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DISCLAIMER: While care has been taken to provide accurate informa- tion in this guide, please always check the website of Lund University, www.lunduniversity.lu.se, or the websites of the other services listed in this guide for updates. Editor: Sara Westman. Layout: Sara Westman and Ida Thelander. Printed by Media-Tryck 2018, 3300 copies. Photos by Apelöga, Stefan Bengtsson, Stepan Bärtl, Charlotte Carlberg Bärg, Daniel Gunnarsson, Lars Hedelin, Maria Johansson, Bao Lei, Camilla Lekebjer, Gunnar Menander, Johan Persson, Rikspolisstyrelsen, Mikael Risedal, Louise Larsson, Kennet Ruona, Lasse Strandberg, Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank. sweden.se, Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se, www.riksbank.se, Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se, Staffan Widstrand/imagebank.sweden.se
3 How to use this guide Coming to another country to study is an exciting experience and we know you will have many questions. The information in this guide has been compiled with you in mind and we hope that it will help you during your studies at Lund University and in your everyday life in Sweden. We encourage you to read the entire guide since much of the information will be relevant to you. The information includes both general facts about life in Sweden as well as practical advice on studies at Lund University, bank services, accommodation, student life and more. So, take a moment to get acquainted with life at Lund University. We wish you the best of luck with your studies at Lund University and student life in Sweden! If, after reading this guide, you still have questions or would like some further clarification, please contact any of the services listed in the guide and their staff will be pleased to help you. If you have more general questions or are not sure who to ask, please contact the International Desk. INTERNATIONAL DESK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 046-222 01 00 Phone hours: Monday-Friday 10-12 Visiting address: Stora Algatan 4 Regular opening hours: Monday-Friday 10-13 Opening hours, Orientation weeks: Monday-Friday 10.00-15.00 If you would like to give feedback on this guide you are wel- come to do so by sending an email to email@example.com
4 Table of contents Chapter 1: ARRIVAL GUIDE Chapter 6: FINANCIAL MATTERS Arrival check-list 5 Banking in Sweden 58 International students 6 Tuition fee payments 61 Useful contact details 7 Part-time jobs 63 Frequently Asked Questions 7 Chapter 7: STUDENT SERVICES Chapter 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY International Desk reception 64 Your department 9 The Student Portal and account 65 Study administration 10 Internet access on campus 67 Libraries 13 LU access card (LU-kortet) 67 Academic calendar 2017-2018 14 Career services 68 Academic support 15 Study guidance 68 Academic honesty and plagiarism 18 Students with disabilities 69 Student rights and student influence 20 Copying services 70 Venture Lab 71 Chapter 3: ACCOMMMODATION The Alumni Network 71 LU Accommodation 21 AF Bostäder (AFB) 25 Chapter 8: GETTING AROUND Bopoolen 26 Travelling by train, bus and car 72 Housing at a student nation 28 Biking 75 Hostels and hotels 28 Chapter 9: LIVING IN SWEDEN Chapter 4: HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE Swedish holidays 78 Emergency services 29 Register with the tax agency 79 Health care 30 Visas and residence permit 80 Medical insurance 35 Learn Swedish - ”Tala svenska!” 81 The Swedish Police 38 Shopping A-Z 83 Lund University campus security 39 Student Health Centre 39 Chapter 10: WELL-BEING Gyms and fitness centres 87 Chapter 5: STUDENTLUND Sport teams and swimming pools 88 Studentlife in Lund 40 Faith and spirituality 89 Studentlund membership 41 Sexuality,relationships and well-being 90 The Student nations 43 Culture 92 The Student unions 51 Nature 93 The Academic Society 55 Explore the Skåne region 94 Studentlund A-Z 57
CHAPTER 1: ARRIVAL GUIDE 5 Arrival check-list ̆̆ Contact family and friends back home ̆̆ EU citizens staying for 12 months or long- and let them know that you have arrived er: apply for a Swedish personal identity safely number (see chapter 9) ̆̆ If applicable, secure accommodation (see ̆̆ Non-EU citizens: if you have a residence chapter 3) permit valid for 12 months or longer, app- ly for a Swedish personal identity number ̆̆ Join the orientation activities. Tickets are sold at the International Desk (see chapter ̆̆ If you have received a Swedish personal 7) identity number, apply for a Swedish ID card (see chapter 9) ̆̆ Register for Studentlund (see chapter 5) ̆̆ Complete your registration and enroll- ̆̆ Update your Studentlund account with ment at the University your Swedish postal address (see chapter 5) ̆̆ Attend the introduction at your depart- ment or on your programme ̆̆ Get a Jojo-card/Jojo app and explore public transport options in your area (see ̆̆ Handle financial matters (see chapter 6) chapter 8) ̆̆ Get furniture and decorate your home ̆̆ Get a bike (see chapter 8) (see chapter 9) ̆̆ Get a LU access card (see chapter 7) ̆̆ Log into your student email account and the Student Portal (see chapter 8) ̆̆ Get your Swedish SIM card, provided in your welcome package, working (see ̆̆ If you plan to use another email address chapter 9) than the one provided by Lund Univer- sity, forward your student email to that ̆̆ Find your local supermarket, health care address centre, pharmacy, shopping area etc (see chapter 9) ̆̆ If you need to leave your biometrical data make sure to book an appointment with the Swedish Migration Agency (see chapter 9)
6 CHAPTER 1: ARRIVAL GUIDE International students at Lund University In order to give you the best service possible, Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programme we will occasionally ask you what category of students – you are a Master’s or Bachelor’s international students you belong to. Are you degree student if you have applied for a pro- an exchange student, Master’s or Bachelor’s gramme through www.universityadmissions. degree student or a course student? se or www.antagning.se and intend to com- plete your degree at Lund University. Master’s Exchange/Study Abroad students – you are an and Bachelor’s degree students should always exchange/study abroad student if you have direct any questions regarding academic mat- applied to Lund University through your home ters to the relevant programme coordinator. university’s international office and their formal agreement with Lund University. Ex- Non-degree course students – you are a change students include Erasmus students. As non-degree course student (this includes an exchange/study abroad student, you will ”freemover students”) if you have applied for most likely study at Lund University for one or single-subject courses or the Swedish langu- two semesters and then return to your home age programme through www.universityad- university to finish your degree. Exchange/ missions.se or www.antagning.se. If you are study abroad students should always direct a non-degree student, you should contact the any questions regarding academic matters to course administrator or study advisor at your their coordinator, which is the person who department for questions regarding academic signed the Letter of Acceptance. matters.
