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Durham University

Curriculum, Learning and Assessment

COVID-19 Resources for Staff

These pages hold key sources of information and links for staff on policies and guidance issued in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.



Online Examinations 2020/1

Following the decision of Senate in November 2020, all 2020/21 examinations will take place online, with no physical examinations taking place. The University has taken this decision in Michaelmas Term to provide clarity and certainty for students and staff alike, and to avoid the need to make the late changes to assessment that we saw in 2019/20. FAQs can be found here

Staff Working Spaces

A number of spaces have been made available to staff to work on campus between teaching sessions. These include:

  • Teaching and Learning Centre: Second floor lab (capacity 6-8; on a drop in, first-come-first-served basis)
  • Individual rooms on the ground floor of the Palatine Centre. These rooms are bookable through Palatine Reception (ext 46110)
  • Several teaching rooms have been allocated to academic departments at their request for use of staff. Please contact your department for details.

Student Study Spaces

A number of rooms across the University and in Hotel Indigo have been allocated as study spaces where students can work (including accessing online teaching while on site). Further information and a booking system can be found on the dedicated Library study space pages.

Further Information

Staff in CLAS are happy to advise on curriculum development or learning, teaching and assessment matters contained in these pages. Contact details are below:




Faculty of Science

Nic Brennan

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Ellie Woolcott

Faculties of Social Sciences & Health and Business

Ellen Chapman & Andrea Armstrong &

Research Degrees

Simon Appleton

Head of Section

Andy Rennie

Page last updated:21 October 2020