Newcastle Uni is stopping face-to-face teaching due to coronavirus
Lectures and assessments will be replaced with online teaching
Newcastle University has announced today an end to face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the academic year.
From tomorrow, physical attendance will no longer be required, with lectures, seminars and assessments to instead be delivered online.
In an email was sent from Vice-Chancellor Chris Day, students were informed:
“The majority of lecture and seminar based teaching will be delivered remotely as far as this is possible”
“As above, we recognise there will be exceptions where remote delivery is not possible, for instance laboratory work. I am sure you will appreciate that it will take time for teaching materials to be re-purposed in this way and as soon as this information is available we will let you know.”
“We will also be using alternative approaches to assessment and will develop our plans over the next few weeks. This will be a priority and further information on the different types of assessment will also follow.”
“This is an unprecedented situation. However, your education and safety are our top priorities and we will endeavour to continue to provide you with everything you need to continue your studies.”
BREAK: Newcastle University is stopping face-to-face teaching or assessments from tomorrow for the remainder of the academic year, replacing it with online/remote teaching
— Chris Stokel-Walker (@stokel) March 16, 2020
The news follows Northumbria University’s decision to end in-classroom teaching last week.
We will update this story as more information is released.
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