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Animal and plant horror narratives

Congratulations! It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been admitted to the course Animal and plant horror narratives at Umeå University. My name is Gisela Taube Lyxzén and I am the Study Advisor/Administrator. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read through it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your studies here at Umeå university.

How to start

  • 1. You have recieved your Notification of Selection

    When you have recieved your Notification of Selection results at Universityadmissions.se, the next thing to do is to register on the course. Read more about how to do that under "2. Register on the course".

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

  • 2. Activate your user account and MFA

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account (your Umu-id) approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

    With your user account you can:

    • register for courses
    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

    Install MFA for a more secure login
    To increase security and reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your information or account, students must enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to log in to various systems, such as Canvas and the Student Web.

    I want to activate my user account and install MFA

    Exchange student or tuition fee paying student

    If you are an exchange student or tuition fee paying student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.

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    If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.

  • 3. Course registration

    You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to keep your place (seat) and to have your results recorded during the course. Online registration is open between 27th of May 2024 and the 3rd of June 2024. If you do not register by the 3rd of June at the latest, you risk losing your place.

    To be able to sign in to register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.

    I want to activate my Umu-id

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    I have an activated Umu-id and forgot my password

  • 4. Course start

    Monday the 3rd of June 2024

    Time: See information in Canvas

    Important reminder! To start the course, you must be admitted and then registered to the course. Log-in to the learning platform as soon as possible after you have registered, to allow yourself time to become familiar with how it functions and access the introductory information available there. 


About the course

  • Course information

    All information is also available on the learning platform Canvas.


    On Canvas, you will find everything you need for the course, like the course overview and the mandatory examination assignments.

    Course coordinator: Katarina Gregersdotter, katarina.gregersdotter@umu.se

    Study administrator: Gisela Taube Lyxzén, gisela.taube-lyxzen@umu.se

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  • Greetings from the Humanities section of the Student Union, HumSek

    HumSek welcomes you to your studies!

    HumSek is a section in the Umeå student union, for you who study humanities at Umeå University. We know that there is a lot of information to take in at the beginning of a new semester and that much is expected of you as a student, but don't forget that we are here for you. If you ever feel unfairly treated, or that something during your education could have been better, contact us or our student representative.

    It is our mission to monitor and participate in the development of education and the conditions for studies at Umeå University. HumSek represents you as a student and therefore your opinion is important to us.

    We at HumSek want your study time to be as rewarding and educational as possible, and therefore work actively to offer all our members activities that can add something extra. These can be anything from study social events to lectures.

    Hope you will enjoy your time at Umeå University!

    Chair ordf.humsek@umeastudentkar.se

    Ombudsman ub.humla@umeastudentkar.se


New at Umeå University

  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

  • The Student web

    The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here

  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.

    If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

  • Welcome Fair

    Are you a new student at Umeå University? Visit the Welcome Fair – a perfect opportunity to learn what our university and Umeå can offer. The fair normally takes place in the beginning of each semester.

    Learn more

  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

    Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer



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