COVID-19 - Student FAQs

Today we are in a health crisis situation, in France and around the world. All of AMU's educational teams are working to ensure educational continuity in this context and to guarantee you the best possible access to training.

The figures for the health situation are indeed not conducive to a recovery. A meeting with the DGESIP and the members of the CPU has postponed to the week of 20 January the date for the resumption of face-to-face courses for L1 students - and those with a digital divide - if the health conditions allow it.
And to February 8 for all other classes. Thus, for our terms of resumption are as follows:

  • Until 25 January for L1/DUT1/PEIP1 students and until 8 February for the other diplomas, the system introduced before the holidays remains in force (courses in lecture theatres and distance-learning tutorials, practical work possible in the classroom subject to authorisation, knowledge assessments possible in the classroom).
  • Between 25 January and 8 February, for L1/DUT1/PEIP1 students, the lectures remain at a distance (except for the digital divide) for large cohorts of more than 150 students. The other courses and teaching activities can take place in person, provided that the rules of distance learning are respected and that student flows are reduced (half gauge).
  • If the health situation allows it, as of February 8 for all students of all degrees, all teaching activities can take place in a traditional face-to-face format, provided that the rules of distance learning are respected and that student flows are reduced (the principle of half tuition).

1. Update on internships

An internship can be carried out in person or remotely depending on the situation of the host organization (company or laboratory/research unit).

  • If the mission entrusted to the trainee cannot be carried out remotely, the face-to-face training can continue or be carried out, bearing in mind that it is clearly stated in the initial training agreement that :

"The host organisation and the student (or the various parties) undertake to comply with all the recommendations and/or measures in force prescribed by the competent authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
The trainee undertakes to report any malfunctioning in terms of health and safety to his/her host organisation AND to his/her higher education institution".

The student is then authorised to travel between his/her home and the place of the placement with a proof of professional travel duly completed and signed by the host organisation, his/her placement agreement and an identity document.

  • Otherwise, the conversion of the "in-class traineeship" into a"distance learning traineeship" or its interruption / postponement must be formalised by an amendment(outgoing tra ineeship amendment and incoming traineeship amendment) to the initial traineeship agreement.

This amendment may be made by electronic means or scanned (in accordance with articles 1366 et seq. of the Civil Code). However, an exchange of e-mails between the student trainee, the host organisation (at least the placement tutor) and the higher education establishment (at least the teaching tutor) can validate the modifications, while waiting for a rider to be signed.

Internships outside the European area are prohibited.
Those within theEuropean area are authorized subject to theopinion of the SDF (contact: fsd-mobilité, but are not recommended.

2. Wearing a mask is compulsory and general health instructions

Wearing a barrier mask is now compulsory for everyone, both inside our sites and in the outdoor areas, as long as at least two people are in contact with each other.
This is a national framework to which we must absolutely subscribe.

Be careful, wearing a mask does not replace the application of other barrier gestures: regular hand washing with soap or hydro-alcoholic gel, respect for social distancing, respect for the direction of traffic, regular ventilation of enclosed areas...

You will find on line the sanitary measures which are necessary for everyone.

Be careful, these measures do not stop at the campus door.

3. Practicéa: Support to AMU digital tools for students

Practicéa is an online self-training space to help you master the digital tools of the university: pedagogical platform, communication tools, help with virtual classroom tools, etc...
These tools are essential to the smooth running of your university course and are accessible through the Digital Working Environment thanks to your AMU identifiers.

To do so, register now to Practicéa

4. BVE/Mission Handicap

If you have a disability and require study and/or exam accommodations, you should contact the managers of the Student Life Offices - Disability Mission by email at the following addresses:

  • Campus Marseille Centre: Site St Charles, Canebière, Colbert, Ilôt du Bois and Aubagne
  • Timone Campus: Timone Campus and North Site, IFMK - EJCAM (Marseille)
  • Campus Luminy: Luminy, Gap, La Ciotat sites - FSS (Aubagne)
  • Campus Etoile: Site St Jérôme, Château Gombert, Salon de Provence
  • Aix Campus: ALLSH (Aix, Arles and Lambesc) - FDSP (Aix and Arles) - IMPGT - IAE - FDS - FEG (Aix and Arles) - MMSH - INSPE - (Aix and Avignon) - EJCAM (Aix) - IUT (Aix, Digne and Arles) - INSPE (Avignon ) - CFMI - DESIU - DAEU

5. Medico-social assistance

If you need medical-social assistance, you can contact the student health service on 04 13 94 27 77.

If you need to contact psychologists and sophrologists, call 04 91 26 89 08.

6. International mobility at AMU

International students: you will find below the Terms and Conditions for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Attention, these modalities are likely to evolve according to the sanitary measures in force.

Useful links

Student health services, doctors and psychologists :
Tel : 04 13 94 27 77

Psychologists and sophrologists :
Tel : 04 13 94 24 58

Application for social assistance :
Tel : 04 42 91 30 20

Emergency number: Victims of violence, harassment, need for assistance...
All useful numbers can be found here

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