Degree Level

What to expect this Autumn

The start of the new academic year is just around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you.

Things may be a little different for the first term, but you’ll still get to be a part of our incredibly supportive environment.

Find out more in our video with Ashley from the University Centre Hastings.

We’re really pleased to be able to offer both online and face-to-face teaching. We’ve been busy making a few adjustments to our campuses to make sure that they are safe. We have introduced one way systems, hand washing stations, hand sanitiser and timetabled sessions together where possible to reduce travelling.

We’ve always been proud to offer smaller class sizes, but here is where they really come in handy. We’ll be able to set up our teaching spaces so that you are adequately distanced from your peers so you can confidently learn in safety.

We’ve also incorporated digital learning into our lecturers so you can learn and engage at a time that suits you our blended learning will be available on our Moodle sites so you can engage with them when you like. Where possible we will record sessions, and provide additional online support.

So despite our temporary restrictions you will still feel a part of our community, you will still benefit from dedicated 1-to-1 tuition via video and face-to-face meetings, still have all the support you need from your personal tutor, our wellbeing mentors, and student union, and you will still be able to use our exceptional facilities to gain that much needed hands-on experience.

Your learning and time on campus in 2020

What will this look like?

  • This year teaching will be split between on campus and online. Your timetables are being carefully prepared to provide you with the best and safest ways to learn.
  • The campus is being set up to abide by social distancing rules, which include one way systems, hand washing and sanitising stations throughout the campus and teaching will remain in allocated rooms in bubbles.
  • When appropriate we will be using our online platforms to deliver lectures, seminars, demonstrations, group and one-to-one tutorials. This will allow you to learn safely and re-watch recorded lectures and demonstrations at your own pace.
  • There are courses which will require the use of workshops, labs and studios. As we have small class sizes we are able to socially distance within our well-equipped spaces.
  • Access to food outlets and common rooms will be limited and we suggest that you bring in refreshments with you.

How will I be supported?

  • As ever you will be provided with plenty of opportunities to interact with staff for the support you require.
  • You will be able to book tutorials with your academic tutor during timetabled sessions.
  • You will have access to our Additional Learning Support team for help with specific learning needs.
  • Our online support from the library team will help you with research, report and essay writing.
  • If your course requires assessments at a place of work visits to settings will be carefully planned to allow for as many assessment opportunities to be made in one visit.
  • We will ensure small groups are meeting on a regular basis either in the classrooms, workshops, labs or studios or via online meetings. This will mean you will have peer support and interaction throughout your course.
  • The Student Union will be providing all the usual help and support throughout the year through the dedicated campus liaisons.

When will I find out more?

  • You will be receiving information about enrolment over the summer.
  • When you start you will have a timetable and be enrolled on our learning Moodle’s to help you schedule your study times.
  • If you require any help or advice you can email us at