Learning on campus
To keep everyone safe, we are observing the two-metre physical distancing rules advised by the Scottish Government. This means we cannot teach large groups on campus, and so after careful consideration, we have planned for any teaching that usually takes place in large lecture halls to be delivered online at the beginning of the new semester.
We also appreciate that due to local lockdown measures in the UK and in countries across the globe, you may experience delays in being able to join us on campus. Making our teaching available online is the best way to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to access the expertise of our academics.
Depending on your choice of subject, you may also take part in a range of in-person activities.
At University level, we are working on a programme of physical events, facilitated by our conference services.
Each of the University’s four Colleges may offer you options for contact time on topics such as study skills and careers advising.
On campus activities we are planning for Semester 1 for teaching on individual programmes include:
- one-to-one meetings with academics
- seminars on topical matters
- practice in face-to-face presentation styles or language competency
- careers and graduate attributes sessions/events
- “pint of science” events
- labs or sessions deemed as absolutely essential for students to complete themselves, for example in subjects such as chemistry and engineering
- support by means of extra office hours or tutorials with level 1 tutors
- weekly activities undertaken in small groups (3-5 students) which can be completed remotely or face to face
- TED type talks from academic staff members to be delivered face to face and online
- social, academic and wellbeing support talks and workshops that will be available face to face.
We have your welfare at the heart of our decisions, and are working to be as flexible and as agile as we can be, considering the size of our campus and student numbers. We will respond to any change in restrictions as well as the views and feedback of our students, and communicate this response to you as quickly as possible. It is our hope that restrictions will continue to ease, enabling your face-to-face teaching time to grow.
Our main Library is open to all UofG students for individual study, from 7.15am-11pm, Monday to Sunday. You can browse and borrow books.
You can check how busy the Library is at the entrance and in the Library Information section of the Timetable & Roomfinder app.