2020/21 Academic Year
Manchester School of Architecture is committed to ensuring the experience for its students for the new academic year is the best it can be – whatever the circumstances.
Despite the COVID-19 situation, our cohort of final year students have completed their degree requirements with the excellent support from our teaching, library and technical staff. Face-to-face studio teaching has continued without disruption using video-conferencing software. And an extensive digital showcase of our students’ work has also been created. Explore the show here.
For the beginning of next term, we are working hard to make sure that, whatever the UK’s COVID-19 requirements, we can welcome our students and provide them with a full and satisfying experience of studying architecture, doing so on campus as soon as possible.
We are developing our curriculum for delivery via digital tools, social media and software, in case we cannot welcome you fully onto campus at the start of the year. Our students and staff are already using exciting cutting-edge technologies; we are providing live support for home model-making as well as developing options for home 3D scanning, remote 3D printing and Virtual and Augmented Reality visualisations.
We are working to ensure we can welcome our students to learn safely on campus but if we cannot start teaching in person in September, we will be ready to provide them with a suitable virtual experience. We will provide all face-to-face tutorials, course lectures (with guest speakers), collaborative learning processes and support for peer-to-peer learning and socialising digitally. We will be able to deliver face-to-face digital teaching and support throughout the term, so that no student is disadvantaged by continuing to learn remotely once the campuses are re-opened.