This webpage is designed to provide a general guide for students in the form of questions and answers on what to expect during the University’s closure period. You can find information here on where to find advice on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, where to find guidance on Teaching and Learning during the closure period and where to find help if you have any questions or concerns.
Colleagues will be working hard throughout this difficult period to put plans in place to support the immediate needs and future opportunities for delivering teaching and learning, and to ensure that all of our students can successfully continue their studies at the British University in Egypt.
Over the coming days we will be keeping these pages regularly updated and will be uploading a number of Self-Help guidance documents in due course to support students through this period.
Student Guidance Q&A:
What is COVID-19 Coronavirus?
The new strain of coronavirus is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets generated when a person, for example, coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. The new strain of the virus is referred to as COVID-19
Can COVID-19 coronavirus be caught from a person who presents no symptoms?
According to some reports, it may possible that people infected with COVID-19 coronavirus could be infectious before showing symptoms. However, based on currently available data, the people who have symptoms are causing the majority of virus spread.
Where can I find further information on the health implications and good hygiene practice?
For information on Good Hygiene Practice, Self-isolation, Social Distancing and Mental Health Awareness please refer to the Staying Safe webpages.
How does this Impact my scheduled Teaching and Assessment Activities?
Please be assured that we will continue to maintain the quality of our teaching. However, over the coming weeks this will be delivered predominantly through eLearning.
Until further notice all teaching and academic support will be delivered online. There will be no teaching activities planned that will require you to be on campus.
All programmes being offered will have forms of assessment that can be undertaken off-campus. Until further notice there will be no assessment tasks that will require you to be on campus.
Where can I find further information on the contingency planning for teaching and learning during the closure period?
For further information on contingency planning for teaching and learning, including methods of eLearning delivery, times you can contact your module or programme leader and advice on Laboratories and other practical sessions can be found on the Contingency Plan for Learning and Teaching webpage.
What do I need to do? How do I continue my studies?
It is very important that you read and understand the ‘Student Must’ section that is found on the Contingency Plan for Learning and Teaching webpage that outlines the expectations for you as a student.
Where can I find advice and guidance on eLearning?
Should you have any questions relating to eLearning you should contact your central eLearning coordinator or an eLearning officer in the first instance. If you are unaware who your eLearning coordinator is then you should contact your faculty student office.
An additional manual of advice and guidance on eLearning is currently being put together and will be shared in due course.
Is the Library still open?
No, the Library will remain closed to all students until further notice. However, you will still be able to access e-resources using the following link http://lib.bue.edu.eg/search-in-all/ and inputting your BUE/e-learning username and password.
If you need to renew a book loan you can contact email@example.com.
Staff will still be available in the library, you can contact them with general enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can contact library staff using the Library websites chat box or through their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/buelibrary/
I’ve had to self-isolate and I’m concerned about the possible impact on my studies, what should I do?
BUE will be working hard to assess the impact of self-isolation on academic studies for students who suspect that they have contracted the coronavirus. If you believe that you have contracted the virus and this has negatively impacted your ability to study then please inform your personal tutor or student office in the first instance for guidance on BUEs Impaired Performance processes.
I have a question that isn’t covered here or on the dedicated BUE COVID-19 Coronavirus Guidance Webpages, what should I do?
If the answer to your question isn’t covered on the dedicated BUE COVID-19 Corona Virus Guidance Webpages, you should contact your nominated faculty contact. If you are unsure who your nominated faculty contact is you should contact your student office.
Key contacts for academic queries
If you have any question related to your programme of study, please contact your relevant lecturer. You can find their contact information from the Student Handbook. Links are given below:
Faculty of Engineering
We appreciate this must be an anxious time for many of you and we share the concerns you are experiencing about the current situation. We are working very hard to ensure that the University is able to continue to offer the high-quality education and student support that you expect from us, and will endeavor to resume services as normal as soon as the situation permits.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.