CHAPTER 1: ARRIVAL GUIDE 7 Useful contact details USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS USEFUL ADDRESSES Swedish emergency telephone number: 112 International Desk, Lund Report a crime to the Swedish Police: 114 14 Address: Stora Algatan 4 Health care advice: 1177 Phone: 046-222 01 00 LU Campus Security: 046-222 07 00 Lund University switchboard: 046-222 00 LU Accommodation, Lund 00 Address: Tunavägen 20 USEFUL WEBSITES Phone: 046-222 01 00 Skånetrafiken: www.skanetrafiken.se Student Portal: student.lu.se Swedish Tax Agency, Lund Student email: webmail.student.lu.se Address: Stora Södergatan 45 Current student web: Phone: 0771-567 567 www.lunduniversity.lu.se/current-students Swedish Migration Agency: Swedish Migration Agency, Malmö www.migrationsverket.se Address: Agnesfridsvägen 111 Studentlund: www.studentlund.se Phone: 0771-235 235 International Desk Facebook page: www.facebook.com/internationaldesk Frequently Asked Questions How do I get a student card? I’m looking for a used bike, There are two different cards that are useful where should I go? for you as a student at Lund University: You are not alone; there is a high demand for The Studentlund card is the card that gives used bikes in Lund in the beginning of every access to all activities provided by the student semester. In chapter 9 you will find addresses nations, unions and the Academic Society as to some used bike shops in Lund. The City well as student discounts. To obtain this card of Lund usually arranges an auction for used become a member of Studentlund and pay bikes in the beginning of a new semester. the membership fee. More information can Check the International Desk Facebook page be found in chapter 5. for updates. The LU access card is key card and will give I’m required to provide my biometrical you access to university buildings and is also data to the Swedish Migration Agency, a library card. This card can be obtained th- where do I go? rough one of the card stations on campus. You can submit your biometrical data at the Find more information in chapter 7. Migration Agency in Malmö. The address can be found in chapter 9 of this guide. Make sure to book an appointment.
8 CHAPTER 1: ARRIVAL GUIDE I want to hand in my application for International Desk. You can also travel to a Swedish personal identity number, IKEA on your own. Find more information where do I go? in chapter 9. Applications for Swedish personal identity numbers are administered by the Swedish What should I do to get a Swedish SIM Tax Agency. You can find the Tax Agency on card and mobile phone? Stora Södergatan 45 in Lund. They also have A SIM card is provided in your welcome offices i Helsingborg and Malmö. Read more package. If you prefer another service pro- about who is entitled to a Swedish identity vider, you can find SIM cards for purcase in number in chapter 9. electronic stores and convenience stores. Reasonably priced mobile phones can usually I want to use public transportation, be found in the electronic stores at the Nova what do I need to do? shopping centre (see chapter 9). The city buses are green and you can find the time tables on www.skanetrafiken.se. I don’t have my personal code no or a A map of the bus lines in Lund is provided in LU Identity number, what should I do? the welcome package. All students have a personal code number in the student registry, Ladok. It is not possible to pay with cash on the city buses. But you can install the Skånetrafiken All exchange students were sent an email a app and buy your ticket through there. For few months before Arrival Day with the per- occasional travellers, the Jojo-card Discount sonal code number (or LU identity number as card (no specific student discount) is recom- it is also called). mended which can be bought at the Skåne- trafiken office at train stations and at several Degree students can find their personal code convenience stores (see list in chapter 8). on their ”Notification of Selection Results”. I only have wired internet in my student If you can´t find your code, please visit the In- accommodation, where do I find a net- ternational Desk or contact your coordinator work cable? and they will help you. A list of electronic stores in central Lund and at the Nova shopping centre is provided in Help! I need to buy groceries and I don’t chapter 9. know any Swedish! You will find a small food glossary in chapter I need a pillow and a blanket, where 9. Most staff in the grossery stores will un- should I go? derstand and speak English, so don´t worry. For addresses to shops in central Lund and at Nova shopping centre see chapter 9. During the Orientation programme, there will be several tours to IKEA. Tickets are sold at the
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 9 Your department The University may seem rather large and departments at Lund University are located complex, but it is the department that beco- in several different areas of Lund all of them mes your key workplace. A department is a have their own website which can be acces- unit within the University where your classes sed through lu.se. and research take place within one or more subjects. It is the department that registers The departments work together in the same you when the programme or course begins. research and study centres and almost all of At every department you will find lecturers, the departments belong to a specific faculty, study counselors, course secretaries, directors e.g the School of Economics and Manage- of studies and a head of the department. This ment, the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) or the is also where certain administrative services Faculty of Social Sciences. and laboratories are located. A full list of the faculties, departments and Although programme students can usually be centres at Lund University can be found on expected to take several courses from other www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/faculties-at- departments, they have a “home” depart- lund-university. ment in charge of the whole programme. The
10 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY Study administration REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT groups of 25-30 students. All courses include Registration for a course takes place on the written and/or oral exam. There are usually first day of class. Therefore, it is very im- no final exams covering the entire semester’s portant not to miss the first lecture. If you coursework. If you fail an exam, it is possible are unable to participate in the first lecture, to re-take the exam the same semester or remember that you will have to contact the later that year. Only successfully completed coordinator or course administrator before- courses are recorded on your official trans- hand so that you do not lose your place on cript. All student records at Lund University the course. are stored in the student registry, Ladok. STUDY STRUCTURE STUDENT REGISTRY (LADOK) Studies are usually structured so that stu- Ladok is the name of the registry used at Lund dents only have one course at a time, each University to document students and their concluded with some form of assesment. study results. Ladok contains the following Exceptions are the School of Economics and information about Bachelor’s and Master’s Management and the Faculty of Engineering students: name and personal identity number, where two or more courses may run parallel general eligibility for university studies, admis- to each other. sion to courses/programmes, registration on every course each semester, credits taken and Courses can run for anywhere from 2 to 20 degrees. Registration and academic results weeks, usually 5, 10 or 20 weeks. The dura- are documented and entered into Ladok by tion and extent of courses and programmes the relevant department. are expressed in a system of credits (högsko- lepoäng). The Swedish credit system is the In accordance with