Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 16 Oct 2020 09:08:25 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Extended-time-for-exam-registration.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Extended-time-for-exam-registration.aspx​Extended time for registration for exams in study period 1<p><b>​The number of students who have not registered for the exams for study period 1 academic year 2020-2021 within the prescribed time is considerably greater than usual.</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>The time for registering for exams will therefore be extended to October 18. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>The registration must be done no later than Sunday, October 18th. It is not possible to submit a late registration after that. </strong></div> <div><strong><br /></strong></div> <div>Students register themselves in the regular way through Ladok. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Students who cannot register themselves through the system must submit a registration by email to <a href="mailto:studentcentrum@chalmers.se">studentcentrum@chalmers.se​</a> no later than October 18th. </strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Please note: Chalmers always applies for compulsory examination registration. This extended registration period is an exception that only applies to study period 1, Autumn 20. Times for registration may be found in the Student portal. </div> <div>It's still not possible to improve your grade or to take a double examination. See <a href="/en/chalmersstudies/Examinations/Pages/examination%20during%20the%20covid-19%20pandemic.aspx" title="Link to the student portal">Examination during the Covid-19 pandemic</a> for current information and rules for exams during the autumn.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Problems with Ladok sign-in?</h3> <div>Some students have reported that they have problems logging in to Ladok. Follow <a href="/en/News/Pages/ladok-login.aspx">this simple guide</a> to get around the problem. </div> <div></div>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/ladok-login.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/ladok-login.aspxProblems with Ladok sign-in? This is how to solve the problem!<p><b>​In recent days, several students have told us that they have had difficulty logging in to Ladok. In this guide, we will tell you how to get around this problem easily. ​​</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>We now have a new authentication system for logging in to Ladok. Y<span style="background-color:initial">ou now get both the </span><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;Chalmers&quot; and &quot;Chalmers University of Technology&quot; options when logging in. </span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span>Select the Chalmers option </span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The correct option to choose when logging in to Ladok is &quot;Chalmers&quot;.</span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/ladok1.jpg" alt="Ladok log-in" /><br />If you only see Chalmers University of Technology? </span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">If you happen to select &quot;Chalmers University of Technology&quot; as the default option, click on &quot;Add another institution&quot;, search for &quot;Chalmers&quot; and select this. Now you have two options when logging in. If you want, you can delete Chalmers University of Technology by click on &quot;edit&quot; and the small cross that appears.<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/ladok4.jpg" alt="Ladok log-in" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /></span></div>Thu, 15 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Registrations-for-Act-Sustainable-are-open.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Registrations-for-Act-Sustainable-are-open.aspxRegistrations for Act Sustainable are open<p><b>From now onwards, the registrations for Act Sustainable are open. Don´t forget that each event requires its own registration, but you can register for as many events as you want.</b></p>​For those of you who are students or employees at Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg, you will participate in the events via Zoom. It gives you the opportunity for active participation, for example by asking questions to lecturers or otherwise reacting to the content. However, there are limited places in Zoom and first come, first served! <div><br /></div> <div>For other participants we offer live streams on YouTube. Selected program items will be streamed on the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development's YouTube channel. Anyone can watch, but the opportunity to participate actively is limited. Please note that this also requires registration. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Links to the events you registered for will be sent to your registration email some days before the event. If you have questions, visit actsustainable.se for more information or email Karin Bylund, project manager for Act Sustainable, at karin.bylund@chalmers.se. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you want to be absolutely sure not to miss anything, follow the Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub on Facebook and Instagram. Before and during the week, we'll fill #ActSustainable2020 with information, inspiration and a peek behind the scenes. