Textiles and Design

Arrangements for On-campus Delivery in Academic Year 2021/22


We are here to support you through your studies as we prepare for a new academic year starting in September 2021.  Our aim is to deliver an inspiring learning experience wherever you are in the world with in-person teaching being complemented by online delivery, subject to any national government restrictions.


Our degree programmes are made up of courses which typically feature a mix of studio sessions, lectures, smaller group tutorials and practical workshops. Our Responsive Blended Learning model worked very successfully in the last academic year allowing us to adapt to changing Covid-19 advice and restrictions. We will continue to build on the learnings from 2020 to offer the best mix of in-person on-campus teaching complemented by flexible online solutions that will provide you with everything you need to complete your studies.


We intend to deliver as much in-person on-campus teaching as possible from September 2021 with appropriate social distancing and safety measures applied, and will continue to review national advice at each campus location, updating our delivery model accordingly. The balance of in-person, interactive online and pre-recorded teaching that each student receives is based on the learning outcomes required from each programme and the availability of access to our Scottish Borders Campus learning spaces. While it is unlikely we will be able to have large groups gathering in person, we will adapt to offer smaller group activities, and our focus remains on ensuring we can offer all students access to our workshops in smaller groups whilst on campus, as we appreciate how important this is to some of our more practical programmes.

As soon as the teaching timetables are ready we will let you know. In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to academic year 2021/22.