Academic year 20/21 – Planning a return to campus
Published on 29 June 2020
Latest student announcement from Professor Blair Grubb, Vice-Principal Education
I hope you are well and coping with these very strange and difficult times while the world continues to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are continuing with planning to ensure your safe return to Dundee and on-campus activity when we start the next academic year in October.
The Scottish Government is moving through phased easing of lockdown restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of Covid-19 cases in Scotland is reducing, including here in Tayside where the latest rates are extremely low. Our hope is that by October we will be able to do a lot more on campus and our planning is based on having students here in Dundee.
Staff are making a huge effort to prepare timetables and get everything ready for your arrival or return. Teaching is still likely to be delivered through a blended approach that includes both face-to-face and online delivery. We hope that further easing of restrictions will continue and more of our work can return to face-to-face delivery although we will always be guided by Scottish Government public health advice and our commitment to keep everyone safe.
We have built a new set of guides for returning to campus, which you need to be aware of.
We will update the guides throughout the summer and autumn, as the guidance from the Scottish Government is updated.
As previously communicated, Semester One teaching will end on Friday 18 December 2020. Teaching in Semester Two will begin on 18 January 2021, and the remainder of the academic session remains as already published.
Please stay safe and if you have any questions please do contact us, either in reply to this email or directly to your School or Student Services. DUSA is also ready to assist with any student issues.
Professor Blair Grubb
Press Office, University of Dundeepress@dundee.ac.uk