UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Coronavirus Update

The SSEES Building is presently closed until further notice, with all SSEES colleagues working remotely from home and seeking to maintain business as usual, where this is feasible.

You can continue to contact SSEES colleagues via email and their published office phone numbers whilst we are all working at home. UCL will review whether the Bloomsbury campus, which includes the SSEES building, can reopen (and in what format) in accordance with the Government's latest advice and guidance to universities.

Please note that any post or packages sent to the SSEES Building is currently being held in UCL's central mailroom and is not accessible to any colleagues at present.

Teaching in Term One 2020-21 

The UCL campus will be open in time for Term 1 ready to welcome new and returning students, with enhanced safety measures. For all programmes at UCL, we will need to adhere to any future UK Government  COVID-19 guidance and regulations as they are announced. If that means we need to make changes to your programme, we will communicate the changes to you as soon as possible.  

In Term One, while campus will be open, all the learning activity for the core content of your modules will take place online – including lectures, tutorials, seminars and assessments. By “core content” we mean everything you need to learn to complete the module successfully. There will be highly interactive sessions in real time, as well as many engaging learning activities designed so you can study at your own pace and in your own time zone. We’re calling this Connected Learning: it means that even if your arrival on UCL campus is delayed by travel restrictions you can still join our academic community and start your education with us, connecting with your tutors and fellow students inside and outside the classroom.  

In addition to this online teaching, we will be offering some face-to-face educational activities for students on campus. And we will provide alternative activities for those students unable to join us on campus. These activities, which will include contact with academic staff, will be relevant to your programme of study and could include seminars, academic and employability skills workshops, small-group or individual tutorials and practice-based teaching. UK Government safety guidelines will limit the amount of ‘in person’ activity we can offer and it may vary from programme to programme. We will update you as soon as more specific details are available.  

The UCL Students website has the latest information about what our students can expect in the 2020/21 academic year, along with tools and resources to help you get ready for Connected Learning. We strongly encourage you to visit the site to stay up to date. 

 Everyone in SSEES hopes you stay safe and well.