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. 

We are striving to ensure that all courses will have campus-based elements again as soon as possible, but expect that the whole 2021 spring semester will be carried out mainly online.

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.

Stricter restrictions until further notice

The Lund University vice chancellor has decided that as of 18 January, 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.

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.

Limited access to study spaces and computer rooms until 31 March

Due to the stricter restrictions, most faculty study spaces, computer rooms and other spaces intended for students are closed until at least 31 March.

However, a limited number of computer spaces for students in need of these are avaliable in the Eden building in Lund.  The Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund and Helsingborg also offer a limited number of study spaces and computer spaces for faculty students. Please note that the spaces in Eden and at the Lund library must be booked in advance.

Book your computer or study seat at the Library website

The faculty libraries

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

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

    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

    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

    A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility

    All students are until further notice encouraged to study from home by default. However, if you need to visit the faculty campuses, collective responsibility for maintaining a safe study environment is vital. It is therefore very important to:

    • Maintain social distancing! (1.5 m)
    • Stay at home if you have symptoms of a cold or illness 
    • Wash hands often and thoroughly or use hand sanitiser
    • Leave the classroom and corridor after a lesson is over 
    • Respect the current delimitations of the premises 
    • Respect the arrangement of furniture in classrooms and do not move tables and chairs
    • Do not put out furniture that has been cleared away 

    Also see practical check list for students on lunduniversity.lu.se