COVID-19 RESPONSE
UniversityStatusTeaching ModeOpen DaysTeaching Notes
University of Aberdeen
Source: abdn.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learning3rd OctThe University of Aberdeen will take a blended learning approach with on-campus teaching with appropriate social distancing measures for those able to attend in person and online learning so that they can enable all students to commence their studies online and transition to on-campus study when circumstances allow.
Abertay University (Dundee)
Source: abertay.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learningVirtual Open Day on website, planning on-campus from SeptemberWorking towards a blend of online and face-to-face teaching, but the timings for any activity on campus will be dictated by government guidance.
Aberystwyth University
Source: aber.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning8th Sep & 12th OctThe University’s aim is to carefully adapt the campus so that it can deliver as much in-person teaching as safely as possible. Its plans include; a well-prepared, socially distanced campus, a programme of socially inclusive and physically distanced welcome activities and flexible teaching provision on-campus with both in-person and online teaching delivery.
Harper Adams University
Source: harper-adams.ac.uk
Confirmed for Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberThey are developing ways in which they can continue to provide courses should COVID-19 measures remain in place, or if there are further Government restrictions needed at any point. These methods are likely to include teaching in small groups where social distancing can be safely applied and the use of online resources and blended teaching, where some provision (primarily large classes) may be online.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Source: soas.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAAll lectures and seminars will be delivered online in Term 1 combined with on-campus appointments with academics and student support. They are hoping to transition to on-campus teaching from Term 2 and if government guidelines are relaxed during Term 1, they will aim to be as flexible as possible in adapting to those new guidelines.
Royal Agricultural University
Source: Royal Agricultural University
Richmond American International University in London
Source: richmond.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day activities on websiteCombination of online and on-campus teaching. Planning to commence on-campus teaching on 2 Nov, dependent on the outcome of lockdown and social distancing measures.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Source: lse.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning Selection of online eventsSmall in-person classes, seminars, tutorial groups, as well as Harvard style teaching sessions, will run on campus where possible, all in socially distanced environments. Whilst lectures will be delivered online.
University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Source: uhi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning25th SeptTheir approach will combine video conferencing and remote learning technologies as well as face to face teaching where possible and appropriate.
UPES - University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Source: UPES - University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
University of St Andrews
Source: st-andrews.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning30th Sept, 7th,14th and 28th Oct and 4th NovPlanning for a combination of online and face-to-face learning (small groups socially distanced). They will be offering dual delivery of our teaching for as long as necessary as a stepping stone towards returning to the traditional approaches to learning and teaching.
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Source: uea.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day on websiteSeeking to provide as much face-to-face, interactive teaching as is safely and practicably possible and expecting to deliver content from large lectures digitally.
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
Source: aru.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningPlanning on-campus from SeptemberPlans in place to return to face-to-face tuition, supported by online technologies.
Plymouth College of Art
Source: Plymouth College of Art
Courtauld Institute of Art
Source: courtauld.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day hub on websiteWill return to face-to-face small group teaching from September 2020 and lectures will be delivered online.
Glasgow School of Art
Source: gsa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day & live chats taking place on websiteA hybrid model of delivery will likely be in place at the start of Semester 1, with some activity on campus, some across the city and some delivered digitally.
University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
Source: uca.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning Virtual Open Day on websiteAim to deliver as much teaching as possible on campus, while keeping in line with public health advice. Where practical lectures, classes and seminars will be put online.
Leeds Arts University
Source: leeds-art.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAFace-to-face teaching will continue wherever possible and when not possible teaching will be online.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Source: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)
Source: nua.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning25th & 26th Sep, 30th & 31st Oct and 27th & 28th Nov.A mix of online lectures, seminars and tutorials alongside physical access to the studios and workshops and related teaching on campus.
University of the Arts London (UAL)
Source: arts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start Blended learning On-campus from OctA mix of on-campus and online activities
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
Source: aub.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th Sep, 10th Oct, 7th Nov & 5th DecHave delayed some academic start dates across the Autumn Term in line with Government advice. Studio-based teaching and learning will be prioritised. Where this isn’t possible, contingency plans have been put in place for online delivery.
