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Form of teaching at the Department of Physics

As there is still a large spread of infection in the Stockholm region, courses will continue to be given mainly remotely. The main principles below apply to courses given until October 31 2021.

The Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations continue to apply, which places several restrictions: 

  • large gatherings should be avoided
  • when students gather on campus, the opportunity must be given for physical distancing
  • students might need to use public transport to travel to and from Fysikum and we should enable them to avoid rush hour traffic and to spread start times for different courses.

Furthermore, the president of SU decided on April 15, 2021 that

  • teaching will continue to be given mainly remotely until October 31 2021 
  • teaching elements that require physical attendance may not gather more than 8 people
  • no written exams on campus should be given.
Student som studerar vid dator. Ekvationer på tavla i bakgrunden.
Foto: Ingmarie Andersson/Stockholms universitet

Please note that if the recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency or Stockholm University change, these principles may need to be updated. It is the responsibility of the teacher responsible for the course to inform the students about any changes that take place. 




Main principles for teaching at the Department of Physics

For courses given until October 31 2021, the following applies:

Lectures and problem solving sessions are given remotely. 

The teaching must include elements that give the students the opportunity to interact with the lecturer and each other in real time, ie it must not consist of pure self-study

Practical elements (e.g. laboratory work) are given on campus unless adequate remote alternatives can be offered. Laboratory work on campus is arranged so that physical distance can be observed. The number of students staying in laboratory rooms at the same time is limited, and students are allowed to work in pairs at most. Protective masks are recommended for both students and assistants. 

Students who cannot or do not want to participate in teaching on campus are offered the opportunity to complete practical steps during collection periods later in the year (e.g. in connection with the re-examination).

Exams are planned remotely. The teacher/examiner responsible for the course must, no later than one month before the examination, propose the format of the exam and consult with the director of studies and the student office. Students on the course (or registered for the exam) must be informed of the arrangement in good time.

Information on the structure of teaching on each course is given on the course page in the digital course catalog no later than May 21, 2021.