Newcastle University is introducing blended learning in September
The university is one of 20 out of 24 Russell Group unis refusing to ditch online learning
Following emails to students, Newcastle University has announced that they will introduce blended learning in September.
The university explains that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of on-campus, in-person and online learning.
Also, students at the school of English Literature, Language and Linguistics have been told that all seminars and small group teaching will take place in person, although this is not confirmed across other schools or courses.
The university has also said that on-campus teaching is expected to resume at the start of the academic year, and at the latest, four weeks after the start of teaching.
This follows the news that 20 out of the 24 Russell Group universities are refusing to end online learning, but will not be reducing tuition fees. Like Newcastle, most of those continuing online learning will be adopting blended learning, however, some unis will offer online-only courses.
A recent National Student Survey found less than half of students think that their university supported their mental wellbeing during the pandemic.
The survey received over 300,000 responses and found that overall, student’s satisfaction with the quality of their courses dropped to 75%, compared to 83% from the previous year.