It is a direct consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
ENGLAND – In England, Cambridge became the first British university to put all of its courses and lectures online for the coming academic year, from October 2020 to the summer of 2021, on Tuesday, May 19, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The university told LBC News that “given that social distancing is likely to continue to be necessary, the university has decided that there will be no face-to-face courses during the next academic year”.
“This decision was made to facilitate general organization, but as always, it will be reviewed if official advice on the coronavirus changes”, said the 800-year-old university.
However, the institution plans to organize seminars and workshops on its premises, in small groups, with “strict social distancing”.
Cambridge University moves all lectures online until summer 2021 https://t.co/8GBMZnpR1z
— Imogen Tyler (@ProfImogenTyler) May 19, 2020
The University of Manchester will do the same for the next school year, but only for the fall term.
Most British campuses have been closed since April due to the health crisis, and this year’s courses and exams have been posted online.