Aston University
Source: www2.aston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day videos on website.Blended learning approach that combines both online and on-campus teaching
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Source: northumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning30th Sep & 7th OctStudents will have access to digital hubs, classrooms, laboratories, studios and clinics, and the University Library. And, as social distancing rules relax the opportunities for face to face learning will be stepped up. Students will engage actively in online learning designed specifically for a virtual experience, tailored to them and their subject, and delivered through their advanced user-friendly virtual learning environment.
Bangor University
Source: bangor.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day activities on websitePlanning for a combination of online and face-to-face learning.
London South Bank University
Source: lsbu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd OctDelivering lectures online in semester one. Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where they think it’s safe to do so, they plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.
Bath Spa University
Source: bathspa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberMaking plans for a number of scenarios, including a blend of online and face-to-face teaching depending on government guidance in place in September.
University of Bath
Source: bath.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAFace-to-face small-group teaching and research supervision will be complemented by high quality online activities where necessary, particularly large group lectures. This will be subject to conditions prevailing at the time and always with the health and safety of students and staff as the first priority.
Leeds Beckett University
Source: leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd, 31st Oct & 21st NovCourse's will be delivered via a blend of online and digital learning and on-campus teaching and learning, with the necessary Covid-19 social distancing and other measures in place on campus informed by Government and Public Health England advice and guidance.
University of Bedfordshire
Source: beds.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberThey will be offering an online learning experience blended with on-campus teaching and activities wherever possible.
Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
Source: qub.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineBlend of online and face to face, dependant on the social distancing rules in place at the time.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)
Source: bishopg.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th Sep, 10th Oct, 13th Nov & 2nd DecDelivering programmes through a mixture of both face-to-face seminars and online learning activities, such as online lectures, guided study tasks, and tutorials.
Birkbeck, University of London
Source: bbk.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day activities on websiteOffer the 'full Birkbeck experience' - but may require some online virtual classrooms and social distancing.
University of Birmingham
Source: birmingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineTeaching will take place both on-campus and online to ensure studies are not delayed.
Birmingham City University
Source: bcu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SepThe majority of your scheduled teaching throughout the 2020/2021 academic year will take place face-to-face on campus. There will be at least 50% of learning face-to-face in semester 1.
University College Birmingham
Source: ucb.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctDual delivery with first year students on most HE courses able to study their first semester remotely, and join the campus when they can.
University of Bolton
Source: bolton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAPoviding a fully operational campus environment supported with virtual and online learning tools.
Boston University
Source: Boston University
Bournemouth University (BU)
Source: bournemouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberOnline learning will be complemented by face-to-face sessions where possible, with priority given to the use of specialist learning facilities on campus.
BPP
Source: bpp.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning15th Oct, 9th & 11th NovAll September courses will start on the dates scheduled but initially using online technology, migrating back to face-to-face teaching as soon as it is safe to do so.
Bradford College
Source: bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedOn-campus from NovemberNot specified
University of Bradford
Source: bradford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning2nd & 3rd OctCourses will be delivered through a combination of educational technologies and face-to-face teaching on campus.
University of Brighton
Source: brighton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning Selection of online eventsDelivering academic programmes through a planned blend of socially distanced campus-based teaching and enhanced digital learning.
University of Bristol
Source: bristol.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning14th - 18th SepFace-to-face small group teaching and mentoring with new innovative and engaging online teaching and learning.
UWE Bristol
Source: uwe.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th OctThere are three teaching blocks throughout the 20/21 academic year. Courses will be taught during two of them. Once per year students will also take part in an online-only teaching block with personalised support. The university is putting actions in place to ensure facilities across all of their campuses can be accessed safely and respecting social distance requirements.
Oxford Brookes University
Source: brookes.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd Oct, 21st NovLarge lectures will be delivered through high-quality, online learning. However, students will be on campus for individual and small group learning with your peer group.
Brunel University London
Source: brunel.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual activities on websiteDual delivery where programmes will run in parallel tracks online and on campus, and students will be able to move between the two tracks, depending on travel or lockdown restrictions.
University of Buckingham
Source: buckingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day activities on websitePlanning to run their courses simultaneously online and in-person.
Buckinghamshire New University
Source: bucks.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th Oct & 4th NovBuckinghamshire New University has announced its plans for all students to receive a blend of face-to-face teaching and online learning across all its courses from September, when its new academic year will begin on schedule. Work is already underway across the University’s campuses to create a COVID-safe environment in time for the new academic year.
Glasgow Caledonian University
Source: gcu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learning3rd OctBlended approach of online and face-to-face teaching.
