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Information to the University’s students about the Corona virus

The University is constantly monitoring the situation because of the outbreak of the corona virus, and follows recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information on Student Portal is updated regularly. Students and staff are encouraged to keep up to date via the responsible authorities’ websites.

FAQ

FAQ about distance education and examination

FAQ about the corona virus

Information below is updated on April 28

No new Covid-19 cases among students

During week 12, there are no new known confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the previously affected student housing.

The University is planning for campus teaching this autumn semester

- During the summer semester, we will continue in the same way as we do now, but in the autumn we hope that it will be possible to welcome all students to campus again, says Lars Niklasson, Vice-Chancellor.

An important basis for the decisions are the assessments made by the County Medical Officer.

- After a dialogue with the County Medical Officer, we have understood that it should be possible to conduct campus education this autumn. His current forecast is that the ongoing vaccination will have improved the Covid-19-situation by the time we reach September. Therefore I have made the assessment that it best to plan for a return to campus at the start of the autumn semester. During the summer semester, however, we will continue in the same way as we do now, says the Vice Chancellor.

Look at your schedule

As a student at the University of Skövde, it is important to often look at your schedule in TimeEdit and Canvas to see if there are any changes. The schedule shows if you have teaching/exams on site on campus or if teaching/exams take place with digital support at a distance. The amount of distance teaching will, during the spring semester, differ between different schools, but also between different programmes and courses.

There are also education and examination elements that cannot be performed remotely, even if we want to. This may be due to that the education requires certain equipment that is on campus or that the legal certainty of an exam cannot be kept at a distance.

Please, notify us if you have Covid-19

Good to know before the examination week and when you are on campus

Confirmed Covid-19 cases among students

The University of Skövde became aware of some cases of Covid-19 among students at a student housing in early March.

Opening hours on Campus 

The facilities on Campus have open: Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm, with access card from 5 pm to midnight. Friday 7am-5pm, with access card 5 pm-9pm. Saturday, only with access card 7:30am-6pm and Sundays with access card 7:30am to midnight.

Opening hours at the Library 

As a student or staff member at the University of Skövde, you can visit the library at 10am-4pm on weekdays. The library is open to the general public from 12pm-4pm and during these hours a librarian will be available at the information desk. Between the hours 10am-12pm the library is limited to students and staff members, only for self service. The university access cards will be required to enter the library between 10am-12pm.

You can also get the library service on weekdays via chat at 8am-12pm, by telephone at 12pm-4pm, and via e-mail biblioteket@his.se For direct questions about academic writing and references, drop-in in Zoom is provided during the spring semester on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am-12pm, in addition to booked tutoring sessions. 

Remember to keep your distance

We also want to remind you to keep your distance from others both indoors and outdoors. When studying together please, sit at a distance and it is wise to study with the same group of students. Also, remember to wash your hands often or use hand sanitiser. Avoid public transport if possible and other places where there are a risk of congestion. Stay home if you feel a little sick, or go home if you start to feel unwell with cold symptoms. On the Student Portal, we will continuously update if the situation changes.

The University's crisis group

The University's crisis group has reconciliations about the situation. The group also has contact with the municipality of Skövde, other universities and with medical officer at the hospital in Skövde. The crisis group continously updates the information on Staff Portal and the Student Portal. Since December stricter national regulations and general advice come into force about everyone's responsibility to prevent the spread of Covid-19. From February 17 there are stricter regulations in the territory Västra Götaland.

Action plan för confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the University

The situation can quickly change, so stay updated.

Updated: 4/28/2021 1:15:58 PM
Published: 3/11/2020

Further information related to Covid-19

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Student Support webinars during Spring semester

During Spring semester, Student Support will arrange webinars to support students, regardless if distance education is choosen or not. All webinars are open for everybody in their studies.