The University of Bristol has become the second in the country to move lectures online for the next academic year.

In a statement the university's Vice-Chancellor and President confirmed the measures which will work alongside social distancing guidelines as long as they remain in place.

Professor Hugh Brady said student supervisions, seminars and tutorials will be taught on campus in small groups, but lectures will be carried out virtually.

Despite questions regarding a change in tuition fees, the university confirms they will remain unchanged.

We are committed to continuing to deliver high quality education to all our students and to delivering a research-rich, world-class, interactive education, while ensuring that we respond effectively to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Professor Hugh Brady

The precaution is a relief for some students whilst others feel disappointed and worried about missing out on face-to-face contact.

As well as changes to teaching methods, campuses across the city will be adapted to make sure people can access the university safely.

This includes putting social distancing measures such as one-way systems and two-metre signs in study spaces, halls of residence, toilets and libraries.

The announcement follows Cambridge University, which also confirmed earlier in May that lectures will be online for new students.

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