COVID-19 & FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Recent events have required us all to adapt and respond quickly to change. This is why our Summer School 2021 courses are designed to be as flexible as necessary, when the time to deliver them comes.
We hope that you will be able to join us in Edinburgh and experience the city first-hand, but we’ve also designed our courses to be delivered remotely should the situation change suddenly.
We can’t see into the future, but we can assure you that our commitment to offering excellence in everything we do remains the same. The safety of our students will always be our priority, and with that in mind, we look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in the summer of 2021!
We are planning to offer the University of Edinburgh Summer School in a hybrid teaching model in summer 2021 and are working to ensure that this can be done safely and in line with government and University guidelines as the global situation with Covid-19 continues to evolve. The hybrid teaching model allows courses to be fully flexible in their delivery method. This means that courses have been developed to be taught fully in-person, fully online or a mix of both.
Yes, the hybrid model means that students receive the same quality teaching through live streams of in-person classes from home. We are encouraging successful applicants to come to Edinburgh if they can but, should you choose not to, you will be able to take the course remotely. Classes will be taught in UK time, so you may need to check this against your time zone. Some programmes may have excursions which students being taught remotely will not be able to participate in. Course pages will clearly state which courses this will apply to.
In the hybrid model, you will be taught in person in a classroom as much as possible within government and University guidelines. For students who are not able to attend in-person teaching, classes will be live streamed to them remotely. All students will need a device (such as a laptop or tablet) to participate in class discussions and group work, including students who attend classes in person.
If you are able to travel and want to experience the wonderful, historical city in person, we encourage you to study from Edinburgh this summer. Students who are able to study in Edinburgh will be taught in-person as much as possible within government and University guidelines. We will always endeavour to teach in-person as much as possible, but you may have a mix of in-person and online study whilst you’re in Edinburgh. You will still be able to socialise with your fellow Summer School students outside of your classes and experience the wonderful city of Edinburgh and beautiful Scotland (within local guidelines).
- A stable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone with internet connectivity, and camera/mic functionality
Your computer/laptop should ideally have a modern operating system installed to ensure compatibility with the university’s online tools (Windows 10 is recommended).