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University makes pledge to students returning in September

4th June 2020

Medilink patron, Birmingham City University has made a seven-point pledge to its students, detailing how it plans to return to face-to-face teaching from September.

The university has written to all applicants and current students to outline plans for the next academic year, which will see the majority of teaching on its courses in 2020/21 delivered in person.

Teaching will take place in small groups, social distancing will be introduced, and personal protective equipment will be used where appropriate.

A range of digital resources will also be made available to students

Other commitments pledged to students include:

  • Specialist safety measures tailored to specific facilities
  • A comprehensive programme of student support
  • Access to mental health services including from seconded NHS staff
  • Varied start times for international students to make sure they do not fall behind while complying with UK quarantine requirements
  • Opportunities to take part in social and academic activities, which includes the ability to join societies through the Students’ Union.

Professor Philip Plowden (pictured), vice-chancellor at Birmingham City University, said: “The safety and security of all in our University community is our absolute priority, and we ​are confident that these measures will allow us to safely deliver high-quality face-to-face teaching for our students from September.

“Our focus will be on providing high quality teaching in small groups so that we can maintain social distancing but also make sure students have access to a full university experience.

“We know that students are keen to get back onto campus and to plan for next year and we hope that this pledge makes clear that the University will ensure that we deliver a safe and high quality experience.”

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