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    Mitigating circumstances process updated for COVID-19

    The Mitigating Circumstance Notice (MCE) process has been adjusted to take the impact of coronavirus into account.  A new self-assessment form is now available – allowing you to capture anything related to the pandemic that may have affected your teaching, learning, revision, coursework submissions and examinations, alongside any individual circumstances you believe may have impacted on you academic performance.  

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Making the most of online counselling

    Over the last few weeks the Counselling Service has helped many students adapt to the coronavirus situation: to help get their bearings, cope with difficult living situations and/or family contexts, and to feel and function better.

    It is possible to form solid, personal connections online - even with a counsellor you’re meeting for the first time; and you can get just as much done as when working face-to-face.

    Based on our experience over the last few weeks, we’d like to offer a few pieces of advice:

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Being an adult at home

    You may have noticed that when you go home you have a tendency to regress - to become a younger, less mature version of yourself. If so, you aren’t alone.

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    Support for remote teaching in Trinity term

    Academics and professional staff have been busy during the Easter vacation making plans for Trinity Term teaching so that we can offer you an educational experience that is as close as possible to that delivered normally. Staff have been putting the right tools in place to allow a rapid transition to online teaching and assessment, where tutorials, classes and exams will be available online.

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    Get expert careers guidance and support

    In this time of change, you may find yourself with opportunities to think about your career, or feel prompted to give it more attention.

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    Further guidance on open-book exams

    The guidance for students taking open-book exams has now been updated, providing more information about exam start times if you are outside the UK and extra guidance on using the Lens app for scanning content as part of your exam response. Read the updated candidate guide online. A short video is also available online highlighting key points to remember when preparing for and taking the exams.

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Can’t work?

    Many students are describing how hard it is to concentrate on academic work right now. Below we outline some strategies and ways of thinking about work that may help you on your way to productivity. 

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    Coronavirus welfare advice: Normalising your emotions during this time

    During this current pandemic it’s likely that you are experiencing a raft of emotions, from shock, anger, loss, grief, relief or numbness. There are no right or wrong feelings to have.

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    Welcome message from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education – Trinity term 2020

    Welcome back for Trinity term – wherever in the world you might be.  This is a remarkable time for everyone in

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    What technology should I use when studying from home?

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    Before considering the technical aspects of what