The University of Manchester has revealed all of its lectures for the start of the coming academic year will be delivered online, including those run by its law school.

The Russell Group institution is the first to confirm that from next term all of its lectures will continue ahead, virtually, amid continued coronavirus disruption.

“As we anticipate social distancing measures will be in place for some time, we have taken the decision to conduct all lectures for semester one online, as a lecture theatre environment does not easily support spatial separation,” a Manchester University spokesperson told The Telegraph.

However, the university said, subject to government advice, it hopes to continue with some face-to-face teaching through small groups and tutorials.

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