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Being on campus from September 2020

Read Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck's latest update about being on campus for the autumn term for academic year 2020 / 21.

City campus
Arkwright and Newton

We hope you, your family and your loved ones are safe and well.

Last month I announced that each of our campuses would be open for the next academic year, 2020/21, with on-campus in-class teaching alongside online learning for all courses. The safety of our students and our colleagues remains our top priority. I am able now to update you on what we have been doing, and will continue to do, behind the scenes to ensure you receive the best possible experience at NTU this autumn.

I can confirm that the term dates will remain as previously advertised. We will be releasing timetables termly, which will allow time for students and staff to plan around the changing environment we find ourselves in. It is our intention that Term 1 timetable will be available for our current students on 14 September and on 21 September for new students.

We have been looking at how our students on campus in September will engage in high quality teaching, as well as the measures we can take for those students who may not be able to be physically on campus due to COVID-19. We plan to share more detail of how time will be spent in classrooms, online and personal study in coming weeks. As you can imagine, this will vary for each course. We are working through the practicalities at the moment and will share these as soon as we can.

Our courses will be taught under the same principles of collaborative learning that enables our students to succeed. Course teams are designing the delivery of interactive online teaching and learning activity that makes the most of technology alongside key face to face activities that ensure you receive the optimal NTU experience.

We are designing new layouts in classrooms and facilities to support active collaborative learning in a safe environment; this includes laboratories and specialist spaces.

We are also introducing one-way and keep left traffic flows for people to move around our buildings. We will be sure hand sanitiser is readily available in every building.

It is our intention to open our catering outlets, car parks, postal services, reception desks and the print shop from September. Opening times may be different and the layout may change, but we are keen to offer as many services as we possibly can to you.

Our accommodation team is working very hard with our accommodation providers to make sure our students have the best possible experience and stay safe. They are following Government guidelines to plan how to get our students safely into their accommodation in September.

Of course, these guidelines may evolve over coming weeks and as they do we will update our approach in all areas of activity and keep you informed of developments.

Professor Edward Peck
Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University

Published on 21 June 2020