The study environment when studying from home
Teaching and assessment are currently mostly conducted digitally at Lund University and it is recommended for students to study from home as much as possible to help limit the spread of infection. This may however pose challenges when it comes to your study environment.
As a student at Lund University, you are in many ways equated with an employee in the Work Environment Act, even if the University temporarily conducts its teaching and assessment (primarily) online. This for example entails that the University is still responsible for your study environment.
We have compiled a list of tips and things for you to consider:
- The University’s premises remain open and it is possible for you to enter certain university buildings and study areas with your LU access card. However, you should keep in mind that common study areas currently have limited seating and that libraries have limited opening hours.
- Always consider whether it is really necessary for you to be at the premises or whether you can study from home, keeping in mind the risk of the spread of infection.
- We all have a responsibility to help limit the spread of infection, but we also all need to have social contact to feel well. Find ways to stay in touch with classmates, friends and family!
- Studying from home can entail both physical and mental stress. Try to plan your days in advance and stick to what you have planned.
- Make sure to take time for breaks and try to go outside at least once every day. Especially short walks or bike rides can be beneficial, even if the sun is not shining.
- Try to optimise and control the ergonomics of your study environment (see links below), especially when it comes to your working position, sound and lighting.
Related information that may be relevant to you:
- The Student Health Centre’s ergonomic tips (PDF, new window)
- Watch a video on YouTube from Physio Rehab on how to set up your laptop when working from home
- The Occupational Health Service's tips on working on a computer (PDF on Staff Pages, new window)
- The Academic Support Centre’s tips for digital learning
- Other coronavirus-related information for current students