UWTSD confirms plan for new academic year


UWTSD can now confirm our plans for academic year 2020/21, based on the current coronavirus context and the guidance given by the First Minister of Wales today.  

UWTSD confirms plan for new academic year

UWTSD’s campuses in Wales will be open and ready to start teaching at the beginning of the new academic year and we look forward to welcoming new and returning students.  We are planning a blended delivery pattern which means a combination of on-campus teaching as well as online delivery.

Earlier this year the University transferred all of its teaching online, adjusted assessments and took the necessary steps to ensure that the vast majority of our students were able to either complete their awards or progress to the next level of study.  Building on our current experience, we are looking to deliver the very best educational experience for our students integrating face-to face teaching on campus with online delivery. We want to ensure that we offer a flexible, creative learning environment that makes best use of the students’ time on campus and supports practical learning and social activities within the social distancing government guidelines.

The strength of UWTSD is the diversity of our students and we aim to provide the very best educational environment for each individual to reach their potential. Our recent campus developments have emphasised small group and practice–based teaching, integrating physical and virtual study spaces for maximum impact. The pandemic has accelerated this approach, but the direction of travel was already determined as we seek to prepare our graduates for a constantly changing workplace in which the utilisation of technology plays a central role.

We are here to help and support you at this time and will make every effort to ensure that you have the best possible student experience and continue to be able to develop your potential to the full. The safety and welfare of students and staff is a top priority for us and we will have a range of safety measures in place on all campuses. Small class sizes and individual attention has always been a key strength across our campuses and is valued by our students. 

Our planning is of course subject to government directives and we will continue to inform you of what this means for you and your programme. UWTSD students can be reassured that our blended approach to learning and teaching will ensure a seamless transition from face-to-face to online delivery as future circumstances dictate ensuring that you are able to complete your studies as planned.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in September.

PS - Students who have not yet applied for Student Finance are urged to do so to avoid any delays in payments at the start of term.