We are looking forward to welcoming you to Brunel in September.
You may be wondering how your specific course will be taught in 2021/22. We have put together some useful information for you, including how teaching will be delivered and supported. We have responded to comments from our students who tell us that they have welcomed the flexibility of online learning, but have missed opportunities to engage with staff and peers in person. Our approach to learning and teaching therefore prioritises interactive, in-person, on campus teaching, such as seminars, group work and practical activities. These are complemented by lectures, which may be online, in person or both, and you can find the details for your course by clicking on the relevant subject below.
We’re running various programmes before the start of term to help you prepare for university life - Transition Week, Headstart, Welcome Week and International Orientation - and you can find out all about these here.
In the event that Government-imposed restrictions require us to stop in-person teaching and limit social interactions, you will be able to continue ‘meeting’ with your fellow students or lecturers – you will meet virtually in live, interactive sessions until in-person teaching can resume. We can guarantee that you will be able to continue your studies with us whatever the circumstances and the University will continue to provide the best student experience it can.
If you’re a new international student holding a student visa ready to join us in September 2021, we expect you to start attending your lectures in person at the beginning of the first term, where you will benefit from connecting with other students and becoming part of our welcoming campus community as soon as you arrive. However, we recognise for some students, travel restrictions or other personal circumstances linked to the pandemic may delay your arrival in the UK. If this is the case, the UK Home Office have recently confirmed you can study online until your circumstances allow you to travel (and by 6 April 2022 at the latest). We will support you with your online learning from your home country until you are able to join us on campus, although you should continue to plan to travel to the UK as soon as you are able to.
The above also applies to returning students, unless you began your studies online in the academic year 2020/21 and intend to apply for the Graduate Route Visa, in which case you need to be in the UK by 27 September 2021, or before your existing visa ends, whichever is sooner. More information on how we’re welcoming international students can be found here.
How your course will be delivered: your subject-specific information
New doctoral and postgraduate researchers please click here.