You can still submit coursework online using the methods recommended for your modules. This will normally be through Turnitin (via Blackboard) but if you are unsure of how to submit please speak to your College/School. You must submit all coursework online and not via post.
If you will also miss key learning associated with a particular assessment due for submission in the self-isolation period, you can submit your extenuating circumstance form to the College/School for consideration. It has been exceptionally agreed to accept self-certificates for a period of up to 14 days for students required to undertake a period of self-isolation.
The College Special Circumstances Committee or appropriate Committee will determine an outcome in line with the University's Policy on Extenuating Circumstances Affecting Assessment. Please note that additional evidence may be requested by the University.
Self-Certificates will only be used where assessments are affected by periods of self-isolation. You must explain the reasons for self-isolation - details required are listed here:
Self-isolation based on travel: Where you have travelled from, the date of travel, the date of return to the UK and whether you have contacted a health organisation/sought medical advice regarding your self-isolation, the date of contact, the advice given, the start date of the period of self-isolation and the expected end date.
Self-isolation based on symptoms/medical grounds: Details of symptoms and when the period of self-isolation started.
The University is open however, due to the ongoing uncertainty with regards to Covid-19, we decided to suspend all face to face teaching delivered via lectures and seminars to students from Monday 16 March and moved to Online teaching.
In practice some teaching was delivered online earlier than this date, and academics made individual arrangements with their students as appropriate. Supervision for postgraduate research students is taking place remotely.
Students will receive further information directly from their college or school about what this means for their programme of study.
The situation for medical and nursing students is different and for all courses leading to a professional registration in the Medical School or the College of Human and Health Sciences, students have been advised to wait for further information from their School or College.
For the 2020/21 academic year in teaching block one (September until January) you will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some of your teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be ‘live’ with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
We have created a table of terms and definitions with some examples of learning and teaching activities. It is important you familiarise yourself with these. You can view our Learning and Teaching definitions here.
If you are unable to attend campus due to travel restrictions or health reasons, the core curriculum for most subjects is being carried out online, so you won’t be disadvantaged. You will also be able to take part in more on campus activities when you do arrive.