This eighth newsletter opens with a video message from our Rector Nouria Hernandez, who explains how the campus can gradually reopen. You will also find two tutorials to improve your distance learning, as well as testimonials from three UNIL students who are coping with this particular period. In addition, you will be able to read an interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, check out the news offered by Lausanne University Sports (including live courses), or follow a webinar on the resilience of green businesses. And much more!
The gradual reopening of UNIL: perspectives
Rector Nouria Hernandez presents the main steps of a progressive reopening of UNIL. Discover her message in video !
Within the deaneries
How does Frédéric Herman, Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (GSE), perceive confinement? Read the interview.
Studying at a distance: two new tutorials
In this tutorial (in French) produced jointly by the Centre de soutien à l'enseignement (CSE) and the Service d'orientation et carrières (SOC), discover tips and tricks for creating a work-friendly environment at home, whether by organizing your computer, the physical space devoted to studies or your schedules.
With this other tutorial, learn how to master your concentration, which can be challenged by multiple distractions at home. The video also provides exercises to do to boost your attention span.
How are you doing? Some students are telling their stories...
Kevin, Nina and Valentine share their experiences of their studies in this unprecedented period in videos produced by the Centre de soutien à l'enseignement – Teaching Support Centre (CSE) and by the Service d'orientation et carrières (SOC). They talk about how they feel in this particular context, how they view the challenges posed by distance learning, and even give some advice to other students in front of the webcam.
The SOC informs and advises you
While the current situation raises its share of questions, the Service d'orientation et carrières - Guidance and Career Services (SOC) maintains its information and counselling services. It is available every day from Monday to Friday to answer your questions on :
Write to email@example.com. Depending on your request, the SOC will reply by e-mail or offer you a telephone or video interview.
Lausanne University Sports... at home
Between two studious sessions, think about "deconfining" your body! Lausanne University Sports is expanding its range of free online courses, classified by type (warm-up, endurance, strengthening, etc.). Among the new features is a weekly programme of live sessions, to motivate several people. So, are you more a yoga, zumba or fitness enthusiast? Detailed information.
Together for a "VIRAL" experience
UNIL has recently launched a new blog to follow, inform and document the current COVID-19 crisis. The partners gathered around this project count on the participation of the whole academic community of French-speaking Switzerland, whose contributions can be written, audiovisual, creative. More information.
UCreate@Home Webinar: Contribution and Resilience of the 21st Century Enterprise
The B Corp community brings together companies and start-ups from around the world who wish to affirm their environmental and societal mission. The movement is present in 70 countries and has labeled more than 3,200 companies. How are B Corp certified companies demonstrating their resilience in regards to the current pandemic?
To talk about it, who better than Jonathan Normand, founder of B Lab Switzerland and Dan Witting, co-founder of Baabuk, a B Corp certified start-up? Join us on Thursday, May 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. This webinar is free and organized by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation HUB of UNIL. More information and registration.
FAE Financial Assistance
Some students are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in such a situation, please make a request to the SASME first. In case of concern, the FAE has also released a special emergency fund for a cash down payment of 200 francs to your private bank account. Please fill out this form. Don't forget to attach proof of the impact of the pandemic on your working hours. It is possible to request the breakdown service a second time.
Life goes on
Scientific images: the National Fund honours two UNIL researchers
The Swiss National Science Foundation organises an annual scientific photography competition. The aim is to make research more visible to the media and the public. Two of the winners of the 2020 edition are doctoral students at UNIL: Kaan Mika (Faculty of Biology and Medicine, read the article) and Jérôme Gapany (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, read the article).