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Email from Head of School | Tuesday 24 November 2020

Dear Liberal Arts students,

We are writing to you about Warwick’s plans for the end of Autumn Term 2020 (Term 1) and for Spring Term 2021 (Term 2), and how, if needed, you can inform the Liberal Arts Department about your own plans for next term. 

End of Term 1 

Blended learning will continue for as long as possible to work within the Government’s travel window and testing programmes. This means that you’ll continue to receive a mix of online and face to face teaching until the end of Week 9 (4 December). Teaching in Week 10 will be delivered online as it falls after the ‘travel’ window.

Term 2 

The University will, as in the Autumn Term, offer all of its students a blended teaching approach. This means that we look forward to seeing you on campus when Warwick reopens for Term 2 on Monday 11 January 2021. 

Once you’re back on campus, you can make the most of your accommodation, study spaces, and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and classmates. Warwick Presents, the University’s rolling programme of food, fun and activities, will ensure campus is a welcoming, exciting place to be. 

Studying remotely

We understand that due to travel limitations or personal circumstances, some of you may need to continue or switch your learning to online for some, or all, of Term 2. We can confirm that, as a student based in Liberal Arts, you will be able to study entirely online in Term 2, if you wish to do so.  (If you are taking any modules in a department outside of Liberal Arts, you will need to check with the department delivering the module on the arrangements for remote study next term). 

If you are deciding whether to study entirely remotely, please consider the defined criteria on the University’s Arrivals web page. While in Liberal Arts we want to continue to offer our blended approach to teaching and learning, we understand that you might feel it is in the interests of your safety and wellbeing to have a different form of delivery. 

Notifying us of your intentions for Term 2

  1. If you studied entirely remotely in Term 1 you will need to let us know if you want to carry on studying remotely in Term 2. Please notify us by completing our Student Arrival Details Form by Tuesday 15 December 2020. 
  2. If you attended blended teaching sessions on campus in Term 1 and now intend to move online for Term 2 teaching, please notify us by completing our Student Arrival Details Form by Tuesday 15 December 2020. 
  3. If you attended blended teaching sessions on campus in Term 1 and plan to arrive on campus for blended teaching in Term 2, there is no need to fill out the form or take any action. 

Visa and immigration considerations for students domiciled outside of the UK

Please remember that there are implications if you continue or switch to studying fully online. For more information please see the University’s Arrivals, Immigration and dates webpage for further information on Term 2. 

You may find it useful to view the Student Immigration and Compliance webpages if you have further queries, and Warwick’s Wellbeing Services is are also available if you need to speak with someone.  

Accommodation

If you have an accommodation booking for Term 2, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with either Warwick Accommodation by Tuesday 15 December 2020, or with your private accommodation provider in order to confirm your intentions for Term 2.  

Further information and what’s next

We will be back in touch with you before the University closes on Tuesday 22 December 2020 with further details on how you’ll be able to study Liberal Arts remotely if you wish to do so in Term 2. Please look out for this update in your inbox.  

Please continue to check the Stay Safe at Warwick website and look out for MyWarwick app alerts to see if changing circumstances are likely to further affect your studies.

In the meantime, please look after yourselves and your families.

Best wishes,  

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla  

Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies