Stay safe by switching between online and campus

19 May 2020

  • WBS is giving students the choice on how to study during global pandemic
  • Students can switch between online and face-to-face from September
  • Flexibility means students can come to campus when they feel it is safe
  • All courses will use platform that powers world's number one online MBA

Students enrolling for the next academic year will be able to switch between online and face-to-face learning at Warwick Business School.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic Warwick Business School has decided to make life a little bit more certain for thousands of students looking to do an Undergraduate, MSc, Full-time MBA or Doctoral degree in the UK.

Thanks to the school’s expertise in online education and its bespoke platform that powers the world number one Distance Learning MBA course, WBS has the capability to switch seamlessly between face-to-face teaching and online learning.

It means students can enrol on the school’s world-class courses without having to worry about whether they will be able to come to the Warwick campus or its London base at The Shard from September.

Students can enrol at the start of the academic year safe in the knowledge that they can switch easily from online to face-to-face learning and back again if need be. So they can start their course online and be able to attend in person whenever they are ready and able to.

Andy Lockett, Dean at WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world forever.

“Drawing on our expertise in online, face-to-face and blended delivery, we are able to offer a flexible educational experience for our students, whatever events may happen.

“We cannot control events, but we can be flexible so that students can come to Warwick not just when governments and scientists feel it is safe, but when they feel it is safe as well.”

WBS’s flexible Undergraduate, MSc, Full-time MBA and Doctoral programmes address students’ three big worries over:

  • Whether or not they can attend physically for the start of the academic year.
  • Whether or not their parents want them to travel.
  • And whether or not there will be another spike of COVID-19, leading to further restrictions.

The business school’s expertise in online education, and bespoke online platform my.wbs, provide students the flexibility they need in these uncertain times.

The my.wbs platform houses the school’s teaching materials, interactive spaces and online classroom: wbsLive. Easy to use, my.wbs enables interaction in live lectures, discussions and syndicate groups.

It also allows students to test themselves, to access lessons and lecture recordings, submit assignments and to connect with other students and academics. Students studying online will still be able to access support from CareersPlus and contact their tutor.

Professor Lockett added: “At the moment we can’t predict with certainty what the situation will be in the Autumn, so we have to plan for every eventuality, which means flexibility is key.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our new student intake in the Autumn, in Warwick, in London and online around the world.”

For more information on the 2020-21 academic year click here.

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