Last month, I shared our intentions to resume some on-campus teaching activities for our Postgraduate Taught students, once it is safe to do so. In my email on 21st January, I committed to providing you with further information in February once we had reviewed the situation in more detail.
The amount of on-campus activities that we are able to deliver is linked to the Scottish Government Covid-19 protection levels. As you will know, mainland Scotland is currently in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. To resume on-campus activities, this would need to move from the current lockdown/Level 4 and into Level 3.
I am now writing to tell you that – following further internal review and of current Scottish Government guidance – we have made the difficult decision that teaching and assessment for Postgraduate Taught students will now remain digital for the rest of the Semester, with a very small number of exceptions.
We have reluctantly taken this decision because we anticipate that it is highly unlikely that these restrictions will be eased in enough time for a significant change to be made to the delivery of teaching and assessment in this Semester (up to 2nd April) and we wish to provide both students and staff with as much certainty as we can in these uncertain times.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.