University College Cork (UCC) has taken the decision to continue delivering many of its programmes online, not just for the duration of the current Level 3 guidelines, but for the remainder of the semester.
The University has contacted students and staff in recent days to inform them of the decision.
UCC said many programmes will be delivered online and each school will communicate with their students as to the mode of delivery for their programmes.
An email to students said that 'small group teaching may be delivered either face-to-face or online, as per local arrangements with Heads of Colleges' and that 'Lab-based, clinical and practical based tuition, as well as tuition on accredited programmes, will continue where possible on campus in accordance with the existing infection control arrangements'.
The University’s library is to remain open with space available on a pre-booking basis.
Current onsite research activities are to continue as before.
"We continue to place the needs of our staff and students central to everything we do at UCC, supporting our staff, students and community during these rapidly changing times," the email stated.