Moray House School of Education and Sport

Programme Delivery 2022/23

Key information for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the Moray House School of Education and Sport (MHSES) in the 2022/23 academic year. This information is not for our online only students who should refer to their programme specific pages and updates.

In line with the Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh guidance, we are currently planning for a return to normal teaching activities from August 2022. The expectation is that all students will be in Edinburgh and able to attend all on campus teaching for their programme.   

The pedagogical methods (types of teaching) adopted have been chosen to optimise your learning experience. These may include in-person lectures, tutorials, workshops or practicals and some digital learning (pre-recorded materials or on-line classes). Further details will be available to from your Programme Director and Course Organisers.  

All information is correct as of August 2022, plans may be adjusted if Scottish Government guidance changes.

This information is specific to the Moray House School of Education and Sport and on campus programmes. If you are planning to take courses delivered by another School please ensure you refer to the latest information from that  School.  


Frequently used students services, common questions and support can all be found in one place via EdHelp. To access the website you need a University login. You can also visit EdHelp on-campus at the Main Library (George Square) and the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library (King’s Buildings).


Learning digitally 

Online learning is supported by our virtual learning environment, Learn, – please ensure that you aware of how to access it and make use of its features.

About Learn


Libraries and their associated services and resources will be an important part of your Programme. As well as offering support to your studies, our libraries offer student study spaces.   

Please see Library Services for current service updates. 


The assessed element of a course may take a range of formats, including essays, reports, recorded video presentations, blogs, reflective journals, traditional timed examinations during the exam diets or other forms of assessment. It is a student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet their assessment deadlines, including examination times and locations. More information will be available via your programme and course teams in due course.  

Initial teacher education placements  

We anticipate the placements for initial teacher education programmes to go ahead as planned.  There will be a specific ‘Town Hall’ meeting, which will focus on the Expectations and Arrangements for Placement. Once the date and time is confirmed students will be sent details of this meeting.

Student Independent Study  

The courses you study will normally have a weekly structure. During sessions there will be content you are required to engage with and independently before and after sessions you will need to prepare and reflect. You are required to do these self-directed activities as part of your courses, in addition to the research, reading and preparation for assessments. The Institute for Academic Development provides very useful guidance on how to study and make the most of your course. It is important to remember that in addition to the on-campus sessions, the majority of hours for each course you take will be assigned to independent study. 

University of Edinburgh Covid-19 Advice for taught students

The University of Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance.

The information below provides links to the latest health advice and support.

The University's FAQs and guidance are regularly updated with the latest advice

All of the latest advice and guidance from the University as a whole can be found on the dedicated Covid-19 webpages.

University Covid-19 Advice for taught students