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Last updated: 04 May 2021 10:44am

Find out how we'll be delivering your education next academic year.

Published Thursday, 8th April, 2021 in University news

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we adapt to this exceptional situation. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to work in line with the latest UK Government guidance. The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

Your feedback throughout the past year has helped us understand how you would like us to shape your education and experience at City into the next academic year. We are currently planning to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as possible, as soon as it is safe to do so. However, please be assured we are also planning to utilise online modes of delivery if this is needed during the 2021/22 academic year.

We will continue to update you via email and the Student Hub as we receive and respond to further Government guidance and as our plans develop.

Our approach for the 2021/22 academic year

We are committed to prioritising the live delivery of your education during the 2021/22 academic year, to ensure that you can interact with your lecturers and your fellow students in real time.

We appreciate students and staff are keen to resume live sessions when it is safe to do so. We are therefore planning the delivery of our courses using the following three scenarios:

  1. If all Government restrictions are lifted, the majority of your course will be delivered live, in person and on campus.
  2. If there are social distancing restrictions imposed at any time during the 2021/22 academic year, we will use a mixed mode of on-campus and on-line delivery with increased priority on the live student experience. For example, large lectures and group sessions may take place live online to ensure that the smaller group seminars and tutorials can take place on campus safely.
  3. If the UK Government impose a lockdown and limit teaching on campus, we will comply with those requirements by providing remote learning through online methods. The Government may allow us to continue on campus educational delivery for specific courses as it did this year for some health programmes.

We will continue to ensure that courses with practical, clinical and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Board (PSRB) requirements are delivered in a way which meets these requirements.

At this current time, we appreciate the pandemic is impacting countries at different levels and some students may face delays and difficulties in travelling to London. We are working on the reasonable steps we can take to ensure you can continue your studies from the beginning of the new academic year, including through the live online streaming and recording of lectures.

Your School will be in touch with more information in due course on the delivery of your programme next year.