FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
Information for teaching staff
For how long will campus be closed for students?
There will be no teaching and no examinations on campus for the rest of the semester, all teaching and assessment will be carried out remotely. Entrances at the University campus are now open only for students and members of staff in order to slow down the spread of the virus and to create greater security. The Library is now open between 10 am – 2 pm, Mondays – Fridays.
Should I work from home?
We strongly advice everyone with symptoms of a cold (respiratory infection) or influenza to stay at home. Members of staff who commute from the Stockholm region or who belong to a risk group are recommended to work from home, if possible, after a discussion with your immediate manager. No travelling on behalf of the University abroad and no international student exchanges are allowed. Travelling on behalf of the University within Sweden should be avoided. Immediate managers make the decision and all tickets should be fully flexible.
The students are doing group study work. What should I do?
Students who are feeling well should participate in group study work by using digital tools like Zoom and Teams. Arranging such digital groups could require extra work for course coordinators and teaching staff during a limited period of time. Discuss this situation with your immediate manager.
What about the Library and borrowed books?
The Library is open, Monday-Friday, 10.00-14.00. If you cannot return borrowed books in time because of the coronavirus, you will not be affected by delay fees. They will be removed when you return the book. You cannot renew loans for books that are on hold. If your books cannot be returned by someone else, or sent via mail, contact the Library.
Phone: 026 ‑ 64 85 48
Address: Högskolan i Gävle, Biblioteket, 801 76 Gävle
If you are waiting for a reserved book, please note that it may take longer than expected before you get your reserved book, because borrowers may be unable to return their borrowed books on time.
This is how distance education works
The University follows all recommendations regarding COVID-19. For this reason, there will be no teaching and no examinations on campus for the rest of the semester; all teaching and assessment will be carried out remotely. (From 18 March onwards)
Valuable links regarding distance education
My HiG card doesn’t work when I try to get in at the entrance. What should I do?
Contact the reception. They will help you with your HiG card.
Phone: 026 - 64 88 88
What happens to my student finance from CSN if I am absent?
The University is not responsible for decisions regarding student finance. For this reason, we ask you to look for information on the CSN website www.csn.se
Remember to notify Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) immediately if you fall ill.
I have planned to participate in a student exchange programme. What do I do?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
What will happen about my placement? Should I complete my placement?
As long as your employer does not say differently, you should continue with your placement. If you need to interrupt your placement, contact email@example.com
I have an exam. How will this work?
From 18 March onwards there will no written exams on campus until further notice. More specific information about how and when exams will be held will be provided later.
I have ongoing group study work in my course. How do we solve that?
You can participate in group study work by using digital tools like Zoom and Teams. If there are technical problems, contact IT support. Discuss other issues with your course coordinator.