University of Cambridge
Source: cam.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th & 18th SepDeveloping a blended approach to teaching and learning, and to enhance traditional teaching methods. Lectures will be online for the next academic year.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Source: canterbury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day video on websiteThey are aiming to provide as much face-to-face learning and teaching as possible, supported by online learning and teaching.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Source: cardiffmet.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day videos on website. All students will benefit from small group, peer-assisted and individual learning programmes. In adopting a blended learning approach they are able to ensure that all student learning outcomes will be met in full. See updated statement on a proposed cap in numbers for English-domiciled students studying at universities in Wales.
Cardiff University
Source: cardiff.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual campus tour on websiteLarge lectures will take the form of high-quality and enhanced online learning activities. Where social distancing requirements can be met, on-campus engagement will likely take the form of small-group teaching.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Source: uclan.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd Oct, 7th Oct, 14th Nov & 18th NovIt will be a blend of online learning and face-to-face learning, where safe and necessary to do so.
University of Chester
Source: www1.chester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberA blended learning experience of face-to-face teaching and online teaching.
University of Chichester
Source: chi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day on websiteAs far as possible, seminars, practical sessions, laboratories and other activities will be ‘face-to-face’. However, some activities, including lead lectures, will be online or delivered remotely.
City, University of London
Source: city.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsMay temporarily start programmes online until such time that teaching can take place in person, or combination of both face-to-face and online, depending on restrictions.
Leeds City College
Source: leedscitycollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedVirtual Open Day taken placeNot specified
Dublin City University
Source: dcu.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from NovDCU campuses will be open and students will attend campus for face-to-face laboratory classes, practical sessions and small group interactions this will be complemented by online teaching and learning and guided independent study.
Colchester Institute
Source: colchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBATeaching and learning will be a mixture of on-campus delivery and working in the digital space to supplement in-person teaching.
Imperial College London
Source: imperial.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day experiences on websiteThe autumn semester will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online).
University College London (UCL)
Source: ucl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning7th - 11th SepWith the safety of their community paramount, UCL’s campus will be open to welcome students to London from the start of term on 28 September with enhanced safety measures - based on the latest UK guidance as well as the expertise of UCL’s researchers
Royal College of Music
Source: Royal College of Music
King's College London (KCL)
Source: kcl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from NovemberIntention is that small group teaching activity such as seminars will be delivered on campus. Large teaching events such as lectures will be delivered online for at least the first semester.
University College Dublin
Source: University College Dublin
Royal Veterinary College
Source: Royal Veterinary College
St Mary's University College
Source: stmarys-belfast.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedUnknownPlanning for 3 scenarios, expected that blended learning will be the most likely case in September.
Stranmillis University College
Source: Stranmillis University College
Writtle College
Source: Writtle College
Trinity College Dublin
Source: tcd.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus from NovemberSemester 1 will follow a hybrid model which combines online and face to face elements such as offering online lectures for larger class groupings and face-to-face seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes for smaller groups.
Scotland's Rural College
Source: Scotland's Rural College
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Source: rcsi.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext on campus open day in 2021They will deliver as much face-to-face teaching as possible with some sessions that will be delivered digitally, including the live-streaming of some lectures.
London School of Commerce
Source: lsclondon.co.uk
Not yet specifiedNot yet specifiedUnknownNot specified
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Source: rcs.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus only from OctDual delivery based on current guidance. Hoping to re-open the campus for teaching in what is likely to be a modified way for the start.
Coventry University
Source: coventry.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day activities on websiteHoping most courses provide at least five hours of on-campus timetabled learning per student each week during each semester/block, with the remainder delivered online.
University of Cumbria
Source: cumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAThe planned approach is that courses will be delivered in a blended mode, using a mixture of online learning with face-to-face sessions as appropriate and where it is safe to do so on campus.
University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)
Source: southwales.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNo confirmed datesThey intend to deliver courses in a blended format; with a proportion of the teaching and learning being delivered digitally, and where it is safe to do so, some teaching and learning being delivered in person and using social distancing and/or mitigating measures as deemed appropriate in line with government guidance.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Source: uwtsd.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsPlanning a blended delivery pattern which means a combination of on-campus teaching as well as online delivery. They are exploring different options to be able to offer as many face-to-face learning opportunities as possible.
