What this means for your course

Our blended learning approach allows you to experience the same high-quality teaching, but with flexible modes of delivery.

What does blended learning mean? In short, you’ll experience the traditional university lecture in an online environment, mixed with some on-campus activities. Under the current National Lockdown only essential activity is taking place on campus, for courses where access to specilist facilities is required.

Your online teaching will be interactive, giving you the chance to engage and ask questions to academics. Depending on the latest Government advice, and where we feel it’s safe to do so, we’ll aim to conduct other teaching delivery on our campus. This may include smaller classes (seminars), practical activities, and wider teaching which requires specialist facilities or equipment.

You’ll also have the time and support for independent learning, which is your chance to reflect on teaching, further your reading and work on assignments. We’re looking at our methods of assessment, ranging from coursework, group work and exams. We aim to tailor these to support online learning, ensuring accessibility for all our students.

This flexible model of delivery will help keep you (and others) safe and ensure you'll experience the same high-quality teaching. And whether virtually or in-person, you’ll be supported by your tutor and wider support services from LSBU.

Changes to courses

For most courses, we do not expect a move to blended delivery to impact on any core elements, such as learning outcomes or modules delivered.

For a small number of courses, there may be changes to the sequencing of modules. For example, modules previously advertised as being taught in Semester 1 may now be switched with a module from Semester 2. Additionally, some courses may have a split of assessment methods (e.g. exams versus course work) re-balanced to accommodate online delivery.

FAQs

What will happen with any placements for my course?

Will I still have access to specialist facilities/equipment for my course?

Will there be any study space made available on campus?

What is the plan for my induction?

Can I defer my place to next year?