Teaching & Learning – Bloomsbury Institute London

Teaching & Learning

Keep an eye on this page for all key updates and changes to your teaching, from how your classes will be held through to where to access learning resources.

Updates

Teaching

All teaching is taking place in-person.

Your safety remains our top priority, and if Government advice changes in response to further outbreaks of coronavirus we may have to change these arrangements at short notice.

Teaching facilities

This year your lectures and seminars will be delivered in our brand-new building, 373-375 Euston Road. A short walk from 7 Bedford Square, 373-375 Euston Road has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. All students will have access to state-of-the-art teaching rooms and plenty of space to relax and study. The address is: 373-375 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AR, and the closest tube is Great Portland Street.

Student Guild

The Student Guild is now based at 7 Bedford Square.

Access to Birkbeck Library

Birkbeck Library is now open with pre-booked, socially-distanced study spaces available. If you are a holder of Birkbeck Library membership card, you can start to use the facilities.

You must book your space before visiting and also order a home testing kit before attending your booking. Please make sure you report the results online to NHS Test and Trace whether positive, negative or void. And don’t forget to follow the social distancing arrangements on site. For more information and updates, head to the Birkbeck Library website.

If you do not have a Birkbeck Library card or your membership has expired, once you have re-enrolled, you can request a new one by submitting an SSP request.

Keeping you safe

We understand that some of you may be nervous about returning to in-person teaching. We have put in place a range of measures to help maximise your safety when you are on campus, including:

  • Excellent ventilation in teaching spaces
  • Enhanced cleaning of teaching and communal spaces
  • Hand sanitiser throughout all buildings

Please note: All students and staff must wear face masks in our buildings unless you are medically exempt. Face coverings will be available in reception should you forget or need one.

To help keep everyone safe we strongly encourage you to make sure you are fully vaccinated (i.e. 2 doses) and have the booster jab. We also ask that you take lateral flow Covid-19 tests, which are available free on campus, from the NHS or Boots and most pharmacies, twice a week.

You must not visit campus if you are feeling unwell or think you may have Covid-19 or the flu.


Ebooks

You have full access to ebooks via BOLD (Bloomsbury Institute Online Library and Databases) whilst studying from home (as well as on campus!).

Click here to access BOLD.

You can also find the link to BOLD on Canvas, whenever you open your module materials.

For more information about how to access ProQuest eBooks and research materials on BOLD, click here.


Exams and assessments

Exams and assessments will be run on campus this Academic Year.

All on-site exams and time-constrained assessments (TCAs) will be conducted face-to-face.

The Exam and TCA timetables will be published on the website.

All other assignments will be submitted online as normal.

Your safety remains our top priority, and if Government advice changes in response to further outbreaks of coronavirus we may have to change these arrangements at short notice.


Resources

Quick online guides to help you use MS Teams for online classes and more.

Tips and guidance to make studying from home work for you, from how to structure your day to staying connected online.