The study environment in case of distance education
As a student, you are in many ways equated with employees, in accordance with The Work Environment Act. This even applies when the University temporarily conducts teaching and assessment remotely. This means, among other things, that Lund University is still responsible for your study environment.
The following can be good for you to consider if you are a current student at Lund University:
- The campus areas are still open and it is possible for you to enter and study in most premises with your LU access card.
- Always assess whether you need to be on campus or whether it is perhaps better to study from home instead, bearing in mind the risk of spread of infection.
- Studying from home can involve both mental stress and physical strain. Try to plan your day in advance and attempt to stick to what you have decided to counteract this.
- Also make sure to take regular breaks and try to create the most optimal ergonomic conditions possible in terms of posture, sound and light for your studies.
- We all have the responsibility to help limit the spread of infection as much as possible, but at the same time most of us need social contact to feel – and keep feeling – well. For that reason, you should not forget to stay in touch with your loved ones and classmates who are in the same boat.
The situation changes rapidly and new decisions and guidelines may be announced at any time. Stay updated by regularly checking lunduniversity.lu.se/corona, the webpages for current students and your faculty's or department's webpages.
Note! On 29 May, the Swedish Government announced that the recommendation that universities should conduct education online will end on 15 June 2020. This means that studies can be, with necessary restrictions, conducted on campus in autumn 2020. Following these new guidelines, a decision from Lund University with regards to studies in autumn 2020 is expected to be announced shortly. (updated 29 May 2020)