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Spring semester 2021 – teaching both digitally and on campus

During the spring semester 2021, Kristianstad University continue with education both online and on campus. A large part of the teaching that is normally on campus is adapted to be given digitally instead.

In order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, Kristianstad University is constantly monitoring the situation. We are following the authorities' recommendations and continually adjusting our activities accordingly. Changes can be made at short notice. Stay up to date on information from your teachers in the learning platform Canvas, the course schedule and in the Student portal. 

If you need to be on campus, it is important that you follow the Public Health Agency's recommendations and the University's guidelines, read more below. If you are infected or have symptoms of covid-19, you may not visit campus.

Tuition on Campus

A large part of the teaching that is normally on campus now takes place at a distance. However, there are elements that cannot be completed digitally, which need to be completed on campus to maintain quality and ensure that you as a student receive a good education. This can be, for example, laboratory work and examinations.

In order to avoid crowds, it is not allowed to stay in the university buildings for any purpose other than getting to and from teaching. If you need to be at the university for self-study, we refer to house 15 where there are available rooms on the 2nd floor.

Your course schedule tells which elements are carried out on campus or digitally. As a student, you need to keep a close eye on your schedule as it may be changed.

If you have questions about your specific study programme or course, please contact your programme director or course coordinator.

Measures in lecture halls, to reduce the risk of spreading infection

The seating in the lecture halls is adapted. Chairs and seatings are removed or marked as not allowed to sit on. Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is not allowed. 

The number of seats marks the number of persons allowed in the rooms.

Tuition has been planned so that students have a break at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times to avoid crowding. It is not permitted to stay in the university's premises for any purpose other than getting to and from teaching.

Written exams on Campus

Some examinations are necessary to be conducted as a written exam on campus. For example when it is difficult to ensure who is writing, that the students do not use illicit aids or collaborate. Due to this, in accordance with the recommendations, we have chosen to give some exams on campus. We have taken extensive precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infection.

Measures in examination halls, to reduce the risk of spreading infection

For written exams on campus only 1/4 of the capacity in the examination halls is used, which corresponds to half of the number of participants during hall examinations under normal conditions. The largest and most airy halls in several different houses are primarily used.

The writing places are prenumbered to ensure a safe distance between both students and writing guards.

Corridor guards ensure that there is no crowding when entering the hall and when handing in the exam. Admission to halls takes place earlier than normal to avoid queues.

Masks are offered in all examination halls, but you may of course bring your own as well. We encourage you to use a mask, even though it is not mandatory.

In addition to these adaptions extra cleaning takes place and hand sanitizer is always available in both halls and corridors.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are not allowed to participate in a written exam on campus. If you do so, and do not leave campus on request, it can lead to a report to the University's disciplinary board.

Public areas and services

To avoid crowding, tuition has been planned so that students have a break at different times. It is important that we all take responsibility and respect the given times.

In some places, such as the reception, café and library, queue tags have been introduced and everyone must keep a distance while waiting for their turn. 

In common areas, notices have been put up with instructions how to avoid crowding. 

It is not allowed to stay in the university buildings for any purpose other than getting to and from teaching. If you need to be at the university for self-study, we refer to building 15 where there are available rooms on the 2nd floor.

The number of seats has been reduced. Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is NOT allowed. 

The number of seats marks the number of persons allowed in the rooms. 

There are changes to the opening hours and access to support functions on campus.

Self-study or group work on campus?

The recommendation is to study from home as much as possible, in order to limit the spread of infection. If you need to be on campus, six halls in building 15, floor 2, are open for self-study. Five classrooms and one computer room.

Remember to keep your distance! Moving tables and chairs to make larger groupings is not allowed. 

Halls for self-study in building 15: 15-221, 15-222, 15-223, 15-225, 15-226, 15-227. Open Monday–Friday 07.30–15.00. With the university key card you have access Monday–Sunday 07.00–22.00.

Do you belong to an at-risk group?

If you belong to an at-risk group according to the Public Health Agency’s list of groups at risk of serious illness, you must consult your doctor to have the individual risk assessed and validated.

After that you contact your course coordinator to learn about adjustment possibilities. If possible, with regard to the control documents, the pedagogical design of the study programme or course and possibilities within the faculty, individual adjustments can be made to ensure that you can carry through your studies without risking infection.

If your course coordinator makes the assessment that adjustments can not be made, you must evaluate your ability to participate. The alternative is to apply for approved leave from studies with guaranteed admission or, if you have not yet started your studies, to apply for deferment of studies.

Symptoms or infection

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you may not attend the university campus. Contact your course teacher to discuss whether and, if so, how the studies can be conducted from home.

If you are found to be infected

If you as a student at Kristianstad University have been diagnosed with Covid-19, you need to notify Martin Ackefelt, head of the university's Student Center. E-mail martin.ackefelt@hkr.se, telephone 044-2503940. The Student Center then ensures that the routines at the university are followed and appropriate precautionary measures are taken.

Which students are asked to report that they have been found infected with covid-19?

  • If the student has course elements that require campus presence.
  • If the student has been on campus for the last two weeks before the infection.
  • If the student has course elements in the form of VFU, essay work or other elements that require physical meetings with classmates, supervisors, or meetings at workplaces.
  • If the student is found to be infected and has such severe symptoms that it is not possible to complete ongoing course elements.

Disciplinary measures

If you, for example, participate in a written exam on campus with obvious symptoms and do not leave campus on request, it can lead to a report to the University's disciplinary board.

According to the Communicable Diseases Act, it is the individual's obligation to prevent the spread of infection. Everyone should, through attention and reasonable precautions, contribute to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Anyone who knows or has reason to suspect that he or she is carrying an infectious disease is obliged to take the necessary measures to protect others from the risk of infection.

Help reduce the spread of infection

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell.
  • Keep away from others and avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Read the information on the Public Health Agency’s website.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email student@hkr.se or call 044-2503000 (exchange).

FAQ, Frequently asked questions.

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