UoL courses to be taught online for rest of October

The Vice-Chancellor confirmed this in an email today

UoL has confirmed that all teaching will take place online unless you are studying a practice-based subject, according to an email sent to all students today.

The email announced that today the university has decided to move the majority of teaching online and that this is taking place with immediate effect. This change is due to be reviewed on Friday 23rd October depending on discussions with nearby universities and local Covid-19 guidelines.

The email stresses that this decision is a response to the pandemic and to protect the overall wellbeing of staff and students, with the main goal of controlling coronavirus cases to eventually reintroduce face-to-face teaching.

The email says that recently “the number of cases of the virus in Liverpool and the surrounding area has increased significantly. This change is a result of more transmission of the virus among all age groups and in many different settings.”

There are also now “a number of cases” amongst UoL students and staff. Face-to-face teaching will now be “limited to essential delivery for students in clinical, laboratory and other practice-based disciplines,” and these measures will last until at least the end of the month.

However, “libraries and other facilities will still be open,” and students can still book study spaces.

The email urges students that “keeping in touch with friends, and pursuing hobbies and other interests, are in some senses more important than ever at this time.”

Students are reminded of the three key steps to help tackle the spread of the virus by “wearing a face covering, regularly washing our hands, and maintaining a safe distance from anyone from another household” as this “makes an enormous difference” and can “help Liverpool, and the University, return to a greater sense of normality as soon as possible.”

Students can look on the Safety on Campus web pages for further information.

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