King’s announces online teaching for the remainder of the year
Courses that require “specialist practical learning” will be unaffected
Teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programs taking place during the rest of the 2020-21 academic year will now be moved fully online. Courses where on-campus teaching and learning “are required for… specialist practical learning” will continue to have forms of on-campus teaching or in-person placement settings, and students taking these courses will be contacted by their respective departments with information regarding this.
A King’s College London statement published earlier today said that the university made the decision “because any possible easing of restrictions in March would be very close” to the end of Semester 2 teaching and revision. They added that they recognise how student’s abilities to return to campus may be hindered due to “existing and new travel and quarantine restrictions.”
The statement went on to address student’s concerns, saying that while the University understands this is “disappointing news,” they are working on “additional activities to supplement formal learning.” The statement also provided resources for extracurricular activities for students to connect with each other and participate in.
The university’s statement concluded by stating that they are “here to support [students]” and will continue to provide the latest information and guidance.
More information about teaching arrangements can be found here.