London South Bank University to move lectures online next year over coronavirus

Josh Salisbury (25 May, 2020)

LSBU becomes the latest unversity to tell incoming students they will have online lectures in September

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London South Bank university will move its lectures online for the next academic year, it has announced.

The move affects the first semester of the academic year, with moves towards some campus provision of classes if safe to do so after that.

The university’s campus, which is based in Elephant and Castle, is currently closed in line with government guidance, although students continue to work from home.

Some students also remain in halls of residence at the university.

In its latest update on how coronavirus is affecting the institution, LSBU said: “The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority, and for that reason, we have taken the decision to deliver our lectures online in semester one.

“Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where we think it’s safe to do so, we plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.”

Open Day events are also being held online, in accordance with lockdown restrictions, said the university.

“While the LSBU campus may be closed, the University is very much still open and our staff are continuing to deliver our priorities, projects and education provision through online and virtual means,” added the university.

“We are really proud of all our staff and current students, who are adapting to these news ways of working and learning. Thank you for your support.”

It comes after other universities have pledged to move all teaching online for the next academic year, including Cambridge University.

However, at the time of writing, LSBU has plans for online lectures for the first semester only, which covers late September to late January.

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