Our COVID-19 contigency plans for 2020-2021
Public Health has never been more important. At a time of national and global crisis, we are swiftly adapting to changes and maximising opportunities for enhancing learning on our Public Health MSc. As a Public Health team, our priority is the safety and well-being of our students. Here is what you should know about the upcoming academic year (2020-2021).
The academic year will start as normal and term dates will not be changed. Visit the University of Sussex website for up-to-date information on term dates here. However, teaching will be delivered by a blend of in-person and online teaching, and we will adapt our timetables, teaching methods and course content to make the most of this approach. The balance of the blend will depend on the stringency of social distancing and other regulations in force at the time.
For students who are unwilling or unable to do anything in person, it will be 100% possible to complete all coursework remotely via online engagement in 2020 (details about 2021 are to be decided).
Students' praise for our recent Online Global Public Health module (May 2020):
"I think once everyone has good internet connection there's nothing really stopping us from enjoying the module like an in-person taught module. I also really liked how there was a student from Greece present during the module, it gave me a sense of community even though we were far apart. I loved the online teaching."
"I was really impressed by how smoothly it went. To be honest I was a little sceptical about the online week module but it has been really enjoyable. It all ran pretty much to time. [...] It was lovely to hear from different teachers with various backgrounds. Big thanks to Marija, Priya and Claire for making it happen and being enthusiastic."
"I really enjoyed having representation from around the world (people with different nationalities and interests). I enjoyed how thought provoking some of the sessions were."
"I thought the module was excellent and the standard of teaching was exceptional."