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University of Suffolk unveils plans for new academic year

9 Jun 2020 4:00PM

The University of Suffolk will offer a combination of face to face and online learning for the new academic year under plans published today (Tuesday 9 June 2020).

The University has promised to deliver high-quality face to face learning and teaching for all new and returning students, supported and enriched by online learning as it confirms it is open for business and will provide an on campus experience for all its students next year.

The new academic year will begin on 21 September for the majority of students and will include, for the first semester, face to face tutorials and seminars with online lectures provided through the University’s virtual learning environment.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Langton, said, “The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community is our number one priority and we are confident our plans for the new academic year will provide a high-quality learning experience. All of our students will experience a significant part of their course on campus and face to face. They will also have access to specialist facilities such laboratories, clinical simulation area and art studios.”

“Like other universities across the country we are not in a position to guarantee a fully open and operational campus for students, however we are committed to ensuring that all of our new and returning students have access to their course teams, library resources, and the support services necessary to support them in their learning, as well as creating a safe and friendly community campus in which we can all work and learn during this ever-changing time.”

Since March, the University has been operating an online delivery of teaching and learning due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions.

Plans for the second semester of the academic year will be finalised by November in line with the government guidance at that time.


More information about the plans for the new academic year can be found here. 


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