Courses and classes

WHAT DOES DISTANCE LEARNING MEAN? WILL ALL TEACHING BE DIGITAL?

All teaching and assessment will be delivered remotely wherever possible until 31 May 2021, according to the current Vice-Chancellor's decision. This means that all lectures, seminars, group discussions, assessment and exams will take place online using digital technology. You will receive all the information you need to be able to follow the online teaching from your teacher, via the Student Portal.

Information about how to meet and learn online through Zoom.

Get advice and support to be able to change routines for digital studies online.

What should I do if I am feeling sick?

You should stay home from any instruction or examination that takes place on campus or in an examination hall.

Students infected with the coronavirus – important to get tested and stay home if you have symptoms (news article in Swedish).

Do I need to report off sick?

It is important to contact the course or programme coordinator of your programme/department. You should also report your sickness absence to Försäkringskassan. The student finance authority CSN may take illness into consideration if a student is not able to earn enough credits, but the illness must be documented with Försäkringskassan.

What should I do if I belong to a risk group for COVID-19?

If you belong to a risk group or live with someone who belongs to a risk group, you must decide for yourself whether you can participate in on-campus instruction and examinations that cannot be done remotely.

Should I report off sick if I choose to stay home?

It is important to contact the course or programme coordinator of your programme/department – but you should also report your sickness absence to Försäkringskassan. The student finance authority CSN may take illness into consideration if a student is not able to earn enough credits, but the illness must be documented with Försäkringskassan.

More information about this is available on CSN’s website.

It can also be a good idea to contact a study counsellor for help in planning your studies.

If you get sick during your studies

Student insurance – eligible for sickness benefit?

My partner/roommate has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. What happens in this situation?

If you are living with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis and may therefore be considered contagious, you will be informed by the regional infection control unit what the situation is in your case.

Will my course be affected or cancelled?

Contact your department. Talk with your programme or course coordinator.

Will coronavirus affect planned exchange studies?

If you have any questions or if there is anything you wonder about, please contact the Division for Internationalisation via mobility@uu.se.

How much does the University have to adapt its teaching so that I can complete my studies?

The syllabus applies, which means that students are subject to the same requirements and the mode of examination that is specified must be followed. The information in the syllabus about type of instruction also applies, although unless the syllabus clearly states otherwise, the teaching provided can be changed e.g. by switching to more online lectures.

Last modified: 2021-02-05