Swedish legislation on the same as the European Credit Transfer System principle of public access to official documents (ECTS), thus, one week of full-time study (Offentlighetsprincipen) all data recorded in corresponds to 1.5 credits. One semester of Ladok are accessible to the public in Sweden. full-time study amounts to 30 credits (15 US If you want to learn more about the Swedish or Canadian Semester Credit Hours, SCH). principle of public access, please visit Single subject courses vary in scope from 7.5 www.government.se/how-sweden-is- to 60 credits. governed/the-principle-of-public-access-to- official-documents/. The teaching methods and the number of classroom instructions can vary considerably Transcripts and results between different subjects and courses. Some All students at Lund University has a student courses, mainly in engineering, have up to 30 account and will receive a message to their hours of lecture per week, while some, e.g. student email address each time a result from social sciences courses, can have 10 hours, an examination has been registered in Ladok. and rely more on indepentent study. The By logging in to the Student Portal (see chap- most common form of teaching is lectures to ter 7) with your student account details, it is
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 11 also possible for you to print verifiable aca- GRADING SYSTEM demic transcripts of records and registration In Sweden the grading scale normally consists certificates. If you need an attested (signed of 3 grades; Pass with Distinction (VG or Väl and stamped) transcript of records or registra- godkänd), Pass (G or Godkänd) or Fail (U or tion certificate, the student receptions at the Underkänd). However, some faculties may use different faculties or the International Desk a different grading scale: can be of help. The Faculty of Engineering uses several dif- Make sure that your address is correct in La- ferent grading scales. On most courses, the dok. You can update your temporary address grades awarded are: 3 (three) Pass, 4 (four) in the Student Portal. Very Good, 5 (five) Excellent. For all courses in architecture, the grading scale only inclu- Personal code number des the grade “Godkänd” (Pass). Courses in International students, who do not have Industrial design uses both the three level Swedish personal identity number, are grading scale (5, 4, 3) and the one level scale registered with a LU with personal code “Godkänd” (Pass). number in Ladok. This number consists of the student’s date of birth and a letter followed At the Faculties of Humanities and Theology by three digits. If you receive a Swedish and at the Faculty of Social Sciences certain personal identity number while studying at departments award A, B, C, D, E or Fail (F). Lund University, please submit the number in The highest grade is A and the lowest passing the Student Portal. grade is E. In a limited number of courses only the grades Pass (G) or Fail (U) are awarded.
12 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY The Faculty of Law uses four grades; Pass with GETTING YOUR DEGREE Distinction (AB), Pass with Credit (BA), Pass When you have completed your degree (B) or Fail (U). studies at Lund University you can request to receive your degree certificate. A degree The Faculty of Medicine only uses the grades certificate is not issued automatically, but is- Pass (G) or Fail (U). sued upon your request to the Degree Office. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Fine Please note that the Faculty of Engineering and Performing Arts use two different gra- and the Faculty of Medicine have their own ding scales: Pass with Distinction (VG), Pass degree offices. (G) or Fail (U) and Pass (G) or Fail (U). The general processing time for degree app- lication to the central Degree Office is 6-8 The School of Economics and Management weeks. Processing times might vary during uses the following grading scale: A, B, C, D, the year depending on the office’s workload. E or Fail (F). The highest grade is A and the You are responsible for the information in lowest passing grade is E. your application and that it is complete and accurate. STUDIES FOR THE UPCOMING SEMESTER Lund University Degree Office In some degree programmes at Lund website: University, students are required to apply www.lunduniversity.lu.se/degree-certificate for courses for the upcoming semester Email: firstname.lastname@example.org through www.universityadmissions.se or www.antagning.se. In other degree pro- Before your graduation, remember to join grammes the application for the following the Lund University Alumni Network. semester is made automatically. Please fol- Website: www. lunduniversity.lu.se/alumni low the instructions from your programme coordinator thoroughly. Exchange students can in some cases extend their studies at Lund University, but this wish has to be communicated to their coordinator several months in advance. Course students who want to continue their studies at Lund University have to apply through the regular application rounds on www.universityadmissions.se.
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 13 Libraries Lund University has one of Sweden’s ol- resources related to your search. You can also dest and largest research library networks, search outside Lund University’s collections. with 26 libraries on campus. Each faculty has one or more libraries. Course speci- LIBRARY CARD fic materials can often be found there, Your LU access card is also your library card. as well as reference copies of required In order to borrow items from the libraries at reading for most courses and programmes. Lund University you need to create a library account to which you can link your LU access The main University Library is often referred card. to as ”UB” (Universitetsbiblioteket). Founded 1. Go to the library catalogue called Lovisa in 1666, the same year as the University, and fill in the library card application: it is housed in a magnificent building and https://lovisa2.lub.lu.se holds large collections extending over 2000 years, covering practically all languages 2. Go to the information desk at one of and subject fields. In addition, the electro- our libraries to activate your LU card as nic library collection includes more than a library card. 16000 e-journals, 200 databases and many e-books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. More information Website: www.lub.lu.se/en SEARCH SYSTEM LUBsearch is the entry point to the libraries’ col- The libraries and a map of their locations lective resources and material, both electronic can be found on page: and printed. A single search field enables you www.lub.lu.se/en/our-libraries/map to find articles, journals, doctoral theses and books. You get an overview of all the library
14 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY Academic calendar 2018-2019 Autumn semester 2018 EASTER HOLIDAY Monday 3 September - Sunday 20 January As with Christmas, there is no official Easter break in the academic year, however in prac- Spring semester 2019 tice there is usually a break in classes around Monday 21 January - Sunday 9 June the time of the public holidays. Good Friday and Easter Monday are official holidays and The exact period of the semesters may slightly students are usually off on Holy Thursday. The vary from one faculty to another and also exact dates are determined by each depart- from year to year, depending on which week- ment so please check with your programme/ day the official dates are that year. Check the department to confirm the dates. exact dates directly with your department. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY There is no official Christmas break in the academic year, however in practice there are usually no classes over the Christmas/New Year’s period. The exact dates are determined by each department, please check with your programme/department to confirm the dates.