De Montfort University (DMU)
Source: dmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning19 SepAll students will receive some ‘live’ learning every week, this will be provided online or - where it is safe to do so - face-to-face.
University of Derby
Source: derby.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day on websiteOn-campus contact time in small teaching groups, tutorials, practical and laboratory sessions and online and remote alternatives to large lectures during the first semester.
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Source: gsmd.ac.uk
Preparing for Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedVirtual open day experiences on website.Not specified
Technological University Dublin
Source: tudublin.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus from SeptemberDue to the projected social distancing constraints, it is highly likely that a blend of online delivery and face-to-face teaching will be part of the mix for all students in semester one.
University of Dundee
Source: dundee.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learning26th SeptAt the start of term they will be able to offer courses in a blended mixture of online and face-to-face teaching, to allow for the greatest flexibility in student learning depending on what public health guidelines are in place.
Durham University
Source: dur.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd OctFirst term will involve flexible ways of teaching and learning where face-to-face lectures and student services such as support and wellbeing are combined with online delivery.
University of East London (UEL)
Source: uel.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning21st OctUEL will be offering a dual delivery model. They have created a Covid-secure environment where students can learn on the university's campuses and flex between online delivery as if they were there in person.
Edge Hill University
Source: edgehill.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th Oct & 14th NovIntention is to deliver face-to-face teaching to all students in small groups from the start of term. In addition students will have online learning materials a mixture of scheduled and on demand content.
Edge Hotel School
Source: essex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning21st OctMany courses will now be taught in a way that blends face-to-face classes with a range of online lectures, teaching, learning and collaborative support.
University of Edinburgh
Source: ed.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAThe University of Edinburgh will be open and ready to teach at the start of the new academic year, delivering high-quality education to its students. The University intends to use a hybrid approach – a blend of on-campus teaching with online elements that allows everyone to continue with their studies.
Edinburgh Napier University
Source: napier.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberThey will be providing a blended learning experience. Teaching will take place on campus wherever possible and all modules will be available for remote access.
Marino Institute of Education
Source: Marino Institute of Education
Institute of Education, University of London
Source: Institute of Education, University of London
University of Essex
Source: essex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning21st OctMany courses will be taught in a way that blends face-to-face classes with a range of online lectures, teaching, learning and collaborative support.
University of Exeter
Source: exeter.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct StartBlended learning30 & 31st OctWhenever it is safe to do so, the university will be offering face to face teaching on our campuses and providing digital learning resources.
Falmouth University
Source: falmouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberPlanning primarily for a flexible, blended delivery in September. This means that content that can be delivered via digital platforms will be, but also access to on-campus facilities and resources that will follow 'Covid secure' guidelines.
St George's, University of London
Source: sgul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningWorking on virtual activitiesThe majority of teaching will be online until at least the end of December, including lectures, small group teaching, seminars and personal tutor meetings. Only essential, hands-on, skills-based teaching and assessment will take place on-site.
University of Glasgow
Source: gla.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus only from OctA combination of remote learning and on-campus learning, supported by use of on-campus study spaces and contact with Adviser of Studies and Lecturers.
University of Gloucestershire
Source: glos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th SepThey expect that some of the first semester will require a combination of online teaching and on-campus activity. They will be able to offer a combination of small group teaching and tutorials on campus, as well as managed access to our specialist labs and facilities for students in small groups.
Glyndwr University
Source: glyndwr.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual experiences on websiteTeaching for all students in semester one will be a blended mix of online and face-to-face teaching.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Source: gold.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAWill deliver a mixture of in-person and online learning in the autumn term
Robert Gordon University (RGU)
Source: rgu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learning7th OctBlended delivery of safe on campus teaching and digital learning.
University of Greenwich
Source: gre.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberMain lectures online for the autumn term and students will be able to attend seminars on campus.
Sheffield Hallam University
Source: shu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAPlanning a mixture of face-to-face campus-based and online teaching for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year.
Hartpury University
Source: hartpury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th Sep & 24th OctPlan to teach students face-to-face as much as possible within Government guidelines, combined with online lessons and academic delivery. There will be a phased approach with getting students back to campus, new undergraduate university students will arrive on campus in September, whilst second and third-year university students will enrol online in September and physically return to campus later in October.
Heriot-Watt University
Source: hw.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual Open Day experiences on websiteFace-to-face teaching will be supported by engaging online learning opportunities to make sure that academic experience is not negatively affected.
