COVID-19: Important information for students
If you are an enrolled student, you will receive regular updates from us via email. Please do not ignore these emails as they may contain important information about how your course will be delivered in the coming months, and what may be expected of you.
As of January 2021, a national ‘Stay at Home’ (national lockdown) order is in place across the country to prevent the spread of a new, more infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus.
Under current restrictions, all Higher Education providers in the UK are required to deliver programmes online from the start of January until further notice, with face-to-face teaching permitted only for certain subjects. A review of these arrangements is due in mid-February.
FSB delivers Health and Social Care courses, for which face-to-face teaching is permissible. However, the School has determined that all of our programmes should be delivered online for the duration of the current lockdown.
We feel that this is in the best interests of our academic community.
The School will keep all essential campus facilities, such as libraries and study areas open for any students that need to use them at this time. All of our facilities have had COVID-safe modifications made to them and are regularly cleaned, with safe distancing and face coverings enforced.
You will continue to have full access to your Personal Academic Tutor and the School’s support services and while studying remotely.
We understand that these are difficult circumstances, however FSB remains committed to providing a high-quality academic experience and we encourage you to keep in regular contact with us about how we can do things better. Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns or suggestions.
The Office for Students has produced comprehensive guidance for students commencing or returning to study in in January 2021, which can be read here.
Last Update January 2021