If you are an applicant or offer holder you may have questions about what to expect from your course at the UCO. This page is intended to provide you with updates from our Course Team and other departments at the UCO to help you prepare for study with us. Please check back regularly and we look forward to welcoming you soon!
If you would like to speak to someone directly please get in touch on 020 7089 5316 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 4 May 2021
Tours of the UCO
We're really pleased to be able to resume tours of the UCO for applicants and offer holders on a one-to-one basis. To book a guided tour of the UCO please contact us to arrange a suitable time and date.
As we continue to operate a COVID-secure environment we would ask that you attend alone if you can, or limit any accompanying friends or family to one person only. You will also be asked to adhere to our other COVID measures, including not attending if you are displaying any symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate and wearing a face mask while on site.
We look forward to welcoming you to the UCO!
We will be holding a virtual Q&A session with a selection of our students on Tuesday 12 May at 2.30pm. If you are wondering what it's like to be a student at the UCO, or have a burning question about the course, the social scene or living and studying in London, register for our session and our students will be there to help!
Updated 29 April 2021
Over the past year we have worked incredibly hard to adapt the delivery of our courses in light of changing guidance and restrictions to ensure our students can, wherever possible, continue to participate in and progress with their studies, whether it be through the continuation of practical elements using PPE, or engaging remotely with lectures, seminars and our virtual clinic. You can find out more about the measures we have put in place in response to the pandemic on our COVID-19 page.
We understand that you may have questions about how your course will be delivered in 2021/22, and while we can’t offer any guarantees about what the situation will be in the UK come September, we are making plans based on a number of different scenarios.
Regardless of what restrictions may or may not be in place, we will be continuing with an element of online learning for all courses, both asynchronous and live, as the past year has demonstrated that there are real academic benefits to this. It will be there to support classroom teaching and practical elements though, not to replace it. We would like to use the technology and the skills we have developed to offer students greater choice in how they learn.
To enable this we are further investing in cutting edge technology for several of our teaching spaces to support remote learning and to enable synchronous teaching to students on campus and at home, and we’re excited to be able to offer this as a significant benefit for UCO students from September 2021.
If as part of your offer you have been asked to complete our Introduction to Healthcare Sciences (IHS) course you can complete this entirely online, at a time and pace to suit you.
Obviously we very much hope that by the start of the academic year you are able to fully participate in all aspects of your chosen course, and that any online elements will simply add flexibility to you and your studies.
If however you are unable to participate in face-to-face elements for a limited period as a result of restrictions or health reasons we will do our best to support you remotely. Please be aware however that due to the subject matter of some of our courses if you are unable to participate in practical elements for a prolonged period of time (more than six weeks) you may be asked to repeat the missed elements before you can progress to the next year.