It is our intention to stick to our usual timetable, with four hours of taught content delivered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. This will either be 9am -1pm or 2pm-6pm depending on whether you are a “morning student” or an “afternoon student”. On Wednesdays there are no compulsory classes at scheduled times; but there are essential online learning activities to engage with at a time to suit you.
It is UA92’s intention to begin the year with 50% of scheduled classes (8 hours per week, over two days) being delivered on the campus in small groups with the necessary social distancing. The remaining 50% of classes (8 hours per week, over two days) will be taught live over Microsoft Teams by our academic team. All students are given guidance on using Microsoft Teams.
• Depending on your course you will be taught on campus on either Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays.
• If you are on campus Mondays and Thursdays, you will have lessons delivered live through Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays and Fridays.
• If you are on campus Tuesdays and Fridays, you will have lessons delivered live through Microsoft Teams on Mondays and Thursdays.
This method of teaching will be reviewed at the end of each teaching block (i.e. every 6 weeks). It will however be reviewed more frequently if required and we have the ability to switch all teaching to online through Microsoft Teams should that be required at any point due to changes in Government advice.
UA92 students completed last academic year with all scheduled classes taking place entirely online via Microsoft Teams due to the full lockdown. Learning and assessment continued without delay and we received over 90% student satisfaction ratings for modules which had to be completed in this way.
The majority of assessments at UA92 are submitted electronically through Microsoft Teams and this will continue to be the case in the forthcoming academic year.
UA92 doesn’t have any big lecture theatres and our classes have always been taught in small groups in classrooms or labs/studios. Our campus is spacious with communal areas designed to hold several times more students than we are expecting for the forthcoming academic year.
We are taking a number of further health and safety measures on the UA92 campus. These include:
- 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.
- Only having approximately 25% of our student body on campus at any one time.
- A fully electronic library and learning resources system.
- Free Car parking at campus available for 2020/21 for those who request it.
- Reducing seating capacity in communal areas with the appropriate spacing.
UA92 will continue to provide an onsite food and drinks offer, in line with government guidance. As has been the case with other food outlets, we will open with a reduced menu offer. Students will be able to purchase refreshments onsite, reducing the need to leave campus during breaks.
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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Manchester Apartments are offering contracts that provide additional flexibility as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19.
Contracts have break clauses offered at three points during the year to avoid whole year rent liability should circumstances change. Both 44-week and 51-week contracts are available.
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