Covid News: Academic Provisions for MT 20

A message from the Academic and Careers Officer to all students:

Here are some results from today’s meeting on Academic Provisions for MT! It’s a pretty long document, but here’s the gist of it. If you have any specific questions, please hit me up and I’ll do my best to either reply straightaway or contact college about it.

  • As of today, college is expecting everyone to come back for MT.  
  • In order for this (and term) to be successful, it is IMPERATIVE that students follow health and social distancing protocols and advice.  
  • Priority for early arrival will be given to those who have exams in September, postponed from previous terms 
  • The matter of communal kitchen use for those who DO NOT have a kitchen in their staircase, is STILL being discussed. We will let you know ASAP when the results come in. 
  • This does not mean that if you don’t have an exam you can’t come back early. Contact college about having a room and possible quarantine measures 
  • Teaching will take place both online (large group teaching) and face to face (small group teaching / tutorials) 
  • Where this face to face sessions will take place will depend on the tutor, the size and layout of their room, and availability of other spaces around college. Government policy on social distancing will be ensured at all times, which may lead to changes in tutorial group sizes, greater use of online resources, and the use of SU rooms for the purpose of teaching 
  • All the colleges will follow a single plan – this will ensure that experience across Oxford will be as homogenous as possible re Covid-19 
  • Students will continue to move between colleges for teaching 
  • The Disability Services are working with students to ensure they are not disproportionately affected by any of these measures. Should you have any specific concerns or requests, do get in contact with Katherine Allen 
  • For EU students concerned about the impact of Brexit on their tuition fees: Nothing will change for you if you’ve already started your course. Check the Government Student Finance website for more information on the subject.  

Obviously, this is all susceptible to change if government restrictions massively alter in the following month, but as of right now, this is the most likely (and best possible) scenario. 

Have a great day! 

  • Sof

Sofía Sanabria de Felipe (she/her) Academic and Careers Officer

Wadham College SU