Thanks to Covid-19, it’s been a tense year for students who are waiting to find out if they can follow through with their plans to attend university. The great news is that universities in the UK are opening their doors! Students from India who are wanting to study in UK universities will be happy to know that they can continue with their plans and that the universities are ready to hit the ground running for the 2020/2021 educational year.
Universities across the UK are doing their best to minimise the spread of the virus
by incorporating online learning into their syllabus, to limit social interaction and an influx of students onto the grounds. Many programmes at UK universities are designed to be studied independently so this makes studying online even easier. 89 Universities will be offering some in-person teaching, as part of a “blended approach” involving online learning and face-to-face tuition. Many universities will begin their year in Autumn 2020 as planned, however some are looking at a January start date, so it’s best to check with the university that you plan on attending, to make sure that you get the start date correct. Most universities will be offering an online induction process to get students up and running with their online learning platforms.
Every university will be following the recommended Covid-19 safety guidelines, as stipulated by the relevant authorities and scientific bodies. Campuses will be cleaned regularly, and this will include residence areas where extra measures will be implemented to ensure that rooms, bathrooms and all surfaces are sanitised regularly. In the UK it is obligatory to wear a face mask on public transport and in shops, and social distancing guidelines apply. Please note that if you’re travelling to the UK to attend university, you may need to allow extra time for a quarantine period once you land.
What about exams?
The UK government has made provisions for exams and if need be, can award students the grade that they would be most likely to achieve. Each university may be different so when it is time to write exams, make sure to check with your university ahead of time.
However, it’s safe to say that universities in the UK are ready and waiting for students, and those who wanted to study in the UK can go ahead with their plans. For more news on studying in the UK during the pandemic, click here.