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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

Where it is safe to do so, we plan to deliver teaching in person. You will debate topics in seminars, develop practical skills in labs and tackle big issues in workshops. We are putting measures in place to help you stay safe. This may mean teaching in smaller groups, delivering shorter sessions or staggering start times.

Large group activities, like lectures, will take place through digital methods. 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.

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Online learning

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 and expect in-person services to resume from September.




We're re-opening our eight libraries in phases to provide you with safe access to our study resources and services.

Each library will first open for click and collect access to books on the shelves before expanding to offer a wider range of services, including socially distant study space and printing, when safe to do so.

Through NUsearch, you can access our library collections including 300,000 ebooks and 20,000 ejournals. You can find the recommended reading for your modules on Moodle or through our online reading lists.

Libraries also offer online support including drop-in help sessions, online study sessions and study pop-ups.




Study support

Your personal tutor or supervisor is your first point of contact for academic and pastoral support. 

Many of our support services are available online:




Disability support

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
  • autism
  • a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD




English language support

If English is your second language, you can access free language support here to help you alongside your studies.

This includes one-to-one sessions and classes.