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 15 Academic support THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTRE The Academic Support Centre (ASC) aims to Regardless of the type of text, the earlier in the help students find their voice in the academic writing process you set up an appointment, conversation and joy in their daily study and the better. You will have revisions to make writing routines. ASC services, free for LU stu- after you meet with the ASC consultant, dents, include individual and group consulta- and you will want plenty of time before the tions, lectures, workshops, and Write Nights. deadline to make them. You might also want Topics cover a broad range under academic to have a follow-up appointment or two, in writing processes, presentation skills, and fact, this is something we strongly encourage reading and study skills. Most commonly, most students to do. The more you discuss students make appointments to discuss a text your text, the better it will become. they’re working on. All writers need to talk about their writing. Some students bring graded assignments with their professor’s feedback to discuss Contact information and appointments strategies for implementing that feedback Website: in future assignments. Other students like www.lunduniversity.lu.se/academic-support to come early in the semester with their syl- Email: email@example.com labus and reading list to make sense of it and Phone: 046-222 36 95 plan their weekly study schedule. We also Skype: academic.support.centre recommend this type of meeting if you start to feel overwhelmed with your reading list or To make an appointment, fill in the online work load at any point during the semester. booking form on our website, where you Appointment times tend to fill up quickly, es- can also sign up for upcoming open lectures, pecially from mid- to late-semester, so book workshops, and Write Nights. You might your spot well in advance. If you’re bringing also meet an ASC consultant at a lecture a specific assignment, we ask that you email requested by your programme! a copy to the consultant at least 24 hours be- fore your appointment time. All appointments About appointments at the ASC are confidential unless otherwise discussed. Many students make an appointment to discuss a text they are currently working The ASC aims to equip you with the skills on. Through this, we hope you will not necessary to become better writers and pre- only improve your text, but improve overall senters in English, and for this reason we do as a writer and thinker. We believe that all not provide drop-off proofreading services. writers, from beginners to experts, benefit The ASC is independent of any faculty and from feedback on their texts throughout cannot predict or guarantee your grade. the writing process. The text could be a lab report, a final essay, a Statement of Purpose ACADEMIC CULTURE letter, a presentation, or a Bachelor’s or You will face lots of new challenges - perso- Master’s thesis.” nal, cultural, and academic - during your time
16 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY at Lund University, and that is a good thing! schedule for each class so you feel confident Part of the university experience is learning enough to contribute and do not hesitate to to overcome trials on your way towards a de- ask questions, either. Active students get the gree. But just as we would not expect you to most out of class time. find your way to the bank without directions or know what a “fika” is without a Swedish 40-hour work week lesson, we do not expect you to deal with Most departments and professors expect new academic challenges without explana- full-time students to devote 35-40 hours per tions and support. The following text will help week, the same as a normal work week, to you familiarise yourself with academic culture their studies. This includes attending lectures, at Lund University. reading, and completing assignments. This concept may not be a challenge in itself, but Casual yet critical classroom you might find it difficult to schedule your You might be used to addressing your profes- time effectively. In general, class is not held sors as Dr. Chang or Professor Smith, but in as often at Lund University as in other inter- Sweden students and teaching staff are on national academic environments. a first-name basis, just Johan or Anna. As indicated by this custom, most professors Many of you will take just one course at a de-emphasise hierarchical lecturing in the time, and it might be as little as twice per classroom in favour of inclusive discussions. week, for a total of six hours, in the class- Not only are you allowed to speak your mind, room. That leaves 34 additional hours in your you will be encouraged to use critical thinking academic work week. Those hours will be skills to engage your classmates and profes- spent reading course material, reviewing your sors in debate. Keep up with your reading notes, studying for exams, and writing essays.
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 17 Because much of the time is unscheduled, You will find a general introduction to some students find it especially tempting to academic writing in English, including procrastinate, leaving assignments for the last correct language, text structure, minute. To avoid the inevitable anxiety and academic honesty and referencing, as stress of procrastination and to be able to well as examples and practical advice for submit high-quality assignments, set specific writers. daily and weekly goals and form study groups to help keep each other accountable. General academic writing • Website: Harvardwrites.com Independent work Constructing academic arguments from For most of you, your final semester at the Harvard University, with short films, University will be spent writing a degree excellent sample essays, and practice project. Students often feel overwhelmed assignments. and stressed during this process as it is a completely new experience. Researching and • Website: writingcenter.unc.edu/ writing a long text with a well-evidenced handouts/ contribution to your academic field in gram- Handouts on a variety of writing and matically correct English is meant to be the grammar topics from the University of greatest academic challenge of your degree. North Carolina. You will undertake this challenge with re- latively little input from the staff or faculty; • Website: owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ it is your responsibility to produce a quality Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue degree project on time. Your department will University provide a supervisor, but his/her role varies greatly between departments. • Website: www.stopplagiat.nu/en Web tutorial for international students The most successful students start thinking on avoiding plagiarism. This is a joint about their degree project before their final venture from several Danish universities. semester, create a strict schedule of their researching and writing time, establish and Thesis Writing participate in peer writing groups, and visit • Website: thesiswhisperer.com the Academic Support Centre with questions The Thesis Whisperer blog with advice and concerns about the writing process. and discussions about research writing written by the Director of Research USEFUL RESOURCES Training at the Australian National AWELU - Academic Writing in English at University. Lund University • Website: www.lu.se/awelu • Website: explorationsofstyle.com AWELU is an online resource platform Blog by University of Toronto’s School of for academic writing in English at Lund Graduate Studies. University. The platform contains both information about English language and how to write different kinds of texts.
