Newcastle University纽卡斯尔大学 2020秋季正常开学
Greetings from Newcastle University, we wanted to update you on the plans for the upcoming academic year 2020-21. Our priority is to make sure that, for students joining us that their experience is enriching, exciting and above all, safe. This communication outlines the current plans for both new undergraduate and postgraduate students. More information will follow soon on arrangements for our postgraduate research students.
Start of the academic year
We are planning for new students to arrive on campus on a phased basis, with the first day of teaching being on Monday 19 October 2020. This will enable on-campus preparations to ensure the safe arrival and induction of all students. For international students, this will also permit time for any quarantine period to be completed before the start of teaching.
New undergraduate students
19 August 2020
19 October 2020
New postgraduate taught students
31 August 2020
19 October 2020
At the moment we are still working on the details for specific subjects and courses, and we will be in touch as soon as we can with more information on that.
Teaching and Learning
To do what we can to keep everyone safe we will need to limit the number of people on campus, for the first semester at least. For this reason, we are preparing for all lecture material to be online for semester one. In addition, our plan is for students to have some on-campus face-to-face teaching each week. Where possible, delivery of our seminars, tutorials and lab work will continue to be in-person. We will increase student time on-campus as and when the restrictions on physical distancing are lifted and it is safe to do so.
No matter where students are travelling from, we will make sure they are supported. Our teaching and learning will also be offered online during semester one for most courses, so if students do not feel safe coming on to campus, or are unable to travel to Newcastle, they will be fully supported to access appropriate learning opportunities.
The University understands this approach to flexible learning and teaching will be new for many students. We are launching an additional support package for all our offer holders from June to help prepare them for University and this, together with an enhanced induction programme, will mean support is always available.
Campus and the City
When students arrive on campus they will find comprehensive safety measures in place across all our buildings and public spaces, including physical distancing measures, dedicated exits and entrances and one-way systems. Newcastle was one of the first cities to rollout the UK’s 'test, track and trace' app that has been set up by the Government to stop the spread of Coronavirus and we hope this will reassure students further.
We are also reviewing our accommodation sites, including capacity restrictions, to ensure they can support social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine regulations, should these still be in force. Working with our local accommodation providers the Newcastle University Accommodation team will be able to provide first-year students with a purpose built study bedroom. Where possible the team will take into account students’ preferences for location and room type.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions, we will continue to provide you with further updates, including clarification regarding research programmes, when available.
In the meantime, we would like to refer you to the dedicated Covid 19 FAQs on the University website, this is regularly updated and can be accessed at:https://www.ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing/coronavirus-updatedinformation/