Organization of studies and work at Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences during the fall semester of 2020-2021

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences will start its studies for the new academic year gradually: from September 1, – the 2nd – 4th year students, from September 14, – the 1st year students.

In the autumn semester of 2020-2021, studies will be conducted in two ways: contact and distance.

Detailed information about the organization of studies in the faculties in the autumn semester of 2020-2021 is available on faculty websites, Facebook.

In accordance with the rules of work organization at Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences during the state level emergency, students are obliged to follow the following instructions:

  1. Face shields must be worn on the Vilniaus Kolegija’s premises.
  2. Disinfection of hands is being provided near the entrances to the Vilniaus Kolegija’s buildings (means for hand disinfection, visual instructions for hand washing and / or disinfection shall be hung in a clearly visible place).
  3. It is not recommended to gather in corridors, toilets, kitchens, other common areas, near the shared organizational, etc. equipment, to use the elevator for more than one person at a time.
  4. There must be a distance of at least 1 meter between students in a lecture.
  5. A student with acute upper respiratory tract infections, acute intestinal infections and other signs of infectious diseases (i.e. fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, difficulty breathing, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.) is prohibited from attending Vilniaus Kolegija. In such cases, it is necessary to consult your family doctor for advice.
  6. A student should be immediately suspended from lectures if, during classes at Vilniaus Kolegija, he develops signs of acute diseases of the upper respiratory tract, acute intestinal infections, etc. (for example, fever (37.3 ° C and higher), runny nose, cough, sneezing, shortness of breath, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.) and he/she is advised to consult the coronavirus hotline tel.1808 or to consult a family doctor for advice remotely.
  7. A student who has had a direct physical contact with a person subject to compulsory isolation must inform the Dean of the faculty, with whom the further study process is being coordinated.
  8. A student who has compulsory isolation upon returning from a foreign state must study remotely for a specified period of isolation.
  9. The student should, if possible, immediately inform the Dean of the faculty, the Head of the hostel, in the hostels in the absence of the Head of the hostel – the guard of the hostel), if he is diagnosed with COVID-19.

 

Organization of distance learning

Organization of distance learning

Preparation and defence of final theses

Support for students

Free psychologist consultations

Where to apply? 

ORGANIZATION OF DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Distance learning takes place in a virtual learning environment Moodle, Teams, Office365
  • Lectures, seminars, workshops and other classes on the studied subject (module) are held in direct contact and / or remotely at the time specified in the study schedule
  • In case of a state-level emergency, student practices in the autumn semester of the 2020–2021 academic year are carried out in accordance with the study plan in compliance with safety and health requirements.

 

PREPARATION AND DEFENCE OF THE FINAL THESIS

Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences adheres to the position that additional external circumstances caused by a state-level emergency should not affect the preparation of graduation theses, for example, collecting empirical data, conducting experiments, and analysing sources. In accordance with the safety requirements and prevention of the spread of the virus, the student is invited to meet with the final thesis advisor for consultations on the premises of Vilniaus Kolegija and communicate remotely.

When preparing the final work, the following electronic resources are invited for use: Databases, Electronic Books, Virtual Library.

 

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

             Financial

During the state level emergency, the usual financial support is provided to the students of Vilniaus Kolegija. If you have any questions, please contact the staff of the Study Departments of the faculties.

             Academic

Students are provided with academic support during a state-level emergency. For all questions related to your studies, please contact the lecturers or other responsible staff of the faculties.

Career pursuit

Career consultations (CV, job, practice search, etc.) are provided to students free of charge by Beata Gervickaitė, Head of the Career Centre.
Register by e-mail karjeroscentras@viko.lt

Job and practice ads – Karjera.viko.lt,   Facebook.com/vk.karjera

 

FREE PSYCHOLOGIST CONSULTATIONS

During a state-level emergency, Vilnius College students and lecturers and other employees can receive free psychological counselling. Students are consulted by psychologist Nomeda Sindaravičienė.