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Visit: <a href="https://www.actsustainable.se/" title="Link to Act Sustainable">actsustainable.se</a> </div> <div>Contact: <a href="mailto:karin.bylund@chalmers.se" title="Link to email address">karin.bylund@chalmers.se </a></div> <div>YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/GothenburgCentreforSustainableDevelopment" title="Link to Youtube">Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development </a></div> <div>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub" title="Link to Facebook">GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub</a> </div> <div>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/studentsustainabilitygbg/" title="Link to Instagram">StudentSustainabilityGBG ​</a></div> <div>BY: HUGO GUSTAFSSON (University of Gothenburg)</div>Mon, 12 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Information-about-student-computers.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Information-about-student-computers.aspx​Important information about saving files on student computers<p><b>​Chalmers' IT department wants to remind all students of the routines that apply when using the student computers (StuDAT) in the computer rooms on campus.​</b></p><div><br /></div> When you use Chalmers student computers, it is important that you always save your files in your home directory Z: At the moment it is possible to be logged in to several computers at the same time and in these cases it is only the first login that saves your files if you for example puts them on the desktop. On other computers, everything that is not saved on Z: at logout is deleted. <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How do I know if I am logged in to multiple computers at the same time? </h2> <div>If you are logged in to several computers at the same time, it will be clearly visible in the background. Look for a large red text in the right corner that warns you that you are logged in to several computers at the same time. On computer #2 you will clearly see a big pop-up window with this information. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Do you want to be completely sure that your data is always saved? Save all on Z: </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Tip: Always log out when you are done with the computer, then you minimize the risk of losing important information!</div>Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Emma-Frans-Act-Sustainable.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Emma-Frans-Act-Sustainable.aspxEmma Frans, keynote speaker on Act Sustainable 2020<p><b>​Emma Frans will be this year's keynote speaker at the digital sustainability week Act Sustainable. Emma Frans has a multifaceted background as a researcher, author, expert in TV and radio and not least a Twitter celebrity. At Act Sustainable, she will talk about filter bubbles and fake news and how we ca go about to debunk alleged truths. Act Sustainable is between November 16-20 and you can see Emma Frans on Thursday November 19.​</b></p>​<div>We are now happy to present Emma Frans as this year's keynote speaker at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg's digital sustainability week Act Sustainable. Emma Frans has an academic background as a Doctor of Medical Epidemiology and a researcher at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Oxford. But for many, she is probably best known as a science journalist, author, debater and twitterer. As a popular educator she has succeeded with the feat of making research not only understandable but also interesting, relevant and fun for a wide audience. Among other things, Emma has been awarded the Grand Journalist Prize for her pedagogical ability to convey research and science. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>At Act Sustainable 2020, Emma Frans will share her knowledge on one of her special areas: filter bubbles and fake news. We will learn how to identify filter bubbles and fake news, and above all how to evaluate the information around us and how it affects society. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>This year’s edition of Act Sustainable is arranged digitally on November 16-20, you can see Emma Frans on November 19. The week is aimed at students, researchers, teachers and other staff at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. For more information about the sustainability week and Emma Frans, visit actsustainable.se and follow the Gothenburg Student Sustainability Hub on Facebook and Instagram. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Learn more: <a href="https://www.actsustainable.se/program" title="Link to Act Sustainable" target="_blank">Actsustainable.se </a></div> <div>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub" title="Link to Facebook" target="_blank">GothenburgStudentSustainabilityHub </a></div> <div>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/studentsustainabilitygbg/" title="Link to Instagram" target="_blank">StudentsustainabilityGBG​</a> </div> <div><br /></div> <div>BY: HUGO GUSTAFSSON (GU)<br /></div>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Student-Ladok-will-look-different.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Student-Ladok-will-look-different.aspxStudent Ladok will get a new look!<p><b></b></p>​In the beginning of October it will look different when you login on your student pages in Ladok. The content will  however still be the same.​Tue, 15 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Fair-for-interdisciplinary-master-thesis-projects.