UEA prepared to offer online teaching for term one

They will be following government guidelines

The University of East Anglia is prepared to move courses online for term one should it be necessary, a spokesperson has said.

After Manchester University announced the cancellation of freshers’ week, and that all term one teaching would be online, we reached out to UEA, asking whether or not they will be following suit and moving all teaching to Blackboard and other academic websites.

The spokesperson said they were hoping to retain teaching on campus and welcome freshers and returners onto campus, but that will depend on government guidelines.

She said: “We are working across UEA to welcome back students and welcome new students to UEA when the new academic year starts. We will be looking forward to welcoming our students onto campus and virtually if need be depending on the COVID-19 guidance from government.

“We will be offering students courses on campus and ensure these can be blended with online too if we need to, again depending on COVID-19 guidance from government.”

The spokesperson also answered our question about students set to go on years abroad from September onwards. She said: “We are working closely with our study abroad partners to see what is possible within the guidance from the government and the latest travel advice.”