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While the campus may have been closed due to the impact of Covid-19, the University of Birmingham has remained open and active.

Within the College of Arts and Law, staff and students have adapted to a new way of working. We have maintained postgraduate studies by utilising a variety of virtual platform to allow teaching and studying to take place at home. Watch the videos below to see a selection of the innovative ways our courses have been taught and students have been able to continue their studies:

Watch Grace Trumbo talk about how the students taking the module ‘Curatorial Practices’ were able to switch from an exhibition planned to be held at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham  to an online show. See “Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour” which opened as an online exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in June 2020.

Postgraduate students on the Choral Conducting pathway of our MA Music describe how they've adapted to Lockdown through a series of masterclasses with international conductors.

Staff and students from the Department of Film and Creative Writing on how they have adapted to teaching in lockdown - from maintaining their sense of community to 30 seconds of zen. 

Olivia Beebe talks about how students, following the Placement module, were able to continue their studies, despite the impact of Covid-19 on the art gallery. She did her placement at Wolverhampton Art Gallery which switched online, so Olivia was able to complete her time there.

Eric Ngang, postgraduate doctoral researcher with Birmingham Law School, describes how he has delayed fieldwork in Kenya and adapted his research during the coronavirus pandemic.

Abigail Rokison-Woodall from the Shakespeare Institute talks about how they have moved the pedagogy module online, whilst maintaining teaching input from the Royal Shakespeare Company, collaboration from a number of theatre companies and creation of an online community.