The English University of Cambridge will not have face-to-face but virtual classes in the next academic year 2020-21, as a precautionary measure by COVID-19.
Cambridge, with a traditional system of tutoring, has decided that classes will be given through the Internet, although it is possible that some very small groups of students will be formed “in person”, provided that the measures of physical distance are met.
University campuses have been closed for the current academic term – April to June – due to the spread of the coronavirus in the UK. “The university is constantly adapting” to the current pandemic crisis, the academic institution said in a note.
In addition to Cambridge, the English University of Manchester, part of the Russell group (which comprises the 24 best universities in the UK), had also decided to use virtual classes for next autumn, when the course starts.