General information

When should I stay at home?

The Swedish Public Health Agency urges all those with symptoms of respiratory infection, even if mild, to stay at home.

Please note that you have to be free from symptoms for two days before you go back to the university. 

Can students use group rooms and open spaces on campus if they need to?

Yes, if they need to to be able to study, but it is of utmost importance that all students stay at home if they have any flu-like symptoms, even if they are mild. Follow the recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden

Students need their Miun card and code to access the buildings and group rooms can be booked.

Will there be teaching on campus during the autumn?

The University will remain open, but is following the Government's and Public Health Authority’s recommendations regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

During the autumn semester 2020, Mid Sweden University will practice so called Corona adapted campus based teaching. This means that lectures, tutorials and labs will be adjusted to adhere to the current Covid-19 restrictions. For example, seminars will be scheduled in smaller groups to enable social distancing and some lectures may be taught online.

How do I know if my contact information is updated?

The University needs your contact information to provide you with important information.

Please check your contact information, and update it here:

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I live in a student accommodation and am afraid I might be infected by my neighbours - what can I do?

In confirmed cases of the coronavirus/ covid-19, Region Jämtland/Härjedalen or Region Västernorrland will trace the virus and contact persons who have been in contact with the infected individual.

Make sure to follow the recommendations for basic hygiene, i.e. regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Will the university close or activities be cancelled?

At the moment, there are no plans to cancel activities. However, if the situation should change, we will inform all staff members and students.

During the autumn semester 2020, Mid Sweden University will practice so called Corona adapted campus based teaching. This means that lectures, tutorials and labs will be adjusted to adhere to the current Covid-19 restrictions. For example, seminars will be scheduled in smaller groups to enable social distancing and some lectures may be taught online.

How will students be informed of the current situation?

The university monitors the development closely and acts in accordance with the responsible authorities.  

All students are prompted to stay updated via miun.se, as these pages are updated regularly in Swedish and English. Should you have any questions, please contact your course or programme representative.

Mid Sweden University stays in contact with students and staff members who have recently left, or are leaving, affected regions for work or studies at Mid Sweden University. Should you have any questions regarding this topic, please contact internationaloffice@miun.se.

How does the university deal with the risks of the coronavirus outbreak?

The central crisis management team meets every day and analyzes the situation, to be able to update decisions and take action, if needed. The Administration will also re-prioritize its activities for a period of time and will establish a working group led by the Head of security. The group will be asked to answer questions and to support the activities.

 A risk analysis will be carried out together with the safety officer and trade unions.

The university monitors the development closely and acts in accordance with the responsible authorities. They update their information and recommendations regularly, and it is therefore of utmost importance that both staff members and students stay updates through their websites. 

What about the activities of the Student Unions?

For information about Students' Union activites please contact:

The Student Union in Sundsvall

Chairwoman Rebecka McNeill
Email: ordf@sks.miun.se
Phone: +46(0)70 716 68 30

Vice President Nicklas Stenlund
Mejl: vice@sks.miun.se
Telefon: 070 716 68 31

 

The Student Union in Östersund

Chairwoman Hilda Månsson
Email: ordforande@sko.miun.se
Phone: +46(0)70-662 17 95

Infection and disease

What should I do if I suspect I am infected with Covid-19?

According to the infection control specialist, it is now a legal requirement to test yourself if you suspect you have a Covid-19 infection. If you show any symptoms, which could be due to Covid-19, you should immediately log on to 1177 and follow the instructions to order a home test kit, or contact your health center. Ordering a corona home test kit is free of charge. You should stay at home until you have received the test results.

Read more at 1177 Vårdguiden

How does Mid Sweden University act if a student or employee is diagnosed with Covid-19?

If a student or employee has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the person receives special instructions from their doctor/ healthcare provider. This includes information regarding sick leave, a possible self-isolation period, and contact tracing. The university shall not/ may not make its own assessments in these matters.

