Autumn term 2021

How Goldsmiths will be delivering teaching and operating for the first term of the 2021-22 academic year.

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Teaching and learning

Interactive teaching activities (eg tutorials, seminars, workshops and practice-based) will be on campus in person.

Non-interactive teaching activity (eg where the majority of the session is a teacher presenting information with little discussion or questioning from students) will be pre-recorded and delivered online in a suitable format. Feedback from students has told us many people prefer this type of delivery for this kind of teaching.

You can see what this means for your programme of study and assessments in the published programme specifications addenda.

We expect all our students to attend teaching on campus, and are not be offering an option for students to study remotely at this time. We will make provision for students who cannot attend part of the term due to Covid-19 because they are unwell, self-isolating or have travel restrictions.

Facilities and support services

All students can access specific equipment and software if required to achieve learning outcomes (eg practice rooms). Departments are planning how everyone can access these to ensure Covid-safety.

The Library is open 24/7 for use as a study space and to borrow books and resources. Many of the core texts (book chapters, journal articles etc) have been digitised and are available online.

Our student support teams – Careers, Wellbeing, Disability, Chaplaincy – are providing face-to-face and online support. The Student Centre is open to visit and available online via Live Chat.

Campus shops and cafes are open.

Protecting yourself and others on campus

We’re encouraging all students, staff and visitors who are able to do so wear face-coverings indoors on campus, particularly where social distancing cannot be maintained.

We have planned the use of teaching spaces to allow for 1.1m social distancing, except for some well-ventilated rooms or in labs where distancing is not possible.

Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout campus.

Read more on keeping Covid-secure on campus.

Testing for Covid-19

We are waiting for government guidance on testing for the Autumn term. Currently, the National Health Service recommends everyone tests themselves twice a week using free rapid lateral flow tests. You can collect packs of these from testing sites across London or ordered them online.

Anyone who has symptoms of Covid can get a PCR test locally in London. These are booked online. Appointments are usually available the same or the next day.

If you test positive for Covid-19, you need to tell us, and we will contact you to offer support.