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Fair-for-interdisciplinary-master-thesis-projects.aspx​Fair for interdisciplinary master thesis projects<p><b>​Chalmers, the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital will this October arrange their first joint thesis projects fair. The aim is to stimulate new collaborations and visions across boundaries. ​ ​</b></p><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljoer_illustrationer/studenter_750.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />​<br /></div> On October 14, the first joint thesis project fair in the area of health is held. Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg – Sahlgrenska Academy, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Education – will together outline a fair that will then reoccur biannually. The fair is mainly targeted at master’s students, but students at both bachelor and master level at Sahlgrenska Academy are eligible.<div><br /></div> <div>The aim of the fair is to offer students at Chalmers and the mentioned parts of GU an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects while writing their final thesis in the area of health and healthcare. For researchers, this is an opportunity to reach a wider audience of students to advertise project ideas. For students, the fair offers a unique possibility to work side-by-side with students with different competences, in projects that will be co-supervised by PI:s with both clinical and engineering background. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>”We also want to create new interdisciplinary contacts, and strengthen the regional network of researchers addressing challenges related to health, by presenting new research ideas and existing research challenges at a joint event”, says Ann-Sofie Cans, Director of Chalmers Health Engineering, and adds that researchers from all organisations are expected to participate. </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Starting with a digital fair </h2> <div>The fair this autumn will be digital, but the plan is to arrange a face-to-face event, with opportunity to mingle, as soon as circumstances allow. The event will then be developed and held each autumn at Chalmers, and at Campus Medicinareberget every spring. ”This year, we focus on internal and cross-organisational projects in the area of health. Long-term, we plan to also expand the fair together with Sahlgrenska Science Park, to also include companies”, says Ann-Sofie Cans. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>More information about the event will be posted <a href="https://www.admin.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/health/calendar/Pages/Master-thesis-project-fair.aspx" title="Link to Chalmers.se, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">on the event page here</a> shortly. You may also register right away, and will then receive upcoming information through email. Please observe you need to use the right link below to receive the information you need, as well as the link to the event. </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/beeeff78-bd62-47e3-8e84-b56714e7bfae" title="Link to application form, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">Students register here</a>. Please note that at Chalmers only final thesis projects (examensarbeten) are considered. Students may register up to October 14, but note that you need to register in order to get a link to the fair. </div> <div><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/438f3bec-d1b0-4321-8a05-6b955f283c0e" title="Link to application form, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">Researchers register here</a>. Last day to register as a researcher is September 30.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Mia Malmstedt </div> <div>Photo: Johan Bodell</div>Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-to-be-a-digital-student-ambassador-2020-21.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-to-be-a-digital-student-ambassador-2020-21.aspxApply to be a Digital Student Ambassador for Chalmers!<p><b>So what do Chalmers digital ambassadors do? There are many students around the world who are interested in studying abroad. But they do not know much about Chalmers and Sweden.​ As a Chalmers Digital Ambassador you will share your stories and experiences of studying at Chalmers and living in Gothenburg and Sweden through our digital platforms to inspire such students. Basically, you'll be showing our followers how life here is like.​ ​</b></p>​​<span style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial"></span><p>You are an important part of the Chalmers Marketing and Communications Team who work with international student communication and recruitment. You can choose to join one or even both types of digital ambassadors below.</p> <ul><li>Chalmers Content Creators</li> <li>Chalmers Buddies</li></ul> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><strong>Chalmers Content Creator</strong></h3> <p>As a Chalmers Content Creator you'll create content for our social digital channels. You can join one of the below two teams.</p> <ul><li><strong>Blog and instagram team:</strong> You’ll be writing several blog posts a month for the Chalmers Student blog. You’ll also share the responsibility of running our Instagram account – posting photos, uploading stories, and taking part in Live broadcasts.</li> <li><strong>YouTube team:</strong> You’ll be creating short, instructional, inspirational or funny videos about living and studying in Sweden for our YouTube account. You should be comfortable with all stages of the video-creating process – from brainstorming to filming and editing. You may also periodically write posts for our blog or take pictures for our instagram account, but your focus will be creating video content.