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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – support and guidance

Our work continues to be shaped by the significant changes to the delivery of higher education during the pandemic, particularly in relation to modes of study and the need for flexibility in the provision of learning and assessment.

We have built on the materials published in 2019-20 to create further advice, guidance and supporting resources alongside opportunities to network and share practice.

Recent publications have focused on:

  • Supporting student transitions
  • How small specialist and newer providers have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Maintaining quality in a digital environment
  • ‘Safety net’ policies and practices in 2020-21
  • Ongoing implications for practice and work-based courses.
  • Doctoral standards for research students and supervisors
  • Good practice in digital learning, teaching and assessment

With current work addressing:

  • Approaches to aligning assessment and learning outcomes for student success
  • Online proctoring.
What do our members say?

We have supported the sector by engaging with professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs) and governments to facilitate understanding and discussion around key challenges of ensuring students can complete accredited courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We convened two roundtable discussions with the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan MP, which were attended by senior representatives of PSRBs and HE providers. These sessions were extremely productive, with shared commitment from all parties to work collaboratively to identify and resolve potential barriers, ensuring that students are able to graduate and progress into their chosen professions. We published a briefing document for our members.

Find out more about membership work in this area