Semester Two Teaching Update
As of 5 January 2022, the Scottish Government has not made any changes to its guidance for universities and delivery of teaching. The School, therefore expects to continue to meet your learning and teaching and wellbeing needs through the safe provision of small group face-to-face teaching on campus, supplementing online lectures.
However, we know that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to cause disruptions, and we expect that there will be staff and students who have to self-isolate at different times over the semester or who may be experiencing difficulties with travel arrangements in this post-holiday period. Therefore, it may be necessary to move face-to-face classes online at short notice to respond to staff who have to self-isolate. We will do our best to avoid having to cancel classes, but this may be unavoidable at times. Please read through the advice bullet points below:
- Regularly check your email and course Moodle announcements for updates to delivery of your course lectures, seminars or tutorials.
- In the event that a class needs to be cancelled or moved online, information will be posted on Moodle with links to relevant online zoom classrooms.
- If you are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 and are unable to attend in-person classes, please notify your course leader and administrator. Their contact details will be available in the course Moodle. Course leaders will advise you what support options are available to help you continue with your studies. Staff may use suggested readings, online discussion forums, and online office hours to follow up on missed seminars or tutorials.
- If you test positive, have Covid-19 symptoms or are self-isolating, then you should also inform the University by reporting your situation via the Online Helpdesk. Guidance is available at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/coronavirus/guides/cases
- You are asked to undertake a lateral flow test before travelling to study or attend events on campus. You can access free lateral flow testing kits from pick-up points on campuses, as well as many pharmacies or you can also order them online. Please note that the NHS Test and Protect system will undertake contact tracing.
- You can also access general information and updates from the University via its MyGlasgow: Coronavirus: Information for Students web pages. https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/coronavirus/.
- If you are taking a course which is coordinated and taught by another school (i.e. Business School, History, Law) then please check with the relevant course leader what the situation for delivery of that teaching will be.
We would like to wish you all good luck for the forthcoming semester and to thank you for your patience and adherence to guidance and advice as we continue to respond to the changing circumstances of the pandemic.