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Changes due to COVID-19, information to new and returning students

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Staff and leadership at Umeå Institute of Design are excited to start a new study year with the hope of seeing new and returning students gradually returning to the UID premises.

At UID, we will follow the guidelines and recommendations from the Public health Agency of Sweden as well as Umeå University.

While we are in a much better place than a year ago the global pandemic is still ongoing and we understand that students have questions and concerns relating to the upcoming semester. For basic recommendations on when you can be on campus, visit the Umeå University guidelines and recommendations on Covid-19

For September, the measures that were decided in April still apply. These mean that beginner students can receive teaching on-site, whereas all other students are primarily taught online. However, the UID leadership, and our teachers, always aim to make sure learning outcomes are met in all courses, no matter which stage of the education.

In October, the university is taking the next step in gradually opening up campus again. This means that the opportunity to be taught on-site will then apply to all students, not just beginner students. How this will take place in practice will be decided by each department, however. Further instructions from the leadership at UID will follow in the coming weeks. However, it will still be necessary to maintain distance and stay at home when you have symptoms of disease.

"When our medical advisors at Region Västerbotten now assess that campus can open up for more students, we are pleased to use that possibility as we know how important on-site education is to our students," says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University.

This new decision applies to the period 30 September until 1 November. What will apply for the period thereafter will be announced in late September. At the same time as this decision is made, the local and national spread of infection is on the rise again. It is therefore crucial that everyone keeps following the restrictions that apply, both in society and at the university, so that the planned return to on-site education can be carried out.

Read a summary of the measures that apply at the university between 30 August and 29 September