Do I, as a student, have to report to the course coordinator if I have tested positive for covid-19?

According to the Communicable Diseases Act, you are obliged to follow the advice you receive from doctors / healthcare regarding self-isolation, sick leave and contact tracing.

You are not required to notify your immediate manager if you have tested positive for covid-19, but it is recommended. If you have visited your workplace during the previous two weeks, the people you met there will be included in the contact tracing. If your manager is aware of your positive test result, he or she can handle any concerns among colleagues in a better way. If you have not visited your workplace in the last two weeks, it can still be a good idea to notify your manager so that you can get the support you need.

What happens if many students and / or employees in a group are infected with Covid-19?

If Mid Sweden University becomes aware that several employees and/ or students in the same group are infected with Covid-19, the university will contact the infection control specialist, who will decide whether or not specific measures are required.

International students

What happens if I get sick?

If you, as a registered student at Mid Sweden University, become acutely ill with the COVID-19 virus and require medical attention, your treatment will be covered by the University’s insurance for up to 90 days. There is no expense limit in cases of acute sickness. For full terms and conditions please see Student IN (exchange students and non-fee paying programme students) or FAS (fee-paying students).

I want to go home, what do I do?

Exchange Students:

follow the recommendations of your home institution. If you decide to go home early you must inform the International Relations Office. Email internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date. Also, don’t forget to make arrangements with your accommodation provider.

 

Programme Students:

The current situation is very unpredictable and we do not know what the long-term consequences will be. If you leave the country now you might not be able to return. If you are considering leaving, please contact your programme director to discuss what the implications may be for the completion of your degree. Keep the international office informed if you decide to go home by emailing internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date.

My home country is closing its borders, what do I do?

Please follow the advice and recommendations issued by your home government, embassy or university (if applicable). Keep the international office informed if you decide to go home by emailing internationaloffice@miun.se with your planned departure date.

 

The University Library

Can I still go to the Library to study?

Yes, the libraries on both campuses are still open and you are welcome to visit them if you feel completely healthy and symptom free. If you have a cold or any flu-like symptoms, even mild symptoms, you must stay at home. Follow the recommendations issued by the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Is the Library open?

The libraries on both campuses are still open but with slightly reduced opening hours from 26 March.

Opening hours Östersund:

Weekdays open 9 am-4pm, self service only 9-10 am and 2-4 pm.

 

Opening hours Sundsvall:

Weekdays open 8 am-4pm, self service only 8-10 am.

 

 

I have reserved books. How can I pick them up?

You can continue to borrow and reserve books during the opening hours by logging in at the self-service stations.

If you have reserved books but do not want to come to the library to pick them up, we can send the books to your home address, follow the series of instructions in the notification message. However, we cannot guarantee that the books will be delivered to your mailbox instead of to your nearest post office for collection.

I am sick and cannot return my books. What do I do?

If you have that option, please send someone else to return your books. You can return books at a station outside of the entrance. You mail also return them by mail.  You will find the addresses here.

Loans are automatically renewed if no one else has reserved them.

If you still cannot return your books, please contact us and we will assist you.

The Academic Resource Centre normally helps me with reference management and language, can I still get their support?

The Academic Resource Centre is still open, offering Zoom support.

You will find the opening hours and links on the Academic Resource Centre webpage. 

Work-Based Placement / Internships

When should I stay home?

Based on the Public Health Agency’s guidance you should stay at home from your work-based placement or internship if you are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory tract infection. This applies even if the symptoms are mild!

If your immune system is weakened or you live with someone who is ill, you must stay at home.

If you are absent from your placement or internship, you must notify the teacher responsible for your course as well as your placement/internship supervisor via e-mail.

Please note that you must be free from symptoms for two days before returning to your placement/internship.

The question of making up for any days of the placement/internship that are lost due to absence is discussed between the student, the supervisor and the teacher esponsible for the course.

Will I be able to do my placement/internship?

