If you’re joining us for the first time in autumn 2020 and early 2021, we understand that you may have questions about how the British Academy of Jewellery has adapted its courses for the 2020–21 and 2021-2022 academic years.
We have made a number of changes to ensure that we can continue to keep our students and staff safe through the pandemic, while ensuring that you receive the best possible academic and student experience — and that you will receive exactly the same amount of time at the bench. Find out more about the measures we have taken by clicking on our infographic below.
This is an evolving situation and all new updates will be posted to our dedicated coronavirus guidance page.
– Students and tutors are assigned cohort bubbles in order to prevent transmission between classes
– Staggered start times for classes so that student bubbles do not mix
– Temperatures taken upon entry to the building
– Masks are worn in communal areas and face shields in the workshop
– Social distancing in effect in communal areas
– Handwashing and antibacterial stations present throughout the campuses
– We offer a blended learning approach so that design and theory is taught virtually, while taught hours in the workshop remain the same
– Working from home implemented for staff where possible to reduce the numbers of staff in the building to better ensure student safety
What our students say
Although this academic year has brought with it extra health and safety regulations and concerns, our tutors and students have more than risen to the occasion and are embracing our social distancing and blended learning system.
“For me personally it’s working good so far with the help of the tutors and (everyone) taking care… I’m enjoying it,” said Jewellery Fundamentals student Abdul about how the term is going.