In the new academic year, universities will be adopting either online teaching, face-to-face learning or a mixture of both. Below shows an update from each university in the UK. We will regularly keep this updated on our Linkedin page. Give us a follow HERE.
University of Bath
“We intend to be open for the next academic year with students on campus, and we will therefore be doing everything possible to welcome new and returning students from September 2020. We may phase the start dates for different groups, depending on the government rules to combat COVID-19 that remain in place at that time.”
Focusing on in-person teaching on personal tutoring, laboratory work, peer-to-peer learning, design tutoring and smaller group learning, such as seminars. There will also be options for remote learning for those who would prefer to study from home or have health conditions which mean they may not be able to attend uni.
Bath Spa University
“Bath Spa University has moved to online provision and is now operating as a ‘virtual university’ until the end of this academic year.”
New Students September 2020: The situation is fast-moving and it is too early to say for sure whether the start of the next academic year will be delayed.
- There will be no face-to-face teaching, which includes seminars, tutorials, and lab-based classes, after Tuesday 17 March until at least the end of June.
- We are cancelling all assessments that you would come on campus to complete e.g. exams, presentations and lab assessments, until the end of the spring/summer examination period. See our detriment policy.
- All buildings on campus are now closed, with the exception of Conference Aston and the University nursery*.
New Students September 2020: We currently plan to teach on campus in September 2020 (unless circumstances change), and we look forward to welcoming you to the Aston University community.
Birmingham City University
We will be teaching our programmes on campus from September 2020 but introducing some key changes to make sure students can study in a safe and secure environment.
Courses across the University will be taught in smaller groups and we will be managing all of our buildings differently to allow social distancing guidelines to be followed.
Students will be able to access on site facilities and face-to-face learning but we will be taking all the necessary steps to ensure this is done as safely as possible.
University of Birmingham
All University activities are currently due to operate as normal in September 2020.
Online provisions are being developed should the pandemic continue to affect campus activities. We are monitoring the situation closely and will be following government advice. Please read the information below to understand the current situation and the developments being made.
University of Brighton
We plan the controlled reopening of all of our campuses to enable us to welcome new students as scheduled from Monday 28 September, with teaching beginning from Monday 5 October 2020.
This will be managed in such a way as to reduce risks and safeguard the health and wellbeing of students and staff by:
- Delivering our academic programmes through a carefully planned blend of socially distanced campus-based teaching and enhanced digital learning.
- All students having opportunities for face-to-face on-campus interaction with their academic tutors and peers – albeit in smaller groups which reflect social distancing and related guidelines.
- The delivery of larger group teaching, such as lectures, through enhanced digital learning.
- Teaching and learning in laboratories, workshops, studio spaces and specialist facilities taking place in compliance with the appropriate additional safety guidance.
- Organising the teaching schedule to limit the numbers of students and staff needing to be on campus at any one time.
- Controlling the way that facilities and services (including libraries, student services and catering outlets) are physically accessed.
- Introducing appropriate social distancing and cleaning protocols, controlling movements around campus, and other measures such as supporting the wearing of face coverings in certain appropriate circumstances.
University of Sussex
Although the current situation in the UK is subject to change, we are currently expecting to welcome you and thousands of other students to our campus and Brighton accommodation during Welcome Weekend in September (Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 September 2020).
University of Bristol
Term for all students commences on 5 October 2020. Teaching will start in this week.
On campus teaching for postgraduate taught programmes will begin on 19 October 2020.
How we deliver our courses will depend on government guidance on social distancing at the time. We are preparing for all different scenarios in order to maintain the excellent teaching offered at the Bristol.
If you are unable to travel to Bristol, we will be making arrangements for online access to your programme of study.
Many programmes are taught through small-group settings such as seminars, lab classes and tutorials. We will seek to continue to teach these in person, while following any national safety guidelines in place at the time.
Supervision for research projects will continue in person or online as appropriate.
University of the West of England
We have moved to online teaching for the rest of the academic year. Online provision has been put in place for you to engage with your studies remotely.
New Students September 2020: We continue to welcome applications from students and endeavour to support our applicants as far as possible. However, we are aware of the difficulties that some of our applicants may face as a result of challenging circumstances in their home countries.