We invite you to apply on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p. m. n.sindaraviciene@mtf.viko.lt  or 8 687 30 095.

The confidentiality of the consultation is guaranteed!

We can always change together what can be changed (thoughts, emotions, behaviours) and learn to live with what cannot be changed.

 

Where to apply?

  • In case of technical barriers to connecting to Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences information systems, Teams, virtual learning environment Moodle, please contact the Information Technology Centre by e-mail at itpagalba@viko.lt or the IT Help Centre at help.viko.lt
  • For distance learning students must first contact the lecturer at email distance@viko.lt
  •  The responsible staff of the faculties consults on the study process.
  • Students can contact b.gervickaite@viko.lt for remote career counselling.
  • Psychologist Nomeda Sindaravičienė provides counselling to Vilniaus Kolegija teachers and students at email n.sindaraviciene@mtf.viko.lt or by mob tel. 8 687 30 095? +370 687 30 095.

 

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

  1. Work in subdivisions must be organized in such a way that it is possible to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter between workers, unless partitions are fitted between the workstations. In cases where the distance referred to in this point cannot be guaranteed, flexible working schedules are recommended.
  2. In the units, physical contact between employees shall be limited, if possible, but if physical contact is necessary, the contact time shall be limited (maximum 15 minutes). When organizing staff meetings, sittings and meetings in the departments, priority shall be given to their organization and conduct at a distance. When organizing a physical meeting, the number of participants must not exceed 30 people.
  3. Face masks should be used to serve visitors and they are also recommended when visiting public areas and other facilities.
  4. It is not recommended for employees to gather in corridors, toilets, kitchens, other common areas, near the shared organizational, etc. equipment, to use the elevator for more than one person at a time. In order to avoid congestion, the lunch break time of the unit staff may be changed in agreement with the head of unit.
  5. Employees are recommended to measure the temperature independently every day before coming to work. The head of the unit must inform the employees where, if necessary, they can measure their temperature at the workplace.
  6. An employee should report directly to their supervisor if any symptoms develop (e.g. fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing, difficulty breathing, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc.) and, if possible, do work remotely or contact the family doctor to establish temporary disability.
  7. If an employee develops signs of acute upper respiratory tract diseases, acute intestinal infections and other diseases at work, he/she must be immediately suspended from work, advised to contact the hotline for coronavirus tel. 1808 or to contact a family doctor for remote consultation;
  8. When an employee or a person with whom the employee has had a direct physical contact is diagnosed with COVID-19, the employee must, as far as it is possible, inform the immediate supervisor.
  9. Employees who, in accordance with the decrees of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, must be isolated after returning from foreign countries, must work remotely during a certain period of isolation, and if it is not possible to perform work functions remotely, they must contact their family doctor with a statement of temporary disability.
  10. An employee who has had direct physical contact with a person who is subject to compulsory isolation shall inform a direct supervisor, with whom the conditions for the further organization of the employee’s work shall be coordinated.
  11. Employees and lecturers, as well as persons participating in the study process, would wear protective equipment (face masks, respirators or other means) covering the nose and mouth in common enclosed spaces.
  12. Priority should be given to remote service of visitors. At the workplace, visitors should be served only if necessary, limiting the number of simultaneously served visitors in such a way that the visitor is allocated at least 10 sq. M. room area or to serve only one visitor at a time.
  13. While waiting, visitors must be at a safe distance of at least 2 meters from each other. If this is not possible, the flow of visitors should be regulated by a person appointed by the head of the unit.
  14. Physical contact of workers with visitors must be limited, if possible, by keeping a distance of at least 2 meters or by separating the workplace from the visitor by partitions.
  15. Only visitors wearing face protection are served.

Due to coronavirus prevention measures and instructions received from the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, changes may be made, therefore, do not forget to read www.viko.lt news and follow the schedules and information received by e-mail.