The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. Previously a hybrid blend of online and face-toface learning in Semester One of the 2020/21 academic year was announced. The Senior Management Team of the Five Islands Campus has since reconvened and determined that the Campus is not at the stage to engage physical academic interactions between faculty/staff and students in the first term of 2020-2021.
COVID-19 has taught us that agility is important in successfully navigating the pandemic, as the situation is constantly changing.The protocol to be adopted by the Five Islands Campus for the academic year 2020/2021 encompasses the understanding that the reduction of the contagion effect of COVID-19 and protecting the safety and wellbeing of FIC's staff and students is paramount. The Academic year will therefore be rolled out in three phases. Thank you to our returning students, who adapted with us last semester and throughout the summer and have taken note of the challenges encountered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our students and their families but seek the support and understanding of all as we work to keep all members of our remain community safe.
Semester One: September - December will consist entirely of remote learning and assessments. for all courses except for those programmes with clinical or specialised laboratory components.
Semester Two: January - May will use an effective hybrid academic delivery model specific to the needs of the Five Islands Campus. All courses and programmes will be delivered using an appropriate blend of online/remote learning and face-to-face interactions between student and faculty.