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University of Kent plans to open for next academic year

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[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Excellent news! Following on from last weeks’ update, we have now finally heard from the University of Kent with regards to their plans for the next academic year. They’ve confirmed that the new term will start on time and as ‘normal’. They have said;

“We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University this September. We want to ensure that your experience at Kent is the best it can be, from the moment you arrive on campus. We’re taking steps to protect our students and staff from Covid-19, while safeguarding the quality of our teaching and student life.”

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. We will not compromise the quality of teaching, learning and experiences of our students. We will keep you updated over the summer to support your arrival at Kent in the autumn.”

UKC have gone on to confirm their approach for reopening;

  • “The majority of our teaching and services will be delivered in a blended way – both online and in person. Which parts of your studies will be online and which will be in person will vary according to the course you are on, government requirements and our health and safety assessments. We are planning the details of this now and will be able to update you in the coming weeks.”
  • “Online lectures will be complemented with face-to-face and/or online interactive sessions.”
  • “Lecture theatres will be used for smaller face-to-face group-based activities.”
  • “Lab classes, and other activities where you physically need to be there, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements.”
  • “Some modules, or parts of modules, may need to be rescheduled to later in the academic year when social distancing restrictions are eased.”

What does this mean?

It means that like Christ Church, UKC intends to offer a blend of both face-to-face and online learning. They plan for all students to return to campus on time and in readiness for the next academic year.

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