Teaching for our Spring Term commenced on the term dates previously planned and publicised, with some programmes resuming online and some face to face. Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 22 February regarding the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England, we have updated the information below.
If you have questions about your programme please contact your Phase Lead, Programme Director or the Programme Delivery team.
Medicine and Medicine with a Gateway Year students should continue to access teaching as they have been doing throughout this term.
MB BS Year 1 will resume twice weekly PBL from 8 March. All other sessions will be delivered as per term 1.
MB BS Year 2 will resume in person clinical skills teaching from 26th February 2021. PBL will continue to be held once weekly in person and once weekly online and this will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
MSc Physician Associate students should continue to access teaching as they have been doing throughout this term.
MSc Clinical Anatomy/Clinical Anatomy and Education teaching will continue as it has been doing throughout this term with dissection sessions happening in-person on campus and seminars online. Students should contact their dissertation supervisor if they need access to the anatomy facilities for their dissertation from April onwards.
MSc Human Anatomy and Evolution teaching will continue as it has been doing throughout this term with online teaching sessions including online practical sessions. Students however should contact their dissertation supervisor if they need access to the anatomy or palaeohub facilities for their dissertation from April onwards.
MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development teaching will continue as it has been doing throughout this term with online teaching sessions. Students however should contact their dissertation supervisor to discuss access requirements to facilities for their dissertation from April onwards.
PG Cert, PG Dip and MSc Health Professions Education students should continue to access their learning online and study days will continue to be held online.
Postgraduate Research students should continue to work with their supervisor who will offer advice and guidance in relation to their individual research projects and availability of facilities such as laboratories or clinical research environments.
Postgraduate research students who require access to specialist research facilities or equipment to undertake their work will be able to access these.
Unless you need to return for the start of your in-person teaching, you should remain at home/where you were over the winter break and continue your studies online.
However, we recognise that some students may not have access to appropriate facilities, wifi, IT equipment or study space at home, or that they may decide it is better for their mental health and wellbeing to be at the University. If this applies to you then you are welcome to return.
If you are an international student travelling from overseas and have already booked your travel or are en route then we do not expect you to change your travel plans and we and our universities are ready to welcome you.
The rules for people travelling to the UK have changed. Advice on how to comply with the current requirements can be found on the UK Government website. Travellers who have not travelled through, or been in a “red list” country may be able to reduce the amount of time spent in quarantine by taking part in the test and release scheme. The rapid results testing programmes being offered by our Universities are not part of this Test to Release scheme.
If you have visited a country with a travel ban to the UK, you cannot use the 'Test to Release' scheme.
Find out how to take part in the Test to Release scheme.
Our universities have implemented a range of Covid-secure measures which have made it possible for us to resume in-person teaching safely. One of the key measures is Covid-19 testing for staff and students. It is therefore critical that when you return to campus you access asymptomatic testing in order to identify asymptomatic infections and break any chains of transmission. We recommend you access testing immediately on your arrival and then again three days later. For those who are already on campus you should be accessing testing twice weekly.
For further information about testing including how to book a test visit the University of Hull and University of York web pages.
Even when receiving two negative tests, it is important that students continue to follow guidance on social distancing, hygiene measures and use of face coverings.
For details of what facilities and services will be available from the start of term visit the University of Hull and University of York coronavirus web pages.
We, together with our universities, are working hard to provide students and staff with as much information as possible. Please visit the University of Hull and University of York coronavirus pages for the latest updates and remember to check your medical school and university emails for latest information.