Course changes

The majority of our teaching and services will be delivered in a hybrid way – both online and in person.

Hybrid learning

Changes to courses

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.

These changes include the implementation of a hybrid teaching approach during 2020/21. 

Prior to registering online, you must read this general information and all relevant additional programme specific information. By completing online registration, you acknowledge that you have read such content, and accept all such changes.

Library and Learning Services

The Library is open 24/7, providing access to study spaces, academic skills advice and printed collections. (Vacation opening hours will be 8am to 8pm, seven days a week)

The Library team will do all that it can to ensure you have an excellent and uncompromised learning experience, while ensuring that all our students and staff alike are safe.


To provide a safe working environment for students and staff there are some changes to the way you use Library services:

  • All study spaces will need to be booked in advance – only silent and individual spaces will be available; these will be clearly demarcated; there’s no group study in the Library until further notice. Social distancing requirements will be expected while using the library space and these will be communicated and regularly updated.
  • Requests for books will take place using the Library catalogue, picked from the shelf by staff and then collected at fixed collection times – no browsing will be possible until further notice.
  • There will be a separate entrance and exit to reduce congestion and clearly signposted routes up and down the building.

Support services

Our Academic Skills and Development and Maths and Statistics Advice teams will offer study advisory appointments, drop-ins and study forums online. Some face-to-face appointments will be available in the Library, initially for students with a disability or condition that impacts on ability to engage remotely.

Face-to-face appointment and workshop options will increase as social distancing requirements recede. Appointments and study forums can all be booked through our MySurrey webpages: