WELCOME TO THE COURSE
You have been admitted to the course Critical Studies on Law and Gender in Nordic Contexts at Umeå University. Before the course starts there are some things you have to do, here you find out what and when. You will also find more information about the course and the University.
In order to start your studies at the course, you need to register for it in Portalen. You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course.
To be able to sign in to Portalen and register online, you need to have activated your CAS user account (see below for more information).
Online registration in Portalen is open between the 8th and 17th of January. It is important that you sign in to Portalen and register during that time period, or otherwise you risk losing your place (seat) at the course.
January 15th 2018
Time: From 8 am
Location: Moodle Learning platform
Online registration in Portalen is open between the 8th and 17th of January. It is important that you sign in to Portalen and register during that time period, or otherwise you risk losing your place (seat) at the course. The schedule will be available one month before the course starts.
This course is based on feminist legal studies on Nordic contexts. The tension between the images of the Nordic countries as gender equal states and the realities of gender inequalities in law and society is highlighted. Themes such as welfare, human rights, violence and abuse are studied from several critical perspectives. New approaches in gender studies influenced by the transformation of the Nordic model, such as Europeanization, globalization, human rights and new governance, will also be tackled.
The course is a full time on-line course in English. The course is taught entirely through an electronic Learning Management System where the student takes part in lectures, mandatory assignments and other learning activities.Close
The course is on Moodle, the online Learning Management System used throughout the programme. Log in to Moodle.
Enrolled students who do not yet have a Umu-id user account (the Umu-id is the user-id that gives access to the learning platform Moodle, e-mail, Portalen etc.) must first activate this before logging in to Moodle.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term (preferably prior to the Orientation Course). If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
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We strongly recommend that you take part in the Orientation Course, which is open for all international students. The Orientation Course will give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Umeå and Umeå University. It is also a great chance to make friends with other international students. The schedule for the coming term will be available on the site below one month before the beginning of the term. There may be last minute changes to the schedule, so you should check for updates before you leave home or when you get to Umeå.Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
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 term start.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about 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.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
About one week after you have activated your user account, you will receive an e-mail about how to apply for the UmU card. It will be send to your student e-mail account (firstname.lastname@example.org), so remember to test logging in to confirm that it works.
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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 Cambro and Moodle learning platforms, and to Portalen (where you will find personal services such as your student e-mail, University Library services and where you can create study certificates, apply for a degree and change your temporary address). You can also sign in directly to your student e-mail account from here.