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Reopening at Aarhus BSS

Update: 06.05.2021

We are currently working on how selected teaching and exam activities can be physically reopened. This site will be updated on an ongoing basis.

 

FAQ for Aarhus BSS students

General information

How do I stay updated? Where can I find more information?

You will be informed on an ongoing basis via your AU email and Blackboard. You can also find current information for students at Aarhus BSS on this page. In AU’s FAQ for students, you can find information that applies to all AU students.

What are the current infection numbers?

You can now follow the current COVID-19 infection rate at Aarhus BSS, as we have chosen to publish the status of COVID-19 cases among students that are reported via the online form at Aarhus University.

Read the current infection numbers here

Entering campus at Aarhus BSS

Can I enter Campus?

From Monday 12 April, students at Aarhus BSS will, to a certain extent, get access to campus. Here, you will find study spaces and group rooms for selected groups of students, and in the following weeks, selected teaching activities will take place.

Read more here on the FAQ about who will have access to study spaces and group rooms as well as how you will be informed about any physical teaching activities.

Can I get access to group rooms and study spaces?

Study spaces

From Monday 12th of April there will be access to study spaces at Aarhus BSS. The study spaces will be reserved for first-year bachelor students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, while Mondays and Fridays are earmarked for students writing Bachelor's project or Master's thesis. The study spaces can be used by all the groups above and do not require advance booking.

Here you can find an overview of the study spaces available at Aarhus BSS:

  • Building 2610: Upper/lower multi-purpose room and on the balcony

  • Building 1332: The Reading Room

  • Building 1321: Canteen

At BTECH:

  • Niches at ground level 3rd wing

  • The hallway at 3rd wing

  • Sofas in the cantina

  • The area behind the round auditoriuim

  • The library (hyggerum)

Group rooms

From Monday 12 April It will also be possible to book a group room in building 1326 and 1327 for study group activities - in Herning in building 8002 and 8003. The group rooms will be made available to all students via the booking system Resource Booker. You can access the resource Booker here

Can I use the libraries?

Yes, all AU Libraries are open. Read more on the AU Library website for practical information and opening hours.

Do I need to get tested before I come to campus?

There are cases where you may be exempt from the requirements for testing. Click here to see which and get an overview of AU'S guidelines for testing.  

Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?

Read more about guidelines for face masks on campus.  

Can student associations host events?

Student associations can apply for permission to host events of an academic-social character. Academic-social events are activities with academic content, which might also have a social purpose. See the AU guidelines for student association events here.

Up to and including 14 May 2021, the student associations at Aarhus BSS can host approved events at campus Mondays through Fridays 16:00-20:00 and during weekends 8:00-16:00.

We ask all student associations to please use the application form at this web page (in Danish). Any questions regarding how to apply for and host events can be directed at the department.

At the moment, no decision will be made concerning student association events that are to take place after 14 May 2021. Aarhus BSS will revise these guidelines before 14 May 2021.   

Exams

What should I expect of my exams in 2021 spring semester?

 

Update: 9th April

Most exams at Aarhus BSS in the spring semester 2021 will be held online.

Some exams will be held physically on campus to the extent that the government's reopening plan and the authorities ' guidelines for responsible handling of COVID-19 make it possible. In this regard, practical exams in laboratories, clinics, workshops and examinations with no aids will generally be prioritised.

The updated exam schedules with time and place have just been published, and you can now find out which exams it is about. You can find the updated exam schedules on your study portal – studerende.au.dk – under "Exams"

In cases in which exams are held in person, such activities will be carried out in line with the current guidelines on responsible management of Covid-19 at institutions of higher education and with increased focus on the healthcare authorities' guidelines on the prevention of infection, including testing.

Is it safe to attend the exam in person?

