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MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS - 19 MARCH 2021

 

Dear Students,

Firstly, we hope you and those close to you are doing well in this difficult period that we have all been experiencing for months now. The accelerated spread of Covid-19 in France, especially in certain regions of the country, has prompted the French government to take new measures to curb the epidemic. The Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France and Alpes-Maritimes areas where our campuses are located are among those concerned by the new instructions implemented as from Friday 19 March 2021.

These new measures do not have any operational impact on universities and higher education institutions. As such, they continue to operate according to the procedures in place, subject to strict compliance with the health measures in force, namely limits on attendance capacity and perfect adherence to barrier gestures.

These latest government announcements do not therefore change the way in which our campuses operate or how our teaching is dispensed according to our hybrid model.
Consequently, there are no alterations to your timetables. Your classes scheduled to take place in-person shall remain in-person and you can continue to come on to campus by making an appointment via the Booking app.
If we receive new information in the coming days, we will naturally inform you of it immediately. We remind you to keep a close watch on the messages you receive (EDHEC messaging service and MyEDHEC).

Our Lille and Nice campuses remain open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 8.00pm and on Saturday from 7.30am to 5.00pm.
When you come on to campus, you must follow the travel rules in force and notably complete the French government’s certificate of travel restriction waiver and have all necessary justifying documents in your possession (ID card, class timetable and/or registration on Booking). Likewise, if you should leave the campus during curfew hours – that is, after 7.00pm as from Monday 22 March 2021 – you should also complete the certificate of travel restriction waiver and have all the necessary justifying documents in your possession.

All your services continue to be provided and your usual contacts will be available as much as needed to assist you during this period. The library is open and all collections are available for access.

We remind you that the primary point of contact for any questions you might have regarding your studies in relation to the health crisis remains the HUB, via the following dedicated e-mail address: covid@edhec.edu. EDHEC’s teams remain fully mobilised both on our campuses and at distance, in order to provide you with the best possible assistance and to ensure the continuity of services and teaching.

We are counting on your engagement regarding the continuation of your studies and future academic success.

We are well aware that this situation may cause difficulties. Particular facilities are therefore in place to support you and especially an online psychological support/counselling service available 24/7 (information on contacting this service is provided at the end of this message).

We cannot stress enough the importance of respecting barrier gestures to the letter and particularly of wearing a surgical mask or a mask with a filtration rate of more than 90% at all times. We also recommend you download the TousAntiCovid app which is designed to help break the virus’s chains of transmission.

You can rest assured that we are sincerely committed at your side to delivering you the best EDHEC experience in these highly complex health conditions affecting all of us.

 

Best regards,

  

Specific support measures:

  • If you encounter new financial difficulties related to the health crisis during the year, you should know that EDHEC has set up an Emergency Fund to support you. For any questions related to this facility, which is in addition to the EDHEC bursary programme, please contact covid@edhec.edu
  • A psychological support and counselling unit is available 24/7. Contact details are to be found on MyEDHEC/Student Life/Health & Safety.

 

 

 

 

Dear students,
 

We hope you and those close to you are doing well. We know how complex the situation is for you and we remain by your side to provide the best support possible in these uncertain times.

As you know, the government has paved the way for a gradual return to face-to-face teaching in higher education institutions, which we all welcome.

Following the publication of the circular of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation on 22 January, we are able to confirm that teaching will resume in accordance with the schedules that were communicated to you on 18 December, with a restart of teaching in the hybrid format announced and a partial resumption of face-to-face lessons from 1 February 2021.

This gradual restart will obviously be done in strict compliance with barrier gestures and government instructions, and will of course be subject to new government measures and announcements.

The Lille and Nice campuses will be open from 7.30am to 8pm from 25 January 2021. We kindly ask you to bring your student card.
 

We remind you of the barrier gestures to be respected on campus at any time:

Face masks are mandatory;
Physical distancing is to be maintained in all circumstances; in amphitheatres, classrooms and all shared areas, please occupy the spaces marked with a green dot;
Limit your meals and breaks together, and try to avoid gathering in groups of more than three. Wear masks when not eating or drinking;
Thermal cameras are available to check your body temperature if you so wish (Lille campus: E building entrance, S building front desk, rotunda area in S building 2nd floor/ Nice campus: immediately after the Promenade des Anglais entrance)

 

Respecting these instructions is key to maintaining classes on campus. We are relying on all of you.

Given the current context, the self-service facility and take-away stands will not be open, but vending machines will be in service.

If you must leave our campus after curfew, you can travel with the exemption certificate: https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/attestation-couvre-feu-covid-19/ Tick the first box: "Commuting to and from work or university/place of training, business meetings/trips that cannot be delayed ". Make sure you are able to provide your timetable in the event you are checked.

We remind you not to come to campus if you have symptoms corresponding to Covid-19, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19. You should report your situation and update us on changes in it via the covid@edhec.edu address. We will then contact you and notify you of the recommendations to be observed.

We also recommend that you download the TousAntiCovid application which aims to help break the chains of transmission of the virus. App Store or Google Play

Psychological support lines remain available to you in the event of need: by phone 0800 736 979 (from abroad: +44 118 214 0818) or on the website https://www.pro-counselling.co.uk .

