The Blackboard platform is our campus now. The use of all the tools available to us means that lectures, seminars, events with guest speakers, workshops and alternative practical activities can still take place. Lecturers can carry out tutorials with students: we’ve even seen an increase in the number of tutorial hours taught in comparison with the number carried out before in person.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra makes it possible for our students to acquire most of the target competences for their study programmes, which has meant that we have been able to maintain the original examination schedule for the majority of courses.
Those activities which must be carried out in person are being rescheduled for a time at which they can take place safely.
We have launched a wide range of grants and financial assistance for our current students and also for those who will begin studies with us in the next academic year.
For 2020-21, we are increasing the budget for grants and financial assistance by 25% for CEU Cardenal Herrera University students. There’ll be more types of grants, more grants of each type and more flexibility in the award requirements.
The Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU was already the top socially-inspired educational institution in Spain, in terms of the proportion of its own resources it dedicated to educational grants and financial assistance. Next year, we’ll distribute 25% more.
Although all in-person teaching has been suspended, many of the University’s services continue to operate and will continue to be available to students online and via telephone. In-person use of the University’s services is to be avoided: please contact these services by email or telephone. You can find the contact details of everyone who works at the University by searching for their name here
We recommend that students use the reference material located on the intranet to organize a personal study schedule and that they look at the information provided regarding the academic activities for each study programme, including the new timetables and how to participate in online social activities with other university students, etc.
If you are a student and have an issue of a personal nature, whatever this may be, the University is here to help you: contact us and tell us about it. If you are currently taking part in the admissions process for 2020-21, or you would like to apply for a place, we’re also here for you: call us or send us an email.
The University will consider your circumstances and arrange to put in place the resources you need. The procedure will be as follows:
All those students who do not live at home, whether they are from abroad or from another region of Spain, have special support available to them during the suspension of in-person teaching. This personalized service will be provided by the University Guidance Service, the International Relations Office and other areas of the University.
Examples of the kind of support the University can provide include accompanying students to healthcare centres, psychological support or advice regarding diet and personal welfare during this period.
The admissions process for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for 2020-21 is open. All the information regarding the different programmes is available in the relevant sections of this website and for information on the process itself, click here
Applicants residing in Spain
We will continue to attend to queries from prospective students. You can see a list of useful points of contact here.
Please do not come in person to the University. Instead, please call or contact us via email.
For information regarding admissions to Bachelor’s Degree programmes (important dates, the online interview system, etc.), click here.
For information regarding admissions to postgraduate programmes (important dates, online interview systems, etc.), click here.
If you are an international applicant, the admissions process is open and our usual information channels are running as normal. All the information regarding the process is available at https://www.uchceu.com/en/new-student.
If you have already begun the international admissions process, your personal adviser will continue to be available to you via email and WhatsApp.
All our students will be able to end this academic year, having learnt what they needed to learn and having undergone an appropriate assessment. No-one’s time or effort will go to waste. We will do whatever is necessary to make this happen. Everyone will be able to finish this academic year so that they can go on to the next one or graduate – this much is certain. But we must be honest in that we cannot say for sure in which month this will happen. We will change whichever calendar needs to be changed and extend whichever deadline needs to be extended. These are extraordinary times that we are living in, in which everything seems to be changing, except one thing: the conviction that we are in this together and that, together, we will do everything possible to achieve what might seem impossible today.
Students will have full access to online learning resources – enabling you to continue learning in an organized and structured way. The fact that we have six years of experience of provided online educational activities is a great help to us.
The University Guidance Service is now providing special help and support to our students, especially those who are feeling alone. We are creating support networks and systems. Because when we said we’re in this together, we meant it.
"We know that in life some things happen unexpectedly and they serve as a test for people and institutions, and this situation is certainly one of them. It’s very serious. It’s nothing less than a pandemic, which has brought the country to paralysis. It’s something that none of us has ever seen before.".
Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza y Gómez de Valugera,
President of the CEU San Pablo University Foundation.
The whole University is giving everything to change, to help, to solve problems, and to connect. The lecturers, service staff, student representatives, student assistants, the students themselves – in fact, every one of us has that feeling of belonging to what sociologists call “a community”. There may be some circumstances that are hard to resolve, but, day by day, we are doing everything we can to do so. Some confusing times are ahead of us, but this uncertainty won’t stop us. We may not know what is going to happen next week, but we can make sure that all of us will be strong enough to face it.
There are hundreds of international students living in flats and residences near the University campuses and also dozens of students from other parts of Spain living far from their families. There are many different personal stories, but the Office of the Vice-Rector for Students and University Life has one mission: to keep everyone connected.
