The existing learning outcomes for our modules and courses will remain in place.
All students will primarily access their learning, including learning materials, via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas.
Hands-on practical teaching and learning activities will be delivered on campus with appropriate social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) measures put in place.
The online components of the course will be designed to balance interactive real-time sessions with lecturers and other students, with self-paced independent study. Students will have clear learning pathways through the activities they are expected to engage with, and there will be opportunities to check learning and progress.
Personal tutor support and all other student support, such as the Academic Success Centre, will also be online for this period, using a range of methods for staying in touch, such as telephone, email and the university’s web conferencing systems BigBlueButton and MSTeams.
To get the most from online study, hardware requirements have been established and communicated to all existing students and offer holders.
Students will need their own personal computer or laptop and an internet connection in their place of accommodation. This needs to be in place at the start of the course.
Once enrolled, students will have the ability to use Office 365 as part of our institutional licence, and access software required for their modules/courses via AppsAnywhere.
In addition, we offer Office for Mac via Ofice365, but only the following applications are available for Mac: Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote. Web-based Office applications are available on Mac. Full details are available here.
There is a provision for students who may struggle to meet the hardware requirements to contact our IT Hardship team.
There are no placements associated with this course and just 3 days are planned on-site for the academic year 2021/22.
Paramedic Practice is a WFD course and as such follows a timetable that is consistent with previous years.
Students will typically undertake 2 30 credit modules in each academic year and therefore start/finish dates are impossible to predict.
Module teaching days are once per week and take place on a Tuesday or Wednesday and run for between 6 to 8 weeks.
At enrolment or re-enrolment you consented to the changes we anticipated as a result of the pandemic, which were outlined on the ‘Covid-19 updates’ tab of your course page at: www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses.
The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice and our need to anticipate changes to that advice. Our capacity to offer alternatives is therefore limited.
We do not feel that the changes will adversely affect students. If you wish to avoid these changes (e.g. by taking a year out from your studies) please discuss this directly with your course team in the first instance.
We remain, as always, focused on the best experience and outcomes for our students.