9th June 2020

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is committed to ensuring that it is a place of safety and stability for every member of our community, including those continuing or starting their studies with us in September. We have been developing a clear set of plans for the delivery of the 2020/21 academic year within the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Based on current guidance from the UK Government, BGU anticipates on-campus teaching and learning will resume in September but with social-distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place. This will allow BGU to deliver its programmes through a mixture of both face-to-face seminars and online learning activities, such as online lectures, guided study tasks, and tutorials. The weekly face-to-face sessions will integrate with the online learning activities, ensuring that students are keeping pace and engaging effectively with their studies. Necessary restrictions may prevent large face-to-face lectures initially during the autumn but our normal small group classes will be going ahead combined with online learning to provide a rich and supportive academic experience.

Regardless of the style of learning, all our students and applicants can expect the high quality of teaching for which we are renowned.

We are working closely with our Students’ Union and Student Support colleagues to deliver the social side of life at university and many of the extra-curricular opportunities that students would expect will remain available, albeit in slightly new forms.

The safety of our students, staff, and wider community will remain our priority and every decision will be made with that in mind and informed by government guidance.

Much of the work is still ongoing and we are in the process of finalising the precise details. We will continue to stay in contact with students, staff, and applicants throughout the summer to keep you updated and look forward to seeing everyone on campus as soon as safely possible.