Teaching delivery in semester one, 2020/2021

Information on the teaching experience you will have as an undergraduate student in the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences in semester one, 2020/21

We have been working very hard throughout the last few months to prepare for the new academic year and to make sure that we give you the best teaching and learning experience that we can. Your safety and the safety of our staff are paramount, and we will be closely following Scottish Government guidelines. To ensure that we will be able to react quickly and responsively as the situation evolves, we have re-designed and adapted all of our courses, and our teaching in Semester 1 will be mostly online. This means that people who can’t make it to campus in Semester 1 will not be disadvantaged. However, where it is possible, we will offer additional (and optional) on-campus activities for students who are in Edinburgh. These may include drop-in Q&A sessions, staff office hours, or other activities that aren’t related to specific courses. They will depend on the course and year group, space and physical distancing constraints, and staff availability.

Each course will include a combination of different online activities, designed so that you can interact with staff and each other, as well as engaging with the material. Examples of these activities include pre-recorded videos, readings, small group exercises, discussion boards, synchronous (live) events, and labs. Most if not all course readings will be available online.

This page provides more details of what to expect and how to access information about the courses you will be taking.

Getting ready for digital learning

Course Structure

University facilities

Find out more about our health and safety measures, accessing the library, social spaces and other buildings on-campus by visiting Campus Safety (Covid-19):

Campus Safety (Covid-19)

Further information

More information can be found on the PPLS Student Hub and on the PPLS FAQ’s:

If you have any questions, please let us know and we will reply as soon as we can: