This newsletter presents you with advice and tools to support you in your studies, as well as a MOOC from a Belgian university, tested and approved by UNIL students. Then there is information on the partial resumption of certain indoor (for those under 20 years of age) and outdoor sports activities, as well as a short reminder of the help offered by UNIL, particularly in the event of psychological problems. Finally, information on the destinations for an exchange abroad in the 2022 spring semester.
Studying is a job: here are some tools to make it easier
Do you have doubts about your learning methods, your organisation or your time management... and you don't know where to start? Check out the methodological tools and advice and the Success Workshops offered by the Guidance and Career Services.
In addition, the University of Namur (Belgium) offers a free MOOC open to all students, to discover new tools, become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and implement effective learning strategies. Once you have registered with your UNIL address, all the activities and tools are directly accessible and you will be guided through the different modules thanks to a preliminary test. Beware of the web browser you use: these different activities do not work on Safari.
University sports are (partly) back!
Partial resumption of outdoor courses for all. These activities take place in groups of maximum 15 people, and masks must be worn if a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be respected. Registration is compulsory for each course and is done on the page of the sports concerned: mountaineering and ski touring, rowing, beach volleyball, fitness (outdoor training and Vita course), running, horse riding, outdoor climbing, football +35, women's football, golf, indoor cycling (under CSS canopy), mountain hiking, alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tennis, trail running, Ultimate frisbee. See the activities from A to Z.
Partial resumption of indoor classes for under 20-year-olds (year of birth 2001 and later). Wearing a mask is mandatory in the indoor areas (locker rooms, corridors, toilets), but not during the sport (please follow the teachers' instructions). Here is the list of activities concerned: badminton, basketball, ballet (initiation), contemporary dance, dance (physical preparation for all dances), fencing, football, hapkido, hip hop, indoor cycling, judo, krav maga, bodybuilding, pole dancing, rock & roll, Cuban salsa, volleyball, yoga, zumba.
Registration is compulsory and is done on the page of the sport you are interested in (see activities from A to Z). By registering, you agree to show a document proving your year of birth. Checks will be made by the teachers or supervisors.
And don't forget the programme of online courses designed by Lausanne University Sports, that you can follow from home! These live sessions are available to anyone with a UNIL/EPFL Sports Service card. Log in five minutes before the start of the course. All information here.
Visit the Lausanne University Sports website to make sure you don't miss any information.
Psychotherapeutic consultation and other support is always available
In case of anxiety, concentration problems, loss of motivation, relational difficulties or any other psychological concern, don't forget that you are not alone: the psychotherapeutic consultations, provided by psychiatrists and psychologists at the CHUV, have increased their capacity. Write an e-mail to email@example.com to make an appointment.
You can also consult the "Student Support" page of the Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service for any other problem such as financial difficulties. Information on student support is also available on the unil.ch/coronavirus/study page.
Going on exchange in spring 2022
Want to go somewhere else? There are still places available for a spring 2022 semester in one of these destinations: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Great Britain, Lebanon, Mexico, People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and USA.
Deadline to send your application: 15 April 2021.
Consult the exchange agreement database to find out which partner universities are still available and the application requirements.