Democracy, Human Rights and Sustainability: Global Perspectives in Education
Please note, that due to Covid-19, the Department of Education has decided that this course will be delivered online instead of on campus. We hope that you still want to participate. Please read this letter carefully, as it will provide important and useful information for you to start the course. We hope that you will enjoy your period of studies with us, and thank you for your understanding regarding the changes!
This course uses online course registration. You register by entering the Student Web (see instructions below). Important! Registration must be made within the period 24 August - 1 September 2020.
It is very important that you register during these dates. If you have not registered before the deadline you may loose your seat on the course. After the registration window has closed vacant seats are offered to students on waiting lists.
This course will be delivered online through an online learning platform. In this course, you will conduct studies both by yourself and as part of a group. You, with assistance of the course coordinator, literature, online lectures and discussions will complete your assignments. Much within the course is created around the participants' activities where all students' previous experiences and questions are equally important.
Communication between students and teachers will take place through the online learning platform. The online course platform also provides you with course information, additional literature and support in terms of resources, such as pre-recorded online lectures and discussion boards
Online course platform You can access the online course platform with your Umu-Id four weeks before the course starts. You must log in before 31 August 2020, 23.55 pm (CET). After that date it is no longer possible to access the platform without approval from the department.
From 2 November, most of the previous COVID measures are lifted – welcome back to campus! However, things will not go back to normal straight away. For instance, some parts of your education may still take place online.
Since the return to campus is planned by those responsible for your education, you will receive more detailed information regarding your studies from your department.
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.
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. 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.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.
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 term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
register for courses
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 term start.
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, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.