University Responses to Covid-19

Latest university responses added – 23rd November

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 learningOnline open day has taken place.The 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 experiences onlineA blend of online and face-to-face teaching, but the timings for any activity on campus will be dictated by government guidance. Students will have one three-hour face-to-face teaching session on campus each week although there may be some exceptions depending on your course and year of study.
Aberystwyth University
Source: aber.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning25th NovIn-person teaching will continue throughout the 'fire-break' in Wales.
Harper Adams University
Source: harper-adams.ac.uk
Confirmed for Sept/Oct startBlended learning14th Dec & 8th JanThe university will provide a combination of face-to-face and online activities, with the face-to-face academic and social activities taking place in different levels of ‘Harper Herds’ (their take on the ‘social bubbles’ that others talk about).
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Source: soas.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn online open days have taken placeThey will continue to provide lectures online Term 1 and Term 2. Some in-person academic activities will be delivered on campus in Term 1 and they aim to increase this in Term 2, if the COVID-19 situation improves and government guidance allows.
Royal Agricultural University
Source: Royal Agricultural University
Richmond American International University in London
Source: richmond.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning2nd DecCombination of online and on-campus teaching.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Source: info.lse.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningSelection of online eventsLSE will continue with face-to-face teaching and learning until Saturday 5 December. For the last week of Michaelmas Term, 7-12 December (Week 11), all teaching and learning will move online, in line with government guidance.
University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Source: uhi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOnline open week from Mon 23rd NovTheir 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 learningAutumn online open days have taken placeCombination 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 experiences onlineSeeking to provide as much face-to-face, interactive teaching as is safely and practicably possible including small group teaching, workshops, tutorials, practical laboratory, campus fieldwork sessions and expecting to deliver content from large lectures digitally.
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
Source: aru.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovCampus teaching will be supplemented by a rich range of online group teaching and learning activities delivered through Microsoft Teams, such as virtual practicals, online assessments, discussion boards and group work exercises.
Plymouth College of Art
Source: Plymouth College of Art
Courtauld Institute of Art
Source: courtauld.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual Open Day hub on websiteMajority of teaching and learning will be online for the rest of the Autumn Term. They hope to return to face-to-face teaching in the Spring Term
Glasgow School of Art
Source: gsa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken place.A 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 learningVirtual 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 learning28th NovOne-to-one contact with staff and opportunities to work in small groups, can be facilitated both face-to-face and online through video conferencing for tutorials, live video briefings and recordings of lectures that are backed up by live discussions
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Source: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
University of the Arts London (UAL)
Source: arts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningDifferent subject open days taking place across Oct & NovStarting the autumn term later than usual to give all new and returning students as much time as possible to prepare for their studies. A mix of on-campus and online activities will take place (blended approach).
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)
Source: nua.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning27th & 28th Nov, 8th & 9th JanThere will be a blend of timetabled on-campus teaching sessions and live streamed digital sessions—such as lectures, visiting lectures, seminars, or tutorials, and pre-recorded or on-demand materials to support students on-campus and live digital teaching.
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
Source: aub.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th Dec & 9th Jan 2021In line with Government guidance, the university is open and continues to offer face-to-face teaching where possible while adopting a blended learning approach for lectures and seminars, which will take place across virtual environments. AUB’s on-campus teaching will cease on Wednesday 9 December, and all teaching and learning will be delivered across online environments until the end of term on Friday 18 December.
Aston University
Source: www2.aston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken placeBlended learning approach that combines both online and on-campus teaching. All large scale lectures will be delivered using online technology.
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Source: covid.northumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeFrom 8 October, all programmes will be delivered online, unless in-person teaching is an essential part of the course. They will continue to review plans.
Bangor University
Source: bangor.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning6th DecBangor will continue to provide a blended learning approach of a mix of face to face teaching and online delivery.
London South Bank University
Source: lsbu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeThey are taking a blended learning approach of remote and on-campus teaching. This means there will be some face-to-face activities for all students, but only in an environment where they can ensure safety through social distancing. Priority will be given to courses that use specialist facilities for group, practical or technical work.
Bath Spa University
Source: bathspa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken placeAll lectures will be online. Large group sessions will be online at the discretion of programme teams, with some small group on-campus teaching, workshops, labs and practicals following Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.