 

We want to make it clear that students, examiners, co-examiners and the examination supervision can feel safe when attending exams in person, and that all exams are conducted in accordance with the guidelines and precautions from the public health authorities. Specifically, this means that:

  • During on-site oral exams, the student and examiner/co-examiner will keep a distance of two metres. There will be hand sanitiser in the exam room, and the room will be cleaned and disinfected between exams.
  • During on-site written exams, students will be placed in the exam room in accordance with distancing requirements. There will be hand sanitiser in the room, and the room will be cleaned and disinfected just like with oral exams. For more information, please visit the current guidelines for being on campus.

I am scheduled to take exams that I will be unable to take due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. How should I deal with this?

 

If you are unable to participate in an exam on equal terms with other students due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, you can apply for dispensation to withdraw from your scheduled exam and subsequently opt for a reexamination. Please submit an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk. If you are able to document that restrictions related to COVID-19 prevent you from participating in the regularly scheduled exam, the reexamination will not count as an extra examination attempt.

The university will carry out a specific assessment of your situation, considering circumstances such as:

  • You are involved in emergency services (performing critical social functions in connection with the COVID-19 situation). Please attach confirmation of your place of employment as documentation.
  • If you are the primary caregiver for a child/children who cannot attend school or daycare. Please attach a solemn declaration (as can be found here) and a copy of your child/children’s health insurance certificate(s) as documentation.

 

If illness prevents you from taking an exam, please consult the following section in this FAQ: “I have fallen ill and cannot take the exam”.

I am unable to physically turn up for an exam due to isolation or suspicion of Covid-19

If you are self-isolating because a close relation has COVID-19, if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 or if you suspect that you might be infected, please do not turn up for your exam in person. You can read the general guidelines for how to deal with self-isolation and suspicions of infection in the section “Symptoms and infection” on this page.

 

Written exam with in-person attendance

If you are to participate in an on-site written exam at Aarhus BSS, please do not turn up in person if you are self-isolating or experiencing symptoms of infection. Instead, you can request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. This will not count as an extra examination attempt.

You can request to withdraw from an exam by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than on the day of the exam. Here, you must request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination without using an extra examination attempt. Please attach a solemn declaration as documentation.

 

Oral exam with in-person attendance

If the exam in question is an oral exam and you deem yourself able to take the oral exam online, please contact the department before 07:00 on the exam day and ask about the possibility of converting your on-site oral exam into an online format. Please attach a solemn declaration as documentation. You are not allowed to turn up for your oral exam in person if you are infected with COVID-19.

You can find contact information for your department here:

·        ECON: studadm@econ.au.dk

·        Political Science: susanne@ps.au.dk

·        BTECH: btech@au.dk  

If it is not possible for the department to convert your oral exam into an online format, please send in a request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination without using an extra examination attempt.

You can request to withdraw from an exam by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than on the day of the exam. Here, you must request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. Please attach a solemn declaration as documentation.

  

Take-home written assignment

If your exam is a take-home written assignment and you deem yourself able to take the exam, you can participate on equal terms with other students. Otherwise, please follow the guidelines in the section “Written exam with in-person attendance.”

I am unable to physically turn up for an exam because I have tested positive with Covid-19

Please do not turn up for your exam in person if you have tested positive for COVID-19. If you deem yourself able to participate in your exam activity, please read on.

If you deem yourself unable to take your exam, please follow the guidelines for illness in relation with an exam on this page. You will find the information in the section “I have fallen ill and cannot take the exam.”

 

Written exam with in-person attendance

If you are to participate in an on-site written exam at Aarhus BSS, please do not turn up in person if you are infected with COVID-19. Instead, you can request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. This will not count as an extra examination attempt. You can read more about how to submit an application for dispensation in case of illness in the section “I have fallen ill and cannot take the exam” on this page.

 

Oral exam with in-person attendance

If the exam in question is an oral exam and you deem yourself able to take the oral exam online, please contact the department before 07:00 on the exam day and ask about the possibility of converting your on-site oral exam into an online format. Please attach a solemn declaration as documentation. You are not allowed to turn up for your oral exam in person if you are infected with COVID-19.

You can find contact information for your department here:

·        ECON: studadm@econ.au.dk

·        Political Science: susanne@ps.au.dk

·        BTECH: btech@au.dk  

If it is not possible for the department to convert your oral exam into an online format, please send in a request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination without using an extra examination attempt.

