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Information on examinations in the winter semester 2021/22

The Presidium of the University of Erfurt has once again made it clear against the background of various enquiries about the upcoming examinations in the winter semester that for courses with more than 50 participants, not only is teaching currently taking place online, but examinations are also being held online.

"We started the winter semester 2021/22 together with the expectation that teaching and examinations could once again be offered increasingly in face-to-face mode after three Corona semesters. However, as early as November 2021, the Senate had to declare the winter semester a corona semester and has had to stick to limited face-to-face teaching/examinations to this day," regrets Professor Gerd Mannhaupt, Vice President for Academic Affairs in a letter to students today. Due to the good experience with the examination software WISEflow, the upcoming examinations with more than 50 students should therefore be offered as electronic examinations. Moreover, it is up to the examiners to make use of WISEflow for examinations with fewer than 50 candidates.

With regard to the question of a Corona-related withdrawal from examinations, the Vice-President explains: "With the last amendment to the university's Corona statutes of 6 January 2022, the Senate deleted the explicit regulation that examinations can be withdrawn for Corona-related reasons. This is because all framework examination regulations provide for a general withdrawal regulation with § 8 Para. 2 S. 4 B-RPO or § 9 Para. 2 S. 4 M-/MEd-RPO. However, an examination withdrawal can be granted if there are reasons for which the students are not responsible. Since we are all studying, teaching and working under immense stress due to the threats and restrictions the pandemic forces us to face, I have asked the examiners on behalf of the Presidium to take these stresses into account when submitting withdrawal requests."

Requests for withdrawal must be submitted (in writing) to the lecturers responsible for the examination before the first date of the module examination. But please note: If you withdraw from the module examination, you also withdraw from the entire module examination in this semester and cannot participate in a make-up date. Instead, this module must be taken again in a subsequent semester.

Corona notification

All students are asked to inform the University immediately after an infection or if they are under quarantine, using the notification form, especially if they attended on-campus events on the days before the infection. You will be excused immediately by your lecturers or examiners for corona-related absences.

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