From September 2021 we started welcoming our University community back to campus, and focusing on in-person active and inclusive learning and teaching.
You’ll have lectures, seminars, practicals and workshops with your peers, with weekly course materials, activities and support through our Canvas platform; with online MS Teams areas to support group, tutor, and individual study activities.
The combination of on-campus learning supported by online content and collaboration provides the flexibility needed to make sure all students feel part of our community, regardless of their individual situation or needs and, importantly, allows us to quickly adapt if the Government asks us to at any given point.
With certain courses, you can choose to study online-only in Trimester 2 (January-April 2022) if you prefer. Please check the detailed list for options for your course. International students with a student visa in the UK are not eligible for online-only study. Please read the information on our FAQ page.
The following Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences courses will be offered face-to-face (supported by online learning) only.
The following Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences courses can be studied face-to-face (supported by online learning) or online only.
If you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in our Faculty of Business and Law, you can choose to study online-only in Trimester 2 if you prefer.
All Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care courses will be delivered face-to-face (supported by online learning). No courses will have an online-only option.
The following Faculty of Science and Engineering courses will be offered face-to-face (supported by online learning) only. All other courses not listed here will have an online-only option.
Psychology and Sports Science; Vision and Hearing
Engineering and the Built Environment
All ARU College courses will have an online-only option.
Trimester 2 timetables will be published on e:Vision from Thursday 6 January, from approximately 3.30pm.
If you're a new student and register before 5 January, you'll be able to see your timetable on e:Vision from Thursday 6 January.
If you register on or after 5 January, your timetable will be available on e:Vision within five working days.
Your personal timetable will be available on e:Vision.
You will also be able to download your personal Trimester 2 timetable to the ARU app.
General module, course and example timetables will be available on the timetabling web pages from Thursday 6 January.
Find out more about how to access your timetable.
Your timetable will include more on-campus teaching in Trimester 2. You’ll have lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions in both general classrooms and specialist workspaces.
Where possible, your teaching will be in blocks. Your timetable may change week to week, particularly if your course is placement based, so please check each week of your e:Vision timetable.
If you're studying face to face, you may also have some online classes on your timetable. These are typically lectures and will be on different days to your campus sessions where possible.
If you are a full-time student, you're likely to have classes on three or four days a week. If your course is placement based, the number of days you're timetabled will vary week to week, but in some weeks you may have classes on five days.
If you're a part-time student, you will normally have classes on one or two days a week.
When we first produce your timetable, we will timetable you for face-to-face sessions on campus, in addition to your classes that will be delivered online.
If your course has an online-only option, you’ll receive an email in January 2022 offering you the option to change your study preference to Online only if you prefer.
Not all of our courses can be studied entirely online. Some of our practical and skills-based courses will require you to attend sessions on campus.
If you are a Tier 4/visa student, please read our information for international and EU/EEA students.
If you choose to study online only, you will join the same learning community and receive the same or similar content as our face-to-face teaching.
For most courses this will mean that the days and times of your classes won’t change. Your timetable will stay the same and you'll simply join by MS Teams rather than being on campus.
If your course is offered online-only, there may be opportunities later in Trimester 2 for you to switch from online to face-to-face or vice versa. We will contact you with details each time.
If Government guidance changes at any time, then we will contact you about this too.
Timetables for Welcome Week will be published on our Welcome pages in December, exact date to be confirmed.
We know that COVID-19 has affected everyone in different ways, so if you have any worries or concerns, our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help.