University of Lincoln to implement blended learning in the next academic year

They will be ‘prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions with additional online opportunities’

The University of Lincoln will include its blended learning approach in the new academic year, along with its priority being “to deliver an exciting and engaging on-campus experience’.

University students across the country are set to return to campus in September, whether that be fully in-person or a permanent move to ‘blended learning’, as the University of Manchester has confirmed. Students at the University of Lincoln have received correspondence from their heads of schools detailing their individual plans for the new academic year.

The government has confirmed as of July 19th all legal limits on social contact will be removed in the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in England. From then, there will be no legal limits on how many people you can meet up with, restrictions on large events will be eased and nightclubs are set to reopen.

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In an email to those studying journalism, students were told: “Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.”

Students were also told the majority of their teaching will be delivered face to face, but larger lectures may be delivered as live sessions, and/or recorded sessions that will be accessible at any point.

A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said: “We’ve written to all students with details of our current planning for the new academic year. Plans vary by subject and are based on engagement with our students and staff and their feedback on what is important to a campus experience.

“Our priority is to deliver an exciting and engaging on-campus experience including prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions with additional online opportunities where these can support students’ learning.

“Safety will remain a priority in line with Government guidance.”

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