COVID England & Wales Partner Updates

England & Wales Partner Updates

These details are frequently changing. We will update information as we receive it.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University is moving forward with their plans for remote learning and assessment. The institution maintains a dedicated website for Coronavirus updates

City, University of London

All face-to-face teaching at City, University of London will be suspended by Monday 23rd March at the latest. Cass Business School and the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering are starting online delivery of teaching beginning Monday 16th March. The University will provide online resources to replace, where possible, lectures and tutorials.

Assessments, including examinations, planned for the remainder of the academic year that require students to come in to the University will not take place for programs in Cass Business School, the School of Arts and Social Sciences, and the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. They will be replaced by alternative forms of assessment.

King’s College London

From Monday 16 March, King’s College London will transition into more flexible working. Teaching sessions for students will be delivered online from 23 March 2020 until the beginning of May 2020.

KCL will be reviewing the situation regularly. There may be some exceptions to this policy in Clinical Faculties, for example where term dates differ. Students will be contacted by their faculties and departments about specific plans for clinical and lab teaching.

Exams and assessments will take place remotely after Easter, except where professional bodies are involved. This includes alternative assessment arrangements for the main examination period scheduled between April 27 and June 26, 2020 (extended from May 29, 2020). For most programs and modules, KCL will not hold conventional unseen exams requiring students to be physically present over this period, but instead will provide assessment in alternative formats. These arrangements are being actively considered at a faculty and departmental level, and students will be kept fully updated. More information about KCL’s policies around Coronavirus can be found on their dedicated website

London School of Economics and Political Science

All teaching, coursework, and assessment will begin online beginning March 23 or before where possible for the remainder of the academic year. Faculty and instructors will be working with students to find the best online support. More information can be found online

Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is working hard to ensure teaching materials and assessments are available online. If not already available, teaching materials will be available online by 23 March. The university will also ensure students receive the credits they need for the modules studied at Queen Mary. Visit the University’s dedicated website for more details. 

SOAS, University of London

At SOAS, all coursework will be in alternative forms such as online beginning March 23. For assessments, all existing coursework deadlines before May 4 are being moved back by two weeks. The final school deadline is being moved to May 18, 2020. Additionally, the currently planned examinations period is being moved back by two weeks, and will not start before May 20. SOAS is evaluating the best way to proceed with online examinations to ensure fair assessment and accessibility for all students, and they will update students and IFSA with more information as soon as possible.

Please visit SOAS’s COVID-19 webpage.

University College London

University College London will cease all face-to-face teaching as of March 13th, with as much teaching as possible moving online from Monday 16 March until the end of term 2.

All teaching in term 3 will be delivered online via Moodle as far as possible. This will predominantly affect revision classes for undergraduate students. Alternative forms of assessment will be put in place for all students, such as open book assessments and further coursework, to enable students to complete assessments away from the university.

More information about UCL’s policies can be found on their dedicated Coronavirus website.  

University of Cambridge, Pembroke College

Cambridge University is moving to remote teaching. 

Faculties and departments are developing plans for alternative methods of assessment, prioritizing arrangements for final year undergraduate students and postgraduate students. It is likely that in many subjects and papers for which there will be assessment the approach will be for online assessment via Moodle. Students will be informed of their method of assessment by the end of March. The main assessment period remains scheduled to take place in Easter Term. Since the method of assessment will be different, it is likely that the normal assessment period will be extended. Students will receive a revised assessment schedule well before the assessment period starts.

There will be no face-to-face teaching next term. Teaching will be conducted remotely, using a range of methods including lecture capture, online/video conferencing and Moodle.

The university library is open online and is making more electronic resources available every day. 

Please visit the University of Cambridge COVID-19 webpage.

University of Kent

The University of Kent will deliver teaching online across the university starting March 17. All scheduled examinations will now take place online and students should consult the CMIS system for the examinations timetable for information at the end of March.

Please visit the University of Kent’s COVID-19 webpage.

University of Leeds

University of Leeds seeks to deliver all lectures and non-laboratory (or other practical) classes online by the start of next term (Monday 27 April). They will, as far as possible, make transition to online delivery over the next two weeks, until the end of the current term on 27 March, giving priority where practical to the online delivery of large lectures.

Some teaching sessions will be delivered virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Collaborate is accessed via Minerva and allows for tutors to deliver content and lead discussion via audio and video conferencing and live text chat. Guidance on the use of Collaborate is available from the Minerva support website. Also visit the University’s Coronavirus website for more information. 

University of Oxford, Hertford College

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, Mansfield College

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, Regent’s Park

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, St. Edmund Hall

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of Oxford, Worcester College

At Oxford, the Teaching and Learning in Trinity term will be moved to an online format where possible, and there will be no conventional written paper exams. There will be no conventional exams in Trinity Term. The university is currently considering alternative options, in which they expect open-book exams, taken remotely and submitted online, to play a significant role. The exact detail of how these exams will be delivered is being carefully considered to ensure students are not disadvantaged by being in different time zones, because of their home and working environments, or due to any specific learning needs they may have.

IFSA students should continue to communicate with their Oxford tutors about options to continue coursework directly.

Please visit the University of Oxford COVID-19 webpage.

University of the Arts, London

The University of the Arts, London will move teaching online or find alternative approaches and assessment tasks. The university will communicate the next steps to students over spring break. For classes moved to online delivery, it is likely that assessment criteria and the final submission will be modified in most cases.

Integrated Students on undergraduate degree courses at UAL should note that the program is currently on the four-week Easter Break. UAL Summer Term will begin on April 14 and will move to remote learning and assessment. UAL College teams will be contacting impacted students over the Easter break. 

Please visit UAL’s Coronavirus updates webpage

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is moving to online teaching and assessment from Monday 23 March 2020. This decision has been taken to allow students to continue their studies remotely. Students should check Blackboard for details of online teaching arrangements for their courses. IFSA students should continue to check their University of Westminster email account via mail.my.westminster.ac.uk (log in with your university username and password).

Where possible, assessments will be completed online. This will include exams, which will be completed as “at home” papers. Alternative arrangements will be made for assessments and exams where online arrangements are not possible. Further details will be communicated by course leaders or module leaders. More information about the University of Westminster’s policies around Coronavirus can be found on the University’s dedicated website

University of York

University of York is moving all classes online. Students should continue to engage fully in their classes through online venues. The university is working to update and move all teaching materials online while assessing the best digital tools in order to deliver seminars and tutorials via online platforms. The university will provide more guidance to students in the coming days.

Please visit the University of York Cornavirus updates webpage.