Lectures/seminars/tutorials/practical work: these will be delivered synchronously (on-line) and/or in-person on-campus. They will be supported by asynchronous online lectures (pre-recorded) to give students prior access to learning materials, enable them prepare for (or catch-up on missed) lectures, and to facilitate their independent self-study and learning. Across all practical modules, timetabling permitting, lab (computing and/or physical) sessions will take place in person on campus. If in-person lab sessions cannot be run on-campus, then virtual lab sessions and/or pre-recorded lab sessions will be provided.
The Department aims to deliver up to 50% of seminars/tutorials in-person across the programmes, giving each student the opportunity to attend at least one in-person on campus session per module per every fortnight (2 weeks), access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements.
Field class/Site visit: For programmes that have site visits (and/or field work) embedded as part of the module delivery and assessment, such visits will take place under social-distancing rules. If the field class/visit cannot run physically, then virtual field trip(s) will be provided as an alternative.
Support resources: Online teaching activities will be delivered using online conferencing tools such as Blackboard Collaborate/MS Teams/Zoom. In-person delivery on campus will take place in our usual teaching rooms (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements). If computing labs cannot be delivered in-person on campus, then they will be offered online, where students will be provided with access to the required specialised software via the University “Horizon” system.
Assessments: These will be undertaken using a range of methods including in-person on campus exams, digital exams, take-home exam, on-line presentations, and written assignments with on-line submission (via BBL, Wiseflow). Revision sessions will be arranged for all students to help them prepare and complete their assessments.