A French government toll-free number also answers your questions on a 24/7 basis: 0 800 130 000.

 

We remain at your disposal for any further information and wish you a very good return to campus.

 

 

Dear Students,

I hope you and those around you are doing well and that you are experiencing this period of lockdown and distance learning as well as possible. We know how complex the situation is for you, and all of us – staff members and professors – are at your side to support you in these uncertain times.

We promised to come back to you as soon as possible concerning the organisation for the next semester.

Following last week’s French government announcements, we know now that the second semester will start in January 2021 with all teaching at distance until the beginning of February. We are going to reinforce our interactions during this period of online classes and your programme management will consequently come back to you shortly with more specific details on this point.

As from February 2021, and subject to changes in the health situation in France and rules and official guidelines from the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, teaching will again be organised on the hybrid model – combining in-person and online teaching – that you experienced in the first semester. The choice of this hybrid model since the start of the academic year in September was made after thorough consideration, with the desire to offer you the best possible academic experience, while also adapting ourselves to the significant constraints linked to the health situation. This model also allowed us to react quickly and to ensure the continuity of teaching since the start of the academic year.
Remember that numerous business schools and universities around the world and in France chose to deliver their teaching solely online, whereas we preferred a model that kept as much teaching in person as possible.

In order to capitalise on the experience of the first semester, and following your feedback and our exchanges, we intend to increase the number of in-person hours as from February 2021, as soon as we are authorised to do so and to the maximum extent permitted by health constraints and operational considerations. More generally, we will be reinforcing interactivity with your professors and between students. You can therefore understand that we want to welcome you back for classes on our campuses next semester, as soon as it is possible to do so. We consider it important to strengthen links and interactivity, by resuming student life on our campuses.

We are well aware that the current lockdown situation has repercussions on your organisation. If some of you have major difficulties that prevent you from coming back to campus, we invite you to contact your programme director as soon as possible in order to assess the situation. Three specific cases will be taken into consideration: difficulties linked to visas or travel restrictions preventing you from coming to France, or situations of illness.

 

And should you encounter new financial difficulties related to the health crisis during the year, please note that EDHEC has set up an Emergency Fund to support you. For any questions related to this facility, which is in addition to the EDHEC bursary programme, please contact covid@edhec.edu.

 

We remind you that our Lille and Nice campuses remain open. You may visit campus after making an appointment, in order to work, use the library or meet our teams and professors. We understand that the lead-up to the exam period can be a difficult time, especially in the current context. You should therefore not hesitate to get in touch with your usual School contacts, who remain available to respond to your different needs. We take the opportunity of this message to remind you that the prime point of call for any questions you might have regarding academic matters relating to the health crisis remains the HUB, which can be contacted via a dedicated e-mail address.

 

 A psychological support/counselling service is still available online 24/7. The contact details can be found on the MyEDHEC/Student Life/Health & Safety page.

 

Looking beyond the difficulties we are going through together, retaining a reasonable degree of optimism is important. This collective effort, and particularly your efforts during this complex period, will be rewarded in what we hope will be the near future, once the situation improves. You will then be all the stronger for this educational experience, and equipped for a fast-changing world where remote working will probably be more frequent.

Once this exceptional period is over, and after having continued to learn in this hybrid format, you will have a prestigious degree that will be extremely valuable in the job market.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our campuses. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and those close to you. You can be sure that we are sincerely committed to delivering you the best EDHEC experience in these exceptional circumstances.

 

With my best regards,

 

Emmanuel Métais
Dean of EDHEC Business School

 

 

 

Dear Students,

The health crisis that has been affecting the whole world for several months has moved into a difficult new phase this autumn with the acceleration of the spread of Covid-19 in France. In this highly complex period for all of us, we hope you are all personally doing well, along with those close to you. Our thoughts are with your more than ever in these uncertain times.

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new period of nationwide confinement of at least four weeks beginning at midnight on Thursday 29 October 2020.
We would therefore like to provide you with the most precise information possible on how your studies at EDHEC will function for the coming weeks. Note, however, that we are still awaiting certain official measures to be communicated to us in the next few days, with the result that certain details might change. We therefore ask you to remain attentive to the messages you will receive very shortly (EDHEC messaging service and MyEDHEC) concerning the details of how to access all your classes and services.

 

All teaching activities scheduled to take place in-person will now be conducted in distance format until the end of the semester, i.e. until the Christmas break.
Exams will also take place online according to the procedures already communicated to you.
As announced previously, we prepared for this eventuality by undertaking major investments during the summer, in order to implement the hybrid teaching model that you have all experienced since the start of the academic year.
 

Our Lille and Nice campuses remain open from Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
A registration will be asked at the campus entry on presentation of your student card. If you have to come to campus, you need to comply with the rules in force regarding travel and movements outside your home and notably to complete the form (attestation de déplacement dérogatoire) testifying that your journey is covered by one of the permitted exceptions and to carry all the necessary items of proof.
 

All your services are provided online and your usual contacts will be available as much as needed to assist you during this period.
The library is open and you can access all collections.