University of Bath
Source: bath.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOnline open day has taken place.Face-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 learningVirtual open day has taken placeCourse'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 learningAutumn online open days have taken placeThey 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 startOnline learningVirtual open day experiences onlineIn line with NI guidance, on Wednesday 14 October the University has taken the decision to revert to online delivery of teaching for the rest of semester unless face-to-face is considered essential or unavoidable.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)
Source: bishopg.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning2nd 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 learning10th DecThey will be delivering the students programmes online in the Spring Term (January-March) and will take a decision on teaching in the Summer Term (April-July) during Spring Term 2021.
University of Birmingham
Source: intranet.birmingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken placeTeaching 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 learningNext open day will be 2021Large group lectures will be moved online for semester 1, students will be taught in subject bubbles to help contact tracing and teaching groups on campus will be around 30 people in size.
University College Birmingham
Source: ucb.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovPlanning to teach by this ‘blended’ method for semester 1, and hope to return to mostly face to face format of teaching in Semester 2.
University of Bolton
Source: bolton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecPoviding a fully operational campus environment supported with virtual and online learning tools.
Boston University
Source: bu.edu
Confirmed Sept/Oct startMultiple routesVirtual campus tour and virtual events taking place over the next few months.Undergraduates returning to campus this fall can choose to attend in-person classes or take classes remotely via Zoom or some other technology—or engage in both interchangeably.
Bournemouth University (BU)
Source: bournemouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th Nov, 13th Jan & 17th FebOnline 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 startOnline learningSelection of online eventsAll September courses will start on the dates scheduled but initially using online technology, migrating back to face-to-face teaching in the early part of 2021.
Bradford College
Source: bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning20th March 2021A minimum of 30% of teaching will take place online.
University of Bradford
Source: bradford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineCourses will be delivered through a combination of educational technologies and face-to-face teaching on campus. Campus-based learning facilities (for example, laboratories, workshops, the library, and most classrooms) will be open.
University of Brighton
Source: brighton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineDelivering 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 learningVirtual open day experiences onlineFace-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 learningOnline open day has taken placeDuring lockdown they will remain open throughout and there won’t be any change to how teaching is delivered. They’ll continue to use the same blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching that has been in place since the beginning of the term.
Oxford Brookes University
Source: brookes.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning8th -13th FebLarge 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 learning5th DecAll programmes will be delivered online while making as much teaching available on campus as social distancing allows.
University of Buckingham
Source: buckingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeLectures will be uploaded online whilst aiming to deliver all tutorials face to face wherever possible.
Buckinghamshire New University
Source: bucks.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning13th March 2021Buckinghamshire 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. Some smaller lectures may be able to take place on campus, and larger lectures can take place online using our online learning platform. 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 learningVirtual open day has taken placeBlended approach of online and face-to-face teaching. In Trimester A, all lectures will be delivered online. These will not be ‘live’ but instead will include a variety of activities, readings and short recorded materials for you to engage with. There will be a limited amount of face-to-face, small ‘socially distanced’ group teaching for students.
University of Cambridge
Source: cam.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be 2021All lectures will be online and made available to students. Where practicable, small group teaching, including supervisions, seminars and classes will be in-person. Practicals will be delivered in COVID-secure settings. Where it has been agreed, in-person assessments will take place.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Source: canterbury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken placeThey 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 learning5th DecWill be adopting a flexible learning and teaching approach, meaning you will have greater control over the when and the where of your learning through both on and off-line experiences.
Cardiff University
Source: cardiff.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning21st April 2021Large 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 which will include tutorials, studio and laboratory sessions.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Source: uclan.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineGovernment set out tiers of operation for Higher Education providers and UCLan is currently in Tier 1. Through the national lockdown they will continue to offer students a blended teaching approach.
University of Chester
Source: www1.chester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecA blended learning experience of face-to-face teaching and online teaching.
University of Chichester
Source: chi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn demand virtual open day on their 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: studenthub.city.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovThey will be delivering the majority of teaching online, along with some small group activities in person.
Leeds City College
Source: leedscitycollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specified16th Jan 2021Not specified
Dublin City University
Source: dcu.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning17th April 2021Most teaching will move online for the period of the heightened level of restrictions, and so campus time indicated in the information which students received at the beginning of this month may reduce. Teaching activities on campus will be limited to those considered necessary to the programme or specific student group and will be carried out in safe environments, with controlled numbers.
