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Corona virus

The impacts of COVID19 during the upcoming semester

The COVID19 pandemic is turning into an endemic, which means that the virus is occurring all over the world in seasonally recurring and variable epidemics. The coronavirus is still abundant, but according to Diak’s estimate, it will only have a slight impact on the autumn’s operations.

The crisis in Europe puts a strain on students – Diak secures the everyday life of students and provides support services

The global political situation has caused anxiety and concern among students. At Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, everyday life is also safeguarded in the midst of the crisis by actively providing students with support services.

Update to Diak’s COVID-19 guidelines: exams and teaching will be widely moved online in January

Diak’s corona working group has decided that the teaching and exams planned to be executed on campuses will be moved widely online in January.

Actions caused by COVID-19 in Diak in the beginning of a new semester

Diak is prepared in advance for the worsening coronavirus situation, and much of the teaching at the beginning of the year has been transferred to distance education in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Only essential contact teaching takes place on campuses.

Student – Get a Covid-19 vaccination!

As the Covid-19 vaccine coverage keeps increasing while the pandemic seems weakening in Finland, many have already started to think about life after the pandemic. However, even if the situation would appear more positive compared to the early days of the pandemic, it is still important to get vaccinated against Covid. We discussed with Jaana Tilli, a professor of Health care at Diak’s Helsinki campus, the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations and the general issues related to vaccines.

Covid-19 increased students’ mental health challenges — Diak innovates new services

There has been a strong increase in mental health problems among students during the pandemic.

Rector’s greeting in the beginning of a new study year

Diak’s CEO and Rector Elina Juntunen’s greeting for students in the beginning of a new academic year:

Diak’s campuses are closed until 11 April 2021 

Because the corona situation remains alarming in Finland, Diak’s task force on corona situation has decided that campuses remain closed until 11 April 2021. The task force decided earlier that the campuses are closed between 8 and 28 March. According to the update, the campuses will be opened 12 April 2021. 

Diak updated its corona instructions

The coronavirus situation has worsened across the country in recent weeks. All of Diak’s campus locations are either in the phase of accelerating or spreading the corona epidemic, or close to moving to these phases. For this reason, Diak has also updated its corona instructions.

Helsinki campus closed until 28 February 2021

Diak’s task force for corona situation has decided that Helsinki campus is closed until 28 February 2021.