Academic Life 2020

Supporting our students and academics in their learning and research is Pembroke's core purpose.  The College experience will be different this term, but we will do our best to ensure that all students get the most out of their time with us.

The team in the Academic Office are working closely with subject tutors and colleagues in University departments to make preparations for term.

For undergraduates, in line with University standard, there will be a blended learning experience.  Large group teaching and lectures will take place online.  Other classes and most tutorials will take place in person, but with social distancing in place and face coverings being worn.  Where it is not safe or possible for either a tutor or student to carry out tutorials in person, alternative online arrangements will be made by the tutor.  Your tutor will get in touch with you at the beginning of term to let you know what arrangements are in place for you, and if you have any concerns about your own ability to take part in in-person teaching you can contact the Academic Office.

Graduate students should consult their departments for advice on their course expectations.

All students will be able to use the College library to borrow books and for private study.  Please see the library page for full information.

During Michaelmas term it will not be possible for students to book meeting rooms for private study space. The situation will be reviewed regularly in line with guidance from the Government and Public Health England and in line with demand for teaching space (not all tutorial rooms will be suitable when social distancing is being observed).

information about any changes will be communicated to all students and staff at that time. 

The Oxford University website has lots of detailed information for students which has been updated for the coming term, including the 2020-21 University Student Handbook, a wide range of online study skills resources, and advice for those taking exams (both online open-book, and those taken in person).