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MIUC COVID-19 August Update

Marbella International University Centre continues to monitor closely all the regulatory developments, news updates and government guidance related to the COVID – 19 health protocol. This page serves as a guiding point for all of our current and prospective students and staff. The page will be updated as new developments arise.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance

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This page contains Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Marbella International University Centre (‘MIUC’) students and staff.

The health, welfare and safety of all our students and staff is our top priority as Spain continues to deal with the ongoing implications of the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Face to-face-teaching, access to MIUC facilities and being part of our unique University community are key parts of the excellent student experience at MIUC. We have been working to create a safe and efficient plan that will allow us to deliver these elements when you start with us in the fall semester, subject to government regulation.

 

MIUC will be ready to teach in September and we are committed to engaging with you as closely as we can, and to ensuring that you have a rich educational experience that is safe and protected to ensure that you continue to get the most from the University life and the city of Marbella.

 

Safe return to campus

 

Students can begin their studies at the start of the academic year on 28 September 2020, despite any travel restrictions affecting them. MIUC campus will be open, subject to government restrictions, and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible back to Marbella in September.

 

Academic calendar is available here: https://miuc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MIUC-Academic-Calendar-2020-2021.pdf

 

Welcoming you back to MIUC in September. From Monday 28 September 2020, all students, will be provided with a scheduled activity. Additionally, all face-to-face teaching sessions will be provided online for students who are not be able to return to campus due to travel restrictions or health concerns. MIUC will also be scheduling in time for you to become familiar with all the services MIUC has to offer, including the library, IT facilities and Student Services. We will deliver a range of events, so you can feel part of our diverse and vibrant MIUC student community. Without compromising on safety, we will be looking to expand the amount of activity that can take place on campus following Government guidance.

 

Orientation day. From 25 September, to help you start the university journey, MIUC deliver an induction programme. This will give you all the information you need to make the most of university life and provide opportunities to meet students, staff and faculty.

 

Both new and returning students who cannot make it to MIUC for part of the academic year due to travel restrictions or health concerns, please e-mail Student Administration Officer at jelena.krajacic@miuc.org (along with an Online Registration Form).

 

Spain Travel Information following Coronavirus (COVID-19) Proclamation: Spanish authorities have declared that non-EU students holding student residence cards or with student visas in their passports, will be able enter Spain, provided they are free of COVID-19 symptoms. MIUC continues to closely monitor developments in the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and related travel guidelines. MIUC will continue to communicate closely with members of our community and will provide updates on students’ travels. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Foreign Affairs & Admissions Office on ignacio.lozano@miuc.org

 

Campus safety measures

 

We are implementing strict protocols to keep you safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19. This will include installing screens at service desks, introducing a one-way system and controlling the numbers of people on campus at a time.

Social distancing

Our campus will be reconfigured to accommodate a 2 meter distance between the individuals in all areas including classrooms, cafeteria, library and common spaces. We are also limiting the number of persons in an elevator and restrooms at one time. Students and staff will have different points of entry and exit from the building, both of which will be clearly marked. Physical barriers, such as plastic flexible screens, will be installed, inter alia, in the Reception Desk, Student Administration Office, Foreign Affairs and Admission Office, and Accommodation Services as a prevention measure for students, faculty and staff.

Monitoring

All students, faculty and staff are asked to monitor themselves to see if they have a temperature higher than 37.5º C (99.5º F) or any symptom compatible with COVID-19. If so, they are instructed to stay home and contact the public health services. Students should also communicate their situation to m.stefanovic@miuc.org. Faculty and staff should also communicate their situation to HR cris@miuc.org or m.angeles@miuc.org. If you have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19) or you are vulnerable and within high risk group (inter alia, you are older than 60 years or who have health conditions like lung or heart disease, diabetes or conditions that affect their immune system or pregnant) you should notify us immediately via aforementioned emails. Temperature screening will be implemented periodically on campus.

Training Programme

Training Programme

MIUC will organise a comprehensive training programme for students, faculty and staff to promote these health and safety measures and ensure their proper implementation. Educational signs will be placed to promote best practices.

Face Masks

Face masks have to worn at MIUC campus – both indoors and outdoors – at all times. MIUC will provide all the students, faculty and staff with face masks.

Hand-Sanitizer Dispensers

Each classroom, office, exits, entrances and common areas will have installed touchless hand sanitizer stations.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

All common areas and high touch point areas will be cleaned, ventilated and disinfected daily, observing our enhanced housekeeping policy.

MIUC's health insurance

 

MIUC's health insurance works as travel insurance in the whole Europan Union up to 30.000 €. Our students must pay the bill and provide a sworn translation in Spanish to request the insurance company in Spain for reimbursement. Please keep in mind that a prescription is required in case of any treatment.

 

Online learning tools

 

MIUC online learning platform is used to complement face-to-face learning and build on our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and student support. Online learning platform enables us to provide you with an enhanced student experience and range of online tools ensuring the delivery a University experience that is collaborative, active and relevant for an increasingly digital world.

 

We will use technology to keep you close to us (socially and intellectually) despite the physical distance until you are able to join us. If you can be in Marbella, then we will be welcoming you on campus for classes and using that same technology for some aspects of your teaching. There will be face-to-face teaching, supported by expanded digital resources, as well as academic and pastoral support. This will allow everyone to work together at the same pace and with the same technology.

 

Student support

 

Our top priority remains to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. We are 100% committed to ensuring we maintain the value and integrity of our MIUC student experience so that you develop the skills and knowledge that will help you secure a successful career.

 

We will use technology to keep you close to us (socially and intellectually) despite the physical distance until you are able to join us. If you can be in Marbella, then we will be welcoming you on campus for classes and using that same technology for some aspects of your teaching. There will be face-to-face teaching, supported by expanded digital resources, as well as academic and pastoral support. This will allow everyone to work together at the same pace and with the same technology.

 

We are working to ensure we have the correct measures and procedures in place for welcoming you in the Academic Year 2020/2021. Please continue to check your email and follow MIUC on Social Media. We will also keep this page updated so keep checking here. Should you need any advice or support, please drop MIUC a line on: m.stefanovic@miuc.org

 

MIUC is able to look to the future with confidence. We will be here, and we will be ready to meet you all, and continue your journey to your chosen degree. We look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, best wishes to you and your families, stay optimistic and be kind to others.

 

Previous Covid 19 MIUC campus updates are available for reference below.

 

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