Majority of British universities are planning to offer in-person teaching and face-to-face social opportunities this autumn, according to a Universities UK (UUK) poll of 92 universities. More than nine in 10 (97%) institutions have said they will provide some in-person teaching to students at the start of term this year. The survey also suggests that more than 4 out of 5 (87%) are planning to provide in-person sporting, fitness and well being activities in the autumn. Some of the experiences for incoming students have moved online and could be “different” – especially during freshers’ week.
International students could have a better chance of gaining admission to one of the leading universities due to a dip in enrolments. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has predicted that fewer students could start university this year. In a worst-case scenario, up to 46,000 fewer domestic students will start courses this autumn compared with last year.
Universities in UK are committed to providing an engaging academic and social experience for all while ensuring the safety and welfare of the whole university community.