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 will still be a significant part of learning, especially for practical work. These sessions will follow guidance about health and safety.
In the lead up to our first term, each discipline area is preparing for blended learning. We are aiming to provide more information about this before the end of July.
For both new and returning students, we will be providing an enhanced induction programme starting on 14th September. This, too, will be a mixture of online and face-to-face activities. During the induction week, we will also give students guidance to help them get the most out of online learning.
To protect staff and student health and wellbeing, we are making 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 return, we will be providing behavioural protocols about working with our new measures that we all must follow. You can find out more about our safety measures here.
Response to COVID-19 infections
We will be 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.
Along with Liverpool's other Higher Education providers, we are a member of CAMPUS Shield, working with public health experts on a co-ordinated approach to the safety of students and the communities they live in across the city.
Public performances in 2020-2021
At the moment, we are not planning to 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 will be taking place online, with events planned for late September and during October. They will feature live subject talks, a chance to get questions answered and see some of our buildings and facilities. Dates will be confirmed shortly. In the meantime,
you can confirm your interest here.
We are planning to hold postgraduate open days in the New Year.
Applications to all courses, for 2021 entry will open on 1st September 2020.
Widening access, recruitment and outreach during 2020-2021
Over the summer, our Year 10 to 12 student experiences (Summer Xperience, Summer Engage, Get Set and Get Ready) are going ahead online and we will continue to offer a wide range of outreach work with schools and within communities, virtually, in the autumn term.
Our LIPA 4-19 weekend academy including our summer school had to be suspended. We intend to restart LIPA 4-19, with appropriate social distancing measures, in September. For information about our Weekend Academies, please head to the
LIPA 4-19 website.
Our Ongoing Actions
We have a number of staff groups which are working to plan and prepare for the 2020-21 teaching year. We will continue to update our advice as revised UK government and Public Health England guidance emerges, as well as international actions.
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.
Please find some key documents for relevant groups below, which we will continue to update: