Student support mentioned in Office for Students briefing
Working with universities, colleges and other stakeholders, the Office for Students (OfS) is producing a series of briefing notes on the steps universities and colleges are taking to support their students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In the May 2020 issue, the University of Wolverhampton is one of six universities across the UK to be included as a case study as follows:
University of Wolverhampton: Co-ordinated academic support The university has been communicating with local authorities on behalf of care leavers receiving local authority support (with the consent of the student) to ensure that support is joined up. Teaching and assessment have now moved online. The university has contacted all its care leaver and estranged students to offer advice and support with their studies, and to signpost them to additional academic support if they feel they are struggling. Students without IT equipment or an internet connection have been offered equipment loans and a wireless dongle. Care leavers and estranged students have been prioritised to receive this support. Students have access to a wealth of online support, including the Skills for Learning Canvas course, which provides resources and virtual workshops on academic study skills. Students are also being offered online chat services to help with any queries.
Read the full briefing document here.
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