Important pieces on the dangers of reopening UK campuses in September – updated

Now updated with some more links

Progressive Geographies

In the UK, the next academic year begins in September or early October. While most universities have said lectures will be delivered online, they seem to be keen to have some face-to-face teaching of smaller classes. Some important pieces are now being written saying that all teaching – perhaps except for some lab or practice-based classes – should be done online. Experience in the US, where teaching starts earlier in the year, seems to suggest this is necessary.

[updated – new links added at end of list]

Warwick UCU, Five Red Lines Redux: Move Fall Teaching Online

Jim Dickinson, A month to go, and still lots of questions to answer (WONKHE)

Independent Sage, Behaviour Group Consultation Statement on Universities in the context of SARS-CoV-2

– David Batty, Make Covid-19 tests compulsory for students, say scientists (The Guardian)

– Jim Dickinson, Universities get some Indie SAGE advice on reopening campuses in…

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1 Response to Important pieces on the dangers of reopening UK campuses in September – updated

  1. dmf says:

    anyone forced into an in-person situation should get the added protection of a plastic face-shield that covers eyes as well as mouth and doesn’t have a gap between the forehead and shield, that’s what the infectious disease doctors i work with use and they are recommending them for anyone in closed spaces.

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