Covid-19 and the academic year 2020-2021
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.
Both online and campus-based teaching
The faculty’s campuses in Lund and Helsingborg are open for the autumn semester of 2020, but due to the increased spread of infection most parts of the teaching are 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 spring semester 2021 initially will be carried out mostly 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.
Programme/course specific information
Before the start of semester, all new and current students will receive 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.
Measures for a safe study environment
Students are to feel secure when studying at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The faculty has therefore implemented a number of measures to ensure that campus-based teaching will comply with the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations:
- We have adapted the furniture arrangement at our premises in order to maintain social distancing.
- Classrooms will be used for a longer period during the day (08:00–18:00) in order to spread out teaching sessions.
- Hand sanitiser is available in or outside classrooms.
- Disinfection wipes are available in classrooms, computer rooms/at computer stations so that users can disinfect the table, keyboard and mouse before and after use.
- Microwave ovens, which students can use to heat up packed lunches, are temporarily out of use. Instead, we recommend that students bring in cold packed lunches.
A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility
We must all take collective responsibility for maintaining a safe study environment. It is therefore very important that as a student you:
- 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
Students at the Faculty are welcome to join the new seminar series ”Skills-labs” this autumn. Six Tuesday afternoons we will together with various professionals explore topics and skills related to your studies and the world that awaits you post-graduation. Each session will consist of a presentation followed by online discussions in groups.
The Social Sciences Faculty Library offers support on distance learning.
The study advisors offer support and guidance in study-related issues.
Student health counselling
The Student Health Centre at Lund University has assembled some tips for students who are anxious about the corona virus.
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.