</li></ul> <p>​​We're looking for <strong>storytellers</strong>. It doesn't matter how you do it. The important part is that you love telling stories and know how to create engaging and inspiring content.​ All Chalmers Content Creators also respond to user comments. We would of course appreciate you joining the Chalmers Buddies team as well. You’ll be expected to spend up to 20 hours/month on your digital ambassador tasks. We will meet every month as a group to share experiences, learn new skills, swap ideas, and have a good time!</p> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><strong>Chalmers Buddies</strong></h3> <p>As a Chalmers Buddy you will help and inspire prospective students by answering questions and sharing your student experiences. You will work by using a mobile-app called Unibuddy where you will communicate with students from around the world.</p> <p>Know more about how we work with Unibuddy in <a href="https://vimeo.com/274976378/883fd8bd2e" target="_blank" title="Link to a Vimeo video">this video</a>. </p> <p>Chalmers buddies normally spend 1-4 hours/month but in some cases up to10 hours/month on their digital ambassador tasks. We will meet now and then as a group to share experiences, swap ideas, and have a good time!</p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><strong>So what are we looking for in you?</strong></h2> <p>We’re looking for fun, creative, kind and friendly digital ambassadors.</p> <p>And... a few more requirements!</p> <ul><li>You're a <strong>first year master's student</strong> at Chalmers</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial">You're </span><strong style="background-color:initial">detail oriented</strong><span style="background-color:initial">. You make sure that the information you're putting out is correct and fact checked.</span><br /></li> <li>You're comfortable with <strong>English</strong> even if you are not a native speaker. It's not about fluency. It's about confidence and using your own voice.</li> <li>You're <strong>kind and friendly</strong>.</li> <li>You're <strong>quick</strong> when answering questions, comments and direct messages.</li> <li>You're <strong>motivated to take initiative and dedicated to completing your tasks.</strong></li> <li>You're a <strong>team player</strong></li> <li>You can <strong>commit to planning and spending the time needed</strong> to be a digital ambassador during the academic year.</li> </ul> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">What do we offer?</h2> <p>You maybe want to do this because you think it is fun and cool and because Chalmers is an interesting place to study at! However, we hope you want to do this because you want to help other students. Meanwhile, you will not be working for free. We will be compensating you for your work, both with merch and through smaller financial means.</p> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><strong>How to Apply?</strong></h2> <p>If this sounds fun to you, go ahead and apply below.</p> <p><strong>Chalmers Buddy Application 2020-2021 </strong>(Application temporarily closed)</p> <p><strong>Chalmers Content Creators 2020-2021 (Be prepared to submit a sample of your work) </strong>(Application temporarily closed)</p> <p><b>Application Deadline:</b> 20 September 2020​​​​​</p>Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/relaxing-rooms-closed.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/relaxing-rooms-closed.aspxThe relaxation rooms at Chalmers will be closed until further notice<p><b>In order for students and employees who need to be on campus to be able to do so in a safe manner, the premises have been adapted to minimize the spread of infection of covid-19.</b></p>​Chalmers has therefore decided that the relaxation rooms on campus will be closed until further notice to limit any spread of infection.Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/reduced-number-of-prints.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/reduced-number-of-prints.aspx​Reduced number of prints for a better environment<p><b>​At the beginning of each semester, all students receive a certain number of units of printer quota (PQ) that can be used to pay for printouts at Chalmers. One PQ corresponds to a one-sided black-and-white A4 print. From the autumn semester 2020, this quota will be reduced to 65 per semester.​</b></p>Each print has a certain impact on the environment. At the same time, fewer and fewer students see a need to make transcripts for their studies. The Executive Committee for Education has therefore decided to reduce the number of transcripts that students can make free of charge. Students who want to do additional printing can buy extra PQ through Chalmers' web portal or in stores on campus. <div>Students with disabilities or reading and writing difficulties who need to print notes will continue to be able to contact the Funka coordinator to be assigned a larger number of PQ units.</div>Mon, 17 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/One-year-with-Safe-at-Chalmers.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/One-year-with-Safe-at-Chalmers.aspx​Safe at Chalmers – one year since the launch<p><b>​It is now a year since Safe at Chalmers was launched. Statistics from the first year with the digital platform show that students have used the tool more than employees. It is also clear that the reports of harassment have been decreasing since the period of online teaching and working from home started due to the corona crisis.