University suspends face-to-face teaching

Tuesday 17th March 2020 1:19 pm
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Bangor University has suspended all face-to-face teaching.

From Monday, teaching materials will be delivered to students online.

Announcing the move, the Gwynedd-based university said: “Due to the fast-changing situation regarding Covid-19, and in line with many other universities, the university executive has taken the decision to suspend all face to face teaching with immediate effect, until the end of the academic year.

“Instead, from Monday, 23 March, all teaching and other learning materials will be delivered online to enable you to continue with your studies. This applies to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.

"The university is taking these steps for the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, students and the wider community.

“Whilst there is no expectation for students to leave the university, this transition week from face to face to online teaching provides an opportunity for you to return home should you wish, especially due to the ever-changing travel situation.

“Students who return home will not be disadvantaged.

“This transition week also allows for staff to further prepare for online teaching.

“Postgraduate research students should contact their supervisor to discuss their studies.

“In line with national regulatory bodies, students whose course involves professional placements (e.g. those in the College of Human Sciences) should attend placements as normal. You will receive further advice from your school shortly.”

The university said its summer examination period is likely to be affected.

“Wherever possible end of year assessment will be conducted through alternative means,” the university said.

“This may include essays or open book exams, but please be assured that you will only be assessed in a way your studies have prepared you for. Further information will be available in the next two to three weeks.

“The university remains open as usual, including halls and libraries, and staff will be available to provide advice and pastoral care to students.”

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