Coronavirus: Queen’s University Belfast to start remote lectures


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Laboratory sessions, tutorials and seminars will continue at the university

Queen’s University Belfast will cease face-to-face lectures from Wednesday.

Laboratory sessions, tutorials and seminars will continue, unless otherwise advised, the university said.

Teaching will be provided online “to ensure that our students’ education will not suffer unduly” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Field trips have also been cancelled until further notice, and guidance on examination and assessment schedules will be issued.

Queen’s said the current examination and assessment schedules remained at present but staff were “working hard to identify alternative forms of assessment should they be needed”.


QUB said it understood “a small number of students have been identified with Covid-19 symptoms over the weekend”.

“Routine testing is now not being offered so there is no confirmation from health authorities,” the university said.

“The relevant local areas in the university have been informed.”

Other steps being taken by the university include:

  • International students will not be disadvantaged if they wish to return home before teaching finishes on 27 March
  • All indoor, non-teaching, events on campus attended by more than 100 people from 18 March to 30 April will be cancelled or postponed
  • Outdoor events expected to attract more than 500 will also be cancelled or postponed.


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