Our flexible study options will keep you on track for University success. That’s why we have launched ONCAMPUS online.
Each module is developed and quality assured, based on key principles of Cambridge Education Group Digital’s pedagogical framework, which has been proven to contribute to sector-leading results for student satisfaction, retention and attainment
And progress to one our centres based on university campuses throughout the UK and Europe. Our programmes offer guaranteed opportunity for progression* to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes when students successfully complete our programmes.
What is Welcome Week?
Welcome Week takes place during 20th - 24th September. It is very important you attend each of the events which are taking place during Welcome Week - these sessions will provide everything you need to know about studying with ONCAMPUS Online.
During Welcome Week you will get to meet our ONLINE team, other students and find out more about your online learning experience. You will be shown how to access the main operating systems which you will be using; these include your Student Portal, Moodle and Teams. We also provide videos which include helpful reminders to guide you through this process, so that you feel confident from the very start of your course and ready to enjoy your online lessons.
There will be numerous opportunities during Welcome Week for you to drop in and meet your ONLINE team of staff. We will be very pleased to say hello and answer any questions you might have.
What is Induction Week?
Induction Week takes place during 27th September - 1st October. During this week you will get to meet some of your subject tutors and find out more about what we expect from you whilst you're studying with us. Important information about matters such as academic best practice, attendance, safeguarding and netiquette will be shared with you during this week - we want all students and staff to enjoy a positive, respectful online learning experience.
There will be numerous opportunities for you to drop in and meet your ONLINE team of staff who will be very pleased to say hello and answer any questions you might have.
It is very important you attend each of the events which are taking place during Induction Week - these sessions will provide everything you need to know about studying with ONCAMPUS Online.
What is the schedule for enrolling students?
Enrolment will commence at least two weeks before the start of term.
As the start of your course approaches, our team will be in regular contact with you to advise on key dates and actions so that you are fully prepared for the start of term.
When do my lessons start and when will I receive my timetable?
Your classes will start during the week beginning Monday 4th October. Your timetable will be available for you before 5pm UK time on Friday 1st October. You will find your timetable in your section of the Student Portal. Further information about the Student Portal and your timetable will be shared with you during Welcome Week.
Is there a sample timetable?
Timetables look very different for each programme but the types of learning activities for each programme are similar. For example, during your studies you will have opportunity to enjoy:
Live lectures, Online Discussions, Self-Study, Recap Quiz Questions, Webinars, Personal Tutorials etc.
What support will I get?
Our community of expert tutors, centre support staff and fellow students are here to support you every step of the way.
We have an optional Buddy Scheme. A Buddy is someone that you can speak to for support, advice, build friendships with and improve your English skills with. You will become another ONCAMPUS Online student's 'Buddy' and they will become your 'Buddy'.
During Welcome Week, we will share more information about our Buddy Scheme, our staff team and the different types of academic and well-being support which is available for you. In the meantime, if you have a specific question please email [email protected]
How do I get help from tutors if it is out of UK hours or there's a big time difference gap?
During your live lessons, you will have access to your tutors in real-time. Where lessons are not live you will be given clear information about when tutors will be available to help you. You will be able to schedule appointments with tutors as needed via email or Teams and we will always aim to answer your questions as quickly as possible.
How will I learn online?
With regular tutorials and an online hub to manage your studies, you'll have everything you need to succeed. We have worked with the award-winning CEG Digital to develop an online programme which is welcoming and easy to use. We've developed an approach to online learning that blends innovative ways of accessing lectures and discussions with opportunities to practice and consolidate your learning every step of the way.
The online platforms we use are Moodle and Teams. These are easy-to-use online platforms.
In Moodle you will find your course content and the online study resources you will need. You will use these resources to complete independent out-of-class (asynchronous) learning activities - your homework. You will also find there the Programme Handbook and student policies which will be useful throughout your studies with ONCAMPUS.
Your live (synchronous) lessons are delivered through Teams; Teams allows you to engage in discussions with your tutor and classmates. It means that you are practising your English skills too. This will help you to get ready for the UK academic culture by ensuring that you participate in it.
Full training on Moodle and Teams will be given during your Welcome Week.
