Law and Social Sciences

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students for face to face teaching as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have adapted our delivery for Semester 1 to provide you with extensive online resources in addition to any on-campus activities.

Subject to Government advice and in line with our commitment to the safety of our staff and students, from September we are planning the following:

  • On-campus time for regular small group seminars, especially to prepare for assessments
  • Online and remote alternatives to lectures during the first semester, for example recorded lectures and interactive online activities
  • Regular live online seminars during the first semester with your lecturer and a group of other students to discuss the topics covered in the lectures
  • Weekly readings and other material on our virtual learning environment, Moodle
  • Weekly access to module teaching teams and personal tutors via email and virtual office hours

Importantly, we will ensure that we provide equivalent resources and support to students who are unable to join us on campus for these sessions.

Your overall amount of contact will the same as if it were delivered fully on campus.

Further information for Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies courses only

Field Trips during Semester 1

It currently looks unlikely that we will be able to run Semester 1 residential field trips. In place of these, learning outcomes will be replicated through directed local case study site visits, supported by a mixture of face-to-face staff contact and/or self-directed student study.  Virtual site visits, using technologies such as Google Street View, will also be used.

Work Placements

For our Tourism and Hospitality and Events and Entertainment courses there is a currently requirement to complete a 450-hour work experience module in each of Level 4 and 5 (no credit allocated but work experience must be undertaken). However, at present, employment prospects in these sectors is uncertain.

Consequently, we will review the wider economic and health situation in Semester 1 with a view, if necessary, to either reduce or remove the minimum number of work placement hours to be undertaken by students. We will assess the situation in Semester 1, including taking the views of students into account, and then decide on an achievable number of minimum hours to be registered by end August 2021.