Colchester Institute
Source: colchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning8th DecTeaching 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 onlineProgrammes have begun on schedule for the new academic year. The 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 learningProspective students can register interest for future online open days.Term One, Two and Three core teaching will take place online, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and assessments. Campus will be open and they will be offering some face-to-face educational activities no more than 1-2 hours per week.
King's College London (KCL)
Source: kcl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeIntention 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.
Royal College of Music
Source: Royal College of Music
University College Dublin
Source: ucd.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences available onlineThey have adapted their teaching to include more online delivery. They will be offering as many on campus teaching opportunities as possible safely. Blended learning includes: on campus face to face learning, following the social distancing guidelines in place at the time, live online learning, using a range of software, online learning using recordings teachers have prepared for students to watch in their own time.
Royal Veterinary College
Source: Royal Veterinary College
Writtle College
Source: Writtle 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
Trinity College Dublin
Source: tcd.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOnline open day has taken place.The government brought in Level 5 to the whole state from 21st Oct. The current arrangements for teaching at Trinity will remain as they are. They will maintain a balance of on-campus and remote learning for the remainder of the semester.
Scotland's Rural College
Source: Scotland's Rural College
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Source: rcsi.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th Jan 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. Academically, students will be taught in small groups, which will be called 'learning communities'.
London School of Commerce
Source: lsclondon.co.uk
Not yet specifiedOnline learningUnknownTeaching will be delivered via online / remote methods only. There will therefore be no face-to-face teaching.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Source: rcs.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning27th NovThe curriculum delivery will be a blend of in-person and online/remote learning. This blend will vary from programme to programme, from one year group to another, and from department to department.
Coventry University
Source: coventry.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecStudents are taught in the same small groups for any on-campus activities e.g. tutorials, laboratories, studios, practical assessments etc. – these will be referred to as ‘pods’. Lectures are all taking place online.
University of Cumbria
Source: cumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecThe 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 learning9th Jan 2021Delivering blended learning, with a proportion of the delivery being provided virtually, and where it is safe to do so, some delivery being offered on campus. Students will undertake lectures, workshops and tutorials virtually through various online tools, be able to access and receive online email and video support. There is a significantly reduced capacity on campuses, with teaching being delivered in much smaller groups, either with social distancing in place, or in a PPE-modified environment.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Source: uwtsd.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovIn person teaching and blended learning will continue. They have rearranged their campuses to enable small group teaching, including seminars and tutorials can take place.
De Montfort University (DMU)
Source: dmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th Dec & 16th JanAll 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 experiences onlineOn-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
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedAutumn open days have taken place.Not specified
Technological University Dublin
Source: tudublin.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecThey will deliver a blended learning approach. They will teach virtually where possible, and ensure that practice-based teaching can take place in small groups in our laboratories, studios, workshops and kitchens.
University of Dundee
Source: dundee.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learningVirtual open day has taken placeAt 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 learningNext open day will be 2021First 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 learning27th Feb 2021UEL will be offering a dual delivery model. The university has moved to 'Tier 2', teaching and learning on-campus is available one day per week for all courses. The full range of University education and services are available on-line. Limited on-campus services remain open.
Edge Hill University
Source: edgehill.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeTeaching is currently a blend of face-to-face and online learning and will continue to be guided by the advice of Government and Public Health England, they are continuing to offer a high quality, stimulating and rewarding environment that is Covid-secure.
Edge Hotel School
Source: essex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeThey will be using a dual-delivery approach for all of courses. They are reviewing a return to face-to-face teaching from 9 November for students whose programmes include professional, statutory and regulatory body requirements to have face-to-face teaching or specific laboratory classes.
University of Edinburgh
Source: ed.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning27th NovHybrid teaching covers courses and programmes that can be taken by on-campus and off-campus students. This means some of classes and teaching will take place in-person, on campuses, and some will continue to be delivered digitally. Most lectures will be delivered digitally in Semester 1, they will offer other elements face-to-face wherever possible, such as seminars and tutorials
Edinburgh Napier University
Source: napier.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeThey will be providing a blended learning experience. Teaching will take place on campus wherever possible and all modules will be available for remote access. This will include some pre-recorded activities, for example lectures, as well as opportunities for students to participate in group learning and real-time discussions.
