Academic Teaching and Study 2020/21
The University of Kent is looking forward to welcoming its new intake of PGT (Postgraduate-Taught) students to its campus this September. ‘Welcome Week’ (Freshers’ Week, more traditionally) begins on Monday 21st September, with your academic programmes starting one week later, on Monday 28th September.
How do we teach the programme, especially in these uncertain times of great public health concern?
As you can read in our FAQs below, the majority of our teaching and services will be delivered in a blended way – both online and on campus. What parts of your studies will be online and what will be in-person will vary according to the course you are on, government requirements and our health and safety assessments. Online lectures will be complemented with face-to-face and/or online interactive sessions. Lecture theatres will be used for smaller in-person group-based activities. Lab classes, and other activities where you physically need to be there, will take place in strict compliance with health and safety requirements. Some modules, or parts of modules, may need to be rescheduled to later in the academic year when social distancing restrictions are eased.
In short, we are planning to return to campus in September with careful arrangements put in place to ensure that everyone is protected as much as possible. We plan to continue with small group teaching, such as our Masters courses, with larger format teaching, such as lectures, etc., being placed online. All teaching events will be recorded via Moodle, the university intranet, and made available to the students. In addition, all teaching material will be made available to the students in advance of every teaching event. In respect of all advice, this makes for a sustainable way forward where the quality of our courses, and everyone’s safety, are safeguarded.
For course specific information, please see the downloadble PDFs below:
- MA Architecture and Urban Design
- MA Architectural Visualisation
- MA Urban Planning and Resilience
- MSc Architecture and the Sustainable Environment
- MSc Architectural Conservation
- MSc Bio Digital Architecture
- PDip Architectural Practice
Most of our site visits can be done by respecting social distancing or indeed via online tools if you are unable to attend in person. Arrangements and/or adjustments can be agreed with the programme director.
Most of our assignments can be adapted to all circumstances. The nature of adjustments will depend on the particular module you are taking. See above for details.
The University and the Students Union are developing plans for a safe social life, on and off campus. Clearly, the mass gatherings that have been the hallmark of student social life cannot take place in their former formats. However, Kent is blessed with a large, airy and low-density campus, and the onus will be on the myriad student clubs and societies to provide safely distanced events. Our own KASA – the Kent Architecture Student Association – is organising its term-time events, including the weekly guest lectures (all online this year, for obvious reasons), but also a serious of small-scale social and communal meetings.
The University has produced answers to these frequently asked questions.
Professor Gerald Adler
Head of School
Dr Manolo Guerci
Director of Graduate Studies
Missed out on an Open Day?
Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kent School of Architecture and Planning hosted a number of virtual events in place of our face-to-face events.
We will be updating this site over the coming days and weeks so please keep an eye on it, especially for information on upcoming events. You may also find the University's COVID-19 Advice for applicants of use during these unprecedented times as well as the University's Coronavirus Updates.
In the meantime, if you have any queries about the Kent School of Architecture and Planning, or your application, please feel free to email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We hope to see you in September!
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