19 July 2024

Waikato Univ suspends campus classes from today

Hamilton & Tauranga campuses affected for a week

The University of Waikato has announced suspension of face-to-face teaching with effect from today.

As a result, university’s campuses at Hamilton and Tauranga will not be having face-to-face teaching, labs, workshops and tutorials, for one week from today, Monday 23 March.

The University will, however, remain open and the teaching of NET papers (fully online) will continue and will not be suspended during this week.

As per the notification, “from Monday, 30 March all lectures will be video-captured with Panopto. Labs, workshops and tutorials will also be set up to minimise contact and increase physical distances.” University also plans to put in place virtual study advisors to support students.

This suspension of classes, however, does not affect the staff who will be “using this time to transition to more comprehensive programme delivery.”

University is “advising students in papers that have been taught in face-to-face classes to use this week to continue independent study such as reading, researching and completing assessments.”

Waikato University’s decision to suspend classes follows the Prime Minister’s address on Saturday and the Ministry of Health update on 22 March.

University of Auckland and Massey University have already suspended teaching a week earlier.

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