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What applies to examination
According to Vice-Chancellors policy decision for the autumn, examinations must mainly be conducted at a distance. Prioritized on campus are the examinations that are not possible or unsuitable to conduct at a distance.
Decisions on which examinations are to be conducted on campus are made by the head of each department. For the courses that have already started this autumn, a decision will be conducted as soon as possible. For courses that start later in the autumn, a decision must be made at the latest at the start of the course.
For you as a student, this may mean that you have some examinations at a distance and some on campus.
If you are a student in a risk group and have your examination on campus, you must contact the responsible teacher for the course. Together you discuss what opportunity there is to adapt the examination in cases where you cannot come to campus. You must contact your teacher as soon as possible for courses that have already started. For other courses, contact your teacher at the start of the course – at the latest. The ambition is find opportunities, but there may be examinations that are not possible to adapt. If you are ill at the time of the examination, you will be referred to a re-examination.
Read more about risk group and adaptation of study situation further down on this web page.
YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FEEL SAFE WHEN YOU ARE ON CAMPUS
Our campus is open, but at the same time it is important that we do not become too many at once. It is a difficult balancing act. We hope and believe that we can all together create good conditions to both be able to study from home, and also come to campus when needed.
We do this to create a safe environment
We are now working intensively to follow the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations to reduce the spread of infection. On campus, there will be signs and boundaries to facilitate. We need to do our best to avoid large crowds and it is therefore important that these calls are respected.
Where possible, the number of places is sparse and markings clarify as support for distancing. Our lecture halls will be unlocked, so you can go directly in to avoid gathering outside.
During the first weeks, there will be student and local hosts on site on campus. They are here to help you as a student, but also to work to avoid crowds.
When you are on campus, it generally applies that you use the entrance that is closest to the room you are going to be in. If you are then going elsewhere in the house, please choose to go out and then into the entrance that is most suitable.
We have produced a map with all entrances. Based on that map and with the help of your schedule, you help to create a good flow through campus.
Read more at Information about entrances on campus
Avoid staying on campus more than necessary. When you have a break, feel free to leave the campus building. Think about how you get to University West. If possible, avoid public transport during rush hour. Maybe you can cycle if the distance is not too far.
Hand hygiene and cleaning
Hand alcohol is available in the entrances, among other places. All kitchenettes / coffee rooms and toilets on campus have soap and paper towels. The cleaning routines have been strengthened, which means that cleaning of toilets and spraying of contact surfaces such as table surfaces, taps, handles, handrails takes place daily.
Everyone has their own responsibility
Everyone has a responsibility to contribute to reducing the spread of infection. We would like to encourage each and every one of you to contribute to following the recommendations that we have to comply with according to the Public Health Authority, as this is a prerequisite for us to be able to conduct activities and teaching on campus.
- Stay home if you are ill, and even in case of mild symptoms
- Wash your hands
- Keep distance
- Avoid crowds as much as possible
You who are a student and belong to a risk group
If you are a student and belong to a risk group, in accordance with the National Board of Health's advice, you should consult a doctor about what you can do to reduce the risk of becoming ill with Covid-19.
Students who are in a risk group and study a campus-based education at University West, should in consultation with teachers be offered the opportunity to adapt the study situation, where possible. Adaptation can, for example, mean the opportunity to follow the activity in the classroom via Zoom. However, you should not expect the teaching to be recorded and available at a later time. Also keep in mind that the opportunity to interact on such occasions may be limited. The teacher only streams if it works with the pedagogical approach.
It is important that, you who are in the risk group, contact the responsible teacher on the course as early as possible:
- In order to, where possible, have the right to adapt the study situation, you as a student must contact the responsible teacher at the latest at the start of the course.
- If you are ill, you do not have the same right to adapt to the study situation. If you become chronically ill, you can have a dialogue with your teacher about the possibility of adjustment.
If you are going to conduct externally placed teaching and/or examination such as degree work and internship, you must follow guidelines and recommendations from the host organization. To the extent that guidelines or recommendations would lead to you as a student not being able to carry out planned tasks, the university should try to resolve the situation in each individual case.
The recommendations are valid during the autumn term of 2020.
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