Universities plan social bubbles when they reopen
Those arriving at university for the first time could also be faced with virtual freshers’ week events, fewer large-scale lectures and one-way systems across campus in a bid to prevent COVID-19 transmission. The proposals form part of a Universities UK briefing published on 3 June which confirmed the higher education sector is planning a blended learning approach – featuring a mix of online and face-to-face classes – for the coming academic year.
It came after a poll from the University and College Union which found that 71% of applicants would prefer to delay the start of the academic year if it meant they could get more face-to-face teaching.
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