We are monitoring the situation very closely and we are working with sector organisations to identify what actions may be required to support affected applicants and will communicate any changes to applicants in due course.
The University has now suspended face-to-face teaching and has moved to delivering lectures and classes remotely. Although some staff are working remotely, this will not affect how we process new applications and respond to questions.
New Students September 2020: We continue to welcome applications from students and endeavour to support our applicants as far as possible. Our application processes, entry requirements and start dates have not changed. However, we are aware of the difficulties that some of our applicants may face as a result of these challenging circumstances.
We are monitoring the situation very closely and we are working with sector organisations to identify what actions may be required to support affected applicants. We will communicate any changes to applicants in due course.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
The 2020 Autumn term will begin w/c September 28 for all new students, with a newly developed induction programme that has been designed in conjunction with the Students’ Union. Students at all levels will then commence their studies from w/c October 5.
During the Autumn term at least, we will ensure that our high quality learning, teaching and student support services will continue to be delivered through a combination of on-campus and online delivery and that all students will benefit from small group, peer-assisted and individual learning programmes. In doing so we are able to ensure that all the learning outcomes of your programme of study will be met in full.
Our academic staff are now finalising all of the detail on a programme by programme basis and a more detailed statement providing further information for each programme will be available for new and returning students on 13 June.
University of Wales
For the first term (September to December 2020), we have decided to deliver all of our lectures virtually so as not to breach social distancing guidelines for large groups of people. This blended learning approach, which combines a blend of virtual and on-campus delivery, will ensure you receive good experiences and high-quality education. You will still interact with other students and academics, and you will receive personal support. We will introduce the full range of on-campus activities as soon as we can.
We are looking forward to welcoming new students at the start of the academic year and of course we understand that this is a worrying time. You may have questions about how this situation will affect your application. University admissions staff are working remotely and your application is very important to us so we want to reassure you that we are doing all we can, as quickly as possible, in order to continue to process your application.
We are fully committed to delivering as much face-to-face teaching and the widest university experience as possible from September 2020. We are also developing forms of teaching and engagement using technology to allow us to best replicate the experience of being on campus, for those students who are unable to travel in September.
We are still receiving and processing applications for this intake and will continue to make offers to those eligible. We fully understand that students and staff want certainty, but we also know that this is a situation is likely to change quickly. We are making full preparations to allow us to offer the greatest flexibility we can.
University of Warwick
Following the communication issued directly to incoming and returning students on 19 May, we are planning to start our teaching as initially intended, with classes expected to start in the week of October 5 2020. This will be done through a blend of face-to-face and online learning, following an induction period for new students.
For most courses, we are still accepting applications for 2020 entry. You can see the courses that are still open for applications via UCAS. We are accepting UCAS Extra applications for any course that is still open.
University of Edinburgh
Following lockdown restrictions implemented by the UK and Scottish Governments, only ‘essential-services’ should be operating on campus from Tuesday 24 March 2020 onwards.
New Students September 2020: The two undergraduate Open Days scheduled for 26 September and 10 October 2020 are currently still planned to go ahead, and this webpage will be updated with the latest guidance. We are also working to develop an online alternative for prospective students thinking about starting university in 2021. We intend to be ready to teach despite any travel restrictions, wherever our students are in the world. As we adapt to this Covid-19 pandemic we are shaping our delivery to ensure that all students – whether here in Edinburgh with us, or elsewhere in the world and joining us a little later in the academic year when circumstances allow – will be fully part of our community.
Edinburgh Napier University
Our start date is unchanged – the new academic year will begin on Monday 7 September for all students. We will be following Scottish Government guidelines on precisely how our campuses and facilities will be operating but we are committed to doing all we can to provide students with the best possible experience over the next academic year.
We are likely to take a blended approach, with some on-campus face-to-face teaching, observing careful social distancing, alongside some virtual activities. It may mean having to change the format or order of some teaching. We will shape our delivery to ensure all students – whether here in Edinburgh with us or elsewhere in the world and joining us later in the academic year when circumstances allow – are fully part of our community.