18 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY Academic honesty and plagiarism WHAT IS PLAGIARISM? To demonstrate independence, you need to Students are expected to uphold the stan- make smart choices about how to incorpo- dards of academic honesty at Lund Univer- rate sources ethically and elegantly. Readers sity. Cheating and plagiarism are treated very should always be able to follow who is ’spea- seriously. Lund University uses the following king’ in your text. To accomplish this, you definitions of plagiarism and deceitful plagia- need to be able to summarize, paraphrase, rism and they apply to all levels of education: synthesize, and quote effectively and use in- text citations and reference lists correctly. Plagiarism is a lack of independence in the design and/or wording of academic work Three quick examples of plagiarism: presented by a student compared to the level • A false claim that you have written a of independence required by the educational paper, when it is in fact another student context. who has done all work. It is considered plagiarism even if the other student has Deceitful plagiarism is a lack of independence given his/her permission. combined with an intent on the part of the • If you rewrite, or paraphrase, a section student to present the work of others as his from a book /article/website without or her own.* mentioning that the information is from that source. *From Guidelines and regulations on plagiarism • To copy a section of a book/article/web- and deceitful plagiarism in first-, second- and third-cycle education at Lund University, (Reg. no site without mentioning that the informa- LS 2010/722) tion is copied from that source.
CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY 19 The Higher Education Ordinance does not As long as you comply with the rules of aca- specify that the person who cheats has to demic writing and implement these methods do so for his or her own personal advantage. in your work you will not only be free of plagi- This means that even a student who provides arism, but also be able to write a better essay. unauthorised assistance to another student, for example by handing over his or her work, Visit awelu.srv.lu.se/sources-and-referencing/ may be found guilty of attempting “by prohi- for more information about how to write and bited aids or other means... to deceive during cite texts in your studies at Lund University. examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance” and thus become the SOURCES AND REFERENCING subject to disciplinary measures. Some quick tips*: • If you are quoting a text word-by-word, HOW DOES LUND UNIVERSITY WORK remember to state the originial source WITH PLAGIARISM? and to use quotation marks. Lund University has a long experience of com- • Always inform your reader when you bating plagiarism. All advisers and teaching use a source other than yourself. Make it staff are trained to look for signs of plagiarism clear which of the text derives from your in the students’ work. Employees at Lund own thoughts and which of it is someone University are obliged to report any suspicion else’s work. of an attempt to decieve by a student, by • When you are reading material to pre- prohibited aids or other means, during exami- pare for your degree project, make note nations or other forms of assessment of study of author’s name, the title and the page performance, is obliged to report this. number when you come across an im- portant passage. As a complement, Lund University also uses • If you summarise a text in your paper, es- a plagiarism detection system called Urkund, say or degree project, make sure to use through which students may be required to your own words and present everything submit their assignment. in your own way. WHAT DOES LUND UNIVERSITY *the source of these quick tips and more advice can be found on www.stopplagiat.nu/en. Visit the DEMAND FROM YOU AS A STUDENT? website to learn more about how to avoid plagia- First of all, Lund University recommends you rism and produce a better paper, essay or thesis. to pay attention to all information regarding academic writing that can be found on the University homepage and at the webpage of your specific department. You must always state the source when using other people’s work in your own text, regardless if the source is a book, a magazine article, an online source or even a verbal communication.
20 CHAPTER 2: STUDIES AT LUND UNIVERSITY Student rights and student influence STUDENT RIGHTS AND INFLUENCE The Student unions Your rights as a student in relation to the If the problem or complaint lies with your University and your department are regula- programme/course coordinator, or head of ted partly in acts and ordinances and partly department, or if you do not feel comforta- in decisions by the University, in particular in ble approaching either of those people, you the List of Student Rights. should contact the student union for your faculty. In Sweden, the role of the student In order to make it easier for students to unions is to ensure that your interests are exercise influence over their education and represented at the university and they can situation, all regulations governing student raise any issues you may have to the Univer- influence are gathered in a single document: sity. They can mainly help with issues of your Policy and regulations for student influence studies or learning environment. at Lund University. Contact details to the student unions on: EQUAL TREATMENT www.studentlund.se/karer/kar/ All activities at Lund University are based on principles of gender equality as well as ethnic Student ombudsman and social diversity. The University´s activities The student unions also have a collective or- aim to provide opportunities for everyone to ganisation called Lunds Universitets Student- develop according to their personal circum- kår (LUS) or Lund University Student Unions stances and regardless of of sex, ethnicity, Association. They have a student ombudsman religion or other beliefs, sexual orientation whom you can contact. The student ombuds- and/or disability. The University has a zero- man helps to make sure that the University is tolerance policy regarding discrimination. fulfilling its legal obligation to see that Lund University’s students receive an education Read the policies for student influence, free from discrimination or unfair treatment. student rights and equal opportunities: The student ombudsman will give advice and Website: information on how to make your complaint www.lunduniversity.lu.se/student-rights or how to proceed based on your concern. COMPLAINTS INVOLVING STUDIES OR Contact details to the ombudsman: DISCRIMINATION Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For help or to report a complaint involving your studies or discrimination, the first thing you should do is to try and resolve the pro- blem directly with the person/s concerned. If this is not possible, you should contact your programme/course coordinator or the head of the department to discuss the issue or complaint.
CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION 21 LU Accommodation LU Accommodation (LUAcc) is a part of Lund Contact LU Accommodation University and offers housing for international Website: www.luaccommodation.lu.se students. To be able to rent a room from LU E-mail: email@example.com Accommodation you have to be a student of Tel: 046-222 01 00 (press 2 for English and Lund University. For any specific information 1 for accommodation) regarding your accommodation (such as in- Phone hours, Mon-Fri: 9.00-12.00 and ternet connection or laundry facilities) please 13.00-15.00 check the LUAcc website. Visiting address: Tunavägen 20, Lund, LU Accommodation and Lund University does Visiting hours Monday-Friday 13.00 - 15.00 not own any of the housing areas or buildings. (different office hours during the Orienta- These are owned by private landlords, but tion Programme) contracts are always signed between the student and LU Accommodation. You are welcome to contact LU Accommodation by telephone, e-mail or by visiting their ofﬁce.