University of Hertfordshire
Source: herts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning Virtual Open Day on websiteEmphasis on face-to-face teaching following national safety guidelines to provide a COVID secure environment. Where required, they will also be using technologies to deliver rich and high-quality teaching through guided-learning and live, interactive sessions to give the best possible student experience.
Royal Holloway, University of London
Source: royalholloway.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningPlanning on-campus from SeptemberThey have adapted all courses to combine face-to-face and online teaching and for selected courses, have introduced the option of a January start date.
Liverpool Hope University
Source: hope.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd Oct, 24th Oct, 21st Nov & 9th DecThey will endeavour to make their small group teaching face to face wherever possible. Learning will be supplemented by the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and online teaching where necessary.
University of Huddersfield
Source: hud.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th Oct, 7th Nov & 5th DecAim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as possible, supported by online teaching where necessary.
University of Hull
Source: hull.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberFrom September, they expect to offer an on-campus teaching and learning support experience for all students. There will be a mixture of face-to-face activity on-campus complemented by online delivery for their lectures and elements of directed learning online.
York St John University
Source: yorksj.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th Oct & 21st NovLarge group lectures will be replaced with online alternatives, and smaller practicals, seminars, tutorials and personal tuition sessions will be delivered in line with physical distancing guidelines on campus.
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Source: ljmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBAThe university will be presenting all courses with a mix of online and face-to-face teaching.
Kaplan Open Learning
Source: kaplanpathways.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended Learning UnknownDual delivery using digital learning until face-to-face study can return.
Keele University
Source: keele.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberOffering seminars, laboratory practicals and placement activities in their usual settings, complemented by online delivery, to replace large group teaching. Have implemented a 5 stage alert system to define studying for 2020/21
University of Kent
Source: kent.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on websiteThe majority of their teaching and services will be delivered in a blended way – both online and in person. Online lectures will be complemented with face-to-face and/or online interactive sessions. Lecture theatres will be used for smaller face-to-face group-based activities. Lab classes, and other activities where you physically need to be there, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements.
Kingston University
Source: kingston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd OctLectures will likely remain online for some time but there will be access to campus for smaller group learning, practical working – such as studio and lab-based work – and using the libraries.
Lancaster University
Source: lancaster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningPlanning on-campus from SeptemberPlanning for a combination of online and face-to-face learning.
University of Law
Source: law.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startMultiple routesSelection of online eventsCampuses will be open from September with strict safety measures in place. They are also prepared to deliver their programs via online streaming.
University of Leeds
Source: leeds.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsTeaching activities with large numbers of students, such as lectures, will go ahead using digital technology. Teaching in small-group settings, including seminars, tutorials and practicals, will be delivered face to face on campus wherever it can be done safely. They hope that by January we will be in a position to deliver more face-to-face teaching, although their approach will remain flexible.
Leeds Trinity University
Source: leedstrinity.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th Sep, 24th Oct, 14th Nov & 5th DecSemester 1 will be provided via a blended approach which combines on-campus teaching in small groups and online learning and teaching.
University of Leicester
Source: le.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineFace to face, on-campus study with flexible digital learning.
University of Lincoln
Source: lincoln.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th Sep, 11th Oct and 14th NovIt is their intention that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions.
University of Liverpool
Source: liverpool.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNo confirmed datesAim is to provide every student with a mix of face-to-face teaching in smaller group classes and laboratories (not large lectures) and virtual teaching sessions.
London Metropolitan University
Source: londonmet.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learningAutumn open days TBAHoping for significant amount of the teaching to be delivered on-campus, if this is not possible due to Government guidance, they will offer either a remote or blended approach for the autumn semester.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Source: qmul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctFrom September to January, they will be offering an inclusive blended learning approach.
Regents University London
Source: regents.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of online eventsAll teaching will be online for the Autumn 2020 Term, whilst preparing for a phased return to teaching, on campus, from January 2021.
University of West London (UWL)
Source: uwl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsThey will deliver 80% of your educational experience on campus this autumn. They have also invested in new platforms and content so that face-to-face activity is also available online – you can choose a way of learning that is right for you and your personal circumstances.