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
The new academic year at Heriot-Watt University will begin as planned this September. If you are joining the University for the 2020/21 academic session, you can expect your learning to follow our previously published dates. Our academic programmes will begin on 14 September, with welcome week activities for new students taking place beforehand.
We are preparing to start the academic year with high-quality online support and learning in place and, if possible depending on health and wellbeing conditions, some face to face activity on campus. We expect in-person sessions on campus will increase as the situation improves. Those who are unable to attend a campus within our global network will have equivalent online learning opportunities, with all students able to participate in meaningful learning experiences and feel part of the community. We will also make every effort to provide full support if you arrive on campus after teaching has started.
Queen Margaret University
We are really pleased to confirm that our Induction Week will begin for most students as planned on 7th September, with teaching and learning beginning on 14th September. We are all set to welcome our new and returning students.
We plan a mix of on-campus and online activity (commonly referred to as blended delivery) for you for semester one. As you would expect, our plans allow for flexibility, and are firmly focused on ensuring both the quality of your student experience and your health and wellbeing. Our plans will ensure you have the opportunity to experience a full student life, while taking account of Scottish Government and NHS Scotland guidance on health protection.
University of Glasgow
Whilst face-to-face teaching and assessment have been suspended and many of us are studying and working from home, we are still committed to supporting you in your learning at the University.
The University’s student enquiry team and all other services (including support for students in our residences and for international students) continue to operate during this period and so please do not hesitate to contact us.
New students September 2020: The vast majority of undergraduate programmes will begin – as planned – on 21 September. Some changes have been made to certain postgraduate programmes and details of what this means is contained in this note.
Teaching wherever possible will include interactive, face-to-face engagement as well as classes delivered remotely (for example, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams).
Initially, the amount of face-to-face teaching we can offer will be restricted by physical distancing rules, but we anticipate that on-campus academic activity will increase as the rules are eased. Access to library and study spaces on campus will be provided from the very start of term, but in ways that observe physical distancing requirements.
Glasgow Caledonian University
We have decided to start a little later than usual this year. Induction commences on Tuesday 29 September and teaching begins Monday 5 October. The Admissions and Enquiry Service is continuing to process applications in the usual way. The team are all working remotely, you may find there is a slight delay in the response time while we all settle in to our new ways of working. Thank you for your patience.
Despite the challenges the current situation presents for all of us, our priority at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) remains to ensure an excellent experience for our students. We would like to reassure you that our University staff are fully committed to making sure this continues whether on-campus or online.
University of Strathclyde
The University is actively planning to support all of our students and the detail of how we will deliver learning, teaching and assessment in 2020/21, safely and in line with the four phases of the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making.
We wish to create an environment in which you are able to enjoy access to the campus, safely and which best supports the learning and wider student experience of all in our community.
Our staff are currently working on plans to support the delivery of your degree programme in the coming semester and beyond. This will be through a blend of campus-based activities, where it is safe to do so, supported by our online environment and services.
Glasgow School of Art
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and in light of the UK Government’s transition from the ‘contain’ phase to the ‘delay’ phase of its response, access to the campuses will be closed from Tuesday 17 March at 6pm until further notice.
Currently the GSA has ceased all teaching, tutorials and crits and there is no access to studios, library and workshops. It is currently unclear how long this will last, therefore staff are putting in place academic continuity plans which will cover assessments working on the basis that undergraduate students will not return to campus this academic year.
No update on the new academic year yet.
University of Leeds
We are continuing to make preparations to welcome our new students in September as usual. We’re working hard on developing our plans to ensure our teaching is flexible, including online and face to face learning, as we understand some students may not be able to attend campus or travel to the UK. You’ll still receive the same high-quality learning experience, whatever your circumstances. If this situation changes and we have to make alternative arrangements, including flexibility with start dates we will write to notify you.
Leeds Beckett University
We are currently developing detailed plans for when we re-open our campuses in September. Our clear priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff while still delivering the rewarding and stimulating university experience you will expect.
Our academic year will begin at the normal time, which for many of our students will be week commencing 21 September (please note some courses have different term dates, this information can be found on the online prospectus on the relevant course pages).
