Updated 3 March 2021.
The UiA campuses are open. Student cards unlock the main entrance door outside opening hours.
All UiA employees who can work from home shall do this for the time being. Faculty directors and Department directors can allow employees to work on campus.
The main rule at UiA is that staff continue to work from home.
The Entrance hall - Vilhelm Krags hall - on Campus Kristiansand and Gata on Campus Grimstad is open. UiA student cards unlock the main entrance door outside opening hours.
The university management expects everyone to do what they can to contribute to the social endeavour to fight the spread of the coronavirus and to stay updated through uia.no. Life and health are the first priority.
UiA's priority is that the students follow normal progression in their studies.To make it happen, it is important that everyone follow the covid-19 measures.
Students whose teaching or exam arrangements are changed, will be notified by their course coordinator/teacher as soon as practicable.
All forms of teaching, events and other activities involving physical contact between persons at UiA's campuses, must be in compliance with UiA's guide to prevent transmission of covid-2019. QR-codes in the auditoriums means that you can not move chairs or school desks around in classrooms.
In this situation, it is important that all students take personal responsibility for their own progression as far as possible. Students must actively stay informed on changes in the educational options through Canvas/Studentweb.
Postponed exams: Postponed exams will be held from 22 February to 5 March. All postponed exams will be held with the same form of assessment as the ordinary exam in the autumn semester.
This means that tests that were carried out with physical attendance this autumn will be carried out with physical attendance at a postponed test. Tests that were changed to online exams in November will also be home exams in the event of a postponed exam.
Ordinary exams in the spring semester: Predictability regarding exams is important to both students and course teachers. Therefore, no written supervised examinations (school exams) will be held in the 2021 spring semester.
The decision is final. It will not be possible to change to a written examination on campus even if the infection situation should improve before the examination period in May 2021.
Announcements about the examination form for each individual subject will be posted in Studentweb when the information is ready.
The examination office can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +47 38 14 23 53.
Valid absence from an exam can be granted due to illness or other compelling reason for absence. Documentation is required to be granted valid absence, but in the spring-semester 2021, self-declaration can be accepted as documentation for corona-related absence.
If you have problems finishing mandatory activities due to illness or quarantine, contact your professor to find alternative options. Contact your professor or the faculty if you are in a Corona-related risk-group.
For information on inbound exchange for spring 2021, please contact email@example.com.
The university management expects everyone to follow the restrictions given by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
Students in practice placements follow the measures at each individual practice place. Students who have difficulties completing their internships must get in touch with their subject teacher or contact person.
Students and staff with known allergies or other respiratory disorders with typical symptoms (runny nose with watery discharge, itchy or watery eyes) may attend UiA. However, people with allergies can also become ill with COVID-19 and should stay at home if they experience other symptoms typical of COVID-19. The same applies to people with other chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis or asthma; any deviation from usual symptoms should be emphasised when assessing for COVID-19.
People who have known chronic illness would do well to inform fellow students that they are not infected with the coronavirus but are allergic or have another chronic respiratory disease. Without such information, there is a risk that others will react negatively to the symptoms.
The University appointed a central emergency management team on 3 March 2020.
In the spring semester 2021, an operational emergency management team will monitor the situation and assess ongoing measures. The central emergency management team is kept informed and can meet on short notice.
Students that are currently or are going to participate in health-related internships, must take the same precautions as other health personnel. Keep yourself updated and follow the guidelines on your practice location.
All forms of teaching, events and other activities involving physical contact between persons at UiA's campuses, must be in compliance with UiA's guide to prevent transmission of covid-2019, with a maximum limit of 10 participants. Faculty directors and departemental directors can give exceptions for meetings limited to 10 people with external participants and for meetings that gather participants from different units.
Future events must be planned according to the Covid-19 situation and guidelines today.
Separate guidelines have been prepared for teaching premises and scheduling.
The rules apply to employees, students, visitors and everyone using UiA's premises in Grimstad and Kristiansand, including external teaching venues.
University premises are defined as any building the university uses/rents, as well as areas around and between buildings, including parking areas.
This means that organisers must make sure distance requirements are met, and infection control measures followed during the entire activity:
Private use of premises. Examples of this:
Activities or stands in common areas. ‘Vrimlehallen’ - Vilhelm Krags hall - at Campus Kristiansand and ‘Gata’ in Campus Grimstad, for example.
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UiA contingency telephone - only for situations which needs fast response: 3814 2000
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Students who receive a sms from "UIA-CIM" may be covid-19-infected. UiA contributes for the municipal health service in tracing covid-19-infected persons. It is important that they who receives the sms reads it and follow the instructions.
Contact your student counsellor to notify UiA about being in quarantine or if you have study-related questions.
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