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Planning for the 2021-22 academic year

Looking ahead to learning and teaching in the new academic year 2021-22, we'll continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.

We'll maintain our blended learning experience - face-to-face teaching integrated with online learning - but our approach will need to be flexible as we listen to Government guidance and adapt our approach accordingly.

Teaching and assessment

We will continue to offer blended learning and maximise face-to-face teaching – this means that most small group teaching will be in person and most large group teaching (typically 50+ people) will be online. This model will enable you to develop a flexible skillset and mind-set, to both engage in study and succeed in the agile and increasingly digital-first environment you’ll encounter after graduation.

The maximum group size for teaching will be raised from 25 to 50, where rooms can safely accommodate the increased numbers with appropriate social distancing.

Online assessment will continue to be the preferred approach; this will be reviewed as part of the next Institutional Teaching and Learning Review.

Safety and support

We’ll continue to offer a wide range of provision to help you feel safe and supported – including support for students encountering issues such as health concerns and self-isolation as a result of the pandemic.

We plan to continue offering lateral flow testing at our on-campus test site throughout Autumn.

Campus experience

In line with wider Government guidance, we expect to see entertainment and retail outlets open on campus – including Warwick Arts Centre, which is preparing for reopening after transformation during lockdown.