You can request to withdraw from an exam by submitting an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than on the day of the exam. Here, you must request to withdraw from your regularly scheduled exam and participate in the next reexamination. Please attach a solemn declaration as documentation.

 

Take-home written assignment

If your exam is a take-home written assignment and you deem yourself able to take the exam, you can participate on equal terms with other students. Otherwise, please follow the guidelines in the section “Written exam with in-person attendance.”

I have fallen ill and cannot take the exam

If you fall ill in connection with an exam at Aarhus BSS, you should report sick by submitting an application for dispensation via mitstudie.au.dk. This applies regardless of whether it is a Covid-19-related illness or some other illness.

As a general rule:

  • If you’re ill on the day of the examination, you can report sick for the exam.
  • If you fall acutely ill during a commenced oral or written exam, you can also report sick.
  • You can report sick for an exam via  mitstudie.au.dk. Use the form titled ‘Dispensation’ and state the specific exam you are ill for.
    • Remember to attach a doctor’s certificate that covers the period for the stated exam(s). The doctor’s certificate must be issued by the doctor no later than on the day of examination. If you have tested positive with Covid-19, you can enclose a picture of your test result from sundhed.dk as documentation of your circumstances. The test result must be no more than seven days old.
    • If you report sick for an exam, it is your responsibility to register for a re-examination.
    • If you haven’t reported sick for the exam and fail to turn up, you will have used up an examination attempt.
  • Approval of your notification of illness is conditional upon valid documentation. Read more about the requirements for doctor’s certificates on your study portal under "Student guidance".
  • Approval is also conditional on you not participating in the exam. If you are too ill to complete the exam, you must not turn up for the exam. If you fall ill during your exam you should stop and leave the exam.

 

You can read more about what to do if you are ill during an exam on this page.

I am in a high-risk group

Aarhus BSS conducts all exams with in-person attendance in accordance with the guidelines for distancing, hygiene etc. from the Danish Health Authority. When these conditions have been met, it is safe to attend according to the authorities’ guidelines.

As a rule, you should therefore attend the exam just as your fellow students.

Naturally, you are welcome to bring your own protective equipment to the exam if you find it necessary or advisable.

 

Dispensation related to exams with in-person attendance

In the case of exceptional circumstances, you may apply for dispensation to have special initiatives for your on-site written exam, e.g. a private room or similar. If your medical doctor finds this necessary, please submit an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk as soon as possible.

Similarly, in the case of exceptional circumstances, you may apply for dispensation to have special initiatives for your on-site oral exam. If your medical doctor finds this necessary, please submit an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than ten days before your exam.

In both cases, please remember to attach relevant documentation from your medical doctor.

I am unable to attend the exam due to a stay abroad

If you are staying abroad at the time of examination, the following rules apply.

  

On-site written exam

If you are to participate in an on-site written exam at Aarhus BSS but are staying abroad at the time of examination, you can request to withdraw from the scheduled exam and opt for a reexamination. If this applies to you, please submit an application for dispensation via mystudies.au.dk no later than ten days before the on-site written exam. Please remember to attach relevant documentation which confirms your stay abroad at the time of examination. This could be a personal statement, flight ticket or similar.

 

On-site oral exam

If you are to participate in an on-site oral exam but are staying abroad, please follow the instructions from your department which you will receive via Blackboard and/or WISEflow before the beginning of the exam period.

 

Take-home written assignment

If the exam in question is a take-home written assignment, you can participate on equal terms with other students.

How will the oral defence of Bachelor’s projects, Master's theses and other assignments be conducted?

If you are to participate in an oral defence of your Bachelor’s project, Master's thesis or other assignment, the oral defence will be conducted online via Zoom in relation with summer exams 2021.

What should I be aware of during my oral exam with physical attendance?

 

When you go to an oral exam, here are some tips and guidelines on how you can help ensure a good exam and limit your risk of infection with Covid-19:

  

Before you arrive at your oral exam:

Check the address where your exam is to take place.