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 learningAutumn online open days have taken placeThey will be using a dual-delivery approach for all of our courses. This approach allows blended face-to face learning, tutorials and group work with a range of virtual lectures and other online activities, while taking into account the latest Government guidelines.
University of Exeter
Source: exeter.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct StartBlended learningOnline open day has taken place.Whenever 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 learningA series on online events and Q&A's over the coming monthsFor study block one at least, they are planning primarily for a flexible, blended delivery. This means that lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered via digital platforms, but we will also provide safe access to facilities and resources. The Government has informed universities that they should move face-to-face learning online by 9 December at the latest.
St George's, University of London
Source: sgul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSeries of webinars for applicantsThe 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 learning25th NovDuring semester 1, teaching will be delivered predominantly online, to ensure the safety of students. Where feasible, essential face-to-face experiences in laboratories and other skills-based sessions will be held on campus.
University of Gloucestershire
Source: glos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning6th DecFollowing the Government’s announcement to implement a new national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December, the University of Gloucestershire remains open. Teaching will continue to be a combination of online teaching and on-campus activity.
Glyndwr University
Source: glyndwr.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day to be confirmedTeaching 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 learningRegister interest for upcoming open eventsWill 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 learningVirtual open day has taken placeBlended delivery of safe on campus teaching and digital learning. This will mean that there will be digital delivery of lectures, tutorials, forums and class activities
University of Greenwich
Source: gre.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning7th - 18th DecThey will be offering blended teaching which is a combination of face to face sessions on campus with online lectures.
Sheffield Hallam University
Source: shu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning9th DecFrom 5 October, they increased the proportion of online teaching. Students will be taught a mix of face-to-face teaching on campus and Online learning. Students will be taught through small-group seminars, workshop and practical sessions on campus with social distancing measures in place. This will be combined with online lectures, tutorials and access to on demand materials through virtual learning environment.
Hartpury University
Source: hartpury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovTeaching students face-to-face as much as possible within Government guidelines, combined with online lessons and academic delivery.
Heriot-Watt University
Source: hw.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningEdinburgh campus virtual open day and Scottish Borders have taken place.They are preparing to start the academic year with online support and learning in place and, if possible depending on health and wellbeing conditions, some face to face activity on campus.
University of Hertfordshire
Source: herts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOnline open day has taken placeEmphasis will remain on face-to-face delivery, there will be some activities that cannot be delivered safely face-to-face and these will be delivered online. They are committed to following this guidance and they will be making a number of changes including, following government guidance, moving all learning and teaching online by Wednesday 9 December.
Royal Holloway, University of London
Source: royalholloway.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning9th DecThey have adapted all courses to combine face and face and online teaching and for selected courses, have introduced the option of a January start date. Tutorials and small group seminars can safely be held on campus, giving students face-to-face engagement.
Liverpool Hope University
Source: hope.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learning9th DecAll teaching which does not require the use of specialist teaching spaces, such as workshops, laboratories and studios, has been moved online. Teaching in specialist spaces will continue but will be kept under regular review.
University of Huddersfield
Source: hud.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning4th 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 learning27th & 28th Nov, 5th & 6th JanFrom September, they are offering a blended learning experience to students. This will consist of a mixture of face-to-face activity on-campus and practical teaching sessions alongside online delivery for lectures and elements of directed learning online.
York St John University
Source: yorksj.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn demand virtual open day on their websiteThey will continue to meet the government’s expectation of providing a blended learning approach that includes face-to-face teaching where possible, alongside physical distancing and wearing face coverings.
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Source: ljmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeTier 3 model for the rest of this semester. The university has now moved the majority of face to face teaching online as a response to the latest COVID restrictions. There are exceptions for some courses, but students should only attend on site if they are invited onto campus by their academic team at the university who will be in touch.
Kaplan Open Learning
Source: kaplanpathways.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended LearningUnknownThey will continue to offer flexibility in study options. They will be offering a blended learning approach.
Keele University
Source: keele.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn open days have taken placeOffering a blend of digital and in-person learning, with appropriate social distancing measures in place.
University of Kent
Source: kent.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day experiences onlineAll lectures will be online and complemented with on-campus and/or online interactive sessions. Lecture theatres and other teaching rooms will be used for smaller in-person group-based activities (such as seminars, tutorials etc).
Kingston University
Source: kingston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be 2021The university will be delivering a blended learning experience of online and on-campus teaching.
