In line with Government guidance University Academy 92 (UA92) have implemented a phased return to face-to-face learning for students studying a “practical” or “practice-based” module in Block 4.
UA92 have conducted a thorough inspection of Block 4 modules and concluded that the following courses fall within this category and, therefore, must be taught using the blended approach of 8 hours on-campus learning and 8 hours online through Microsoft Teams. These are:
•Sports Science (year 1 and 2)
•Physical Education (year 1 and 2)
•Media and Communications (year1and 2)
On-campus teaching will typically be delivered on Mondays and Tuesdays, but this may change on some weeks to allow assessment to take place. Class times will remain as usual and regular testing using Lateral Flow Devices will be offered on-campus until the end of block 4. For more information about our testing programme please contact coronavirus@UA92.ac.uk
All other modules will continue to be taught fully online until further notice. We have embraced digital learning through our partnership with Microsoft and the use of Teams, and this will continue to play a part in teaching for the foreseeable future.
This is a positive step on the journey towards a full reopening of the UA92 campus in the near future. You can keep up to date on further development via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The UA92 campus was designed in favour of small group learning, rather than traditional lecture theatres, with plenty of spacious and airy study areas, making it easy to socially distance.
We have already introduced successful measures that reduce the risk of transmission and protect our students, staff and visitors, these include:
•Regular testing programme of all students on-campus using Lateral Flow Devices
•Social distancing in the classroom and common areas with signs and advice, along with clear systems for navigating around campus.
•Enhanced levels of cleaning in all classrooms and common areas.
•Cleaning frequent touch points several times throughout the day.
•Placing hand sanitising stations in key places, such as entrances, exits and outside rooms.
•A fully electronic library and learning resources system.
•Free Car parking at campus available for 2020/21 for those who request it.
•Reduced seating capacity in communal areas with the appropriate spacing.
We are pleased to report that due to the on-going efforts of staff and students we have had Zero positive student cases of Covid-19 in the last 75 days. Also, it’s exciting to see some of our sports teams return for outdoor training sessions for the first time in over a year.
UA92 is committed to providing you with excellent student support.
All students at UA92 are allocated a personal development coach who you meet with twice in every six-week block. This will continue in 2020/21 academic year, but we expect most meetings will be held as a video call over Microsoft Teams rather than as physical meetings. This measure is to protect the well-being of our students and staff and provide maximum flexibility as to when these meetings take place.
Students will be able to continue to access dedicated support through our Student Well-being and Inclusive Support Service. The service will continue to offer a range of support services delivered as workshops, 1-1s, drop-ins and events. We expect some aspects of the service to be delivered online through Microsoft Teams and we will provide more detail as part of the induction process.
We also give students support from Blackbullion to help with financial skills and budgeting and we will provide assistance with registering with a GP (Doctor’s surgery).
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