NTU announces that all campuses will be open for Autumn Term 2020.
The university says that it will be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside online learning, and
‘at every step’ will be sure to ‘protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students and we will follow all government advice: our community’s safety will stay our priority.’
The full statement from Professor Edward Peck Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University can be read below:
We know that we are all living in uncertain times. The way the world will look over the next few months is not completely clear to any of us. Recognising this uncertainty, we have been working hard to find a way to offer you as much clarity and stability as we possibly can as we look forward to our next Academic Year in 2020 / 21.
Whether you are already part of our NTU community, or if you are hoping to join us for the first time this autumn term, we want to help you understand our plans for your education.
Each of our campuses will be open for the next academic year, 2020 / 21. We will be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside online learning. This blended approach has always been our aspiration as our future model and as far as possible we are accelerating its development.
At every step we will be sure to protect the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and students and we will follow all government advice: the safety of our students and colleagues will always remain our priority.
Our offer to all our students
As you can imagine, much of the detail is being worked through now: how we will use our lecture theatres differently and how we will ensure social distancing in our communal areas? Our central message is simple. Our intention is that we will be physically open from this September and we will welcome you to Nottingham.
You can expect the same high-quality teaching, learning resources and support that you have available to you now or that has encouraged you to apply. Your learning will be active and collaborative with work experience and volunteering opportunities available for all students.
We will still be offering a host of extra-curricular opportunities and are thinking creatively as to how these will work. We are working in close collaboration with our partners at Nottingham Trent Students’ Union to rethink how we approach the social aspect of university life, whilst keeping us all safe, and we will publish more information as soon as we can.
Our strong student support offer continues, including the use of analytics from our award-winning Student Dashboard to help each and every student see their progress and keep on track. Students will have access to a range of support services, including wellbeing and disability support both on-campus or online as required. All students will have a personal tutor and new entrants can access mentoring from a peer who has been at NTU for some time.
We do not claim to have all the answers yet, but we wanted to share with you our current plans. We know you will be keen to understand what this means for you specifically. You may have questions on your course or perhaps what it means for your accommodation.
Over the next week or so we will be building a list of frequently asked questions with more detail, so please keep an eye on your email and on our web pages. Further details will be released as our plans take more shape.
We look forward to seeing you soon; keep well and stay positive.
Professor Edward Peck
Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University