Regarding Covid-19 (corona virus)
The 2021 autumn semester
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, your education may be conducted in a different way than normally at the start of the 2021 autumn semester. 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 department, 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.
Restrictions due to the decision by the Vice-Chancellor
As the spread of the Covid-19 infection remains serious, the government announced additional restrictions for the whole of Sweden on December 18, 2020. Lund University has therefore updated the Vice-Chancellor decision and all students have a responsibility to follow the ´restrictions until further notice.
The following applies to students at the Department of Communication and Media:
- All activities that are not necessary to carry out with a physical presence on the University's premises are to be carried out digitally. This may involve changes in teaching and examinations during January – more information will be available via your learning platform Canvas or on the course website and will be updated as soon as possible.
- All students are encouraged to study from home by default. Study spaces and computer rooms are to be left accessible during this period only to a limited extent and for students who need such a space, e.g. for information retrieval, use of reference materials, access to distance learning and examination equipment. Other spaces intended for students, such as group rooms and lunch rooms etc. remain closed during this period.
- Our houses will be closed to the public. But KOM students have access with their LU cards. Current opening hours can be found on www.ht.lu.se/en/the-faculties/our-buildings/lux/ orwww.ht.lu.se/en/the-faculties/our-buildings/sol-building/
- Our libraries are to be kept open with limited hours for the University's employees and students to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending
This means that many lessons, seminars and examinations will be conducted via the video conference tool, Zoom. Accordingly, as a student you must have access to the equipment you need to participate digitally, i.e. a stable internet connection, microphone (preferably a headset) and camera.
In the few cases where teaching is conducted on campus, all teaching facilities will indicate routes in and out in relation to stairwells, corridors and foyers (entrances and exits). Show consideration and follow the instructions carefully. Hand sanitiser is to be available at all lecture halls.
The form of teaching may change during the semester. If you are a student, it is therefore important that you can be prepared to be present at the University at short notice.
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
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
- 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.
Measures for a safe study environment
Students are to feel secure when studying at the department. 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.
Check your e-mail
Lund University will send updates and information to the e-mail address that is registered in Ladok. Please check one extra time that the address is correct.
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.