Dundee University has confirmed its suspension of face-to-face teaching from Monday.
The move will cover all undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, with students told they should not attend any classes – lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and seminars – until notified otherwise.
In a joint statement, interim principal Professor David Maguire and university CEO Dr Jim McGeorge said: “Our planning is well advanced for this outcome and this week will be one of transition as we finalise, publish and implement our plans for online delivery and assessment to ensure we maintain the highest possible quality of education to our students at this unprecedented time.
“Each of our Schools will be in contact with their students over the early part of the week to provide subject-specific information about the new teaching and assessment arrangements being put in place.
“In addition, the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing & Health Sciences will set out arrangements for clinical placements and clinical skills teaching.
“Research students should contact their supervisors for guidance on how to continue their studies through this period. We will also be offering guidance during the week for research and professional practice staff on how they should continue their work.
“The University is not closing and our other activities, including the provision of student support, will continue across our three campuses.
“DUSA will also be putting in place contingency arrangements to maintain its ability to provide services to students.”
The university added: “All undergraduate and postgraduate taught students can travel home, if they wish to do so, but must ensure they continue to engage fully with their learning through the online delivery arrangements.
“We are aware that some students may remain in halls of residence and so these, along with our libraries, study spaces and computing facilities, will stay open and operate in line with evolving government advice on social distancing.
“We know that a number of students will still be in the city, including international or European students who are unable to travel, are in self-isolation or wish to remain in UK for the duration of their visas and period of study. We will do all we can to support them at this time, working closely with DUSA.”
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