Cambridge University has announced its decision to migrate all lectures online until summer 2021, becoming the first institution in the United Kingdom to make such move.
The university said, “given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the University has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year.”
A Cambridge spokesman told LBC News: “The University is constantly adapting to changing advice as it emerges during this pandemic. Given that it is likely that social distancing will continue to be required, the University has decided there will be no face-to-face lectures during the next academic year.
“Lectures will continue to be made available online and it may be possible to host smaller teaching groups in person, as long as this conforms to social distancing requirements.
“This decision has been taken now to facilitate planning, but as ever, will be reviewed should there be changes to official advice on coronavirus.”
Cambridge is the first to take such a radical step, but the University of Manchester announced last week that it was conducting all lectures online during the autumn term.
However, some students have expressed concerns they won’t be getting their money’s worth if all the teaching is done online.
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