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Covid-19 and the 2021 spring semester

Information to all Faculty of Social Sciences students

Lund University is following the Swedish Government's and Public Health Authority’s recommendations and guidelines regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19). At the Faculty of Social Sciences, the following applies.

Student studying in the building Eden. Foto.

A digital 2021 spring semester 

Due to the current spread of covid-19 in Sweden, teaching is right now carried out using digital tools (online). Teaching that needs to be campus-based is conducted in adapted forms in order to follow the recommendations to reduce spread of infection. 

The whole 2021 spring semester will be carried out online. We are currently waiting for a new decision to be made regarding how studies should be conducted during autumn 2021. This is expected to be announced during the 2021 spring semester.

As a faculty, we do our best to ensure that you will receive education of the highest possible quality, while we adapt the teaching format and our premises to limit the risk of the spread of infection. We are striving to ensure that all courses will have campus-based elements again as soon as possible.

Study from home by default

Lund University has decided that all activities that are not necessary to carry out with a physical presence on the University's premises are to be carried out digitally. All students are until further notice encouraged to study from home by default. If you need to visit the faculty campuses, read the section "Study spaces, computer rooms and libraries". 

Teaching and examination

Teaching and assessment of students’ performance (examination) is to be conducted digitally without physical attendance on the University’s premises. Only teaching and assessment that are impossible to conduct remotely, or possible only with great difficulty, may be carried out with physical attendance on the University's premises following a decision by the faculty dean. In such activities, the Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations to reduce the spread of Covid-19 are to be observed.

Programme/course specific information

As a student, you will find specific course and programme information at your department’s website or learning platform.

Faculty departments and units

The learning platform Canvas

Study spaces, computer rooms and libraries

As a student, you should only stay on campus if, for example:

  • You need to search for information that you cannot access from home
  • You need to use reference material
  • You need access to equipment for distance learning and examination.

If you need to visit the faculty campuses, collective responsibility for maintaining a safe study environment is vital. It is therefore important to:

  • Maintain social distancing - keep 2 meters to other visitors 
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of a cold or illness 
  • Wash hands often and thoroughly or use hand sanitiser
  • Respect the current delimitations of the premises 
  • Respect the arrangement of furniture in classrooms and do not move tables and chairs

How to act as a student during the covid-19 pandemic - checklist at lunduniversity.lu.se

Bookable computer and study spaces

A number of computer and study spaces for university students are available in the Eden building and the Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund. Please note that these spaces must be booked in advance.

Book your computer or study seat at Eden or the Lund library on the library website

Individual study spaces

The Eden building in Lund holds about 20 (non-bookable) individual study spaces for students. The building is open for Lund University staff and students only, access is provided through your access card (LU card).

Please note that it is not allowed to rearrange furniture in the Eden building. Our corona hosts in Eden are tasked with informing all visitors about the current restrictions regarding social distancing (2 meters) and the study space arrangements.

Map to the Eden building in Lund at Google.com 

Study spaces at other faculties

In case all the study spaces in the Eden building or at the libraries are occupied, more spaces can be found in the other faculty's buildings. The Lund University central website holds an overview of all currently available buildings with study spaces in Lund.

Lund University study spaces – an overview at lunduniversity.lu.se

Library services

The Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund and Helsingborg are open with limited hours for students to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature. Refer to the library websites for further information.

Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund

Social Sciences Faculty Library in Helsingborg

Student support

Campus Online spring semester 2021

Online support, meet-ups and events - Campus Online is a new joint effort between all faculty programmes, departments and the Social Sciences Student Union. Our aim is to create a meeting space for you at a time when physical meet-ups are discouraged. 

Sign up to Campus Online in Canvas

Digital examination - all you need to know

Learn about support, tools and rules in connection to digital exams

Study guidance

The study advisors offer support and guidance in study-related issues.

Study advisors: contact details

Student health counselling 

The Student Health Centre at Lund University has assembled some tips for students who are anxious about the corona virus. 

Student health counselling at lunduniversity.lu.se

The Academic Support Centre

The Academic Support Centre offers assistance with, among other things, study skills. Digital meetings or telephone meetings are currently being offered. Time booked through the University website.

The Academic Support Centre wepage at lunduniversity.lu.se