I hope you all had a nice and relaxing holiday - although we have not been able to celebrate in the same way as we usually do. In any case, it feels good that the light returns. And it has also become a lot brighter with the snow.
Unfortunately, we return to a situation where the spread of infection has escalated and that we are thus in a continued sharpened situation. Therefore, a new policy decision from me Vice-Chancellor was made on Tuesday January 12, which applies to the entire spring term. This decision replaces the previous decision from October 21. You can take part of the decision below.
Together we will manage this by continuing to hold on, hold out and keep your distance!
Greetings from Vice-Chancellor Martin Hellström
University West has a responsibility to contribute to reducing the spread of infection and follows the Swedish Public Health Agency's general and preventive advice for activities.
All activities that are not necessary to carry out on campus, shall be carried out digitally, with the following clarifications.
For the education, including the third-cycle studies:
Teaching and examination shall take place at a distance during the period. Exceptions are only made for teaching and examinations that are not possible to carry out other than through physical participation. Exceptions are granted by the responsible head of department. For the occasions when teaching or examination must take place on campus, the greatest possible adaptation must be made to reduce the risk of the spread of infection.
The head of department is responsible for ensuring that the changes to the course's compulsory elements and examination, that are carried out due to adaptation in accordance to the Vice-Chancellor´s policy decision, are quality assured and documented.
This policy decision is based on the recommendations of the government and the responsible authorities. If changed recommendations, new decisions will be taken.
You can always find the latest information at our website.