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17th March 2020

Oli Ward

Coronavirus

In light of the worsening situation with the Coronavirus, and after much consideration, we have decided it is necessary to go remote for all of our courses until the threat has passed. This affects all of our courses and events from March 16th.

Having seen how the situation has developed in other countries, and with the recent announcement by the government on 13th March to move into the ‘delay phase’ of tackling this issue, we believe it is all of our responsibilities to alleviate contamination, and the burden on medical services, as much as possible. We hope that taking action now will help to flatten the curve of infection and thus reduce the peak impact of the virus. Key to this is helping to slow progression of the spread of infection for the more vulnerable in society.

Remote learning

Our courses and events will all proceed as planned, albeit in a remote capacity, until such time that we deem it safe to continue back onsite. We are keeping a close eye on the evolving situation and are working very hard to deliver the same excellent learning experience to our students.

Luckily the tech industry is very forward thinking in its approach to remote working so there are lots of great tools at our disposal to make this transition not only possible, but almost seamless.

To take a positive from this experience; remote learning will give our students real world experience in the tools, practices and challenges of remote working within a distributed team.

We have a lot of experience with remote working practices gained while collaborating with remote team members and clients through our agency, Lunar, and supporting remote students on some of our courses. This has become common working practice in the tech industry and is likely to become the default setting for most industries in the not too distant future.

Our course curriculums, content, processes, high level of support and excellent tuition all remain largely unchanged. The courses are still very much a group experience, with full cohort lectures, group check-ins and code reviews, as well as lots of opportunities for 1 on 1 feedback and help whenever it’s needed.

All group projects will remain, leading to plenty of opportunities for collaboration and team working too. We have increased the level of support available for students, to ensure no one is feels they are learning in isolation.

We are confident that we are transferring all of the elements that make our courses and student learning experiences so great, to a remote setting. 

We hope this is short lived and will keep all enrolled and interested students updated as things progress.

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