Remember your student ID card – or some other valid ID with a photo, if you do not have a student ID card.

Remember that you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old, or documentation if you are exempted from the testing requirement.  

 

When you arrive at your oral exam:

Arrive approx. 20 minutes before the specified time of your examination.

Remember to put on your face mask or visor before you enter the building.

Disinfect your hands when you enter the building and in the exam room.

Always keep an eye out for local guidelines that might be printed on posters, on the floor or other surfaces in the buildings where your exam is being held.

Avoid crowding outside the rooms – practice social distancing, and don’t congregate on stairs, in hallways and other places where queues tend to form.

What should I be aware of during my written on-site examination?

Here is some good advice on how you can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, when you attend a written exam on campus at AU:

 

Before you attend a written exam:

Check where on campus the exam takes place.

Remember you student card – or other valid photo ID, if you do not have a student card yet.

Check that you can log in to the digital exam system (Digital Eksamen or WISEflow).

Check the guidelines for the particular exam (are you allowed to bring specific aids to the exam).

Check your student portal for updates regarding COVID-19, testing and documentation.

Remember that test centres offering supervised self-tests are now set up on campus in Aarhus and Herning.

 

When you attend a written exam:

We recommend that you arrive in good time before the exam begins.

Remember that you must be able to present a negative COVID-19 test that is no more than 72 hours old, or documentation if you are exempted from the testing requirement. Members of staff or an external security company will carry out the checks. If you are unable to show the relevant documentation, you will not be able to participate in the written exam.

The recommended social distance requirement during the written exams is generally 2 meters. Remember this when queuing for check-in and when you move around in or outside the exam room.

Remember to put on a face mask or visor before entering the building.

There may be waiting time outside when you arrive at the exam halls at Trøjborgvej or Finlandsgade (in Aarhus), so make sure you are dressed according to the weather conditions.

Sanitise your hands when entering a building and the exam room.

Always keep an eye out for local guidelines on posters, on the floor or other surfaces in the buildings you enter.

Avoid crowding – practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings on stairs, in hallways and other places where queues tend to form.

Have your student card ready so that long queues can be avoided at check-in.

Follow instructions from the invigilators.

 

Before the written exam starts:

We recommend that you do not gather around the tables in the exam room, in order to maintain the correct distance to other students who needs to find an available seat.

Place your mobile phone and smart watch in your bag before the exam begins.

Remember to take everything you need for the exam from your bag, before the exam begins.

Place your student card on the table, so that it is visible for the invigilators during the exam.

There will be disinfectant wipes available at the individual table. Be sure to place the disinfectant wipes in the bin immediately after use.

 

When the written exam has begun:

Once the exam begins, we ask that you to listen to the instructions given by the invigilators.

If you have questions during the exam, simply mark by raising your hand.

Invigilators and IT-supports will wear a face mask or visor, and gloves if necessary, when assisting you.

Remember to wear a face mask or visor if you receive assistance, as it will not be possible to comply with the 2 meter rule in this situation. Remember that used face masks should not be placed on the table during the exam.

 

When the written exam is completed:

Make sure to clear your table and throw paper and trash in the bin.

Sanitise the table and chair thoroughly before you leave. Remember to sanitise your hands first.

Pay attention to your fellow students who might not leave at the same time as you.

Let the students closest to the exit leave first.

Avoid crowding – practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings on stairs, in hallways and other places where queues tend to form.

Follow instructions from the invigilators.

What should I do if I experience technical problems in my oral online exam?

If you experience technical problems on the day of the exam, the guidelines below apply. You must follow these guidelines if you cannot log on to Zoom and get access to the waiting room well in advance of the start of the exam and if you experience technical problems during the exam, which prevent you from completing the exam.

