Oxford Brookes announces no face-to-face teaching until at least 14 February

Online teaching will commence on 25 January for most students


Oxford Brookes have emailed students to announce their plans for teaching in semester two.

In the email sent to students on Tuesday, the university confirmed: “In line with Government guidance, the semester will start on 25 January with online teaching for the majority of students. Face-to-face teaching for most courses will not now commence until 14 February at the earliest.”

The email further confirmed: “Here are a number of previously announced exceptions to this and these specific courses will commence face-to-face learning as planned. Programme Teams will be in touch with students on these courses to confirm arrangements. Students on these courses should book and take two rapid Covid-19 tests, three days apart, upon arrival or self-isolate for ten days before commencing face-to-face study.”

The university also confirmed their stance on students returning to university: “We understand that many of you may have already made arrangements to return to university. If you cannot change your travel arrangements and/or it is not feasible for you to remain where you are, (e.g. you do not have access to appropriate alternative accommodation, facilities or studying space, or if you decide it is better for your mental health and wellbeing), you may return to your university accommodation. The University Accommodation team will shortly be in touch with all students in University-managed accommodation to provide more information on this. ”

The university also directed students towards wellbeing services if they need them: “If you need help, support or guidance at any time, you can contact our support services. We also recognise that concerns about money will be very real for many of you, and remind you that our financial aid scheme remains in place for students.”

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