What is the difference between synchronous (live) and asynchronous (not live) sessions?
A synchronous lesson is when you have a tutor directing your learning in real time; this might be via a lecture, or it could be via a guided session when the tutor gives you a short presentation and then asks you to complete some further work.
Asynchronous sessions are where you will be undertaking learning without a 'live' tutor. This might be watching a recorded lecture or completing the tasks which are included in your Moodle course.
Will all lessons be recorded?
The majority of courses will be recorded.
What equipment do I need?
You will need access to a laptop, tablet or computer that meets a minimum specification. Please check the information below for different operating systems. We also recommend you having a working webcam so that you can see your fellow classmates and tutors online. You will need to have access to a reliable internet connection.
- Operating Systems
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10 / 10S
- 32 and 64-bit versions are both supported.
- Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2
- 512 MB of RAM
- 100 MB of hard drive space for installation (minimum 1 GB required to start an exam)
- Software required
- .NET Framework 4 or higher
- Operating Systems
- macOS 10.11 and higher
- Recommended Hardware
- Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 100 MB of hard drive space (for installation, minimum 1 GB required to start an exam)
- Operating Systems
- ChromeOS: Current and second last version
- Recommended Hardware
- 1.7 GHz processor or faster
- 1 GB RAM
- 100 MB of hard drive space (for installation, minimum 100 MB required to start an exam)
How will I be assessed?
There are two types of assessment:
- Formative assessment: these are the weekly homework tasks which help you and your tutor to check your understanding. Most courses also have a mid-term and end of term assessment that are closer in style to exams and allow us to understand how ready you are to take your exams.
- Summative assessment (the assessment that makes up your grade) will be the same in the online and face to face programmes. Summative assessment varies from course to course, for example it could be a written exam, an essay or presentation.
How do I take exams with ONCAMPUS?
Your summative exams take place online using a platform called Digiexam. You will receive training and be able to practice using Digiexam prior to any exams taking place.
My course has practical elements, for example Engineering or Life Sciences. Will studying term 1 online impact on my results?
No! Based on our successful experience with previous groups of students, we are confident that our online expertise and tailored programme material will provide you with excellent preparation for all assessments.
Will my progression to university be affected by studying online?
No! The assessment is the same for online and face to face students therefore if you pass the course, you will have guaranteed progression to your home university. For those of you applying through UCAS, your qualification is the same for both online and face to face modes of delivery.
Is there a code of conduct for Online Learning?
Yes! We call this our Statement of Approach. We have high expectations for all of our learners and want to help you establish good study habits. Attendance, punctuality, participation, netiquette and time management play an essential role in your success as an online learner. You will learn more about our expectations during Welcome Week.
What is the ONCAMPUS Online Attendance Policy?
All ONCAMPUS students are required to attend all classes on their course. Your attendance (or absence) is recorded for every lesson. We expect 100% attendance from all students, unless there is a genuine reason for your absence. If there is an exceptional reason why you have not been able to attend class, you should let the Attendance Officer at your home centre know immediately. We monitor attendance on a weekly basis and operate a warning system. This has 4 stages and can lead to withdrawal of students from their programme. If you reach 10 consecutive days of unauthorised absence you will be withdrawn from the course.
We will provide you with more information about our attendance expectations, the Attendance Policy and your home centre Attendance Officer during Welcome Week.
How do I enjoy the social side of university online?
We will ensure that you have opportunities to meet other students and start to make friends. You will make friends in the virtual classroom and there will be social events taking place online, for example quiz nights and coffee catch-ups.
Will I have opportunities to share feedback about my ONCAMPUS Online journey?
Yes! We value your feedback and are always seeking ways to find out more about your ONCAMPUS experience and how we can make this even better for you. Please complete the surveys which you will receive; share feedback with your tutors and the Centre Director; or volunteer to become a Student Rep. You’ll find out more about the important role our Student Reps play during Induction Week.
Who do I contact if I have a question about fees?
Please email our Finance Team: [email protected]
How can I find out more about accommodation options for Term 2 when I'm coming to study in the UK at my home university?
We have a superb range of high quality accommodation. Please contact our accommodation team for more information. Don't miss out! [email protected]