UOW in Dubai
At the end of March, the UAE government issued a decree requiring remote delivery of educational programs until 1 June. Spring session finished at the end of May and Summer session will commence remotely on 22 June, one week later than originally scheduled. A number of restrictions remain in place in Dubai and the majority of UOWD academic and professional staff continue to work from home. However, staff and students are looking forward to relocating to UOWD’s new facility, complete with modern classrooms, research-friendly laboratories and ample student learning spaces, which is due to open in time for the Autumn intake of students.
UOW College Hong Kong
The College resumed classroom teaching for all three UOW top-up programs on 20 May, the second week of Trimester C. Additionally, classroom teaching resumed on 8 June in the Summer semester of the College’s Cap. 320 programs. Real-time online program delivery has been arranged for some top-up and Cap. 320 students, in consideration of their individual circumstances. Associate Degree students will continue with online delivery in the Summer semester, as two-thirds of students are studying on the CityU campus, which has decided to maintain the policy of online teaching in the Summer semester.
Singapore – PSB Academy and Singapore Institute of Management
Programs at both partner locations in Singapore have been delivered remotely since 8 April due to a government lockdown. The lockdown was subsequently extended a number of times, with the last extension in place until 1 June. Restrictions are starting to ease and it is anticipated there could be a return to campus in mid-July for some students. Logistics around meeting physical distancing requirements and on-campus delivery are currently being worked through. Session 3 of EIS programs at SIM will commence 27 June and Intake 2 of Psychology programs on 6 July. All will commence remotely with 225 new enrolments anticipated across SOC and EIS degrees. The majority of staff continue to work from home.
UOW Malaysia KDU
In line with Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO), all UOW Malaysia KDU campuses were closed on 18 March. Pending further information from the Ministry of Education, students will be permitted to attend face-to-face classes starting 1 July and will be able to choose between face-to-face or online delivery of classes to suit their individual circumstances. Plans are also underway to implement face-to-face teaching for the new cohort of students, due to commence their studies on 13 July, as well as for final year students who require access to campus facilities to complete their studies. Online delivery will continue to be made available for remaining students.