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.
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 will receive details of how your specific course will be taught by 6 August. However, 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).
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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.
The health and safety of our University community is our main priority. We will be undertaking regular thorough cleaning and implementing health and safety measures across the campus, this will include hand sanitisers, one-way systems for buildings and clear signage across campus.
As you can imagine much of this detail is being worked through now and we will continue to share with you what this will look like as we further develop our plans collaboratively with our students.
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.