On the menu of this ninth "Study" newsletter, Laurent Moreillon, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, looks at the current crisis. You will also find an interview with Marine Antille, the Deputy Director of the Teaching Support Centre, who is currently in the starting blocks to anticipate the summer exam session and to assist you as best as possible in your distance learning studies. This newsletter also includes a reminder of the important dates of the gradual reopening of the campus and the BCU. If your motivation starts to wane, watch this week's video tutorial, which will give you practical advice. And then, as life goes on, discover the fourth edition of the art and science image contest [Figure 1.A.], this time open to all members of the UNIL community.
Within the deaneries
Laurent Moreillon leads the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration. How does he see the current situation? Read the article.
"This period of crisis is expected to change education."
Professors and students have had to adapt to distance learning courses and prepare for off-campus exams. In this crisis situation, what are the priorities of the Teaching Support Centre (CSE)? Interview with its Deputy Director, Marine Antille, who is also the coordinator of the Evaluation-Examination Division and Chair of the Conseil de l’UNIL. Read the interview.
Check out our online schedule!
All distance learning will continue until the end of the spring semester 2020. Until further notice, the buildings remain closed to students until the August exam session.
For the June-July 2020 session, there will be no face-to-face, oral or written exams. For the August 2020 session, a large proportion of the exams will be face-to-face, as long as the evolution of the pandemic continues to allow it.
More information on the specific arrangements made by the faculties
All indoor and outdoor areas of the Dorigny Sports Centre are closed until further notice.
All dates for the gradual reopening of the campus.
BCUL: reopening of loan counters
Since Monday 11 May, the loan counters of the Unithèque, Internef, Riponne and HEP Vaud sites of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne are again open, Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm (5 pm for the HEP Vaud site). The Provence and Renens sites welcome you by appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com). But please note: these reopenings come with special conditions. Find all the useful information on www.unil.ch/coronavirus/work or on the BCUL website.
Eating at la Banane is possible again
The Unithèque cafeteria and restaurant have reopened since May 11th. The requirements of the health authorities, especially the social distance and the reduced density of occupants, are scrupulously respected. Please note that payment in cash is no longer possible: only Campuscard cards and, now, debit cards are accepted. The cafeterias are only open to food service clients for as long as their consumption requires. Therefore, microwaves and picnic areas are not accessible. As such, the cafeterias are not an alternative study space to the closed reading areas of the libraries.
Currently, cafeterias are open in the morning until about 2:00 p.m. As opening hours may change frequently, please visit unil.ch/restos.
Campus access: new details
Access to the Dorigny campus remains highly restricted.
For students, only a visit to the campus due to the use of the BCU loan service in the Unithèque and Internef buildings is accepted, and only for as long as this takes. The self-service loan, the reading rooms and the UNIL buildings are closed.
A tutorial to keep you motivated
Studying at a distance in this uncertain environment is a bit like running a marathon until the end of the semester. What to do when motivation starts to wane and discouragement sets in? This new tutorial presents you with practical advice from students on what to do in this situation.
The next videos will focus on the theme of exams.
Your opinion on the current situation is precious to us!
How was the transition to distance learning? How are you approaching the exams? What is your stress level? You will soon be able to share your experience, needs and expectations regarding distance learning with us. A questionnaire to collect your opinion and your experience over the past period, to prepare for the future, will be available in next week's newsletter. The results will be transmitted to the Rectorate and to your faculties for a better mutual understanding.
Life goes on
The fourth edition of [Figure 1.A.] is launched.
Explore the links between science and art. This is the promise of the artistic and scientific image competition [Figure 1.A.] organized by the APNS of UNIL (Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences), which opens this month for its fourth edition. This year's theme for the "Behind the Scenes" image category is: "Science in Isolation, Corona Months". This topic echoes the #ScienceInIsolation initiative launched in March by the same organizers to invite confined researchers to tell their stories through images and videos on social networks.
Previously restricted to scientists from a limited number of faculties, the competition is now open to all members of the UNIL community (students, researchers, employees), but also to universities around the world. Participants can submit a maximum of three entries until 30 July 2020. All types of image acquisition, data visualization, graphics, maps, photography are accepted. A selection of 30 works will be exhibited from 12 to 31 October 2020 at Galerie spot2b in Lausanne. More information on the conditions of participation.