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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Internationalisation and Social Work

My name is David Rosenberg and I am the coordinator for this course. The other faculty who will be teaching and examining the course are Eva Wikström, Margareha Uttjek and Fredrik Snellman. The working language for lectures and discussions will be English, and the literature is in English. If you have any questions regarding the course, you are most welcome to contact me. We wish you a warm welcome to the course and look forward to meeting you all on-line!

How to start

  • 1. Reply to your offer

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  • 2. Register on the course

    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. Online registration is open between 11/01/21 and 22/01/21/.

    To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.

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  • 3. Course start

    January 22

    Time: kl 13:15 - 15:00 (1:15-3 PM)

    Location: Zoom, https://umu.zoom.us/j/5908447915

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

    Course introduction – January 22, Kl 13:15-15:00 (1-3 pm). This will include an overview of the course and a brief introduction to the learning tools which will be utilized. The meeting will be conducted with Zoom. You will receive an invitation from me with a link some days prior to the meeting. Make sure you have a working microphone (headset preferable) and a web camera.  This is a mandatory moment in the course, and extremely valuable in terms of meeting other students and understanding how we work in the course.

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About the course

  • Course information

    This is a course with advanced level students and a global context. We will therefore be utilizing a variety of methods for communicating with each other in order to support the educational goals of the course, which will be presented in the readings and lectures. A number of discussion forums, recorded lectures, external links and various media will be utilized, and since many of these are not mandatory, the value of these activities will depend on your interest and participation. These activities are however geared directly to the learning goals of the course and to the focus of the three written examinations, discussion forums and presentation seminars. There may also be ”drop-in” (live chats) times, when I will be available to answer questions regarding the course. We are extremely interested in creating an ongoing dialogue regarding the distance learning strategies that work best for you.

    You will receive a schedule of the topics to be covered on a week-by-week basis during the introduction to the course. This will include a list of activities, including recorded lectures, discussion forums, opportunities for supervision, guest lectures and additional media that can help support your learning in the course. The majority of these activities will be available on our learning platform, Ping Pong, and can be accessed according to your own schedule and availability. Examination seminars will be mandatory and live on-line, and these will be offered at a variety of times. The date you must be aware of now, since it is scheduled and mandatory, is the following;

    1)       Course introduction – January 22, Kl 13:15-15:00 (1-3 pm). This will include an overview of the course and a brief introduction to the learning tools which will be utilized. The meeting will be conducted with Zoom. You will receive an invitation from me with a link some days prior to the meeting. Make sure you have a working microphone (headset preferable) and a web camera.  This is a mandatory moment in the course, and extremely valuable in terms of meeting other students and understanding how we work in the course.

    The first assignment for the course, which should be submitted prior to this meeting, consists of a presentation letter describing who you are, your professional and educational experience and focus and your reasons for taking this course. We are also interested in your expectations for the course and your availability for live (scheduled) seminars, so we can potentially develop small groups with similar needs. The document, which will be available to all students and teachers participating in the course, should be at least 1 and no more than 2 A4 pages. The letter should be uploaded to the course platform Cambro, prior to the course start (instructions will be posted on Cambro).

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  • Course coordinator

    You are most welcome to contact me if you have any questions regarding the course.
    Course coordinator:
    David Rosenberg
    e-mail: David.rosenberg@.umu.se
    Phone: +46 070 622 8460

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New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    Thank you for choosing Umeå University! We really look forward to seeing you. Until October, most of the teaching at the university will take place online. But the library group study rooms and study spaces are open from the start of the semester. Please remember to keep your distance when using these spaces.

    The exact plan for the rest of the autumn semester has not yet been decided. At some point this autumn, we will likely all be able to meet on campus again, but the way back needs to be gradual. The university is planning on reaching a new decision about the autumn semester in mid-August. Unfortunately, we can’t give you any clear information about how your specific education will be affected quite yet. But stay updated through the Student web.

    Changes due to COVID-19

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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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    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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    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

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