We are working to provide you with as much clarity as possible and with the assurance that we are planning ahead for the start of the new academic year at Beckett.
Leeds Arts University
We are now delivering teaching and support online, and staff are working from home. Support for students is available through Student Welfare, Academic Support, English Language Support and Careers.
Following current advice from the UK Government all our physical open days this term have been cancelled. We will be replacing them with online open days where possible. If you have signed up for an open day we will be contacting you by email with the new online open day date.
New Students September 2020: If you plan to apply for September 2021 then we will hopefully be able to host open days in autumn 2020.
Leeds Trinity University
Based on the current trajectory of the pandemic in the UK, and the planned gradual relaxation of government restrictions, we are planning for our campus to reopen for teaching and accommodation from September 2020. To enable social distancing, teaching in Semester 1 is likely to be provided via a blended approach which combines on-campus teaching in small groups and online learning and teaching. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and government guidance and will adjust plans as necessary to ensure our community’s health and wellbeing. This will always be our priority. More details on term start dates will be provided soon.
University of Leicester
Ignite will combine a commitment to an exciting, vibrant and safe on-campus experience with a blend of face-to-face and flexible digital learning. We will provide the education you deserve without compromising your safety, so you can continue to enjoy your university experience, both physically and virtually, switching easily between on-campus and online learning as needed.
- Small and medium group learning sessions, such as tutorials and seminars, will run face-to-face and/or be Livecast online.
- Larger lectures will be delivered by Livecast and/or recorded, so you can login when you want and watch from the comfort of your room in halls or from home.
- Academic and personal support will be available to you either virtually or face-to-face to respond to your needs.
- Our student support services, from the library to careers to wellbeing, will be available both face-to-face and online with many of these available 24/7.
- New, flexible accommodation packages allow you to choose your on-campus living option to meet your study and student experience requirements.
- We will offer a vibrant and safe on-campus social experience to help you keep in touch with your friends and build new friendships.
De Montford University
Saturday 19 September or Saturday 17 October we hope our Open Days will be back on campus – keep an eye out here for more information.
In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, all teaching has been moved online and the campus is now closed (apart from essential services). We want to reassure you that the vast majority of university provision, including teaching and student support services, remains accessible to all of our students through online and virtual channels.
University of Liverpool
We are currently developing an innovative new learning model with our academic staff, which we anticipate will provide every student with a mix of face-to-face teaching in smaller group classes and laboratories (not large lectures) and virtual teaching sessions, to provide the best student experience while accounting for appropriate social distancing and hygiene regimes.
For most students, the semester will begin with a university-wide Foundation Week which will run between 5 and 9 October, one week later than the original planned start of teaching.
Liverpool John Moores University
It is our intention to start the next academic year on time, with week one of teaching on standard programmes to begin on 28 September 2020. We will take a blended approach to our academic delivery, with a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching to adapt to the restrictions and new realities we face.
Liverpool hope University
From Tuesday 17th March all face-to-face teaching will end for the rest of this academic year. Teaching will be moved online and we will continue to communicate with our students. All services for students will remain open at the University.
New Students September 2020: We intend to start the formal teaching year in the Autumn term as planned.
One of the most important aspects of learning at Hope is our small group teaching which contributes to our mission for personalised learning. We will endeavour to make this face to face whenever possible.
We will try obviously try to minimise the amount of time students spend in large groups. Learning will be supplemented by the University’s Virtual Learning Environment and online teaching where necessary. The safety of our students whilst on campus is our highest priority
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The timescale for second chance auditions and interviews can only be determined after the college has an agreed re-opening date following the current Covid-19 Pandemic. In order to move forward with second chance auditions we are actively looking at ways to do these remotely if we are unable to do these face to face before 1st September 2020. We will be in touch as and when we have further information in regards to second chance auditions.
At the moment we are working exceptionally hard to ensure that as of September 2020 our students will be able to have as much face to face teaching at college as possible, working within government guidelines. Given that we expect some restrictions to still be in place in September we will be guided by government advice and currently it is our intention to offer a ‘Blended Learning’ approach to curriculum delivery if students are not allowed to be in college full time.
University of London
From September, we will provide a blended learning experience that incorporates online learning with access to our campus and virtual social network.
