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.

Page last updated 4 April 2022

Teaching in the 2021/22 academic year

Most teaching in the 2021/22 academic year 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 continue (subject to international travel restrictions).

In addition, there may be students who are unable to travel to the UK, 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.

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

  • Advice about flexible and inclusive teaching
  • Guidance about teaching remotely
  • Planning and presenting a hybrid teaching session
  • Accessibility
  • Training and webinars

A dedicated page is also available on the CTL website providing specific advice on teaching in Hilary term, in line with the University’s Expectations of Teaching and Assessment in Hilary term 2022 document. It provides a range of advice and support for those undertaking teaching.

Wearing a face covering is now a personal choice. Please be respectful to those who choose to continue wearing one. Face masks must still be worn by anyone working on a hospital site and you should follow the latest guidance on the Oxford University Hospitals website if this applies to you. If you have non-COVID respiratory symptoms (or are untested), you should consider wearing a face covering when working on site while you are symptomatic. The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides guidance on in-person teaching with face coverings, including tips on how to plan a teaching session, as well as ways to encourage interaction and cohort building with students.

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. 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 experience
  • Student visas and travel
  • Student welfare
  • Graduate admissions
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