In plans detailed by the Vice-Chancellor last month, the University successfully transitioned the teaching and learning of its academic programmes and professional courses from face-to-face to online. This move towards digital technologies is now also reflected across other parts of University operations with most staff now working remotely and live webinars replacing Open Days and student fairs.
Speaking of the shift towards digital caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Catherine Bachleda the University of Gibraltar Vice-Chancellor said, “In order to minimise the disruption for our students, we recently made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend face to face teaching and instead run our programmes and courses virtually. In addition, we arranged for most of our staff to work remotely. We made these decisions in order to best protect the safety, the health, and the well-being of our students, our educators and our staff.”
University staff and students have been careful not to lose the personal touch and have used digital technologies to have some fun too with staff recently wearing hats to mark a charity awareness day.