Loughborough University
Source: lboro.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning16th - 19th SepPlan to deliver teaching in person where safe to do so and provide additional learning online where required, through a combination of real-time interactive sessions and materials.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Source: www2.mmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningA series of Virtual Open Days in OctoberChanged all programmes to deliver one unit at a time to be more flexible and to support students and reduce risk and stress. Units will be taught one after another, using a blend of online and on campus teaching, flexing the blend throughout the year as circumstances change.
The University of Manchester
Source: manchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd OctIn semester 1, large lectures will be delivered online and supported with timetabled activity to structure student's study week. Students will still have safe, face-to-face contact with academics through seminars, tutorials, practicals and other teaching activities on campus. Exactly how this works will depend on UK Government advice, especially on social distancing, at the time.
Queen Margaret University (QMU)
Source: qmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th Oct & 14th NovStarting mid-September in line with the currently published academic calendar, with teaching being a blended delivery.
Plymouth Marjon University
Source: marjon.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsStudents will learn through a hybrid approach of on-campus and online teaching and learning. There will be an online-only option for those who need to remain at home. Practical activities will be appropriately socially distanced e.g. laboratories, performing, sports.
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Source: stmarys.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning Selection of online eventsIntending to deliver as much teaching in-person where possible and only using online where they must.
Maynooth University
Source: maynoothuniversity.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBATheir aim is to have as much teaching on campus as public health measures allow. And where they cannot teach on campus, teaching will be delivered remotely.
Medway School of Pharmacy
Source: Medway School of Pharmacy
Middlesex University
Source: mdx.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual experiences on websitePlanning to start teaching through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching. Also the option to move between blended learning and fully online virtual learning.
Mumbai University
Source: Mumbai University
Newcastle University
Source: ncl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning19th SepWhere possible, seminars, tutorials and lab work will continue to be taught on campus face to face and preparing for all larger-scale lectures to be online for semester one.
Newman University
Source: newman.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th Oct & 7th NovLectures will be delivered online in semester 1 whilst teaching and learning activities, such as seminars, workshops and practicals, will be on campus.
University of Northampton
Source: northampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th SepCourses will be offered online until the restrictions are lifted.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
Source: ntu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningTBC whether on-campus or virtual 12 Sep, 24 Oct, 8 Nov, 5 DecWill be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside online learning whilst following all Government advice.
University of Nottingham
Source: nottingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on websiteFace-to-face teaching in seminars, meetings, workshops and lab sessions, with larger sessions such as lectures held online instead.
University of Roehampton
Source: roehampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th OctA mixture of in-class, on-campus sessions with online learning and teaching. Smaller group teaching on-campus, with larger group teaching online.
University of Stirling
Source: stir.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning19th September, 24th OctFor students starting in September (undergraduate) and October (postgraduate), you'll be taught through blended learning during semester one. This will be a combination of online and, where they can, face-to-face teaching. They'll adapt their teaching as the government guidelines on social distancing change.
University of Strathclyde
Source: strath.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual from Oct - no confirmed datesThe planned approach is that the first two-three weeks will be presented predominantly online. Following this initial stage, the expectation is that they will then transition to a blended learning mode of delivery, over a three-five week period, with degree programme timing and arrangements made depending upon priorities, discipline, level of study and requirements.
University of Warwick
Source: warwick.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning9th, 10th, 24th & 26th OctClasses expected to start in the week of October 5 2020. This will be done through a blend of face-to-face and online learning.
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Source: uws.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNo confirmed datesUWS have been working extremely hard to develop a new hybrid model of learning that means all students will be able to access a blend of both on-campus and online delivery of learning and teaching, in line with the Scottish Government’s four-phase plan for coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown.
University of Wolverhampton
Source: wlv.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days TBASocial distancing to be in place on campuses and monitored as needed. A blended learning approach for semester one which will become a regular part of programmes;
University of Worcester
Source: worcester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus from SeptemberPlanning the new academic year with as much personal participation in learning and living at the campus as is possible and responsible. Specialist sessions, such as clinical simulations, workshops, and laboratory practicals, will take place face-to-face on campus. At least for the first semester, large lectures will be delivered online to ensure we comply with Government social distancing requirements.
University of Plymouth
Source: plymouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SepOptions for remote access or online and blended learning will be available alongside the face-to-face experience
University of Reading
Source: reading.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd & 10th OctOffering a flexible, blended model of face-to-face and online teaching with all lecture and core course content available online. They will also provide regular interactive sessions on campus and online.