  • If you experience technical problems before the start of your exam, please contact Aarhus BSS IT Support. Remember to state your telephone number so that the supporter can get in touch with you.
  • If the technical problems prevent you from participating in the exam or if they interrupt your exam, you must contact your examiner straight away via email and state your telephone number.
  • If it proves impossible to establish a connection via Zoom within five minutes or if the connection is lost repeatedly, the exam will be terminated.
  • Your examiner will then contact you by email or phone to arrange a new time for the exam, which will typically be immediately after the other students on course have been examined.
  • If this is not possible, you will be asked to take the exam the next time it is offered.
  • No matter what, you will not have used an exam attempt if you are unable to complete your exam due to technical difficulties.

How do I avoid cheating on my exams?

AU’s rules on cheating at exams are the same as always. The university trusts that you as a student want to earn your grades honestly, and we expect you to familiarise yourself with the rules and follow them while taking exams in the new online formats.

Here are some issues you should be particularly aware of.

  • We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the exam schedule, which you find on your study portal under the menu item “Examination”. Here you can find out how your specific exam will be administered and whether or not aids are permitted in the exam.

  • All written on-site exams have been converted into online exams. We stress that if you are supposed to write an individual exam paper for your online exam, you are not allowed to collaborate with others during the exam: you have to write the paper yourself. This means that you may NOT share good advice, tips and tricks with your fellow students. And you may not share your paper with others, or ask others to share theirs with you.
  • If your exam is an online oral exam, you will be asked to identify yourself with your AU ID card. You may be asked to pan the room with your webcam to show that no one else is in the room with you. You are allowed to have guests at your exam, but they have to be visible in the background during the exam.

How do I prepare myself for my online exam?

If your exam takes place online, it can be a good idea to prepare yourself for an exam that will take place in completely new physical surroundings. Particularly oral online exams will be a unfamiliar format for most students. For that reason, it would be a good idea to practice the exam format as part of your preparation - preferably with a fellow student or your study group. It is all about making sure you feel comfortable with the format and the technical aspects. This will allow you focus on the academic content during the exam.

Here are some tips for how you can prepare yourself for your online exam. 

  • Familiarise yourself thoroughly with the exam you are taking. You can find this information in the exam schedule on your study portal under “Examination”.
  • Find out what technical equipment you need, e.g. a computer, a webcam and a charged mobile phone. Test that the equipment is working well in advance of the exam.
  • Find out what programmes you need for the exam in question e.g. Zoom Wiseflow. You can read more about digital exams at Aarhus BSS under the menu item “Examination” and “FAQ - Digital exam”. Test that the programmes work well in advance of the exam. This also applies if you have to submit your assignment in a PDF format. Check that you are able to convert your assignment into the right format.
  • If you need to use Zoom in the exam, please read the guidelines on how to use Zoom in exams. For IT security reasons, it is important that you follow the guidelines.
  • Make sure that you know whom to contact and what to do if you experience technical problems in an oral exam. You can find out more on this page under “What should I do if I experience technical problems in my oral online exam?
  • Familiarise yourself with how you avoid cheating in your exams. Please note that you are not allowed to talk to anyone during individual exams - not even if you take the exams from home.
  • You can find more information in the leaflet “Avoid pitfalls at exams” and in the left-hand menu on your study portal under “Examination” and “Exam cheating”.
  • Ask your lecturer before the exam, if you are in doubt about anything.

Where can I read more about digital exams?

You can read more about digital exams on your study portal under the menu items “Examination” and “Digital Exam”. Among other things, you will find an FAQ page with the most important questions and answers.

If your written on-site exam has been converted into a take-home assignment, it will be administered as an ordinary take-home assignment (WHAI) in WISEflow. See the guidelines for take-home assignments here.

I have applied for additional time for an exam, which has now been converted. Do I still get the additional time in the converted exam?

If you have been granted additional time for an on-site exam that has now been converted into a take-home assignment of the same duration, the additional time will be added to your take-home assignment. Before the day of the exam, please check that the additional time is registered correctly in Wiseflow. If it is not registered correctly, you must contact the studies administration as soon as possible at bachelor.bss@au.dk or kandidat.bss@au.dk

Teaching and classes

What should I expect of my classes for 2021?

