Tips & FAQ

In this section we have compiled some lists of helpful information regarding education, accommodation/residence and health. 

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StuFF is the student union for students at Educational Sciences and Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Linköping University.

Our primary funcions are to work with educational rights and student welfare issues. We work to ensure that everything related to you studies will be as good as possible and to let the students' voices be heard everywhere at the university!

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What is an educational plan and what does it contain

Every program needs an educational plan that contains the courses that are included, the cognizance and regulations required (chapter 6. 17 § Higher Education Ordinance). According to LiU it also needs to contain the main arrangements of the program, when it comes into effect and transitional regulations when an educational plan is changed. More info can be found in Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 1.3 Utbildningsprogram och utbildningsplan (it is however only available in swedish)

How many scheduled hours do you get per week?

The education shuld be planned to be equivalent of roughly 40 hours a week. All tutelage and obligatory examination has to be during the duration of the course. One year of studies amounts to 40 weeks and is split into a fall and spring semester of 20 weeks respectively.

More information can be found in "Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 1.1: Omfattning av utbildning"

When is an examination expended?

An exam counts as expended if the student has been formally failed or if the student has participated in the examination without showcasing results. Absence from an exam that the student has registered for does not count as expended.

More information can be found in Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 2.2.6.1: Förbrukat examinationstillfälle

When and how do i get information about an examination?

At the start of a course all students should be informed about the course objectives, assessment criteria and exmination forms. Each course should also have other supplementary course information, such as a study guide/course description, and it should be available two weeks befor the course starts. At the start of a course all students should be informed about the course objectives, assessment criteria and exmination forms. Each course should also have other supplementary course information, such as a study guide/course description, and it should be available two weeks befor the course starts.


More information can be found in Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 1.4 Information inför och vid kursstart

Can an exam be written at any time?

Examination and obligatory elements should primarily be scheduled during workdays at daytime. För some courses, like evening courses or distance studies, examination can potentially be scheduled at other times. Moreover, because of rescource or schedule limitations exams can also be scheduled outside of these times. If exams are scheduled for something other than a workday, special consideration for religious holidays must be taken into consideration.

What happens if i haven't submitted an home exam in time?

Examination must be done during the time given. Any specifics are given in the course instructions.

What does a syllabus contain?

Every course has to have a syllabus (chapter 6. 14 § Higher Education Ordinance).Every course has to have a syllabus (chapter 6. 14 § Higher Education Ordinance).The syllabus has to include the course level, högskolepoäng (university credit), goals, special cognizance requirenments and the other regulations that are required. (chapter 6. 15 § Higher Education Ordinance).

LiU also has local rules to accompany the. They are as follows:LiU also has local rules to accompany the. They are as follows:

  • the core content
  • if the course is split into different parts and the rules regarding the final grade
  • which elements of the course are obligatory and if it's possible to replace these with other, equivalent elements
  • regulations about custom or alternative examination för students with a documented disability
  • which grading scales that will be used and in which parts of the course
  • the amount of examinations or internship opportunities you have to get a passing grade
  • regulations about grading a only partially completed internship
  • if the course examination is in a different language than swedish
  • if it's possible to do a make up exam to reach a higher grade despite having passed
  • when changes in the syllabus take into effect
  • transitional agreements, if needed

More info can be found in Beslut om RIktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 1.2: Kurs och kursplan

 

 

How many times can i participate in an exam?

If a university/college chooses to limit the amount of times a student can perform an exam to pass it, it has to amount to at least 5. If it's an internship, it has to amount to at least 2 (chapter 6. 21 of the Higher Education Ordinance)

How long beforehand do i get information about the examination?

All regular examinations should be avaialbe two weeks before a course starts. (regular refers to all examinations except for re-exams).

More information can be found in Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 1.4 Information inför och vid kursstart

I forgot to register for an exam, can i still participate?

Students can't be guaranteed a spot in an exam if they haven't registered beforehand. You can however go to the exam location and wait for 30 minutes after the exam has started. If there are spots left over you can then write the exam.

More information can be found in Regler för insläpp till salsskrivningar och datortentor.

Does an examiner know who has written an exam?

LiU must use anonymous examination at written exams. During other forms of examination anonymity must be used if it's possible based on practical, economic and educational considerations.

At the end of the examinationprocess, before the grade is set, the examinator has to examine the names of the exam participants to discover an potential bias. Bias is tried in relation to any teachers assisting in the grading process.

More information can be found in Beslut om Riktlinjer för utbildning och examination på grundnivå och avancerad nivå vid Linköpings universitet 2.2.7: Anonym examination

What happens if i haven't submitted an essay in time?

Examination must be done during the time given. Any specifics are given in the course instructions.

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