How your course will be delivered
We understand that you may have questions about how your course will be delivered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've summarised the main points below.
There will be a two-week induction period starting with the central university induction in the week commencing 21 September.
The Nursing programme induction will start from the week commencing 28 September, and will incorporate a range of online events where students are introduced to all elements of the programme and will meet their seminar groups and teaching staff online via Zoom.
For this professional programme, all students are required on campus from September.
Teaching and learning
Semester 1 teaching will start in the week commencing 5 October 2020.
We are planning to deliver a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.
All lectures will be delivered online. They will be pre-recorded and will incorporate smaller learning components.
Face-to-face teaching will take place in small groups. This will be to deliver clinical skills training to facilitate your entrance into the clinical learning environments in Semester 2.
All small group seminar sessions will be supported by an academic member of staff with additional guided resources, which you can access in the Blackboard online learning platform.
Placement learning environments
The clinical learning environments we send you into in Year 1 are still recovering from the pandemic. Due to this recovery and our top priority of keeping you and patients safe, we will undertake a risk assessment of all students accessing these areas, but fully expect you to access our clinical areas in February 2021.
You will be allocated to an Academic Advisor who has a professional qualification from your field of practice (Children and Young People, Adult or Mental Health).
These meetings will take place regularly throughout Semester 1 and beyond, and will address your progress through the programme, and also provide an invaluable pastoral support opportunity.
Watch a video explaining how our courses have been adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the start of the new academic year will look like.