Given our investment in digital facilities and technology enhanced learning, we can provide appropriate virtual learning experiences. Supporting our students to develop digital capabilities, is a part of our curriculum planning. This will help make the most of both studying and work, where digital expertise is both needed and expected.
Face-to-face teaching and use of our facilities and buildings is an important part of learning, especially for practical work. When
we conduct these sessions, they follow current government
guidance about health and safety. If the guidance changes, we will adapt these
sessions as appropriate.
To protect staff and student health and wellbeing, we made changes to our buildings over the summer, having taken extensive professional advice from Compliance Education Ltd (who are our Health and Safety advisors).
Before staff and students returned in September, we provided them with behavioural protocols about working with our new measures that we all need to follow.
You can find out more about our safety measures here.
Response to COVID-19 infections
We have protocols in place that trigger a series of actions when a student or member of staff tests positive for COVID-19 or reports suffering from symptoms.
We are also working within Liverpool City Council's COVID-19 Community Outbreak Control Plan. This aims to prevent clusters, outbreaks and onward transmission by rapid identification, local testing and isolation of cases.
Returning for spring term
Following the government’s announcement of a new national lockdown for England on 4 January, teaching at the start of this term will be online until at least mid-February, so our students have been advised to stay where they are and not travel.
Public performances in 2020-2021
We did not invite the general public in to watch performances in person during our first term. Our approach for the remainder of our teaching year will be led by sector guidance for the performing arts industry.
Open days and applying for 2021 entry
Our undergraduate open days for 2021 entry have
now taken place. However you can request to view recordings from the previous
We are planning to hold postgraduate open days in the New Year.
Applications to our courses for 2021 entry are open. The audition and interview processes will take place online. There will be no audition fees.
Widening access, recruitment and outreach during 2020-2021
We have been offering a wide range of virtual outreach work with schools and within communities during the autumn term. We will explore the potential to deliver more face-to-face sessions once the national lockdown is removed and if circumstances allow.
Applications are currently being accepted for our Year 10/11 programme, which will commence in the Spring term, more details
here. Students are also able to register an interest in our post-16 summer opportunities,
Get Set and Get Ready.
Any schools, colleges or organisations wanting to find out more about the outreach work on offer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our LIPA 4-19 weekend academy will not be operating during the national lockdown. We will be updating LIPA 4-19 participants by email.
Our Ongoing Actions
We have a number of staff groups which continue to work on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to update our advice and teaching as new guidance from the UK government and Public Health England emerges.
Everyone has a role to play in keeping each other safe and we all need to support each other as we get used to these new ways of learning, teaching and working.
You can read our all student updates here and can find other key documents for relevant groups below, which we will continue to update: