Uni of Lincoln courses to move online from November 30th

Courses that involve clinical placements are ‘specifically exempt’

The University of Lincoln has confirmed that the majority of courses will be moved online by December 10th.

As a result of the government’s ‘travel window’ plans to allow all students to return home for Christmas, universities are now required to move all teaching to fully online. This is so any student who needs to self-isolate can do so before the Christmas period. However, some courses that involve clinical placements are exempt, but all students are to be contacted by their school for more information.

The first term at the university is set to end on December 18th. “We will be moving courses in line with Government requirements to full online delivery from 30 November. The vast majority of courses will be online by 10 December”, the email said.

The email continued to say: “We will let students know when their course will move online and you should receive confirmation from your School/Department by the end of this week (Friday 20 November).

“A banner will also be added to the timetable directing you to these school-level announcements so you have the information you need to make a decision on when you would wish to travel if you want to.

“A few courses are specifically exempt, including those requiring clinical placements, and again your school will be in touch with further information.”

Credit: Hayden Pollard

The university is still available for academic and pastoral support, and they urge anyone who may have concerns to speak to their personal tutor or the Student Support Centre. You can contact [email protected] for any welfare or wellbeing issues.

Students who wish to travel once the lockdown lifts on December 3rd, are advised to travel privately where possible. The university said: “If you are planning to use public transport, please remember that you must book a seat in advance to be able to travel and ensure that you follow the Government’s Safer Travel Guidance.

“Remember to observe social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering. Do not travel if you have symptoms of Covid-19 but book a test as soon as possible.”

All student support services and the library will remain open despite teaching moving online and students are encouraged to engage with their studies and keep in touch with their personal tutor. University activities and events are still available for all students until the end of term, including “arts and crafts, online dance parties, podcasts, TV watch parties, quizzes, and exercise classes to keep fit and healthy, meet new people, and develop new skills.”

Students who want to stay in Lincoln over the Christmas holiday do not have to leave and the university and Students’ Union will be there to support those who remain in Lincoln.

Further information surrounding the university offering asymptomatic testing for students will be provided later this week.

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