Update from Teesside University

Coronavirus update

We want to let you know about some changes to teaching and learning at the University starting this week.

The health and wellbeing of our students is always our top priority. To safeguard our whole university community, we have decided to suspend all face-to-face classroom teaching from Tuesday 17 March.

Starting tomorrow, you will not be required to come in to university for classroom teaching - you are expected instead to use this time as a reading week. We are putting plans in place to deliver teaching online across Blackboard, starting from Monday 23 March. The library and university facilities will stay open, including our halls of residence, and your tutors will still be available to support you.

We want to assure you that your studies will not be disadvantaged as a result of these changes.

There will need to be some bespoke solutions for courses that include lab-based study and other technical specialisms - your course leaders will be in touch about this as arrangements are put in place. We are considering how to manage assessments and will again get in touch with you directly once decisions are confirmed. The Schools are urgently addressing these issues.

In the meantime, if you have any other questions about how this may affect your course, please get in touch with your course leader. If you are a student on a health course and have a query around clinical placements, please email placementscovid19@tees.ac.uk.

For our international students, we would prefer that you remain in the UK but understand that you may choose to return home. A separate email will be sent to you shortly with further detail on this.

If you self-isolate due to symptoms of Covid-19, please do continue to let us know by emailing studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk. Please note you don't need to report your absence to your School - we are suspending attendance monitoring for the time being.

We will continue to update you with any future advice and information as soon as we are able to; please check your student emails and our main social media channels for further updates.

Best wishes
Professor Paul Croney
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Teesside University  Middlesbrough  TS1 3BX