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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

English A for international exchange students under formal agreements and free-movers

Welcome to the course!

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    Online registration in the student website is open between the 11th to the 18th of January, 2021. It is important that you sign in to the student website and register during this time period, otherwise you lose your place on the course. Here you can find instructions:

    http://www.student.umu.se/english/course-registration

    Instructions in Swedish: https://www.umu.se/student/mina-studier/registrering-pa-kurs/

    To be able to sign in to the student website and register online, you need to activate you student user account (Umu-id), see below.

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  • 3. Course start

    2 February, 2021

    Time: 15:00

    Location: Moodle

    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. The first session, listed above, will be held in Zoom. The link to this session will be provided on the learning platform.

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About the course

  • Learning platform

    With this course we use the learning platform Moodle. Once you have registered you will get access to the course site. Due to recommendations regarding distancing during the ongoing pandemic, modules that normally would be carried out on campus may be carried out via the learning platform and/or video conferencing tools. Any decisions about this will be made based on the module’s requirements and Umeå University’s priorities.

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  • Contact information

    Teacher: John Vincent Baker john.baker@umu.se

    Study administrator: Annett Vikström annett.vikstrom@umu.se

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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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