Read to know how some of the UK universities are operating during pandemic
With COVID-19 taking a toll on everything, the world has undergone several changes. The pandemic has defined “new normal” for us. From medical and hospitality sector to manufacturing and education, everything is operating differently now. Talking about education in particular, universities are doing everything to ensure students are safe and here, in this blog we have mentioned the steps taken by prominent universities of UK:
1.University of Oxford
Classes: Classes are conducted in both ways, online as well as in person. It’s a mix of both the worlds, whenever the university finds it safe, it conducts in-person classes, else resorts to online.
Measures undertaken for COVID-19: The first and foremost mention here should be of the seat-finder app in the library using which students can sit while being at distance from each other. Besides, there are also rules for wearing face masks and an enhanced cleaning regimes.
For international students: University asks for self-isolation for 14 days when returning to university.
2.University of Birmingham
Classes: While the university is following a mix of online and in-person learning, a few classes like compulsory lab work, practical sessions and workshops are being scheduled as late as possible in the first semester and in groups of appropriate size.
Measures undertaken for COVID-19: University has not just made it compulsory for everyone to wear masks but has also provided them with branded University of Birmingham face masks while also making hand sanitizers available at all building entrances and allowing only one-way systems across building, to ensure everyone’s safety.
3.University of Leeds
Classes: Classes are operational both online as well as in-person offline. For face to face classes, university has opted for small groups. As far as the libraries are concerned, these are undergoing phased reopening.
Measures undertaken for COVID-19: Face covering and social distancing has become a norm for the university now.
4.University of Glasgow
Classes: Unlike other universities, University of Glasgow is not conducting in-person offline classes. The university has opted for virtual learning environment (VLE) and is offering pre-recorded or live lectures, tutorials and seminar sessions and other learning materials.
Students can visit the library and other study spaces but for access to research facility, one has to undergo risk assessment reviewed by the director of Health, Safety and well being.
Measures undertaken for COVID-19: University is strictly enforcing social distancing and enhanced cleaning regimes and may also make visors available for students.
5. University of Bristol
Classes: Many of university’s courses are conducted online, while some have returned to in-person classes others are planning to return this month or next.
Measures undertaken for COVID-19: On one hand, the researchers and students at the university are working to understand coronavirus and its far-reaching impact, on the other, university has issued re-usable face coverings to all students to be worn on campus. Not to forget that cleaning and sanitization are all in place.
So this was about how some of the UK universities are operating during the pandemic. For staying updated with more such informative education industry related blogs, keep visiting our blog page. Stay safe and happy.