22 CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION RENT AND PAYMENT OF RENT on the contract you have signed and agreed Rental period to online. The rooms are rented out from Ar- Rooms offered by LU Accommodation are rival day in January until the 15 June and the rented for the full academic semesters, from 10 August until 31 December. If you have a the middle of August to the end of December contract ending on 31 December and need to (autumn semester) and from the beginning of stay in your room for the month of January January to the middle of June (spring semes- you will be offered an extension of your room. ter). Please check your rental period before Information about how and when to extend you book any flights home. will be sent to you during your stay. The maxi- mum extension is until 15 July. The maximum rental period is until the end of the academic year, regardless of your arrival If you are a non fee-paying student, staying date. Please note, if you are staying longer for one more semester or year, you will have than to the end of the academic year and to search for housing at AF Bostäder or the you are a non-fee paying student, it is very private market for your second year. Please important that you register with AF Bostäder note that special rules apply for students with as soon as possible to get on their waiting a housing guarantee. list for accommodation. This does not apply for non-EU/EEA students who are required to Your contract must be extended before the pay tuition fees and are admitted to full-time extension deadline. It is very important that studies of at least 30 ECTS. These students your respect the deadline, since no extensions have a housing guarantee for the normal du- can be made after the deadline. ration of their study programme (1-3 years). Please be aware that the housing guarantee CANCELLATION OF THE CONTRACT only applies when all criteria of the Terms and All rooms and apartments are rented out for conditions of the Housing Guarantee are met. the entire academic semester or year. If you want to cancel your housing contract earlier, Payment of rent the cancellation period is three full calendar Rental payments are to be paid in advance months. This means that if you want your before the last day of the month, for example, housing contract to end 30 April, you will the payment deadline for the rent of May will have to contact LU Accommodation before be on the 30th of April. The rent has to be paid 31 January. To cancel your contract please using a credit card, through the online service contact LU Accommodation. found when logging in to your online housing account. You will pay rent for the whole rental INTERNET period, which is stated on your contract. If All housing areas provide an internet connec- you are a tenant at LU Accommodation and tion in the rooms. There is no wireless internet cannot use a credit card online, please contact connection (except in Pålsjöäng housing area); LU Accommodation as soon as possible. you will need a computer network cable. The cable is not provided. If you are experiencing EXTENSION OF THE CONTRACT problems with your internet connection, The rental period - the period when you please contact the broadband provider. hold the contract for your room - is stated
CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION 23 FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS • You have a card which does not allow TO LU ACCOMMODATION online payments. Please contact your bank and let them help you assess the How do I pay rent? problem. Rent should be paid by credit card through • Not enough money available in the the online booking system. account Can I pay the whole amount for one What should I do if I arrive after semester in one payment? Arrival Day? Yes, you can request to pay the whole amount • If you arrive after the official Arrival Day, for one semester in one payment. Please con- make sure to visit the LU Accommoda- tact LU Accommodation for more information tion office to get your keys. Please bring on how to do this. your passport and letter of acceptance/ Notification of selection results from I tried to pay online and got an error Lund University in order to pick up your message. What does the error indicate? keys. This usually indicates one of the following: • Check your room carefully and see if • Limits or restrictions (most probably there are damages, broken furniture and geographical) on the card if the room is clean. Fill in your online
24 CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION inventory within 3 days after you have Can I change room? picked up your keys. The online inven- No, LU Accommodation does not allow for tory is for recording the existing dama- any room changes. If you feel unsafe or ges in your room so that you won’t be unhappy with your room, please contact LU charged for them when you move out. Accommodation for assistance. • International students normally arrive 1-2 weeks ahead of the Swedish stu- Am I allowed to share a single room dents. Don’t worry if Lund seems empty with a friend or partner? when you first move in. Get to know Single rooms are for one person only. You are your neighbours and dorm mates! Start not permitted to share it with another person. making friends and enjoy your new life Unfortunately, LU Accommodation cannot of- here in Lund. fer family accommodation. What happens if I lose my key? Can I sublet my room/apartment? Lost keys must be reported to LU Accom- No. The housing contract you sign is for modation immediately, by telephone or by you and you alone. If LU Accommodation visiting the ofﬁce. If your keys have not been discovers that someone else is living in your returned to LU Accommodation within two room they will terminate your housing cont- weeks, you have to pay for a lock change. ract.
CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION 25 AF Bostäder AF Bostäder was founded by the Academic More information and contact details to Society in Lund in 1850 and is today an inde- AF Bostäder pendent foundation providing approx. 6 000 Website: www.afb.se/en Tel: 046-19 15 00 student rooms for Lund University students Email: firstname.lastname@example.org in 11 different areas of Lund (e.g. Sparta, Visiting address: Tunavägen 39 C, Sparta Kämnarsrätten, Delphi and Vildanden). If you study in Lund for more than one semester and The Academic Society (AF) has an employed have not secured accommodation for the full “housing ombudsman” (bostadsombudsman period of study, we recommend that you or “BOMB”) who is the student representative apply for housing through AF Bostäder. The within AF Bostäder. All students are welcome demand for student accommodation from AF to contact the Bostadsombudsman for ques- Bostäder is high and it is therefore strongly tions about student housing in Lund. The recommended that you register for their Bostadsombudsman is a student elected by housing queue as soon as you arrive, if you the Academic Society council for a period of have not done so already in your pre-arrival one year. preparations. Contact details to Bostadsombuds- Since the foundation is connected to the mannen: Email: email@example.com Academic Society all housing applicants and tenants within AF Bostäder are required to become members of Studentlund.