This will be updated soon

Update March 17th

As a general rule, classes will take place online in the 2021 spring semester. This is also our starting point for any reopening to secure as much stability as possible. 

Classes may only take place in person in isolated, exceptional cases where online teaching is not an option – for example in a clinical setting, in labs and in workshops.

There will be an intensified focus on making sure public health guidelines are adhered to in connection with in-person classes. If you have to take part in an exam or other activity with physical attendance, AU strongly encourages you to follow the current guidelines for tests.  

You can find information about your classes on Blackboard.

If any reopening makes it possible, study spaces and study groups on campus will be opened, and there will be access to the university's innovation hubs. Similarly, the student associations will be able to hold certain academic/social events.   

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Update: 26.03.2021

We are currently working on how selected teaching and exam activities can be physically reopened. This site will be updated on an ongoing basis.

What rights and duties do I have in connection with recordings of classes?

A teacher may stream or record teaching that is part of an organised course as long as you are informed in advance. You will be informed via Blackboard.

Your teacher may also choose to publish recorded class sessions in the associated course forum in Blackboard, to which only you and your fellow students have access. If you as a student can be identified in the recording, your teacher may not make the recordings accessible to anyone other than the participants in the course in question without your consent. The recordings will be deleted after the end of the semester.

As a student, you may not record classes or share your teacher’s recordings of classes that are available in a course forum in Blackboard or on Panopto unless you have the consent of your teacher and your fellow students.

If you request that the class be recorded under the academic assistant scheme, as a general rule, the teacher should allow this, unless exceptional circumstances apply.  

What do I do if I am unable to come to campus due to the coronavirus?

  If you are unable to come to campus due to conditions directly related to the coronavirus, you can apply for an academic assistant, who will  who will help you keep up with your coursework. Please note, if you are interested in applying for an academic assistant, you must be able to document the reason for your needs. The documentation may for example be a doctor's note documenting why you cannot attend onsite tuition. Read more at: academicassistant.au.dk

Symptoms and infection

I have symptoms of COVID-19. What should I do?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, coughing, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and breathing difficulties), you must stay away from campus. If you start having symptoms while you’re on campus, go home as quickly as possible. Then you must:

  • self-quarantine at home. You can come back to the university only after you have been symptom-free for 48 hours.
  • contact your GP, who will determine whether you need to be tested.

Also read the Danish Health Authority’s brochure for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

AU encourages you to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which is designed to support more distant/peripheral contract tracing. Read more about the app here (in Danish)

I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted by the Danish Patient Safety Authority to start contact tracing. It’s important that you:

  • self-quarantine at home and follow the healthcare authorities’ recommendations. You can only come back to campus after you have been symptom-free for 48 hours.
  • fill out and submit AU’s COVID-19 form to notify your studies administration office that you have tested positive.

You will be contacted by AU’s COVID-19 response team to help you and the contact tracing unit from the Danish Patient Safety Authority trace your contacts at Aarhus University and clarify as quickly as possible what steps the university needs to take to prevent the spread of infection. Aarhus University respects and protects the confidentiality of your data.

Read the Danish Health Authority’s brochure for people who test positive for COVID-19.

AU encourages you to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which is designed to support more distant/peripheral contract tracing. Read more about the app here (in Danish)

I have been in close contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19. What should I do?

If you have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19, you should be particularly vigilant about any symptoms you might develop yourself. You should also be particularly careful to follow the healthcare authorities’ general guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often, or use hand sanitiser.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow.
  • Avoid handshakes, kisses on the cheek and hugs – limit physical contact.
  • Make sure to keep surfaces clean – both at home and where you work/study.
  • Keep your distance and ask others to show consideration.

 

According to the Danish Health Authority, you are a close contact if you:

  • cohabit with an infected person.
  • have had direct physical contact (such as a hug) with an infected person.
  • have had unprotected, direct contact with body fluids from an infected person (for example, have been coughed on or have touched used tissues, etc.).
  • have had close ‘face-to-face contact’ with an infected person: closer than one metre for more than fifteen minutes (for example, a conversation).
  • are a healthcare worker who has not used PPE in accordance with the guidelines and who has participated in caring for a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus.

