Updated: 13 January 2022
Most class teaching, seminars and tutorials will be delivered in-person. The majority of our bigger teaching sessions, such as lectures, will either take place online or in a suitable risk-assessed space. We will keep this under review and let students know if things change, but as of now, teaching will be delivered in person, and any 'event' assessments such as exams will take place as currently planned.
All in-person teaching sessions will be held in suitable, risk-assessed spaces. Some large group teaching sessions will be held online and other sessions will be held in-person. This will be clearly marked in the Google Calendar timetable entry - please check your timetable carefully.
On most courses, teaching for Semester 1 starts on Monday 20 September 2021 and for Semester 2 on Monday 24 January 2022. If you are a new full-time student, you will need to arrive on campus by the end of Week 2 (Friday 1 October for Semester 1 or 4 February 2022 for Semester 2) at the latest, or you may need to defer your place. Please contact your Faculty as soon as possible if you think you may miss this deadline.
Both in-person and online lectures will be recorded (please see the updated Recording Academic Contact and Teaching Sessions Policy for more details on this). Recordings of lectures are designed to support students with their learning within an inclusive and accessible environment - they are not designed to replace attending lectures.
In-person teaching - please see information below about what to expect with in-person teaching.
Online teaching - these will be held in Zoom. Please ensure you have a valid, free Brookes Zoom Pro licence linked to your Brookes email address. For information on how to check if you are ready for online lectures, see this Student News article.
Laboratory-based/practical classes: your Faculty will provide you with specific instructions regarding any laboratory-based or practical classes.
Tutorials and 1:1 (one-to-one) teaching with staff: individual meetings and other non-timetabled teaching events with staff will either be held online or in a member of staff’s office.
Field classes: field classes are bespoke to each Faculty. They will inform you of the arrangements.
Assessments: event assessments (exams) are likely to be a combination of in-person and online assessments.