For University West, this means that teaching in the autumn will be conducted in a mixed format, with parts on campus and parts through distance education. To minimize the spread of infection, the number of seats in classrooms will be limited and scheduled hours will be increased. When planning the autumn's teaching activities on campus, the following priorities apply:
This is a complicated situation and difficult to plan. Therefore, we cannot give you as good, clear and early information as we would like. We know that this does not give you as a student optimal conditions, but we hope for understanding and indulgence.
Information about your course and how your classes will be conducted will be published on the Canvas learning platform before the autumn term starts. Go to Canvas.
Right now, intensive work is underway on scheduling. The schedule will be preliminary and changes will be made continuously until the start of the semester and maybe even after. We need to take into account the following:
Prior to the start of the semester, the university is now working on adapting teaching rooms, staff rooms and general areas to reduce the risk of spreading infection. In the process of adapting the premises, we follow as far as possible the advice of the Public Health Authority for activities.
The examaniations conducted during week 35 are conducted digitally and remotely.
In the current situation, it is important that we can send information to you. Log in to Ladok and select My Pages. Make sure your email and phone number are correct. Log in to Ladok.
If you are a student and belong to a risk group: In accordance with the advice of the Public Health Authority, you are advised to consult a doctor about what you can do to reduce the risk of getting sick in covid-19.
Students at University West should, in consultation with teachers, be offered the opportunity to participate in distance learning where possible. For these students, study breaks with a place guarantee should also be allowed.
If you are going to conduct externally placed teaching and/or examination such as degree work and internship, you must follow guidelines and recommendations from the host organization. To the extent that guidelines or recommendations would lead to you as a student not being able to carry out planned tasks, the university should try to resolve the situation in each individual case.
The recommendations are valid during the autumn term of 2020.
For how long will the education be conducted at a distance?
Regarding start of the coming semester 2020, see information at the top of this website.
Which equipment do I need to be able to study online?
You will find informationon on our webpage Support and service for distance studies.
What about my scheduled examination on campus?
No scheduled examination will be held on campus. You will receive information from the course responsible teacher/examiner about changed examination forms and examination opportunities via Canvas as soon as possible.
Where do I turn if I have questions about my studies, examination forms, group work, reports, practical skills tests, labs, seminars and other assignments?
At first, wait for information via Canvas from the teacher responsible for your course.
Will I be able to enter the campus?
The campus is open, but has changed opening hours. For those students who need to use study areas and group rooms for their studies, these are still open. At the same time, it is everyone's responsibility to limit the spread of infection. Opening hours.
What are the opening hours of the library?
Adjusted opening hours library.
Will the university increase the frequency of cleaning on campus?
Yes, the university has already increased the frequency of cleaning and spraying of contact surfaces such as toilets, taps, handles, handrails and coffee machines. We also have increased cleaning in our restaurants. We have daily follow-ups with our cleaning staff to ensure their mission with efforts that have the effect of reducing the spread of infection.
Are restaurant Västan and the Student Café open?
The restaurants have now closed for the summer and will open again until the start of the semester.
Is the bookshop Gregart's student books open?
The bookshop is now closed for the summer, and will open again in august. You can find more information on the course literature page.
Travel information from Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
University West ask you to follow the information from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affars. Read more at government.se
What should I do when I'm currently abroad?
Students who are currently studying abroad and who are concerned can contact our International Office, email@example.com.
What can I do myself to avoid infection?
As individuals we have a great responsibility in curbing the spread of this virus. Everyone must take responsibility for helping to minimize the spread of infection.
I’m feeling worried and concerned about the coronavirus. Can I contact someone?
Are you an international degree or exchange student? Please contact the International Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Student Health Service or the Chaplaincy at University West.
What happens to my student loan if I can’t get my credits?
Check out the latest information on the CSN website.
Will I be able to conduct my VFU?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any general answers here. If you have questions about your VFU, please contact the person responsible for your course.
Will I get my money back since the Högskoleprov has been cancelled?
Read more about this on studera.nu (in Swedish only)
I’ve been accepted to an exchange in autumn. Will I be able to go?
At this time, there are no general answers concerning exchange studies (or similar) in autumn. Please stay in contact with your department regarding your plans.
Regarding public gatherings
Regarding conferences and events, we follow the government's guidelines (27 March) not to arrange meetings with more than 50 people.
List of Coronary-related student problems
Information from the Swedish Student Union, SFS. SFS works continuously to find out what problems may or may have occurred for students as a result of the Corona crisis. List of those identified so far (in swedish).
STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE ENCOURAGED TO KEEP THEMSELVES INFORMED