Your campus experience: Semester 1 2021/22
As teams across the University prepare for the 21/22 academic year, public health indications are encouraging, and we can, with increasing confidence, begin to look to a fuller resumption of normal on-campus operations.
Preparing to return to All Campuses
Strong progress on vaccination programmes, continued low case numbers and relaxation of public health measures mean that at this stage we are anticipating a full return to campus for teaching in Semester One.
Over the coming months we will remain vigilant, and contingency plans are in place to pivot back to online learning for much of our provision should the public health context require us to do so, ensuring we remain fully flexible, agile and responsive to the demands of any emerging Covid-19 regulations.
As we look forwarding to welcoming you back to campus, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and the wider community in Northern Ireland remains our number one priority.
We’re working hard to make sure you can look forward to a safe, comfortable and enjoyable time on campus.
Campus life may still be a little different, since we will be sure to follow any continued guidance in relation to protective measures in place to keep us all safe as we return to work and study on campus.
Transition from Belfast to Jordanstown
We are now in the final stages of building our enhanced Belfast campus and look forward to welcoming our staff and students to this incredible new Ulster University space from September 2021.
Belfast campus will come into operation in controlled phases beginning in late summer and continuing into Semester One.
To enable operational simplicity and maximum responsiveness to any emerging changes in Covid-19 regulations during Semester One, the majority of teaching will begin on our Jordanstown campus.
Precise timetabling will be provided to students at the beginning of Semester One as usual.
Familiarisation, tours and taster sessions
As the enhanced Belfast building comes into operation, staff and students can begin to familiarise themselves with this vast, new and truly inspirational space at their own pace, and in their own way.
We recognise that after such an extended period of confinement, the resumption of normal activities, whether in a hospitality, retail or on-campus environment, may be an anxious time.
This approach to Semester One operations in the Belfast Campus will also allow everyone the quiet time and space to engage with this new environment, uncovering for themselves the inspiration and opportunities it will make possible.
Group tours will be available to book, offering the opportunity to experience first-hand everything the building has to offer for both work and study, and scheduled “teaching taster sessions” in Belfast will offer lectures or tutorials at one of the 303 new, state of the art teaching spaces.
Staff and students may also wish to explore the campus individually, and both virtual and physical maps will be on hand to help find your way around and discover what’s in store for our University community in the city centre.
By the beginning of Semester Two, all lectures, tutorials and all other teaching will have transferred to our new Belfast campus.
Find out more about this New Chapter unfolding in Belfast and right across our University.