Teaching and student support
Teaching and student support

Teaching and student support

Information and advice for teaching staff and colleagues supporting students across the University.

Teaching in the 2021/22 academic year

Most teaching in Michaelmas term 2021 is expected to take place in-person.

This includes tutorials, seminars, supervisions and classes, as well as lab, performance and practice-based activities. Fieldwork and overseas research study will also resume (subject to international travel restrictions). Large lectures can remain online in Michaelmas term 2021, but departments may offer them in-person if preferred.

In addition, there may be students who are unable to return to the UK at this time, or are required to self-isolate, and it is important their learning needs continue to be met. This may mean teaching in a hybrid format in some situations.

To mitigate the disruptions due to COVID-19, including disruption to schooling prior to arrival, subjects/departments are encouraged to retain the most successful innovations of their online teaching from the 2020-21 academic year.

Education Steering Group has now published the University’s Expectations of Teaching and Assessment in Michaelmas term 2021. It outlines that in Michaelmas term 2021 the University’s approach will be to return to in-person teaching as much as possible, while retaining online content which is valued by students as inclusive.  

A new page has been published on the Centre for Teaching and Learning, providing support and guidance for those teaching in the 2021/22 academic year. This includes:

  • Getting ready for Michaelmas term
  • Advice about flexible and inclusive teaching
  • Guidance about teaching remotely
  • Planning and presenting a hybrid teaching session
  • Accessibility
  • Training and webinars

Advice for student-facing and teaching staff

A wider range of guidance and support is available for those working in academic administration and teaching roles in the run up to Michaelmas term. The coronavirus pages on the Academic Support website provide information for colleagues in departments and colleges with questions about the impact of coronavirus on students. This includes:

  • Teaching and learning advice
  • Examinations and assessments
  • Education policy
  • Student visas and travel
  • Student welfare
  • Graduate admissions
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