If you don’t have any symptoms, a reason to self-quarantine or a weakened immune system, you can attend your placement/internship as normal.

If the organisation you are placed with is closed this is of course not possible. Please see the questions below: My Placement / Internship has closed because of the risk of the virus spreading, what should I do?

The organisation I am placed with is now working remotely, what should I do?

Please inform your teacher via email.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to deal with this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these. 

My Placement / Internship has closed because of the risk of the virus spreading, what should I do?

If the workplace you are placed at is closed for reasons related to the corona virus, contact the responsible teacher on your course and your placement/internship supervisor via e-mail.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to deal with this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these.

I have just returned home from abroad, what rules apply to me?

Students who have been abroad in the last 14 days are immediately suspended from work-based placement/internships for 14 days.

Please inform your teacher via e-mail.

Mid Sweden University has taken measures to deal with this type of situation and the teacher or equivalent will inform you of these.

Examination

Concerning examinations

Mid Sweden University has decided that written examinations will be replacedby other forms of examinations where physical participation at the examination hall/learning center is not required, if possible. You will recieve information from your course or programme coordinator if changes occur. 

 

Travel

I’m meant to travel abroad this spring as part of my studies, can I still go?

It is difficult to predict what the possibilities for exchange or other forms of study abroad opportunities will look like in the spring. It depends on the development in Sweden, globally, and in the country/ area/ region in which we have partner universities.


International Relations Office, IRO, will stay in contact with our partner universities and they can provide you with information. Should you have any questions, please contact internationaloffice@miun.se

I am going on a private trip this autumn – what should I consider?

It is important that you stay informed of the travel restrictions relevant to your specific circumstances.

Early on in the process, Mid Sweden University decided that staff members and students who have visited areas that are on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or the Public National Health Agency's list of risk areas, are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Can the university make me stay at home if I have visited one of the risk areas?

Supported by the discipline regulations of the Higher Education Ordinance, the university can suspend students from studies if they do not follow the university´s code of conduct.

I have been advised to self-quarantine for two weeks, since I have visited one of the risk areas. This means that I will miss course lectures and/or examinations. What should I do?

If you cannot take part in a course because of a voluntary quarantine, please contact the course or programme representative to discuss how to catch up, or digital options.


If you cannot take part in a course due to the risk of spread, please contact the course or programme representative to discuss how to catch up.

Lectures/education/examination

What kind of equipment do I need for distance education?

Where can I get support for IT/ digital tools?

Describe the problem in an e-mail and send it to helpdesk@miun.se. They will get back to you as soon as possible.

What about written exams this autumn?

Written exams in a venue will be conducted in certain courses this autumn. They will be organized in accordance with the authorities' recommendations.

You will receive more information from your teacher about what applies in your course.

I had registered for an exam that got postponed, is my registration still valid now that the date and format of the exam has changed or do I need to register again?

Yes, your registration is still valid even though the date and format has changed. Registration will not be required again unless the course coordinator says otherwise.

Am I entitled to an extra examination sitting if I cannot, or choose not to, take an examination?

No, if you cannot, or choose not to, take an examination, we will offer a retake and later on an extra examination sitting. The decision to change the examination format does not mean individuals or smaller groups will have extra examination sittings.

Examinations and assessments that require on campus presence are postponed. How does that affect me?

Effective from 18 March, there will be no examinations and assessments that require on-campus presence. Some of them will be postponed.

Additional information will be provided by your course or programme representative. 

 

I need service and support, and I don´t have a computer or wifi. what can I do?

The Service Centre, Library and coputer rooms available for students who need to use them. You need your MIUN card and your code to enter the buildings. However, it is extremely important that you stay at home if you have any flu-like sýmptoms. Follow the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Sweden

I will be absent from education/examination because of quarantine or virus. What do I have to do?

If you cannot participate in education/ examination because of the risk of spread of the virus, please contact your course or programme representative to find out how to catch up. Make sure to report it to Försäkringskassan if the risk of spread makes you unable to attend lectures.