The university is opening the campus in a safe manner
The activities for the autumn have been planned with the health of students and staff in mind and so that it is possible to study and work on campus even if the covid-19 situation is changing and vaccine coverage is low. For studying and the degree programmes, this means combinations of different modes of teaching. Annukka Jokipii, vice-rector of the University of Vaasa, says that contact teaching will be organised in small groups especially for first- and second-year students.
– It is important that students have a concrete connection to our community at the very beginning of their studies and that the well-being of students is supported in various ways, Jokipii comments.
The staff of the University of Vaasa will in general work remotely until the end of August. During a transition period from 1 September to 31 December 2021, remote working will continue with more detailed instructions. Working on campus will be significantly increased with a flexible hybrid mode, which means that members of staff will work on campus and remotely depending on their job. This transition phase in the autumn allows us to draw up remote work agreements and related guidelines and, if necessary, quickly adjust to any changes in the covid-19 situation.
The university is currently updating its policies and guidelines which will be announced later on the university website and the staff intranet.