Teaching on campus

Teaching on campus

We believe students learn best when they are on campus together, and throughout the pandemic have continued to deliver as much face-to-face teaching and learning on campus as possible. As government restrictions are further lifted, we will continue to maximise our face-to-face teaching and learning while keeping contingency plans in place, particularly for international students who are unable to travel to the UK.

We know how important face-to-face teaching is to our students and our academics, and how valuable it is to learning and the wider campus experience.

Full-time students on most courses will normally receive at least 10 hours of on-campus timetabled teaching and learning each week. This will vary slightly from week to week during the semester, and final-year students working on a dissertation or final project and postgraduate students will have less timetabled teaching time, as is normal. On-campus sessions will be complemented by additional timetabled online teaching and learning.

We are committed to providing the most enriched experience possible, and self-led and guided learning has always been an important part of this. You will therefore continue to have access to a diverse range of additional on-campus and online activities that you will be able to access at flexible times.

Teaching and learning from May 2022

New Students

For new students starting on any of our on-campus courses in May 2022, we are encouraging arrival on campus as early as possible in the semester. For many courses where there are no specific requirements for on-campus activity it will be possible to start fully online, but students will be expected to arrive on campus by 16 June.

In addition to our on-campus courses we have a number of fully online courses.
Details of these can be found on our website.

Continuing Students

We realise there are a number of continuing students who have been unable to attend in-person and have studied fully online. You can check if continued fully online study is available for your specific course and stage on the Wayfinder. If fully online study is not available for your course, your May to September 2022 timetable will include campus-based activities, which you will be expected to attend.

Our innovative approach to teaching, along with the use of Aula, our social learning platform, will ensure students learning online have a high quality, engaging experience.

Important note:

If you receive a student maintenance loan paid by the Student Loans Company (SLC) and continue to study fully online, or have only minimal attendance, this may affect your eligibility for a student maintenance loan from the SLC. This is because, where all aspects of a full-time course are provided online, the course could be treated as a distance learning course by the SLC. This does not apply where a student is unable to attend their course as a result of a disability (you should contact the Disabilities Team if you have a disability and wish to change to fully online study or change your pattern of attendance).

If you are already receiving a maintenance loan paid by SLC and you continue to study fully online, you may be reassessed for the overpaid maintenance loan by the SLC and may have to pay back money. It is a student’s responsibility to notify the SLC of any changes in circumstances that may affect their eligibility for a maintenance loan.

If you are an EU student receiving a tuition fee loan and wish to study fully online, you must undertake your study while in England to receive student support; studying outside England is not permitted. For international students who require a study visa to study in the UK, it is usually not possible to study fully online and remain in the UK, due to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations. If you do wish to study fully online, please visit the Wayfinder first to check if online study is available for your specific course and stage. If your course is available fully online and you are planning to return to your home country, please email visahelp.io@coventry.ac.uk, who can advise on the immigration implications of returning home to study fully online.

Postgraduate students receiving a Postgraduate Masters Loan

To qualify for a Postgraduate Masters Loan while distance learning, you will need to be living in England on the first day of the first academic year of your course. You will also need to live in:

  • England for the whole of your course if you are an EU national.
  • The UK for the whole of your course if you are not an EU national.

Further information is available on the government website. Please note that it is your responsibility to let the Student Loan Company know of any changes in personal details. Further details on these responsibilities can be found on the UK Government guide to postgraduate loans.

As Government COVID restrictions have been lifted, our buildings and facilities will be open at all of our campus locations, with full access to libraries, the Students’ Union (CUSU), and all student services – you can find a complete list of services and opening times on the Wayfinder. All of our services are also accessible online.

Keeping you safe on campus

The following COVID-19 control measures will remain in place until further notice:

  • All hand sanitiser stations, sanitising wipes, hand washing signage, and protective screens will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
  • Additional mid-day classroom cleaning and regular morning and evening classroom fogging will remain in operation, with a continued focus on the surface cleaning of touchpoints.

In all university group buildings where there is mechanical ventilation, this has been set well within safe levels to provide fresh air to reduce the likelihood of viral transmission.
Where possible, it’s encouraged that windows continue to be opened regularly – for example, this could be partially opened all the time or fully opened sporadically.

Health and wellbeing support

There is a variety of health and wellbeing support and resources available for all students. To explore a range of the welfare services we offer, please visit the appropriate site information:

Further support

If you would like to speak to someone, you can contact our Student Engagement Centre for advice and support.

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