FAQ ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 AND COVID-19

 FAQ ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 AND COVID-19

 

Our campuses are open to the public (students, staff, visitors) since Wednesday 26 August.

 

EDHEC staff have taken great care to put in place sensible operating procedures amid the persistent uncertainty over the public health situation, without compromising on EDHEC’s core strengths: academic rigour, excellent student experience and individual support for all. 

For everyone’s safety, we are staging a hybrid, two-stage return for the new academic year:
‒ the on-campus experience, which is fundamental to the student experience, comprising limited lectures, group projects and extra-curricular activities;
‒ distance learning (courses, business games, lectures, etc), adapted to the teaching methods of each lecturer and to course requirements. Students will also have access to a full digital campus with extensive, dedicated resources.
Programme directors and those coordinating student life advise and/or will advise in detail on how things will work in the first few months, while course schedules will outline the chosen methods of learning. 

 

There are three advantages with this hybrid format:
 - it allows students to enjoy a genuine student experience on campus in accordance with health restrictions, together with a high-quality digital experience. 
- it allows students living abroad who might not be able to (re-)join us as early as September (for visa or flight reasons), to follow their classes at distance until the situation allows them to attend campus in person.
- it allows us to make a quick return to 100%-online teaching if the health situation compels us to do so.

EDHEC teams and the management and monitoring unit, settled in January 2020, follow the evolution of the health situation in order to be able to take the necessary decisions in a rapid and coordinated manner according to the evolution of the COVID-19 situation.

 

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

Masks must be worn on all of our campuses, both indoors and outdoors, from the moment you enter our sites to the moment you leave. 
Hand-sanitising stations have been installed in various locations on campus. 
On arrival, each student will receive washable masks, hand-sanitising gel and a reusable washcloth.
Thermal cameras are available to all at campus entrances for temperature checks. 
One-metre social distancing must be maintained as far as possible. 
Cleaning and disinfection services have been significantly increased.
• Students from a country 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 country within less than 14 days. Any students who test positive will have to self-isolate, follow Ministry of Health recommendations and alert the HUB
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.

Read more about the rules on EDHEC campuses.

 

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

Read more about the student services on EDHEC campuses.

 

 

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. 

• The sports facilities on the Lille and Nice campuses will open gradually from 1 September. They will be subject to the same rules as the campuses generally, though specific guidelines will be put in place depending on the sport and equipment used.
• A modified catering service will be provided at lunchtime on the Lille and Nice campuses; the offering may vary by provider and campus.
• We are in liaising with students to establish how student associations will function in a way that ensures the safety of all, whether these activities can take place on campus or whether they can take place at all. Mass gatherings are not recommended. We are working with association presidents to formulate a “student life” that aligns with official guidelines.

Read more about the Student Services on EDHEC campuses. 
 

 

 

The sports facilities on the Lille and Nice campuses will open gradually from 1 September. They will be subject to the same rules as the campuses generally, though specific guidelines will be put in place depending on the sport and equipment used.

 

A modified catering service will be provided at lunchtime on the Lille and Nice campuses; the offering may vary by provider and campus.

 

The libraries are open and can be used in compliance with the the campus rules. The databases remain accessible 24 hours a day at https://www.edhec.edu/en/digital-library

 

We are in liaising with students to establish how student associations will function in a way that ensures the safety of all, whether these activities can take place on campus or elsewhere. Mass gatherings are not recommended. We are working with association presidents to formulate a “student life” that aligns with official guidelines.

 

We 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.

 

Students from countries 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 country within less than 14 days. Any students who test positive will have to self-isolate, follow Ministry of Health recommendations and alert the HUB. Guidelines for welcoming international students vary depending on the country of origin. Students must comply with the official guidelines issued by Campus France.

 

Guidelines for welcoming international students vary depending on the country of origin. Students must comply with the official guidelines issued by Campus France.

 

We have regular contact with our foreign partners and are following the situation closely, country by country and partner by partner in an effort to maintain the most exchanges possible. Please contact the international relations office of your programme for specific questions.  For all those for whom an exchange is canceled, EDHEC will offer a solution to continue studies. 

 

We plan to organise an event on our campuses as soon as the health situation allows us to honour the end of your studies in the company of your classmates and families. In the meantime, an online event  “Twenty-Twenty, our EDHEC class of 2020” event was created to celebrate your years at EDHEC with your full class, your professors and the community of which you will remain a member throughout your lives.
The information about this event was communicated to you by e-mail.
This event does not replace your EDHEC CELEBRATION and we hope to see you on campus as soon as possible to celebrate your graduation. 

 

Unfortunately, it is too soon to decide. The date will be set by taking account of developments in the Covid-19 pandemic and health guidelines. We hope to organise it as soon as possible.

 

If you have satisfied all the conditions for obtaining your degree, it will be sent to you by post once the examining board has met. Examining boards are due to meet at end-October and end-January. Degrees will therefore be ready to send from January for the October board and from March for the January board

 

 

 

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