You’ll learn through a blend of online and in-person teaching, as appropriate to local and national guidelines at the time.
You’ll have the freedom to learn at your own pace, and to review material when you want to. Some in-person teaching will take place in small groups, where you can apply what you’ve learned in discussion with your tutors and fellow students. You’ll also have access to your department’s specialist facilities.
So you get the same high quality teaching and support you’d expect from us – just delivered in a new way.
We are looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students onto campus in September. It is the expectation that students should be available, in Hull, to be able to start or recommence their studies from the appropriate date when induction and teaching starts.
We do appreciate that this may not be possible for some students, for example, those who are shielding, and we are here to support you in undertaking your studies and enjoying a wider student experience whatever your circumstances.
If you have any concerns, you can reach us on 01482 466100, Monday to Friday, or send us a message on our messenger chat.
As classes will be delivered through a blend of online and face-to-face teaching, it’s
important you have:
- A laptop with webcam and audio functions
- An internet connection (either WiFi or cable)
- A comfortable place to study and take part in online lessons
You can borrow a laptop, or pre-book use of an open-access PC or study spaces in the Brynmor Jones Library. And you can find lots of tips on which laptop to buy on our website at hull.ac.uk/buying-a-laptop.
You'll have a full e-Induction before you arrive, giving you a little extra time to settle in, make friends, meet the tutors and students on your course, and familiarise yourself with our campus, services and support structures.
To allow as much on-campus teaching as possible while adhering to the latest physical distancing measures, your timetable will be spread over extended hours.
Your Wednesday afternoons and weekends will be kept free for you to take part in extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and societies.
We understand that for some students, this extended timetable may present challenges with family or other commitments. If you are concerned about this, you should talk to your Academic Support Tutor.
You can find out more information about your specific course and details of any changes here. We will send you your timetable on 7 September. This will include more specific information on each of your classes and how they will be taught.
In general, teaching over the 2020/21 academic year will be delivered through a blend of online and face-to-face learning, where you will join a supportive and inspirational learning community of leading academics and fellow students.
You will have both timetabled activity with your class, and directed learning in your own time, on a weekly basis through Canvas, our virtual learning environment (VLE).
Blended learning offers you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, to review material when you want to and to personalise your learning to some extent.
The Brynmor Jones Library will be open and accessible. It is a superb learning space with collaborative study spaces, open-access PCs, over a million books, and panoramic views of the city from the seventh floor observatory.
You will also have access to your department's specialist learning facilities, such as labs and studios.
Academic Support Tutors will be your key point of contact, whether studying online or on campus.
Academic Support tutorials will take place on campus where possible. You will also have access to one-to-one weekly support with our academic staff, either in person or online.
Our student support services team is here to help. They'll be offering online appointments in areas including mental health support, general welfare, specific learning difference and disability inclusion, with a range of online tools and resources also available.
We understand that there will be circumstances where face-to-face appointments will be necessary, and these will be available depending on individual need.
All the latest safety measures are already in place across campus:
- Regular, thorough cleaning in all high-touch points, teaching and social areas
- Specific guidance on how to keep safe in our accommodation
- Hand sanitiser stations
- Physical distancing
- One-way systems
The way we learn and come together may have changed. But one thing will always be the same. Our promise to give you the best teaching and learning, the best experiences and the best opportunities – as best we can, while keeping you safe in these extraordinary times.
Find out more about changes to your specific course.