Liverpool Uni cancels classes for the rest of the year due to COVID-19
An email was sent to all students at 4:45pm today
All UoL students received an email at 4:45pm today telling them lectures will stop from Monday 16th March due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
All face-to-face classes have been cancelled and moved online.
The decision was made by the university as they want to “protect the wellbeing of students and staff”.
The email stated: “From Monday 16th March, face-to face classes including lectures, laboratory-based classes, seminars and tutorials at the Liverpool and London campuses are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year.
“We will be making arrangements for you to continue your learning online so that your progress is unaffected by this change. Your school may be in touch about any limited expectations.”
With regards to assessments, the university have said they will be organised “through alternative means”. This will include “essays or open book exams”.
The libraries are choosing to remain open for now, however there will be “public health measures in place including seating restrictions”. The email states that the university’s “student accommodation will remain open as normal”.
Other services such as counselling, mental health advisory and student welfare advice and guidance will continue to operate, however there will be “enhanced support through phone and email”.
The university says that they “fully expect” students will be able to graduate this summer, despite all of the restrictions being made.
According to the email, there have not been any confirmed cases among students and staff.