</b></p><br /><div></div> <div>Where does the border between joke and harassment go and who decides where that border goes? These are difficult questions to answer, but it is just these kind of topics that are raised at <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/en/safe" title="Link to Safe at Chalmers opens in a new tab" target="_blank">chalmers.se/en/safe​</a>. Safe at Chalmers is not just a tool for reporting harassment but also an information source, where you can learn more about what harassment is and get concrete tips on how to contribute to creating a good work and study environment for everyone.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Safe at Chalmers should make it easier for more people to have the confidence to speak up against harassment, but it does not replace the idea that, as an employee, you should contact your manager or, as a student, your Head of Programme, if you feel exposed to harassment in any way.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We have handled 55 reports through the system so far, but there have been thousands of unique visits to the pages which deals with harassment and how a pleasant study and work environment should be,” says Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria, Coordinator for equality and diversity issues at Chalmers, continuing:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“In short, it can be said that more students than employees reported through the platform, but regarding who has been reported, there are about as many employees as students. Something that stands out is that very few doctoral students have used the tool, but it may be because they have other channels for reporting harassment. I don't think it is less incidents linked to that group.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>One common area of discrimination that has been reported, in addition to sexism and gender (24 cases, 43%), has been racism – 7 reports (13 %) have been reported since the platform opened. It took a couple of months for the website to increase the number of users, but in the autumn last year the number of reports started to grow. It then dropped again in connection to when the corona pandemic started and teaching online and working from home became the new normal.  Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria would like to point out that you should report unwanted behaviour even if it happens online:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“As a university, Chalmers has a responsibility for the study and the work environment both at campus and online”, she says.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Harassment has various forms</h2> <div>Chalmers has had a long-term and structured work against various forms of discrimination, but with everything that came up to the surface during #MeToo, the University and the Student Union jointly started the project Chalmers against Sexism. It is a project within the framework of Focus Equality, which has worked with issues of discrimination and led in turn to the creation of Safe at Chalmers, among other things.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In the work against discrimination, there has been a demand for a figurative “red warning button&quot; for if you see or experience unwanted behavior. Safe at Chalmers is now the red button that should make it easier and help more people to have the confidence to report incidents of harassment. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“If you ever get that gut feeling of &quot;this doesn't feel right&quot; or &quot;oh, I should do something&quot;, than Safe at Chalmers is the right tool for you. The idea is that it should be easy to report these incidents, whether it is bullying, racist or sexist jokes or inappropriate course elements. It doesn't have to be black and white or be classifiable as a specific case of discrimination. Anything that creates a feeling of insecurity or discomfort in our study and work environment can be worth reporting”, says Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria.</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">We are each other's study and work environment</h2> <div>As a colleague or classmate, everyone has an important responsibility – to take care of each other and the environment we live and work in together. You can report something that you have only witnessed or report harassments completely anonymously.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Some people choose to report without providing contact information, but their voices are also very important to us, although there cannot then be an investigation that results in actions against an individual person. As a coordinator, I read everything. All reports are still valuable information for us, because it will be part of our statistics and our work on cultural change. If we notice that many reports are related to a question, part of the University or some other area, we can focus on it. The more information we get in, the more accurate we can be in our efforts going forward”, says Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The fact that joint responsibility is important when it comes to issues regarding study and work environment is also evident in the University's collaboration with the Student Union, says Emilia Sandolf, Student welfare officer at Chalmers Student Union:</div> <div>“The testimonies received through the platform are handled by an investigation team consisting of representatives from both the University and the Student Union. Sometimes we handle cases separately, sometimes together. If we feel that we are doing it better together, we will. This good collaboration between employees and students is our strength – after all we are each other's study and work environment!” says Emilia Sandolf.