FAQs for students returning to campus
- How will I learn in my next semester? Read
From 25 April core sessions, where you interact with teachers and other students, will be delivered through a ‘blended learning’ approach. This will be introduced gradually as you progress from one semester to the next, with the first live sessions starting for students moving into their next semester from April.
This will consist of a combination of in-person on campus sessions, with digital synchronous sessions, and also asynchronous delivery for extra support material. These are our three core competencies as outlined below:
- Digital live in-person delivery via REGENT’s technology powered compact campus locations.
- Digital synchronous live delivery via any device, any place, with scheduled sessions, but not anytime
- Digital asynchronous delivery via any device, any place, anytime.
You will continue to have access to our wonderful buildings and facilities, including our specialist spaces, our learning resource centres, and IT and study spaces, as an ongoing provision.
You will have weekly on-campus sessions for your programme of study and these sessions will be complemented by digital synchronous delivery – live scheduled sessions from any device anywhere – and digital asynchronous – delivery anytime anywhere.
- Does all teaching take place on campus? Read
There will be some teaching that you will need to be on campus for each week in some of your modules, but as we explained above there is also digital synchronous and digital asynchronous delivery.
- Will I have to go to campus every day? Read
It is unlikely you will be on campus every day and it all depends on your own individual timetable and what programme you are on. If you are an international student on a study visa you will need to attend all timetabled sessions in person. You will receive your timetable in advance of the semester starting. The timetable will clearly show you what modules are in campus.
- Will all my classes be held in the campus? Read
There will be a combination of digital in-person, digital synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
- Will I still be able to access classes remotely? Read
Some classes yes, but you will have to attend campus for some in-person sessions as outlined in your own timetable.
- When will I get my timetable? Read
You will receive your individual timetable before resuming studies on 25 April.
- How will I do my assignments? Read
This depends on the programme you are studying. Please refer to your school and make contact with your CSO, or your ASO through HubX support system for more details.
- Will I be able to watch recorded classes after they have been held? Read
Yes via digital asynchronous method these recordings will be available to you.
- How is attendance recorded? Read
Attendance will be recorded via class registers and for all delivery methods. We are able to see who logged in, and for how long, so we can check attendance levels. It is very important you attend your classes as only this way can you get the most benefit from the teaching to achieve success in your study. It is also a requirement of both our Awarding Bodies and of funding agencies that you are in regular attendance.
- What academic support is available to me? Read
In addition to the support you receive from your teachers and tutors, the ASOs within HubX, and also the RPE team, via Academic Skills support, are available to provide one-to-one sessions. The RPE team can also provide workshops where required, both in person and online.
Appointments can be booked online. These sessions are a space for you to discuss your progression, set up a submission plan, and agree on academic goals.
You can find out about our Academic Skills team and book a one-to-one session or workshop on Canvas.
- What if I don’t feel comfortable with face-to-face study? What are my options? Read
COVID-19 has disrupted many things around the world but we are now coming out of the pandemic and everything is returning to normal as it was pre-pandemic. While we understand any concerns you have, we strongly encourage you attend all your classes, for a number of key reasons:
- We believe in the quality of what we deliver and are confident our teaching will provide you with the structure you need to continue your education.
- Continuing your education will ensure you’re progressing in your effort to better yourself and prepare for the post-pandemic world.
- We believe in supporting you in your study and providing you flexibility – in-person study, in the heart of London, providing our students with an unparalleled experiences and opportunities, combined with synchronous and asynchronous delivery. We also know that you selected to study with RCL for those reasons and probably more.
- We encourage you to have a conversation with your CSO and we will do our best to address your concerns.
Please note that there are also regulatory requirements from the Awarding Bodies, and also from Student Finance England, which require you to be on campus for some of the time on a regular basis.
- I’m a current student. Who can I speak to for support? Read
Your first point of contact is your HubX and dedicated CSO.
If you are a current student and would like to book a meeting with a member of our support team, you can do so online or by contacting your CSO.
- I’m a prospective student and planning to start studying in 2022. Who can I speak to? Read
What support for students is available?
Your HubX and CSOs are here to provide you with support whenever you need it. There’s a variety of resources available to you and more information can be found here: