WELCOME TO THE COURSE
My name is Annika Egan Sjölander and I am the Course Advisor. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Um
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.
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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 10/01/2022 and 18/01/2022. If you do not register by 18 - Januari at the latest, you risk losing your place.
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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Monday 17 Januari
Location: Zoom, Introduction to the course
Important reminder! You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to begin the course.
In this course, we use the learning platform, Canvas with your UmU-id.
Here you will find all information about the course.
The course is given at distance, with a 25% study rate and runs week 3 up to and including week 22/2022.
We use the learning platform Canvas, www.canvas.umu.se, where you log in with your Umu ID.
There you will find everything you need for the course, such as layout, instructions for exercises, list of course participants and messages from the teacher.
It is also on the learning platform that you submit your assignments
Annika Egan Sjölander
Course syllabus, schedule and bibliography can be found on the course website in connection with this welcome letter. You get the literature yourself. Note that not all literature is mandatory - what is to be read and at what time is made visible in the schedule. Occasional titles may also be added.
Therefore, start from the schedule when you acquire the literature. The schedule also shows which literature is provided by the department and which literature you need to obtain yourself.
Note that some literature can be difficult to obtain: therefore look for both university libraries, branch libraries, antique shops and (online) bookstores.
If you have already registered for the course and decide to take a break, you register your study break in the student web.
If study interruption is reported within three weeks from the start of the course, there will be a so-called early study interruption and then it is possible to be admitted to the course again in the future.
The departments at Umeå University have an obligation to check on all courses which students remain on the course three weeks after the start of the course.
This means that the departments have the right to register study breaks for inactive students who are registered for a course.
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.Close
The Student web
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.Close
Recommended arrival times
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.
If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
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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 semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).Close
Activate your user account
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:
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 start of the semester.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive an email with instructions on 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.
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:
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Join a student union
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
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Access to Microsoft Office 365
Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id.
Information due to COVID-19
Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.
Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.