Support during the pandemic

Together we can make it.

Dear students,

we are aware of the high demands placed on all of us by the limitations associated with the Covid 19 epidemic. We perceive that distanced and combined forms of study are a non-standard and stressful situation, we receive this information through the Survey conducted on the initiative of your representatives in the Academic Senate, as well as individually from students and teachers.

We want to respond to the situation. On the website of the Support and Counseling Center of the AFAD we have placed for you several tools that you can use to better manage your studies during a period of limited contact with the school and classmates.

Information and resources for managing the study at the time of the pandemic from ŠRVŠ 

The Student Council of Higher Education Institutions (ŠRVŠ) has been dealing with this problem for a long time, and has also prepared various instructions and recommendations for various situations that you encounter during your studies. On this page (we link to Google translation of the page) you will find instructions and tutorials. Although education in the Art disciplines naturally has its specifics, many of the information placed here will be useful for you not only during the exam period.

Socialization during pandemic constraints

We understand that studying at AFAD includes social life. It is being missed in the current situation. According to the evaluation of the Survey most noticeably by those of you who have become members of the Academic Community of the AFAD in recent years, already marked by the pandemic. So far, we have organized 2 informal discussions online with the center's psychologist Martin Šarkan, and we intend to continue such activities untill the study is in full-time present mode.

Psychological counseling 

In addition to online discussions, which you can also use to meet classmates across departments and grades, As students of AFAD, you can consult with Martin (click to consult Martin) or request recommendations or contact for external experts according to your situation and needs. In the "Urgent help" section you will find contacts for non-stop help and advice on public toll-free lines, in case you feel the need for quick contact with an expert outside our office hours, when we may be available to you.

Support for professional growth

Distance learning is a new experience for many. However, the transition to more intensive teaching in multimedia and digital formats also belongs to the strategic goals of the school Long-term Plan and a certain degree of proficiency in working with information and text is an integral part of study in the university format, and thus also of the study at the AFAD.

We would like to draw your attention to some of the resources you have available for your study during this period and gradually provide you with some tools that can help you to make your work effective and bring you development and satisfaction.

In the "Time management" section, we have prepared information about one of the possible tools for better deploying your work efforts in time.

As the distance form of study places greater demands on the use of online resources, in the section Working with Information you will find video tutorials devoted to effective work – study, research, preparation of final theses – in digital format. 

Last but not least, you will find useful links and instructions as well as electronic resources on the pages of the Academic Library of the AFAD

In the name of the Support and counseling center for the students of AFAD in Bratislava,

Martin Šarkan and Tomáš Jančařík