Update from Teesside University

Covid-19: Learning and teaching in 2020-21

We’re getting in touch to tell you about our plans for your studies in the new academic year 2020-21.

This has been a challenging time for everyone, but we are incredibly proud of the way all of our students have adapted during Covid-19. We know many of you will be wondering how the ongoing situation will affect your studies next year, so we wanted to let you know about our plans as soon as possible.

Government guidance permitting, from September 2020, we aim to adopt a hybrid teaching model. This means welcoming you back to university in Semester 1 as planned, but you can expect to spend some time on campus and some time learning online, in line with Government social distancing restrictions.

We are planning for on-campus teaching, prioritising your modules or activities that can’t be delivered online, with the aim of enabling access to the specialist facilities and resources that are a key part of your education.

We also understand that university isn’t only about the academic side, so we are also looking at how we can safely enable some social interactions within the guidelines, including online activities and events.

As always, we are committed to maintaining a high-quality student and learning experience, while safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of our entire university community.

The Covid-19 situation is continually evolving, but please be assured that our plans aim to be flexible and resilient enough to cope with any future changes to Government advice and social distancing restrictions.

We’re confident that our track record of innovation in teaching and learning, and our Future Facing Learning approach, puts us in a really good place to deliver this.

We will continue to update you as our plans come together. Arrangements will be different depending on the requirements of your course, so please be patient as we work through the detail over the next few weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus again soon, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t forget our Student Life team is still here to help. You can get in touch by emailing studentlife@tees.ac.uk or find up-to-date information on our website.

Thank you for your continued understanding in these most challenging of times.

Best wishes
Professor Mark Simpson
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Teesside University  Middlesbrough  TS1 3BX