COVID-19: Face-to-face classes suspended as teaching moves online


The University of Strathclyde will suspend all face-to-face teaching and move to online delivery from Monday, 16 March.

The University campus will remain open, including student residences, the library and student support and welfare services.

Staff have been preparing for learning and teaching to be delivered through the University’s online platform, Myplace, for the remainder of the academic year. Staff and students are being supported with online guidance to facilitate these adjustments.

The University is committed to ensuring that its students can continue with their studies and graduate with minimum disruption.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde, said: “Due to the continued spread of coronavirus COVID-19 and the UK Government’s transition from the contain phase to the delay phase of its response to the outbreak, the University will immediately cease all face-to-face teaching from Monday.

“Our first priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students and their families and that will take precedence over all other matters. However, I can assure students that we will do everything we can to minimise the disruption to their studies.

“We are continually monitoring and assessing information from the WHO, the UK and Scottish governments, and Health Protection Scotland to inform the implementation of our business continuity plans.

“My thanks and appreciation are extended to the whole University community for their efforts and commitment to Strathclyde and the way we continue to support one another at this challenging time.”

Further information and advice for students and staff regarding the response to the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the University’s website.