British universities keeping lectures online into fall term

A number of UK universities are preparing to keep lectures online into the autumn term.

It raises the prospect of Covid disrupting another academic year – and will prompt more questions about fee refunds. Students have called plans for another term of online lectures “unacceptable”.

“Online teaching is in no way a substitute for in-person learning,” says a petition launched by University of Leeds students.

About half of students in England have only been able to return to face-to-face teaching this week, not long before the term ends – having been taught online since Christmas.

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