Lancaster Uni are planning to hold the next academic year online

The uni is assessing a ‘range’ of options if it is unsafe to return to lecture halls

Lancaster University have revealed that they are preparing for a new way of learning for the next academic year. In a statement released to Lancs Live, it is said that some sessions may be moved online for 2020/21  in line with social distancing measures.

A statement released by Lancaster University, said: “We’re making sure we’re prepared for whatever happens. That means being ready to offer teaching, support services and access to our University community on campus, online or through a combination of both. What this means is that you will still be able to engage with your programme effectively, and receive a high quality learning experience, no matter what the circumstances.

“We know that it’s not just the course content that’s important, and that your student experience is vital too. So across the university, we’re working to maximise the student experience while maintaining a safe environment for everyone. If social distancing affects how we use rooms, we will prioritise the face-to-face delivery of practical work, laboratory sessions and small group tutorials and seminars over those where social distancing will be more challenging (e.g. lectures).

“We are also establishing a set of quality standards for online delivery, should it be required. And through our colleges, Students’ Union and support services, we’re making sure you have the pastoral support you need as well as ways to reach out to each other in our University community.

“We are also lucky to have a green and spacious campus. This enables us to plan and organise our space to maximise the safety of our students and staff.”

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