Covid-19 and the 2020 autumn semester

Information to all Faculty of Social Sciences students

As of 15 June 2020, teaching and assessment of student performance may be carried out on University premises. In such activities, consideration is to be given to university-wide decisions and to the Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations for a reduced spread of infection of Covid-19. At the Faculty of Social Sciences, starting 15 June,the following applies. This information will be updated as new decisions are made.

2020 autumn semester: teaching both online and on campus

Teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences at first and second cycle level will take place both digitally and in the University's premises. Social distancing must be followed according to the Public Health Agency's regulations, general advice and recommendations.

The following student groups/components are to be prioritised when it comes to teaching at the University's premises:

  • Students who are commencing their studies at the University in the autumn (new students)
  • International students, both degree students and incoming exchange students. For these groups, it is important that their education is not entirely online, as the Swedish Migration Agency does not grant residence permits for remote studies.
  • Teaching that is based on practical and applied components such as process group supervision, conversation exercises, computer exercises involving quantitative methods and similar.
  • Teaching and assessment that is particularly difficult to conduct online without compromising quality

Lecture halls and Faculty premises

The Swedish Public Health Agency’s restrictions concerning a maximum of 50 people and social distancing remain in place, which means that:

  • Lectures intended for large student groups are to be held online
  • Lecture halls and campus facilities must be modified, allowing a distance of at least 1,5 meters between people at the same premises
  • The faculty’s premises will be used from 8:00 to 18:00 every day in order to spread out time slot bookings at the premises so that everyone does not start and finish at the same times.

A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility

We all share responsibility when it comes to maintaining a safe study environment. Please make sure to observe the following advice:

  • If you have the slightest respiratory symptoms (eg sniffing, sore throat, fever, cough): Stay home! Abstain from all teaching activities and all social activities
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands regularly and carefully


Programme/course specific information

Before the start of semester, all new and current students will receive e-mail based specific information from their course or programme regarding the autumn semester arrangements.

During the semester, you can find specific course and programme information at your department’s website or learning platform.

Faculty department and unit’s websites


Student support

Distance resourses

The Social Sciences Faculty Library offer support on distance learning.

Study guidance

Offers support and guidance in study-related issues.

Student Health Counselling at Lund University

Time is booked through the University website.

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.