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University of Basel

Corona Support: Support in everyday life

In recent weeks, the University of Basel has moved teaching to digital channels, switched research to emergency operation, and employees have implemented home office wherever possible. On this page we would like to show you where the University of Basel can support you in coping with your everyday life. We have asked our service units to briefly summarize their offers so that we can present them here. This page is updated regularly, and we look forward to receiving your suggestions at corona@unibas.ch.

Faculty of Psychology offers Corona Support

The Corona crisis has fundamentally changed our everyday life and demands a lot from all of us. During this challenging time, the Faculty of Psychology is offering free and confidential psychological counselling and support to all members of the University of Basel. The Corona Support Team of the Faculty of Psychology consists of qualified and experienced specialists from the Centre for Developmental and Personality Psychology and the Centre for Psychotherapy.

You can find more information on the newly created website Psychological Corona Support.

Support from the Student Advice Center

The university's Student Advice Center is available to all students and doctoral candidates with psychological and practical advice to help them cope with the (study) day-to-day life made more difficult by the current crisis. Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Advice Center if you need current support. Please also contact them if you are unsure whether you are in the right place with your concerns regarding the Student Advice Center. They are well connected with all service points of the university and can also refer you competently to the appropriate offices.

You can reach the Student Advice Center Monday to Friday from 10 to 12 and from 14 to 17 by telephone on 061 207 29 29 or outside of telephone hours by e-mail.

The Unisport offers online courses

During the lockdown, the university sport keeps physically and mentally fit with online courses. For this purpose, disciplines are selected that are best suited for home use. The living room becomes a sports hall, fitness center, dance hall or studio for body awareness.

At the start of the new service, three lessons from the Body & Mind area are online. The offer will be extended weekly.

Meditation mit Regula - 45 min.
Pilates mit Tamara - 45 min.
Yoga mit Viktor - 45 min.

Support around the successful career start

The Career Service Center (CSC) of the University of Basel supports students and graduates during and after their studies in questions relating to a successful career start. All consultations and the drop-in are offered in digital form until further notice (as Digi-Meet and Digi-Drop-In). Have a digital look at our website! And get more tips and tricks on our CSC Home page. Due to the current situation, we kindly ask you to send inquiries to the Career Service Center via e-mail.

The team is at the usual opening hours by e-mail, phone +41 (0)61 207 08 67, reachable via Webex, Skype or Zoom.


Low-threshold coaching offer for the home office

The spread of the corona virus has turned our lives upside down and the current situation is occupying many people. Challenges are arising for which we could hardly prepare ourselves: Organising in the home office, online meetings, organising cooperation and leadership in a team and also the new situation in isolation or as parents and families can be stressful. You can find tips on everyday life in the home office on this page.

In this challenging (professional) situation, all employees have the opportunity to contact the Personnel and Organizational Development (POE) for a professional coaching interview as usual. For an appointment with us, please contact Ariane Schnepf. We will be happy to advise you at short notice, confidentially and free of charge.


Online courses for an efficient home office

For employees of the University of Basel, a new series of webinars with tips and tricks for the home office as well as the use of the most common online tools is now available.

For all employees:
Webinar 1: Satisfied and productive in the home office

For university executives:
Webinar 2: Working together effectively in a virtual team
Webinar 3: Moderating online meetings with confidence


General advisory services at the University of Basel

Even in the extraordinary corona location, the consulting services of the University of Basel will remain available. Wherever possible, consultations are conducted by email, telephone, ZOOM, Facetime or similar. You can find an overview of the various consulting services on the consulting website of the University of Basel. Please contact the advisors by e-mail to make an appointment.

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