The lockdown restrictions in England mean that you will start your course online, until the middle of February at the earliest when restrictions will be reviewed. We cannot guarantee that online learning will not need to continue beyond this point. When restrictions begin to ease we hope to move back to our blended learning approach.
Aston University has trained all its teaching staff to produce engaging blended learning for the 2020/21 academic year. This has enabled us to offer a combination of on campus, synchronous (live and interactive, such as real-time lectures and seminars), and asynchronous (flexible learning activity such as recorded videos and online quizzes) teaching and learning opportunities, which have been designed to suit the different circumstances which students find themselves in.
While all our large teaching sessions are being delivered online this year, we have made sure these are as dynamic and interactive as possible. In addition to this, we are offering a hybrid model for our smaller group sessions. Once blended learning resumes, we encourage as many students as are able to come on campus and to participate in some face-to-face activity with staff and other students. We provided opportunities for at least three hours of contact time for those who wanted it in our first teaching period this year, and, as the UK pandemic restrictions are lifted, we plan more, particularly in terms of practical, placement and work-based sessions.
Arrival and Induction
If you have not already, you will received a separate message telling you how to pre-enrol and enrol. This is all completed online and you should do this as soon as you can.
Our Student Services Teams are here to offer support and guidance. If you need to speak to someone, please contact: email@example.com or call 0121 204 4007.