 

Read more in the Danish Health Authority’s brochure for people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

AU encourages you to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which is designed to support more distant/peripheral contract tracing. Read more about the app here (in Danish)

I have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?

If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Go home immediately and self-quarantine at home.
  • Get tested as quickly as possible, and follow the healthcare authorities’ guidelines.
  • You may not come back to campus until you have received a negative test result.
  • If you test positive, you must follow the guidelines described above in the section 'I have tested positive for COVID-19. What should I do?'

According to the Danish Health Authority, you are a close contact if you:

  • cohabit with an infected person.
  • have had direct physical contact (such as a hug) with an infected person.
  • have had unprotected, direct contact with body fluids from an infected person (for example, have been coughed on or have touched used tissues, etc.).
  • have had close ‘face-to-face contact’ with an infected person: closer than one metre for more than fifteen minutes (for example, a conversation).
  • are a healthcare worker who has not used PPE in accordance with the guidelines and who has participated in caring for a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Read more in the Danish Health Authority’s brochure for people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

AU encourages you to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which is designed to support more distant/peripheral contract tracing. 

Study life

How do I adjust myself to the new situation?

If you need help adjusting to the current situation and to new forms of teaching and learning, Studypedia has developed some advice for remote learning.

You can also find overall tools for how to improve your life as a student at studerende.au.dk/en/boost-your-student-life/. And finally, you can find five tips for how to tackle the new situation here.

I need to talk to someone about the situation. Who can I talk to?

You are always welcome to talk to a student counsellor about your concerns - even though face-to-face meetings are not possible at the moment. On this page, you can read more about how to contact your local student counsellor.

There are also other possibilities:
At the Student Counselling Service, you can get online and telephone counselling. In addition, AU Helpline and the university chaplains are ready to talk to you.

Guidelines for student association events

Read the university guidelines here

Contact Aarhus BSS Student Services

From 29 January 2021, Aarhus BSS Student Services can be contacted on Tel. +45 8716 4026 between 8:00 and 15:00 on all weekdays.  

You can also reach Aarhus BSS Student Services via email: studentservices.bss@au.dk

We will answer your emails on all weekdays from 8:00-15:00.

When you contact us via e-mail, we encourage you to use your AU email (studentnumber@post.au.dk). Please remember to state your full name and degree programme.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation, we are not able to meet you or offer our service on campus at the moment. While we wait for the situation to change we encourage you to contact us by email or telephone instead. 

Contact your student counsellors at Aarhus BSS

At Aarhus BSS you meet two types of counsellors; the student counsellors and the student welfare counsellors.

Find your student counsellors


Study information

2021.05.06 | Students

Collecting information on collaboration with companies/organisations

For full-time students on their Master's degree programme, as well as students at BDE and GMM who are registered for the Master's thesis or a project-based internship in the spring semester 2021.

2021.04.23 | Students

Registration for elective courses

It is time to prepare your registration for elective courses Autumn 2021

2021.03.12 | Students

Register for reexamination

You are now able to register for reexamination in the summer exam period 2021.

Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Fill out and submit AU’s COVID-19 form to notify your local studies administration office.

Contact Aarhus BSS Student Services

From 29 January 2021, Aarhus BSS Student Services can be contacted on Tel. +45 8716 4026 between 8:00 and 15:00 on all weekdays.  

You can also reach Aarhus BSS Student Services via email: studentservices.bss@au.dk

We will answer your emails on all weekdays from 8:00-15:00.

When you contact us via e-mail, we encourage you to use your AU email (studentnumber@post.au.dk). Please remember to state your full name and degree programme.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation, we are not able to meet you or offer our service on campus at the moment. While we wait for the situation to change we encourage you to contact us by email or telephone instead. 

Contact your student counsellors at Aarhus BSS

At Aarhus BSS you meet two types of counsellors; the student counsellors and the student welfare counsellors.

Find your student counsellors