Msg to FE students - 002

UCM ref: FEStudent002/06012021

 6th January 2021


Dear FE Student

Face-to-face classes will be suspended from Thursday 7th January 2021 for three weeks


We are writing to you because you have not provided us with a mobile number or email address to contact you with.

The IOM Government has recently announced that from Thursday 7th January 2021, the Isle of Man will move into a 3-week circuit break lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following this news and to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors, University College Isle of Man (UCM) will be suspending face-to-face classes and customer-facing operations, unless specified on our website, effective from Thursday 7th January 2021 for three weeks.

This means:

  • All face-to-face teaching is suspended during this time; this includes face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions, with very few exceptions (see below). Where possible, classes will be done remotely, please contact your tutor for details.
  • Exams scheduled for this week and next will continue. Social distancing and strict personal hygiene will be enforced.  
  • Our customer-facing businesses: Annie Gill Coffee Bar, Cristory’s, Synnova Salon and the refectory will be closed during this time. 

 The suspension above does not apply to you if you below to any of the following:

  • If you have complex needs or learning difficulties; please contact 648238/365302 or email for details.

Under these circumstances, we are moving our teaching online. Please let us know if you do not have means to obtain your learning resources online (e.g. if you do not have access to a mobile phone with internet, laptop, or home computer) and we will do our best to ensure that you will receive your learning materials/tutorials through alternative ways.

If you have any further worries or concerns which are not related to your course, or if the current situation is making you feel anxious, please call Student Services on 400555 or email

Please continue to regularly check our website for updates and information, if you have any queries contact or call 648200. Stay safe and care for one another as we go through another challenging period.

Best wishes,


Jo Pretty

Principal, UCM