 

We remind you that the primary point of contact for any questions you might have regarding your studies in relation to the health crisis remains the HUB, via the following dedicated e-mail address.
EDHEC’s teams remain fully mobilised both on our campuses and at distance, in order to provide you with the best possible assistance and to ensure the continuity of services and teaching.

We are counting on your engagement regarding the continuation of your studies and future academic success.

We are well aware that this situation may cause difficulties. Particular facilities are therefore in place to support you and especially an online psychological support/counselling service available 24/7 (information on contacting this service is provided at the end of this message).

We cannot stress enough the importance of respecting barrier gestures to the letter and particularly of wearing a mask in all circumstances. We also recommend you download the new TousAntiCovid app which is designed to help break the virus’s chains of transmission.

We will write to you again once we have new information and particularly when we are in a position to let you know the precise details of teaching for the second semester. If the health situation allows for it, our sincere intention is to keep a portion of teaching on an in-person format on our campuses, and ideally to slightly increase the volume. You can be sure that we are sincerely committed at your sides to delivering you the best EDHEC experience in these highly complex health conditions that are affecting all of us.

 

My best regards,
Emmanuel Métais Dean of EDHEC Business School

 

Specific support measures:

- If you encounter new financial difficulties related to the health crisis during the year, you should know that EDHEC has set up an Emergency Fund to support you. For any questions related to this facility, which is in addition to the EDHEC bursary programme, please contact covid@edhec.edu.

- A psychological support and counselling unit is available 24/7. Contact details are to be found on MyEDHEC/Student Life/Health & Safety.

 

EDHEC campus rules - Updated October 14, 2020

In line with current health regulations, we have set out specific campus rules that will apply to all EDHEC locations in France:

  • Wearing a surgical mask or a mask with a filtration rate of more than 90% at all times, both indoors and outdoors, from the moment you enter our sites to the moment you leave. Students must ensure they have the requisite masks with them. Students that arrive on campus without a mask will be not be admitted.
  • On arrival, each student received washable masks, hand-sanitising gel and a reusable washcloth.
  • Hand-sanitising stations have been installed in various locations on campus.
  • Thermal cameras are available to all at campus entrances for temperature checks. Data will not be recorded. These health kiosks will be available around the clock and will help in our response. Should you have an excessively high temperature, we would ask you to inform security, not to remain on campus, to isolate yourself and to get medical advice.
  • Traffic flows have been put in place in an effort to maintain one-metre social distancing as far as possible. Everyone is asked to respect these directions and not to congregate in the enclosed spaces on campus. Classroom markings will indicate the seats that can be used in priority in order to maintain physical distancing as much as possible.
  • Cleaning and disinfection services have been significantly increased.
  • Students from regions where the virus is prevalent and who are subject to quarantine for two weeks must report to the HUB . Students are responsible for organizing and adhering to quarantine prior to arriving on campus for the start of the new academic year. Routine screening is strongly advised for any student that has arrived from a high-prevalence area within less than 14 days. Any students who test positive will have to self-isolate, follow Ministry of Health recommendations and alert the HUB (covid@edhec.edu). Guidelines for welcoming international students vary depending on the country of origin. Students must comply with the official guidelines issued by Campus France.

We also recommend that any students experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 do not come to campus, follow health-authority recommendations and alert the HUB. If you test positive for the virus, you will need to isolate for 14 days, follow the instructions of medical professionals and alert the HUB as soon as possible. You will then be informed of specific teaching solutions put in place by your programme director.

At the same time, we would remind you of the importance of taking preventative measures: wear a mask as soon as possible, both indoors and outdoors, wash your hands regularly, cough or sneeze into your elbow or a handkerchief, and greet each other without making physical contact. It is through our combined efforts that we will be able to lead as normal a student life as possible.
 

Everyone must adhere to the health guidelines and rules governing campus life. They are permanentaly available at on MyEDHEC and regularly updated on our website. No one is exempt: non-compliance will mean exclusion from campus and disciplinary action.

Compliance with the rules will be strictly monitored. Breaches of the rules will be subject to immediate disciplinary action. Our health, the proper functioning of our institution and the quality of the EDHEC experience are at stake.

It is by working together that we will manage this health crisis as best we can within our EDHEC community and on our campuses. We are counting on your prudence and sense of responsibility, just as you can count on our commitment.

 

Accessing EDHEC's on-campus services

We have amended access to on-campus student services in an effort to best accommodate your chosen courses, meet your expectations and comply with current health constraints. All the rules are adapted according to the official health recommendations defined by the competent authorities.

Our Lille and Nice campuses remain open from Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 8.00pm and on Saturday from 7.30am to 5.00pm.

​Student services 
Student services
‒ educational, career and library ‒ are provided in full, principally online. Face-to-face meetings are by appointment only.

Sports facilities

In view of the health situation, indoor sports practice is prohibited.

Outdoor sports activities take place either on campuses or in stadiums in partner cities (Nice, Croix and Roubaix).

All sports sessions are supervised by professionals who apply the appropriate health measures to each sports discipline according to the National Federations.

 

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