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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

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!

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    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.

    Register here: Course registration through the Student Web

    If you encounter issues with your registration, or if you are admitted with conditions, you need to contact your study counsellor. Important: all students fees must be cleared before you can register.

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  • 3. Course start

    Monday 31 August 2020

    Time: See Schedule

    Location: Online Platform

    Your schedule is available four weeks before the course starts. Search by Course Code, Application Code and Start term.

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About the course

  • Course information

    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

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  • Access your Online platform

    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.

    Access your course platform

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  • Do you have questions?

    If you have any questions regarding the course, please use the contact field at the end of this page.

    If you have trouple signing into your online course platform please contact our IT-administrators:
    support-kurser@pedag.umu.se

    Important! Replies from staff during the summer holidays may be delayed. Turn to Infocenter with your questions during the period mid June - mid August 2020.

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New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    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.

    Summary of things to keep in mind

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  • 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

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  • Recommended arrival times

    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.

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  • 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 term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this term.

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  • Activate your user account

    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.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students
    If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical 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!

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  • The website for current students

    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.

    Student life begins here

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Contact us

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.