14 Dec 2021

Our January 2022 Covid policy

Are you considering our face-to-face MRS Advanced Certificate course in January 2022?

Our January 2022 Covid policy is no face-to-face contact!

We won’t offer face-to-face tuition for our MRS Advanced Certificate course that starts on 24 January 2022. You can still join us though! If you take our online course, you can choose between live tutorials on Tuesdays at 1100, or Tuesdays at 1800. Our online courses are very interactive, with live group tutorials, video chats with your personal tutor, lots of feedback, a lively course forum, and opportunities to form virtual study groups with your classmates. Do join us today!

As late as December 2021, we had hoped to provide exclusive two-hour group video tutorials for our face-to-face students instead of face-to-face teaching. The plan was to switch to face-to-face tuition once the R rate in London dropped. However, the extremely aggressive Omicron variant has made this plan unsafe. So it is with a heavy heart that we’ve cancelled face-to-face teaching for the spring semester.

Why no face-to-face teaching?

Our courses are designed so that students can attend after work. This means that the large majority of students, and our staff, use public transport to travel to class. We think it’s not safe to ask our students to travel to the venue, or to spend two hours together in a small space (however well-ventilated it may be).

What about exams?

All exams for the MRS Advanced Certificate take place online.

What about courses starting in August 2022?

We hope to resume offering the face-to-face MRS Advanced Certificate course as soon as we can. The next course begins on 22 August, and we hope you’ll want to join it! Of course, a lot can happen between now and then, so we’ll keep you updated.

Questions about our Covid policy?

If you’d like to discuss our Covid policy in more detail, MRS Advanced Certificate Course Leader Sia Shahrizad will be delighted to speak with you. It’s easy to Set up a call with Sia.

Learn about research industry fieldwork rules

Head to the Coronavirus resources pages on the MRS website for extensive guidance and regular updates on how to handle face-to-face fieldwork situations.