Our Blended Approach 2020

Here at Staffordshire University London, we are doing everything we can to support our students through the COVID-19 pandemic – both now and in the future. Blended learning and teaching lie at the heart of our approach, but what does this actually mean for our students?

What is blended teaching and learning?

Put simply, it means we will use a combination of virtual and face-to-face delivery to bring you the best possible student experience within a COVID-secure environment. Through a blend of online lectures and on-campus teaching – conducted in line with the latest official guidance from the UK Government and other relevant authorities – we will continue to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing while delivering a first-class educational experience.

This page contains details of how we are preparing our courses and campuses for September 2020, as well as the services and support that will be available to you throughout your Staffordshire University journey.

Whether you’re a new or returning student, we can’t wait to welcome you to our Connected University in September 2020. In the meantime, please take a moment to read through the information on this site and remember…

We’ve got your back!

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This page was last updated on 17 July 2020 at 12:00PM. Please check back for the latest information and guidance.

Teaching and Learning

Our Connected University has all the tools and services necessary to support our students’ learning and development through a combination of virtual and on-campus delivery. Below, you can find details of how everything will work when you join us or return to the University this September.

Check out this video to learn more about our blended approach…

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New Students and Applicants

Staffordshire University is doing everything in its power to ensure that you have all the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision about the next stage in your education, helping you to identify the course and route that is right for you.

We will continue to follow the latest guidance issued by the Office for Students (OfS) and other relevant bodies in relation to our applications and admissions during and following on from the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that our institution’s position is clearly set out and we are communicating any necessary changes to our operations and courses transparently and openly.

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Existing students

If you are one of our existing or graduating students, don’t forget that we post regular updates to the MyStaffsUni app with the latest advice and guidance. You can also find details of support available to student parents, as well as advice on keeping well and staying connected, under the ‘Social Distancing’ tile. Remember to use your University IT login details to access the app.

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Student Support

At Staffordshire University London, we place students at the heart of everything we do, which is why we remain committed to providing support and services that enable you to enjoy the best possible experience while studying with us.

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Accommodation

We have worked hard to provide our students with four fantastic accommodation options that are in right in the centre of social and business areas in London, and more importantly, will see you right through your studies without breaking the bank!

During COVID times the providers will have a different approach, so we suggest to get in contact directly with them

We  will also continue to work closely with our Students’ Union to encourage private landlords to ensure they are prioritising the health, safety and wellbeing of our students.

Students living in private accommodation should seek guidance on their accommodation position from their landlords.

The University and the Students’ Union will also continue to liaise with private landlords to remind them of their responsibilities to our students. If you encounter any difficulties with private landlords, you can contact the Staffordshire University Students’ Union Advice Centre on 01782 294629, or by emailing sac@staffs.ac.uk

Staff

Our staff are an essential part of our University community and we are immensely proud of how they have adjusted to these exceptional circumstances, offering a first-class experience for our students despite myriad challenges. Even so, we are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and anxiety for some members of our workforce, which is why we’ve put in place measures to ensure colleagues don’t become isolated while working remotely.

Staff can visit our #StaffsHomeworking area on IRIS to access information and support. Remember, you still have your team around you – even while we’re working remotely – and we are here to offer you all the support you need during this period. Keep in touch with your colleagues via the Staff App and share your homeworking experiences on social media using #StaffsHomeworking.

While the majority of our services remain operational – either virtually or in person – our transition to remote teaching and learning has resulted in an increase in email traffic, which could impact on email response times. Despite these unprecedented circumstances, our staff will endeavour to respond to emails at the earliest possible opportunity. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.

 

Additional COVID-19 guidance

At Staffordshire University London, we have gone to great lengths to make your learning experience as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have installed Perspex screens at the reception desk, kitchen areas, and in the esports arena, to allow the use of our facilities while you are on campus. We have also reduced the capacity of our teaching studios by taking advantage of the flexible learning space to create one large studio, leaving two meters between students. One-way systems will be implemented, with hand sanitisers placed strategically along the designated routes. We will be encouraging students to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to allow Staff to deliver a top-class learning experience safely during the pandemic.

Here East, the complex which we are situated in, has also taken Covid-19 measures including adding Perspex screens to their reception areas, reducing capacity on their shuttle buses, and adding hand sanitisers to common areas.

We look forward to welcoming you onto campus in September.

 

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