All lectures and seminars will be delivered online in Term 1 combined with on-campus appointments with academics and student support. We hope to transition to on-campus teaching from Term 2 in January 2021 (in line with health and safety guidance at that time). Campus will be open with social distancing measures in place, halls of residence will be open.
Imperial College London
Programmes commencing in September will be taught via a multi-mode delivery with a combination of on-campus and remote teaching. All on-campus Executive Education programmes until September 2020 have moved online.
London Metropolitan University
No update on the new term yet
London School of Business & Finance
We have taken the decision to deliver our lectures online in semester one. Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where we think it’s safe to do so, we plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.
This blended learning approach is based on an expectation that there will be some face-to-face provision for all students, but only in an environment where we can ensure your safety through social distancing.
University of East London
No update on the new term yet
We’re doing everything we can to make sure that you’ll get a great learning experience with us with lots of support to do your best when you’re learning virtually and face to face.
- We’re planning to start teaching you through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching that we call blended learning
- This means your big group lectures might be online while some smaller classes or practical activities could happen on campus
- You could also move between blended learning and fully online virtual learning during the term
- If you can’t make it to campus for whatever reason, we’ll work to make sure you can start your course fully online. If you’re a nursing or teacher training student, then you will have to be on campus for a number of days at the start of your course.
University of Westminster
We’re making plans for your first term of study in the autumn. We’re planning to start teaching you through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching that we call blended learning.
University of Roehampton London
In September, our aim is that our spacious 54-acre parkland campus will be open for students and staff to enjoy safely. This includes our teaching facilities, study areas, social spaces and other amenities, all with appropriate measures to ensure physical distancing.
This Autumn, we plan to provide smaller group teaching on-campus, with larger group teaching online. We intend to be as ﬂexible to your needs as we can be and we will therefore also provide the option of studying entirely online for the ﬁrst term if you would like to, where this is possible. We will also be more flexible where we can on allowing students to enrol late (see below).
London South Bank University
We intend to start teaching on schedule in September 2020. If any details change, we’ll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we have more information.
University of Greenwich London
The university has now suspended face-to-face teaching and has moved to delivering lectures and classes remotely. Although some staff are working remotely, this will not affect how we process new applications and respond to your questions.
New Students September 2020: Our term starts on Monday 14 September 2020 as planned and we have arranged a range of flexible options for you.
- We expect to deliver your main lectures online for the autumn term and you will also have the opportunity to attend seminars on campus, as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If you are studying on a practical course, you will have the option to join smaller, socially distanced groups when the campus reopens.
- If you are worried about coming onto campus or need to shield for health reasons, you will also be able to access our courses online.
Ravensbourne University London
Following the latest government advice and announcement from the prime minister, we have requested that our students now study from home. All face-to-face lessons have been suspended and the building is now closed until further notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in accordance with government guidance, the Ravensbourne building is currently closed. We are still working remotely and we’re here for you – to answer any questions you might have.
Royal College of Art
We are monitoring the situation very carefully and are committed – if it is safe for our students and staff – to face to face teaching and learning in our studios. However, with the pandemic continuing to have a huge impact on every part of College life, it is anticipated that all learning and teaching for 1st year students for Term 1 (September to December) will be wholly or partially online, and will only involve campus-based learning if it is safe to do so.
University of Manchester
‘On-campus teaching’ will be activities such as seminars, small group sessions and practical elements of courses. We hope that these will take place face-to-face on campus to allow for discussion and interaction with your teacher/academics as long as government guidance allows for this.
We’re currently planning for every eventuality to ensure that we deliver the highest-quality learning and student experience and ensuring that we follow UK government information and advice. We’ll ensure that more details about the format of teaching and learning for the first semester are shared with our future students regularly over the next few months.
Manchester Metropolitan University
New Students September 2020: We plan to start our next academic year as planned in September. Term will therefore start on Monday 14 September for the majority of our programmes.
We are developing plans to deliver some on-campus learning for most courses, and will be delivering a combination of some online and some on-campus teaching throughout the year, while following national guidelines to secure student and staff wellbeing.
