I wanted to write to you during these challenging times, recognising the particular challenges that you and your students are facing and to offer my own personal solidarity and that of the whole of the University of Lincoln community.
As someone who started their career teaching young people, I am very aware of the invaluable work that teachers do and the commitment shown to pupils and their families on a daily basis. However, these are unprecedented times, and so now more than ever, we should all be thankful for everything that is being done to support our young people.
As schools close this week, the preparations carried out by teachers across the UK to ensure continued support of students is obviously challenging and difficult but having seen some of the range of excellent online resources and teaching being offered to students deserves our praise.
We know that there is a great deal of uncertainty following the Prime Minister’s announcement this week (18 March) that exams in May and June would not take place as planned for schools and colleges. Young people are worried and you as teachers, along with parents and carers, are supporting them in incredibly difficult circumstances. I would like to reassure you that the University will work with you and support applicants so they can, if they wish, progress here at Lincoln.
We want to give young people, their parents and teachers the peace of mind that their lives and future careers will not be affected or disrupted as a result of Coronavirus. Our message to students is don’t worry, we are preparing for you to join us, so join our on line events and prepare with us for future success.
As students continue with their studies and learning whilst schools are closed, the University of Lincoln will seek to support our applicants. We will be hosting a series of live link ups on a variety of topics and providing study techniques and activities to help our applicants prepare for University, so students, and you as teachers, can follow our social media channels for more updates on these in case they are of use.
The University of Lincoln will want to continue to work with you and to support our current and future students. You as teachers are a huge part of that process and your students success with us. If we can be of any further assistance to you at this time of challenge please get in touch with our enquiries team on 01522 886644 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Mary Stuart
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