Your teaching experience will be different this year, though we are used to being different. We have adapted quickly so that we are ready to teach and learn together.
How you will learn
In line with the latest government ruling teaching will be delivered online to the majority of students for the time being – for exceptions or the latest news on this, visit our return to campus page.
This means that all activities will take place through digital methods, and will vary to some extent from module to module. Typically it will involve a mix of learning from the structured materials supplied by your lecturers, alongside lecture engagement sessions, seminars and/or tutorials where you may have the opportunity to engage with lecturers and other members of the class in real time. You will be able to ask questions, contribute to discussions and, with recorded sessions, look back on what you've learned. Methods and systems will vary from course to course and your school will contact you directly with full details.
When the government advises that it is safe to do so, we plan to return to a blended model of teaching and deliver some teaching in person. You will debate topics in seminars, develop practical skills in labs and tackle big issues in workshops. We will put measures in place to help you stay safe, which may mean teaching in smaller groups, delivering shorter sessions or staggering start times.
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Where teaching is online, we will use existing systems such as Moodle (our online learning platform), Microsoft Teams and Engage (our lecture capture system). We will focus on teaching methods that give you the best opportunity to take part.
Our IT services team will provide you with technical support. They are currently providing support online at our virtual Smart Bar.
University of Nottingham Libraries are here to support your studies and research through access to our extensive print and online library collections, study spaces and resources and online sessions to help you develop your academic and information skills.
Through NUsearch, you can access our library collections including 300,000 ebooks and 20,000 ejournals. Find the recommended reading for your modules on our online reading lists or Moodle.
Our library staff will be available to support you throughout your studies with online drop-in sessions, resources to develop your academic skills, online help and more.
Visit our Welcome to Libraries webpage to get started with our library services or drop in to our online sessions.
Your personal tutor or supervisor is your first point of contact for academic and pastoral support.
Many of our support services are available online:
We are working to ensure that our teaching methods are as inclusive as possible. Contact our disability support team for help if you have:
- a disability
- mental health difficulty
- a long-term medical condition
- a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD
CELE Academic and Communication Skills
Centre for English Language Education (CELE) offers a range of academic and communication skills courses and one-to-one consultations to help you achieve your academic potential in your degree studies. You can find all the details about CELE courses and consultations on the CELE website.
If you are an international student and would like to book a CELE course or consultation, please visit the booking page.
If you are a home student whose first language is not English, please email your booking requests to the CELE team; you will then receive a confirmation email with joining details.
If you have any questions, please email the CELE team.