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VIRTUAL EVENT: Student learning in the midst of the pandemic: the case of the UK

10 November 2020, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Young woman wearing a face mask in the coronavirus pandemic. Image: Gustavo Fring via Pexels

The webinar brings together three UK-based experts in the provision of, and research on, student learning in the COVID-19 era.

This event is free.

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Centre for Global Higher Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges to course delivery across the higher education world. 

The move to online education in February-March was achieved more rapidly than many expected, with the sometimes brilliant improvisation of new platforms and local developments. 

But provision has been uneven and no higher education system can be confident that it has solved problems of inequality of access to the internet and online learning devices, especially the unequal distribution of computers. 

Meanwhile teaching and welfare loads have ballooned, and there is considerable concern about particular groups of students who are at risk or under provided for under pandemic conditions.

In this session, the experts will discuss what is happening with teaching and learning in the UK during the most challenging year.


  • Kyungmee Lee, Lancaster University
  • Ben Williamson, University of Edinburgh
  • Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey


Image: Gustavo Fring via Pexels