Lancaster University
Source: lancaster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be in 2021They are ready to offer students teaching, support services and access to the University community on campus, online or through a combination of both. They will prioritise the face-to-face delivery of practical work, laboratory sessions ,small group tutorials and seminars over those where social distancing will be more challenging (e.g. lectures).
University of Law
Source: law.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startMultiple routes25th NovCampuses in England will continue to deliver face to face teaching at the ULaw UK campuses as planned whilst it remains possible to do so.
University of Leeds
Source: coronavirus.leeds.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineTeaching 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 they 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 learning5th DecSemester 1 will be provided via a blended approach which combines on-campus teaching in small groups and online learning and teaching. All on-campus sessions (with some exceptions in Journalism) will be either streamed openly or recorded, to ensure that students who are unable to attend on-campus sessions are able to access content.
University of Leicester
Source: le.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecFace to face, on-campus study with flexible digital learning.
University of Lincoln
Source: lincoln.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning16th DecIt 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 startOnline learningOnline open day has taken place.The university is operating at tier 3 which means the majority of learning is online. With exception to clinical programmes and teaching in specialist spaces.
London Metropolitan University
Source: londonmet.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learning13th Jan 2021They will be offering a blended approach - a mix of high-quality remote learning and in-person sessions on campus. They are offering a January start for new students, and prioritising access for students who need to be on campus, for example, to access science labs or art studios.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Source: qmul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be 2021From September to January, they will be offering an inclusive blended learning approach.
Regents University London
Source: regents.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day experiences on websiteAll 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 learning27th Mar 2021They 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 learning28th NovPlan 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: mmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningA series of Virtual Open Days onlineThey have moved teaching online from Wednesday 7 October with the exception of a small number of clinical or practice-based courses. Tutorials, seminars and lectures delivered via virtual platforms and high-quality online education and teaching with academic mentoring from their Personal Tutor.
The University of Manchester
Source: manchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOnline open day has taken place.In light of this government guidance, The University of Manchester will continue to operate with the current mix of online and in-person teaching.
Queen Margaret University (QMU)
Source: qmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe 20/21 academic year has begun, offering a mix of on-campus and online activity.
Plymouth Marjon University
Source: marjon.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning4th & 5th DecHybrid approach of on-campus and online teaching and learning. Online-only option for those who need to remain at home. Socially distanced practical activities e.g. laboratories, performing, sports.
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Source: stmarys.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovCourses will include a mix of teaching formats including live teaching, face-to-face teaching in small groups on campus, recorded lectures and online meetings.
Maynooth University
Source: maynoothuniversity.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning27th & 28th NovThey have revised teaching plans for the beginning of the semester and escalated protective measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. They have moved more teaching online and are using technology to provide blended learning. Larger classes will be delivered online and you will be expected to participate remotely. Students will be on campus for practical classes, laboratories and small group teaching and larger classes will be delivered online.
Medway School of Pharmacy
Source: Medway School of Pharmacy
Middlesex University
Source: mdx.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning2nd DecPlanning to start teaching through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching during autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Also the option to move between blended learning and fully online virtual learning.
Mumbai University
Source: Mumbai University
Newcastle University
Source: enquire.ncl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningCan sign up interest for future online Open Day datesFrom Mon 12th Oct, all programmes will be delivered online except where present-in-person sessions are essential to meet learning outcomes of the programme or satisfy accreditation requirements. In semester one lecture materials will be delivered online as will many tutorials, seminars, workshops and labs.
Newman University
Source: newman.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be 2021They will be offering a blended approach . Regular on-campus contact time in small teaching groups, as well as tutorials, and workshop sessions for practical subjects aswell as online and remote alternatives to lectures and larger sessions.
University of Northampton
Source: northampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning5th DecTeaching in the first term will be a mix of face-to-face with online provision
Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
Source: ntu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineWill be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside Online learning whilst following all Government advice. The move to entirely online teaching will be on a phased basis between Friday 4 – Wednesday 9 December.
University of Nottingham
Source: nottingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeFace-to-face teaching in seminars, meetings, workshops and lab sessions, with larger sessions such as lectures held online instead.
University of Stirling
Source: stir.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningNext open day will be 2021For 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 learningOnline open day has taken placeThe university has moved to Protection Level 4 from 6pm on Friday 20 November until Friday 11 December 2020. They remain open and will continue to deliver restricted blended learning alongside essential research activities.
