The Bartlett School of Architecture and Covid-19
7 May 2020
Practical information for our school’s community in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL is changing the way it operates. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors at this challenging moment for our community.
The school would like to thank its students, staff and wider university and architectural community for their resilience, teamwork, creativity and patience in response to this unprecedented situation.
UCL is committed to ensuring that no student is disadvantaged by the outbreak. A lot of work is happening behind the scenes, with a number of policies being implemented – learn more about the changes being made and the support available via the UCL Students web pages.
The Bartlett School of Architecture, along with departments across UCL, is not currently conducting any face-to-face teaching. Tutorials, seminars, crits and lectures are instead being delivered remotely and students are not required to meet in person, either with each other or with their tutors. These measures are planned to continue until at least the end of Term 3, Friday 12 June.
All assessment deadlines across The Bartlett School of Architecture have been extended by 14 days. Students can self-certify if they need more time due to an extenuating circumstance (with no evidence required) via Moodle. Finally, all first-year students will have a single assessment, with the first year no longer weighted into the final degree classification.
More information has been published in 'Covid-19 FAQs' on the school Moodle site (for current students and staff only).
Until further notice, The Bartlett School of Architecture has cancelled all in-person events and short courses until 01 September 2020, public and private. Some events are planned to be delivered remotely using new and existing digital channels, or are being postponed until later in the calendar year.
Our staff are working hard to put on an exciting range of online virtual events and activities to keep the school community in touch. Visit our Events calendar, visit our social media and check your inbox regularly for the latest updates.
The majority of our students have now returned home, but for some staying in London may be the safest option.
Any students who cannot return home and who is seeking accommodation will be allocated UCL accommodation where available. Your safety and wellbeing remain our priority and any students in this situation should contact email@example.com
Our Buildings and Staff
Both our buildings, 22 Gordon Street and UCL at Here East, closed on Friday 20 March, along with the majority of UCL buildings. Our workshops on both sites are also closed. The only activities now taking place onsite across UCL are research work that is in the immediate national interest.
The majority of the school’s academic and professional services staff are working remotely during this period, but are reachable during their usual working hours – visit our People pages for contact details.
Students are encouraged to get in touch with their Personal Tutor or Departmental Tutor if they need support, while staff can reach out to their colleagues, as well as Care First.
There are excellent resources to help you stay healthy and positive available via UCL Student Support and Wellbeing. As we move into a phase of remote working, please stay in close contact with tutors, friends, peers, and colleagues.
Staff and students should read UCL’s advice about Covid-19, which is updated daily and which the school will be following.