This start of the academic year has been undoubtedly unusual for all the members of the University. Much work has been done to welcome everyone and provide them with the best conditions possible.
The University of Aberdeen has adopted a blended learning approach, holding part of our studies remotely while still having sessions organised on campus. The aim is to reconcile the safety of all with the educational needs of students.
Some of us, postgraduate law students, have just moved to a whole new country, discovered a new educational system and started a new degree. The Covid-19 situation made the adaptation even more challenging, but we stand united and determined.
We have decided to gather together to share our thoughts and experiences at the University of Aberdeen, under this blended learning approach, via a series of blog posts. Not only will these deal with our academic studies, but it will also, more broadly, touch upon everything that makes university years so particular and memorable. From events organised by the University, to Societies, campus life and remote study, we will try to share our willingness and positivity even in these troubled times. We decided to call this series ‘Blended Learning, Blended Living’.
*This introduction was authored by Laurence Teillet, one of the LLM students who organised the blog series.