Where possible and where social distancing allows, our seminars, tutorials and lab work will continue to be taught on campus face to face to ensure you have every opportunity to engage with our world-leading academics and your peers.
New Students September 2020: Our new academic year will start on 28 September, and we’re planning for teaching to start on 19 October for the majority of students. There will be some exceptions in Medicine, Dentistry and a number of PGT programmes, and offer-holders will be contacted separately about this.
Our teaching and learning will be offered online during semester one for most courses, so if students don’t feel safe coming on to campus, or are unable to do so, they will be fully supported to access appropriate learning opportunities.
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
We took the decision to move all face-to-face teaching online from Monday 16 March and following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March, all academic buildings are now closed. All accommodation buildings will remain open.
New Students September 2020: The new academic year will start in September as planned. New students will be welcomed from Monday 21st September with continuing students starting their teaching from Monday 28th September.
Nottingham Trent University
All our campuses will be open for Autumn Term 2020. We will be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside online learning.
The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham will start the new academic year on Monday 21 September 2020, as planned. Unless circumstances change (and we will let our applicants know if they do), our campuses will be open and – following all national safety guidelines – we look forward to welcoming you into our community here in Nottingham.
Due to travel restrictions, our spring/summer courses will be delivered online. Our tutors are working hard to make sure that all students can access their English language and academic skills course.
The University of Oxford
At the moment we are hoping that the 18 September Open Day will run in Oxford but realise this may not be possible if social distancing is still in place.
Oxford Brookes University
Due to the continued spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the University has declared a number of Reading Weeks from 8.00am Tuesday 17 March to Friday 3 April. There will be no delivery of teaching during these weeks. Delivery will recommence after Easter and will be online only – there will be no face to face teaching.
New Students September 2020: Although we cannot predict how the situation with the pandemic will take shape in the coming months, we want to reassure you that Oxford Brookes will be ready for you to start your studies when teaching commences in September.
Over the past few weeks, we have supported our current students to complete their remaining teaching, learning and assessment online. We are committed to remaining flexible and adaptable, and will be preparing to ensure we can support you whatever the circumstances in September.
At the moment, we are hoping that the 18 September Open Day will take place in Oxford, but realise that this may not be possible if social distancing remains in place.
The University of Sheffield
As we expect social distancing measures to be in place for several months, we are considering a range of options for how we can best deliver our courses in the Autumn. The University is currently planning to offer a blend of face-to-face teaching in small groups in Sheffield, where social distancing can be maintained, supported by digital delivery. This means that the campus will be open for the 2020/21 academic year and, where reasonably possible, you will be expected to attend.
Sheffield Hallam University
It is our intention that our campus will be open for the 2020-21 academic year. Term will start on 28 September 2020 for the majority of students. We will be in touch with those students who have different start dates.
We are planning a mixture of face-to-face campus-based and online teaching, with timetables adjusted in line with the Government’s prevailing advice to limit the number of students on campus at any one time.
University of Southampton
We are aiming to provide a significant face-to-face component to your education as prevailing conditions at the time allow, combined in our new blended approach with active independent and group online learning.
At Southampton, our position is clear. We are looking forward to welcoming as many new and returning students from the UK and around the world as possible to our campuses in Southampton and Winchester for the start of the new academic year on 28 September 2020. A small number of postgraduate courses will start later than this and we will confirm these very shortly directly to students.
Our campus will be open in September for the 2020/21 autumn term, and we will be offering a mixture of on-site and in-class teaching alongside an ambitious programme of online learning. We are confident this blended approach will allow us to deliver the best and most consistent learning experience, ensuring our students can continue their studies successfully, whatever the future may bring.
Our priority is to ensure that the education and experience of our students remains of the highest quality whilst guarding the health and safety of our students and staff. So far as it is possible, all courses will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. We are continuing to follow changing Government guidance and will provide more details in due course to keep you up to date.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Building on our current experience, we are looking to deliver the very best educational experience for our students integrating face-to face teaching on campus with online delivery. We want to ensure that we offer a flexible, creative learning environment that makes best use of the students’ time on campus and supports practical learning and social activities within the social distancing government guidelines. We’re looking forward to welcoming you in September.