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Professor Kelly Coate, Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Students

Today (19 June), Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Students Kelly Coate, sent her regular weekly email to all Undergraduate and Post Graduate Taught students.  You can read the full email here:

Dear all students

Whilst the academic year has finished for all undergraduate students, I will continue to keep in touch with you regularly making sure you’re up to date on our plans for the opening of campus next year and to respond to your questions and feedback.

As I’ve mentioned in earlier messages, we are currently planning for a blended learning approach where your education will be a mix of classroom-based and online learning that includes close contact time with your lecturers and tutors.  Whilst we anticipate that most of this contact time will at least initially be online, we will be working hard to enhance that provision with on-campus activities where it is safe to do so.  We understand that many of you would like more details about what the student experience will be like, and we appreciate your patience as we undertake work to assess our campus spaces for socially-distanced activities.

To ensure that you get the best teaching and learning experience possible next year, we will continue to listen, learn and take forward your suggestions – and I want to thank all students who took the time to complete the recent teaching and learning questionnaire.

As we focus on the delivery of teaching and learning for next year over the coming months, I will keep you updated on the ways in which our dedicated staff are working to ensure that you can enjoy our beautiful campus and make the most of your student experience when you return.  And something we’re working on right now is refreshing many of our general teaching spaces by repainting and installing new furniture in them.

Library access for students continuing their studies over the summer

Our Library staff are working to introduce a new Click and Collect service for printed materials in addition to the existing online library service.  This new service will start from Monday 22 June.

If you would like to use this new service from 22 June, you can use the Library Search to locate the items and if the item shows as available you can request it as normal.

Once the item is ready for collection you will receive an email from the Library with instructions as to how to collect it between 11am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.  When you collect any items you will need to show your University ID card.

When you are finished with your items you will be able to return them through the book sorter, or in the book drop at the Library north entrance (near to IDS).  We’ll provide more updates on this service in the near future.

Staying informed

We are continuing to update the Student Hub with information about University services such as health and wellbeing, information for students on campus, and also regularly updating the Autumn term 2020 section – where we are publishing answers to your questions about the new academic year.

With best wishes


Kelly Coate
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students

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By: Harvey Atkinson
Last updated: Friday, 19 June 2020

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