The University of Southampton has now updated its plans for the upcoming study year and says that is will be open to welcome students from the UK and around the world to all campuses this fall. The official start of the academic year will be September 28th. A small number of postgraduate courses will start at a slightly later time and these details will be confirmed directly to students.
The University says its goal is to still include a significant face-to-face component to learning, as far as conditions currently allow. This face-to-face interaction will be combined with a new blended approach which includes independent and group online learning. It is expected that as the COVID-19 pandemic develops, the balance between face-to-face and online education will need to evolve in response. Plans are currently being put into place to meet these changes. The University also says it remains committed to providing students with the most benefit from their studies. Watch below to see former student Ryan Sullivan now practicing law in downtown Toronto.
Protective measures being put into place include limiting numbers and gatherings, to insure a safe campus environment to the highest possible standards. The safety and wellbeing of students and staff remains a top priority and the University will continue to closely follow both government and medical advice.
University staff continue to work through the details of student accommodations and social activities while maintaining social distancing in all environments. Practical support will also be given to international students who may be subject to temporary UK quarantine rules.
Further updates to these arrangement will be provided by the end of June. If you have already applied to the University of Southampton through Barclay Educational Services and have further questions, please contact Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com If you like to apply now that the Fall term has been confirmed and you are currently a student in Canada, you can contact us as well for information about programs and application details.
The University of Southampton looks forward to seeing you in September!