Online Learning: Universities and Covid-19

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 12th October 2020.

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Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Education)

The Government have prioritised education. We do not believe it would be right to put students’ lives and academic journeys on hold. Although only a small proportion of university populations have covid, it is an awful experience for every student who is having to self-isolate, which is why it is so important that support—from providing food to mental health and wellbeing support—is there for those students. I was pleased to see the Universities UK statement last week detailing the sector’s commitment to that support, which is in line with exactly what the Government expect.