COVID-related constraints permitting, as a broad guidance the Department aims to deliver up to 50% of teaching sessions (e.g. lectures, labs, seminars, tutorials) in-person across the programmes. The Department may seek to offer more than 50% of sessions in-person where restrictions allow. Priority may be given to the delivery of in-person lab-based sessions, given the nature of the subject area. Timetabled teaching sessions that are not delivered in-person on campus would normally be delivered live online or, where appropriate, be pre-recorded. The balance between class types (e.g. lectures, labs, seminars, tutorials) is expected to remain unchanged.
As would normally be the case, the aim is to provide learning resources such as lecture slides, live lectures and lecture recordings (where provided) through the university’s virtual learning environment/s. Any in-person teaching will be delivered on the Uxbridge Campus and in accordance with government and university guidelines that apply at the time.
There are no planned changes to assessment. With the exception of vivas and presentations, all of the department’s coursework and examinations are assessed using a digital platform and this will continue. If vivas and presentations cannot be held in-person on campus, they will be undertaken online.