On the day on which the state of emergency was declared, the CEU Cardenal Herrera University offered its resources to the health authorities to help with the fight against the Coronavirus: our stock of healthcare supplies, our laboratories, and our trained staff.
No weekends, no holidays, and sometimes without knowing whether it’s day or night: our lecturers are giving everything they’ve got to creating the best possible online learning experience for our students. And the student representatives have also played a great part in this. And we’re doing this in order to face up to the reality of COVID-19, to resolve problems with our heads held high, and putting in some hard work to make the future as good as it can be.
We already knew that our students knew no limits, but the present situation is bringing this out even more. The first few days of online academic activity are going well, as we are receiving messages from happy students across the world, who are able to follow lectures from home, even when home is on the other side of the world.
This Spanish word epitomises what the University and its community are all about. Sumar means “to add” and that’s what we can all do with our contributions. They might seem like small things, but when we add them together, they turn into something truly great. By sumando, we’ll all come out stronger.
Being at home all the time, not being able to go out when you want and go where you want, having to stay at least a metre away from other people when you do venture out – all this is new. But what’s not new is the sense of solidarity that millions of people feel for each other. What’s not new is the strength and sense of unity we gain from symbolic actions, even when this is as simple as going out onto your balcony to applaud other people.
Large parts of our day-to-day life and of the university experience now is new. But the one thing today’s students know best is about adapting to new experiences, right? Today’s generation of university students are said to be the most versatile generation ever, to be better at dealing with uncertainty and using digital technology, and they also know that yesterday’s methods may not be very useful tomorrow – or even today. Now is the time, then, for you to show what you’re made of. .
He is in his first year of Medicine and he’s already saying such things with a smile on his face. He’s a great example of this new generation of university students: young people who know that with the right attitude and effort the impossible becomes ‘merely’ difficult. Learn more about his story here
It is important to get information from the most reliable sources. For our students, these are:
For any questions you may have about health, these are the best pages to visit. Bear in mind that the situation is changing rapidly and so these are best sources of information, as they are regularly updated.
For any queries you may have, remember that on this website you can find:
Open and connected
The CEU Cardenal Herrera University possesses a powerful learning management system which is ideal for online teaching. With this platform and the training provided in digital tools, there are a range of different possibilities we can offer for online learning.
A special plan for distance learning is now active, based on the following five elements:
Continuous contact with students via the online training platform regarding each week's activity plan.
2. Digital materials
Students will be assigned online projects for their courses. This will enable students to continue their studies from home by:
3. Online study sessions.
In addition to the above, a special timetable of live sessions involving lecturers and students will be arranged. This will ensure continuing contact on an online basis in order facilitate the acquisition of more advanced skills and knowledge. Students will be able to participate in these special sessions via a computer or mobile phone and also interact with their lecturer and fellow students. These sessions will be recorded and students will be able to access them subsequently at any time they wish.
4. Online tutorials
A timetable for special tutorials between lecturers and students will be provided.
5. Rescheduling of missed lectures and practical training
Once the critical phase of the coronavirus pandemic has passed, a special timetable will be created to reschedule missed lectures, but most especially to reschedule activities of a practical nature. The academic calendar and examinations periods will be modified as necessary.
Let's have dinner online together at 8 pm
The Office of the Vice-Rector for Students and University Life has launched several initiatives to connect with those students who may be feeling lonely. Our Vice-Rector, María José González, recently had dinner ‘virtually’ with a group of students; everyone stayed in but went online to dine together, to have a chat, to feel close to other people. And a new part of the menu came from a suggestion from one of the students: a WhatsApp group called “Not alone in Moncada anymore”. Of course, the Vice-Rector is not a member of the group: it is a new group for new friends. Students who hadn’t met before, but who feel connected now. Could this be the start of new friendships?
If you need any help (if you want to organize a virtual dinner, for example), please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
A wave is made up of thousands of droplets and a wave is hard to stop
The University has made its contribution – a droplet to make up a wave – by contributing its healthcare resources in the fight against the Coronavirus. We have used the appropriate channels to let the health authorities know about everything we can offer. We have offered everything we had of use, even the resources of the Hospital Clínico Veterinario, some of which could be adapted to provide artificial respiration to people. On 20th and 21st March, we provided the Health Authorities with 7700 masks, 350,300 gloves, 2200 disposable gowns, 900 overalls and PPE suits, 3000 plastic shoe covers, 2000 cotton swabs for the taking of test samples, 67 litres of hand sanitizer gel and 100 litres of 96% ethanol liquid for use in healthcare.