26 CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION Bopoolen ”Bopoolen”, is a website for housing adver- at Lund University. It is very hard to find a tisements run by the Lund University Student place to live near the centre of Lund and many Unions (LUS). The service is managed via their students live in the surrounding areas instead. website www.bopoolen.nu where you can Luckily, there are a few bigger cities and a lot post ads for housing and search for housing of beautiful towns that are easily accessible ads. Bopoolen.nu does not apply a queuing by bike, bus or train. It is easy to commute! system and does not charge any fees for their services. Bopoolen.nu provides check- Don’t be too picky – The housing situation in lists for housing, drafts of rental agreements Lund is tough and most people have to wait and information about laws and regulations a while for their dream apartment. However, as well as advice on how to avoid fraud. The you can always demand that your living situa- draft contracts are available in both English tion meets all legal requirements for housing. and Swedish. Written agreement – When you find housing, Please note: the end of the web address is make sure to sign a written agreement and .NU, not www.bopoolen.SE, which is a pri- keep your own copy of it. It is the easiest way vately run website. to prevent problems that might occur in the future. If you are paying a deposit, make sure BOPOOLEN CHECKLIST FOR ”HOUSE it is included in the contract. It is also a good HUNTING” idea to photograph any damages that is in the Websites – Visit BoPoolen.nu and other web- apartment/room when you move in, to mini- sites with housing ads as often as possible mise the risk of having to take responsibility to check for available housing. Personal con- for damages not caused by you. You can find tact is very important and the competition is draft contracts under “Laws & regulations” fierce. Again, it is key to show interest and to on the BoPoolen website, www.bopoolen.nu. make a good impression. BoPoolen advice on how to avoid Advertise! – Place your own ad on BoPoolen fraudsters and other websites with housing ads. Make When searching for housing on your own, sure that you write a little bit about yourself please beware of fraud. Unfortunately, there and what you are looking for. If you put some are those who try to take advantage of a effort into your ad you are much more likely tough housing situation by defrauding hou- to be contacted. Please be aware of fraud. sing applicants. It can be difficult to recognise fraud, especially if it is the first time you are Live nearby - Lund is a small city and unfor- looking for housing on your own. The staff at tunately does not have room for all students Bopoolen.nu is constantly working to prevent
CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION 27 scammers, but it is not possible for them to More information and contact details to prevent someone from contacting you th- BoPoolen: rough an ad requesting housing. It is always www.bopoolen.nu important to stay alert and to recognise the Tel: 0704 - 56 11 87 warning signs of fraud. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Warning signs of a housing fraudster Visiting address (during the semester): • The landlord is abroad and not able to Sandgatan 2, AF building, 3rd floor show the apartment. • Demands for a large deposit or advance payments • Requires payment through Western Union or to a foreign bank account. • The landlord is pushing you to complete the deal quickly. • The landlord does not want to give you their real name and birth date. Advice on how to avoid housing fraudsters • Ask for the landlords full name, address and birth date. Names and phone num- bers can easily be changed. • Look up the address of the apartment online to make sure it is real. • Google the name and email address the landlord is using. If you are dealing with a fraudster you might find warnings online. Also look through the lists provided on www.bopoolen.nu. • Never send personal information or your ID to anyone suspicious. Your personal information can be used in other scams. • Never send any money before you have signed a tenancy agreement and are sure that you have access to the apartment (N.B. not applicable for housing from LUAcc). • Do not send money through Western Union.
28 CHAPTER 3: ACCOMMODATION Housing at a student nation Most of the student nations in Lund provide that you are very interested in becoming a a number of housing arrangemnets for their very active member at the nation. Please members. In order to apply for accommoda- contact the building supervisor (Husförman) tion at a student nation you need to be an at your nation for more information about active member of the nation or provide proof housing. Temporary housing – hostels and hotels Selection of hostels (vandrarhem) in More information and contact details to Lund, Malmö and other cities close to the Swedish Tourist Association Lund: www.swedishtouristassociation.com Email: email@example.com Winstrup Hostel Lund www.winstruphostel.se Tel: 046-290 800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STF Vandrarhem Malmö City www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/MalmoCity Tel: 040-611 62 20 Email: email@example.com Bosses gästvåningar Malmö www.bosses.nu Tel: 040-32 62 50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Torget Vandrarhem (in the town of Kävlinge) www.torgethotell.com Tel: 046-540 80 05 Email: email@example.com
CHAPTER 4: HEALTH CARE, SAFETY AND INSURANCE 29 Emergency help For emergencies or life-threatening situations: • Poison information Call 112 • Customs authorities, for drug tips • On-call priests 112 is the emergency number to call in case • Social emergency services of danger to life, property or environment. The operators who answer 112 calls speak When calling 112, the emergency operator Swedish and English. If there is time, they will ask: “what has happened?” to deter- can be assisted by an interpreter, but this can mine whether you need an ambulance, the delay the call. fire department or the police. You will also be asked: “where did it happen?” and “from By dialing 112, you can be connected to the which number are you calling?”. following: • Police Emergency calls are free of charge. • Fire department SOS Alarm’s website has more information on • Ambulance what happens when you call 112. • Sea rescue services • Air rescue services SOS Alarm website: • Mountain rescue services www.sosalarm.se/sprak/english/
