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21 May, 2020 - 17:00 By Tony Quested

Cambridge Judge means business as it plans for the future

Cambridge Judge Business School has sent a positive message to incoming students stressing its entrepreneurial credentials and pledging investment to accelerate its programmes.

The School has taken the opportunity to lay out its plans to leverage a mix of sensible face2face learning with the very best online technology.

A message to incoming students posted on the Cambridge Judge Business School website, makes it clear that the business school plans to welcome students to Cambridge in the next academic year.

A spokesman told Business Weekly: “We are making plans to offer smaller classes with appropriate physical distancing, blended with online learning, in order to safeguard wellbeing. 

“This blended approach will provide the flexibility to adjust our strategy as the academic year progresses and according to the evolving context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the same time the Business School views the current situation as an opportunity to invest in order to accelerate changes to our programmes, adapting elements of the current online environment to enrich the educational experience for students now and in the future.”

The Business School’s plans are in line with an updated statement issued by the University of Cambridge; it said that the university and the colleges will welcome as many students as possible to Cambridge for the start of the next academic year – guided always by advice from Public Health England.

The University of Cambridge statement said that small group teaching – supervisions, seminars or individual tuition – will continue in person as much as possible.

Given the likely need for social distancing, mass lectures in person are suspended for the next academic year, which will free up space in lecture halls for small group teaching and other activities.

The Business School views the best-of-both-worlds strategy as an opportunity to leverage the best of these changing times and adds: “We know that our students value engagement with the faculty and with each other in the classroom, so the smaller classes will focus on discussing and extending the concepts covered in the online material. 

“We are a global community and will continue to be one and we are working with the Collegiate University for the start of the academic year to prepare the Cambridge experience for our incoming classes of 2020.”

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