At the end of January, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, announced the conditions for resuming face-to-face classes in higher education, in a progressive and limited way. This is how all the students at Télécom Saint-Etienne were able to return to their classrooms on the Manufacture campus. Overall, all our engineering and communication students have been back in class at least once a week since the 8 of February. By respecting the 20% of our capacity, we are able to welcome 250 students per day in our school, which allows us to ensure a minimum presence for each student.
Almost all practical work, tutorials and workshops, the keystone of our teaching, are carried out in person. Assessments are also carried out in person. In addition, we have favoured hybridisation for the lectures with a mix of face-to-face and distance learning, depending on the year and the teaching sessions.
To accompany this partial resumption of face-to-face classes, the Jean Monnet University is conducting a vast screening campaign at Covid-19. Télécom Saint-Etienne students can be tested free of charge at the Centre des Savoirs pour l’Innovation. In addition, our school has set up “Covid-19 ambassadors”. Some of our students therefore ensure that their fellow students respect all the health rules within the school.
The return of students to Télécom Saint-Etienne will be very gradual over the coming weeks, depending on how the health situation develops.