30 CHAPTER 4: HEALTH CARE, SAFETY AND INSURANCE Health care The Swedish health care system is financed Malmö by a social insurance that provides all citizens Carl-Bertil Laurells gata 7 with subsidised health care through the go- Tel: 040 - 33 80 00 vernment. There are both public and private health care providers. If you have obtained For non-emergencies, see information about a Swedish personal identity number you are the Student Health Centre (Studenthälsan) on entitled to health care at the standard patient page 39. fees. Dental care is not fully subsidised and is therefore relatively expensive in Sweden. Non-emergency health care: 1177 For non-emergency health related situations, Hospitals (sjukhus) call 1177. The number is free of charge and In case of an emergency, you should allways open 24/7. With this number you can get call 112. For health care emergencies, it is medical advice from a registered nurse on also possible to go directly to the emergency many things including diagnosis based on room (akutmottagning) at a hospital (univer- your symptoms. If needed, they can refer sitetssjukhuset or lasarettet), which is open you to the appropiate health care clinic if you 24/7: need a doctor. Universitetssjukhuset Lund You can call most of the health care clinics Klinikgatan 15, Lund on weekdays 8.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m. to make an appointment. For other times, ask for help Universitetssjukhuset Malmö via 1177. Ruth Lundskogs gata 5, Malmö HEALTH CARE CLINICS (VÅRDCENTRAL) Lasarett Helsingborg CENTRAL LUND Karolina Widerströms gata 12, Helsingborg Capio Citykliniken Lund Clemenstorget 5 Poison control (förgiftning) Tel: 046-270 00 00 Dial 112 in case you are poisoned and ask for poison control. Open 24/7. Vårdcentralen Getingen Entrégatan 3 Emergency psychiatric care Tel: 046-17 72 00 For acute emotional or mental health care Open weekdays, evenings and weekends (psykiatrisk akutmottagning): Vårdcentralen Helsa Lund Stora Södergatan 4 Baravägen 1 Tel: 046-280 57 00 Tel: 046-17 41 00 Vårdcentral Södertull Helsingborg Helgeandsgatan 16 Karolina Widerströms gata 10 Tel: 046-275 19 00 Tel: 042 - 406 27 30
CHAPTER 4: HEALTH CARE, SAFETY AND INSURANCE 31 NORTHERN LUND Tel: 040-623 46 60 Hälsocentralen Sankt Hans Vårdcentral Eden Fäladstorget 22 Möllevångsgatan 44 Tel: 046-19 93 00 Tel: 040-623 91 00 Vårdcentral Norra Fäladen Fäladstorget 4 NEAR RÖNNEN Tel: 046-275 21 00 (message in English) Capio Citykliniken Malmö Singelgatan Singelgatan 2 Vårdcentral Nöbbelöv Tel: 040-600 28 00 Nöbbelövs torg 1 Tel: 046-275 22 50 (message in English) IN HELSINGBORG IN THE CITY CENTRE SOUTHERN LUND Capio Citykliniken Helsingborg Söder Vårdcentral Sankt Lars Södergatan 11 A-D St Larsparken (St Lars Area), building 6 Tel: 042-17 31 00 Tel: 046-275 22 00 (message in English) Vårdcentralen Tågaborg EASTERN LUND Tågagatan 47 Vårdcentral Linero/ Östra Torn Tel: 042-406 04 00 Linero Torg 2 Tel: 046-275 20 50 (message in English) MIDWIFE (BARNMORSKA) If you need birth control, to take a pregnancy WESTERN LUND test or have other similar questions, you can Vårdcentral Måsen visit your local midwife at a midwife clinic Tärnvägen 10B (barnmorskemottagning). This is free for Tel: 046-275 19 50 (message in English) residents with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or an ID if you have a Swedish IN MALMÖ identity number). NEAR SEGE PARK Vårdcentral Granen MIDWIFE CLINICS IN LUND: Grangatan 11 LUND CITY CENTRE Tel: 040-623 42 00 Barnmorskemottagning Södertull Helgeandsgatan 16 NEAR MALMÖ STUDENTHUS Tel: 046-17 64 30 Vårdcentral Rosengården Von Troils väg 1 Admira kvinnohälsa Tel: 040-623 43 00 Stora Södergatan 3 Tel: 046-30 30 90 Vårdcentral Törnrosen Or book an appointment online at: Bennets väg 8 www.admirakvinnohalsa.se/en Tel: 040-623 48 80 Capio Citykliniken NEAR MALMÖ FOLKETS PARK Clemenstorget 5 Vårdcentral Sorgenfrimottagningen Tel: 046-270 00 00 Nobelvägen 56 b
32 CHAPTER 4: HEALTH CARE, SAFETY AND INSURANCE NORTHERN LUND The STI clinic is located at the skin care clinic Barnmorskemottagning Norra Fäladen on the first floor in the main building in the Fäladstorget 18 hospital. Tel: 046-17 50 15 More information about STIs EAST LUND/LINERO Project 6 (P6), an organisation that promotes Barnmorskemottagningen Linero sexual health among students at Lund Univer- Linero Torg 2 sity, provides information and advice about Tel: 046-17 68 50 STI’s can be found on their website. Website: www.projekt6.se/en/information/ STI AND SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES konssjukdomar/ STI (sexually transmitted infections) screen- ings and treatments are often offered free If you have questions about HIV and AIDS, of charge for students. HIV and chlamydia/ you can also contact an organisation called gonorrhoea testing is free and anonymous Noak’s Ark which works with raising aware- for all wheather you have a Swedish personal ness of HIV and reducing the social vulnera- identity number or not. bility of HIV-positive individuals Website: www.noaksark.org/omoss/english. GETTING TESTED FOR STIs asp Lund The STI-clinic at Hudkliniken Pregnancy tests and birth control Lasarettsgatan 15 Pregnancy tests are available at pharmacies Tel: 046-17 21 13 to book an appointment. and larger food stores (usually located by the When calling, wait for the long Swedish check-out counter). Pregnancy tests are also message to finish before you will be given performed at the midwife clinics. Birth control information in English. pills require a prescription from a midwife. Website: www.skane.se/sv/Webbplatser/ Morning-after pills are sold at pharmacies. Skanes-universitetssjukhus/Organisation-A- Condoms can be bought in most food stores O/Hudmottagning/Lund1/STI-mottagning/ (usually located by the check-out counter) and at pharmacies. The student organisation P6 Studenthälsan/The Student Health Centre offers free condoms and advice at their office Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing located inside the AF building. Tel: 046-222 43 77 to book an appointment HEALTH CARE FEES Malmö The fee is paid, preferably by card, at the Centrum för sexuell hälsa (Centre for sexual reception at the health care clinic when you health) arrive. Persons with a Swedish personal iden- Claesgatan 7 tity number or an EHIC card (EU citizens) will Tel: 040-33 17 47 to book an appointment be charged the same basic health care fees as At the centre you can also call to talk to a Swedish citizens. For a person with a Swedish professional about relationships and sexuality. personal identity number, the cost for each visit ranges from SEK 150 to SEK 400. If you Helsingborg do not have a Swedish personal identity num- The STI clinic at Helsingborg hospital ber the fee can amount to approximately SEK Tel. 042-406 23 09 to book an appointment 1300. Bring your ID, insurance information
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