In this eighth newsletter "Work", we chat with the UNIL’s IT Centre director on the technical stakes of this extraordinary situation. We ask also some questions about confinement to the Social and Political Sciences Faculty’s Dean. Then we interview Alexander Jucht, a 5th year medical student who orchestrated the mobilization of about 340 of its peers. You will also have information and advice for parents working from home, a complex situation for which UNIL is particularly sensitive. Then, you can read about the launch of a support hotline for employees. Finally, the possibilities to take free distance learning courses will be detailed.
"The academic community has been very quick to embrace the new digital tools"
In a very short period of time, thousands of people at UNIL have switched to home working. In this context, how has the work of the UNIL IT Centre evolved? What are its current priorities? Interview with the director of this service, Adriano Barenco. Read the article.
Confinement as seen by the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP)
Marie Santiago Delefosse is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. How does she approach confinement? Discover her interview!
Baptism of Fire for Medical Students
About 340 UNIL medical students are currently working in health care facilities throughout French-speaking Switzerland. An update with the conductor of this mobilization, Alexander Jucht, 5th year delegate. Read the article.
Parenting while home working: Resources and Tips
Participating in a conference call, cooking, reading a report, watching homework, supervising a German vocabulary lesson... With the closure of schools and day-care centres, parents' daily lives have changed. Balancing work, family responsibilities and school activities can be a challenge and a source of great stress. UNIL is sensitive to these difficulties and encourages kindness and solidarity among colleagues. How to organize work from home and live the confinement with one's children? Useful resources and tips can be found in the module "Parenting and home working", available at www.unil.ch/coronavirus/work/remote.
A support hotline for employees
Do you have any questions or difficulties? Talk about it! As of tomorrow, a hotline dedicated to UNIL employees will be available at number 4530 (internal) or +41 21 692 45 30 (external). The line will be open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm.
The UniSEP Occupational Health and Safety and Studies Group and the occupational health nurse assigned to UNIL will answer your questions and help you to find solutions. They are at your disposal if you need, for example, active listening, psychological support, advice on ergonomics or the organization of work from home, as well as health prevention (eating, moving, etc.). Depending on the type of request, respondents will also be able to redirect you to existing external or internal resources.
Your questions can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For advice in connection with occupational medicine, employees can always write to the usual address email@example.com.
All personal information provided via this hotline will be kept strictly confidential.
Learn and develop your skills from home
Would you like to take advantage of this period to develop your knowledge and skills? Whether you want to improve your French, strengthen your command of Microsoft Excel or simply feed your curiosity in a field, there are many possibilities within a few clicks! From the Linkedin learning online training courses to the Continuing Education Centre's courses and the TANDEM method, a new module offers you some free tracks for all UNIL employees. In addition, a form is at your disposal to submit your specific training requests.