Thank you for contacting me about the return to university in 2021.
Alas these new restrictions are necessary, considering the worrying spread of the new variant of coronavirus, but at least there is hope on the horizon in the form of the mass vaccination programme.
In the new lockdown, only those students on certain courses should return to university for face-to-face teaching as planned. The courses which will resume face to face teaching in January are as follows:
Medicine & dentistry
Subjects allied to medicine/health Veterinary science
Education (initial teacher training) Social work
Courses which require Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) assessments and or mandatory activity which is scheduled for January and which cannot be rescheduled (the university will notify students that this applies to).
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