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Student and Academic Administration

Assessments and Teaching – Student FAQs

This page provides information on the changes being made to teaching and assessments as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). You will also find key information on the Special Considerations process.


Please note: new questions and answers will continue to be added to this list, as required.


When will programme delivery start?

Teaching for the 2020/21 academic year will begin on 5 October 2020.


How will teaching be delivered in 20/21?

We’re planning to deliver our programmes through a blend of in-person and online education, with the emphasis on face-to-face teaching; our expectation is that you will be available to take part in campus-based activity to the full extent that is possible.

Find out full information on Your Studies here.

Special Considerations

Please Note: The University will take account of the general impact the current situation will be having on students’ performance in assessment.

If the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on you because of your own personal circumstances you should use the Covid-19 Extension Request for Assessment Form or Covid-19 Special Considerations Request Form

What is the email address where I must submit my extension or special considerations request?

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Archaeology; English; Film; History;
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Winchester School of Art 

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Physics and Astronomy 
Zepler Institute 

Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences

Biological Sciences 
Geography and Environmental Sciences 
Health Sciences 
Ocean and Earth Science 

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Mathematical Sciences 
MSc and BSc Education 
Official Statistics/Data for Government  
PGCE Further Education 
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PGCE Secondary 
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