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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 27 November 2020)

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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Fundamentals of Chemistry

Welcome to the course

How to start

  • 1. Reply to your offer

    ​Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.

    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.

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  • 2. Register on the course

    You have been accepted to the course Fundamentals of Chemistry 15 hp (5KE165) which starts on Monday November 2nd at 13.00-16.00 in room KBE303 (Stora Hörsalen in KBC). Course coordinator is Andy Ohlin (andre.ohlin@umu.se).

     

    Note that you need to register yourself online through LADOK prior to the start of the course.

     

    If you have decided not to take this course or have any other questions regarding registration, please contact Sanna Bränström (sanna.branstrom@umu.se)

     

     

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  • 3. Course start

    2020-11-02

    Time: 13:00

    Location: KBE303 (Stora Hörsalen in KBC)

    Schedule is published here no later than 30 days before the start of the course

    Schedule:

    https://cloud.timeedit.net/umu/web/public1/ri1w7X3Q2QZZYYQv5Q005291y7Y7.html

     

    The course schedule is available in TimeEdit (search for F5612ht20). The course site is hosted on http://canvas.umu.se.

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About the course

  • Textbook

    The required textbook is “Chemical Principles -- the Quest for Insight, 7th Ed.” by  Atkins, Jones, and Laverman. All versions of the 7th edition of this textbook are OK.

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  • Covid-19

    NOTE: while we anticipate to be able to give the majority of this course on campus this fall, due to COVID-19 students need to be prepared for some or all portions of it to be delivered online. Changes may happen with short or no notice, and will primarily be communicated through changes to the schedule in TimeEdit.

    You are warmly welcome to Umeå University and the Chemistry Department. For this autumn, the University has been given the go-a-head to return to campus-based education, with disease preventative measures following the Public Health Authorities (Folkhälsomyndigheten) of Sweden. These measures include in particular to stay at home if you are sick or are having any symptoms, apply social distancing and the protection of risk groups. Education can only take place in groups of a maximum of 50 participants and it should be possible to keep a distance of 1,5 meters between each individual. These recommendations mean that your studies will be affected in one way or another this autumn. However, course contents and programs will be intact and cover all aspects of the syllabus, and be given with high quality. After a spring with a closed campus, we are now better prepared for a semester with alternative teaching and examination forms.

     

    Lectures will be given on campus but several lectures will be given remotely. We will also as much as possible take appropriate measures to enable students with symptoms to follow courses from home. Exams may be adapted to alternative forms (home exams) and we may have to schedule some activities during late afternoons or early evenings to follow the health recommendations on social distancing. Many laboratory exercises will be conducted on campus with smaller groups, but in some of the courses, the laboratory exercises will be replaced by other teaching forms. Currently Sweden has no recommendations for the general public to wear face masks. However, any recommendation may change over time by the current Covid-19 situation.

     

    We want you to regularly read the university's website where we have up-to-date information on how Covid-19 affect your studies (https://www.umu.se/en/student/changes-due-to-covid-19/). You as a student is urged to take personal responsibility to follow given recommendations including staying at home when sick or having any symptoms and applying social distancing when conducting your studies. Since teaching will partly be done remotely, it is important that you have a computer so that you can study from home.

     

    We are doing our best to provide a safe and good study environment and are looking forward seeing you in Umeå this autumn. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maria Jansson (maria.jansson@umu.se) or Sanna Brännström (sanna.brannstrom@umu.se). Warmly welcome to Umeå and Sweden!

      

     

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  • More information

    For more information about the chemistry department, the course and registration or exams, please visit www.umu.se/en/department-of-chemistry/or the student web, www.umu.se/en/student/A warm welcome to us at Chemistry!

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New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Umeå University, and look forward to seeing you! It has been an unusual autumn, and although much is starting to return back to normal, not everything will be like it used to be this semester. It is still just as important that we keep distance from each other, and moreover, education that is held on campus can be affected in different ways. For example, some parts of the teaching can take place online so that we do not all gather on campus at the same time.

    The best way to stay updated on what is going on and how your studies may be affected is on the Student web. You will also find advice, tips and tools for studying and collaborating remotely. The pages are constantly updated as soon as new rules or recommendations are added.

    Find out more

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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 Cambro and Moodle 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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