University of Sussex
Source: sussex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberAdopting a blended approach with a mixture of remote learning and safe campus-based learning experiences.
University of Salford
Source: beta.salford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus only from OctThey are committed to providing each of our students with as much face-to-face teaching as possible. To do this safely, however, they have made the decision to deliver all large lectures online as this will free up more spaces which can be used to provide distanced yet engaging teaching on campus.
University of Southampton
Source: southampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th Sep, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th OctAiming to provide a significant face-to-face component to education as prevailing conditions at the time allow, combined in their new blended approach with active independent and group online learning.
University of Portsmouth
Source: port.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning31st OctTeaching that is normally delivered in person in lecture theatres or other large group settings will be delivered online. Portsmouth’s campus will be open for in person activity, where possible, for delivery of small group teaching including studio-based learning, laboratory sessions, tutorials, seminars, and other events that can be safely accommodated with social distancing.
University of Sunderland
Source: sunderland.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning19th Sep & 3rd OctPlan to take a ‘hybrid’ approach to teaching. They will blend practical learning on-campus with high-quality online learning and assessment resources. They are working to provide students with access to the facilities, studios, laboratories and specialist equipment they need as part of their studies – all done in line with social distancing guidance.
University of York
Source: coronavirus.york.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning19th & 20th SepThey want to deliver as much teaching and learning on campus as possible. This will be combined with as much online support as they need to keep people safe. In the Autumn term, large lectures will be delivered solely online. This means they’ll have sufficient space for face-to-face teaching such as seminars, tutorials and small groups to be delivered safely.
University of Suffolk
Source: uos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning3rd OctAll students will experience a significant part of their course on campus and face to face. A priority for on campus learning and teaching will be access to specialist facilities, group and individual tutorials, small group seminars or workshops, and study facilities and resources. To ensure they can achieve this in Semester one, they will use a virtual learning environment to provide online lectures.
University of Oxford
Source: ox.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning18th SepTeaching and research will be conducted in-person when it is safe for both students and staff, and they expect to offer a significant amount of in-person teaching over the academic year. In-person education – particularly in the earlier part of the year - will be combined with engaging online lectures and activities that draw on the resources available through colleges, libraries and collections.
The University of Sheffield
Source: sheffield.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th OctFace-to-face teaching in small groups, where social distancing may still be maintained, supported by digital delivery.
University of Westminster
Source: westminster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning10th Oct & 28th NovAiming to ensure that elements of practical teaching that cannot be delivered online will go ahead on campus.
University of Winchester
Source: winchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th SepThey are putting in place a range of appropriate social distancing measures to ensure students and staff are safe. They will be delivering a combination of small group, on-campus sessions with large group teaching taking place online.
University of Surrey
Source: surrey.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning11th & 25th OctIntention that teaching will be delivered via a deliver a hybrid model of teaching, with face-to-face delivery for most seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions, supported by online learning and assessments. Lectures will be recorded and available online.
The University of Sydney
Source: The University of Sydney
The Open University
Source: help.open.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedUnknownWorking to ensure that the majority of services are unaffected, including registration for modules that begin in October 2020.
Ravensbourne
Source: ravensbourne.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th OctSome classroom sessions will move online to allow the more practical elements that require access to specialist spaces or equipment to continue to be available on site.
Solent University, Southampton
Source: solent.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from SeptemberThey will be offering a mixture of on-site and in-class teaching alongside a programme of online learning.
Staffordshire University
Source: staffs.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning26th SepAll lectures during first semester to be delivered virtually – plan to welcome students onto campus in a phased manner, delivering a selection of on-site activities – such as teaching in smaller groups and enabling access to specialist equipment and labs – within a COVID-secure learning environment.
Swansea University
Source: swansea.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th Oct & 7th Nov TBA if on-campus or virtual.All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate.
Teesside University
Source: tees.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn-campus from OctoberDoing a hybrid teaching model. This means students can expect to spend some time on campus and some time learning online, in line with current Government social distancing restrictions. They are planning for on-campus teaching to prioritise modules or activities that can't be delivered online and are working hard to give students access to the specialist facilities and resources that are a key part of their education.
Ulster University
Source: ulster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day videos on websitePrepared to deliver lectures and other teaching online for Semester One. Some on-campus activities will take place, based on a robust local risk assessment, and priority will be given to using campus spaces for practice-based learning activities including lab work.

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