A message from the Dean of Higher Education to all new and returning students

Dear all,

As we plan the shape of our academic year 2021-22, we are doing so in a manner that prioritises your health and safety, yet ensures that you have the best possible academic experience at University Centre Colchester.

To help us achieve this, we have devised a flexible teaching and learning provision for all our programmes. In this plan, the teaching and learning will be a mixture of on-campus delivery and working in the digital space to supplement in-person teaching. University Centre Colchester will use this flexible teaching and learning provision for all its programmes.

This blended learning model is based on offering between 45% and 65% of the taught course elements on campus, the latter being central to University Centre Colchester’s preferred way of teaching.

The flexible teaching and learning provision includes, but is not limited to, the following delivery methods:

  • on-campus teaching and in-person workshops;
  • ‘live’ online teaching and using pre-recorded learning resources;
  • individual tutorials and supervision, which may be on campus and/or online

University Centre Colchester currently plans to welcome our new students from Thursday 16th September, and teaching in Semester 1 will commence on Monday 20th September. Our returning students will recommence in the week beginning Monday 20th September.

More information on the 2021-22 Flexible Learning and Teaching Plan can be found here:

2021-22 Flexible Learning and Teaching Plan

With all good wishes,

Nils Franke
Dean of Higher Education, University Centre Colchester