Cambridge University transfers all Lent semester lessons online
The university is still seeking advice on who can return to Cambridge for the term
Both undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses will be fully online during Lent, according to an email sent today by Vice Chancellor Stephen Toope.
The university and colleges will remain open to research and learning, but there will be no in-person teaching.
The university is still trying to find out who can return to Cambridge. But there are clear exemptions for medical, clinical veterinary medicine, and PGCE students.
The University has now clarified with the Ministry of Education that the focus on returning medical and veterinary students to universities is for clinical studies.
Thus, the University has agreed that first and second year medical and veterinary students should not return to Cambridge as originally agreed and should assume that their studies will be online for the duration of Lent. .
Medical and veterinary students were advised to continue studying according to their schedule and to receive further information in due course.
Students can request to return to Cambridge if they do not have access to appropriate study spaces or facilities, or for health or safety reasons. These students should contact their college directly for advice and information on testing.
Regarding students who do not apply to this, Toope said, âWe are looking for advice on whether students from other courses not mentioned above can return. Until further notice, no other students should expect in-person instruction this term. “
Postgraduate research students will be able to return, but the vice-chancellor has requested that they do not do so until January 11.
International students with return flights have been advised to modify their travel plans where possible. Students who are currently in Cambridge are advised to stay in Cambridge for the lockdown.
The colleges have agreed that no rent will be charged to students who are not at Cambridge.
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