University of Roehampton
Source: roehampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeA mixture of in-class, on-campus sessions with online learning and teaching. Smaller group teaching on-campus, with larger group teaching online.
University of Warwick
Source: warwick.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningAutumn online open days have taken placeCurrent Status - Tier 1. Their blended approach will combine on-campus and online teaching in a way that maintains elements of a traditional Warwick experience with the need to socially distance and reduce the number of people travelling to and around our campus at any one time.
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Source: uws.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeUWS 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 learning27th Mar 2021They will continue to operate with blended learning and the current mix of online and in-person teaching throughout the period of national restrictions. They will be using a mix of recorded lectures, online learning resources, virtual face-to-face sessions and in-person teaching on campus.
University of Worcester
Source: worcester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning29th NovSpecialist 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 learning28th Nov, 24th Apr, 3rd March & 23rd Jun 2021They are building on pre-existing online and virtual technologies to deliver blended learning, which aims to strike the right balance between physical and digital environments
University of Reading
Source: reading.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeOffering 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 learningVirtual open day experiences onlineThere is a mix of campus-based learning experiences and remote approaches. They are running some on-campus classroom and laboratory-based teaching, including small group work, seminars and tutorials, and are ensuring that there is plenty of space to adhere to social distancing rules.
University of Salford
Source: beta.salford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovProviding each student with as much face-to-face teaching as possible. They will 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 learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe university will be delivering programmes through a blend of in-person and online education, with the emphasis on face-to-face teaching.
University of York
Source: coronavirus.york.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day has taken placeFrom Monday 2 November they will be moving to DfE Tier 2. This means they will increase the proportion of online learning in most programmes. They are committed to giving all students here in York the option of regular face-to-face learning opportunities.
University of Sunderland
Source: sunderland.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning2nd DecThey will blend practical learning on-campus with 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 Portsmouth
Source: port.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovTeaching 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 Suffolk
Source: uos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning8th DecFollowing recent Government guidance, all lectures will be delivered online for students and small seminars and group tutorials will be delivered on campus.
University of Oxford
Source: ox.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on website for different colleges and departmentsIn line with recent government guidance, teaching and research is currently being conducted in-person when it is safe for both students and staff, with teaching supplemented by online lectures, resources and support.
University of Westminster
Source: westminster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning28th NovTeaching will be delivered primarily online where they will deliver lectures, workshops and seminars. Practical teaching that cannot be delivered online will go ahead on campus.
University of Winchester
Source: winchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning20th Feb & 20th Mar 2021They 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 learningProgramme of live sessions in Nov and DecTeaching is in accordance with Tier 2 of the Department for Education’s four-tier approach: continuing with hybrid teaching as timetabled. All face-to-face teaching will finish and be moved online by the end of the day on 9 December.
The University of Sheffield
Source: sheffield.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day experiences onlineThey are currently offering a blend of face-to-face teaching and digital delivery, with a reduction in the amount of face-to-face teaching and further safety measures. The government instructed that face-to-face teaching for the winter term should finish at all universities by 9 December. This means that all teaching from that point onwards, until the end of term on 18 December, will be online.
The University of Sydney
Source: sydney.edu.au
Confirmed Semester 2 startBlended learningOnline videos to watch previous online open day recordingsSemester 2 will combine face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible. They will continue to provide remote learning for students who are not yet able to join in person due to travel restrictions.
The Open University
Source: help.open.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningN/AThe OU’s distance learning teaching model has been largely unaffected and registrations are currently open for courses starting in October. Tutorials and assessments continued to be delivered online.
Ravensbourne
Source: ravensbourne.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learning9th DecSome 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 learning26th NovThey 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 learning5th DecThe university will adopt a blended approach to learning and teaching. They will continue to review our approach based on the latest official guidance
Swansea University
Source: swansea.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day experiences onlineAll 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 learning9th Jan & 27th FebThey are implementing a phased approach for a return to campus, currently on Phase 2. This means students can return to campus with a hybrid teaching model - some learning online and some on-campus teaching with COVID-secure guidelines.
Ulster University
Source: ulster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day videos on websiteAlongside continued online delivery, some on-campus activities are taking place, based on a robust risk assessment, with priority given to using campus spaces for practice-based learning activities, including lab and studio work.

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