</div> <div><br /></div>Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Chalmers-gives-notice-of-redundancy-affecting-180-employees-.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Chalmers-gives-notice-of-redundancy-affecting-180-employees-.aspxChalmers gives notice of redundancy affecting 180 employees<p><b>A ten-year increase in personnel combined with long-term low interest rates have led to Chalmers’ pension-related costs currently rising in an unbalanced manner. In order to avoid a growing deficit going forward, a number of work packages have been prepared during spring 2020. Chalmers is today forced to give notice of redundancy affecting 180 employees.  ​</b></p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">All parts of Chalmers University of Technology’s operations are affected by these work packages, and all 13 department are affected by personnel reductions. The majority of the redundancies will affect Chalmers Operations Support. </span><div>“It is very painful for us to have to give notice of redundancy,” says Stefan Bengtsson, Chalmers President and CEO.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-gives-notice-of-redundancy.aspx" target="_blank" title="Länk till Chalmers.se, öppnas i ny flik"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read full story on Chalmers.se ​</a></div> <div><br /></div> </div>Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Rainbow-flag.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Rainbow-flag.aspx​Chalmers flies the rainbow flag<p><b>​Between 25 May and 7 June, Chalmers raises the rainbow flag on campus.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">June is a Pride month worldwide. Gothenburg's annual festival West Pride aims to highlight LGBTQ issues and LGBTQ people's life situation. Chalmers University of Technology is one of West Pride's partners.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Raising the rainbow flag is an important mark that shows that everyone is welcome at Chalmers, both as an employee and as a student. This year, the gesture is extra important as the pride parade which the union and the university usually takes part of, is canceled because of the corona pandemic”, says Jacob Lidman, chairman of the Student Union's equality committee, JämK.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This year West Pride has been doing a <a href="https://westpride.se/sverige-hbtqi-samhalle/" title="west pride">research survey </a>that is focusing on the life situation in the LGBTQI community, which shows that 32 percent of the respondents feels that they cannot be open at their workplace. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Chalmers strives for an openminded and including work and study environment. It is not something we can take for granted. Working with issues regarding everyone’s equal value is always required, we raise the rainbow flag as a reminder of that. Much has been developing in a positive direction in society, but as an employer and as an institution in society we must continue the strive in the right direction”, says Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria, equality coordinator at Chalmers.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>She also points out that West Pride is much more than just the parade. Seminars and educational sessions are always organized during the festival:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“If you want to learn more about these issues and do not want to wait until next year, you can take part of free webinars at RFSL´s webpage”, says Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria.</div> <div><br /></div>Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Update-to-zoom-5.0.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Update-to-zoom-5.0.aspxUpdate your Zoom client to 5.0<p><b>​​As of May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients must be updated to at least version 5.0 in order to be able to attend meetings.</b></p>Version 5.0 of Zoom supports GCM encryption, which further enhances security. <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">It is easy to update Zoom by following the guide on this page: </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360043555772-Updating-your-Zoom-client-version-5-0-for-GCM-encryption" target="_blank" title="Link to Zoom, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Update your Zoom client</a> </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html" title="Link to Zoom, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about Zoom 5.0​</a></span><br /></div>Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/positive-survey-responses-remote-exams.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/positive-survey-responses-remote-exams.aspx​Positive survey responses about remote exams despite short notice<p><b>​At very short notice Chalmers had to reschedule the LP3 exams to be done remotely. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, many students say they are satisfied with the way Chalmers handled the situation. This is shown in the survey answered by students after all the study period 3 exams were done. Lack of foresight, too difficult, increased risks for cheating – those were some other opinions which were revealed.​​</b></p><br /><div></div> <div>“To reschedule the exams in study period 3 at such short notice was a major challenge for teachers, examiners, and students too,” says Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson, Vice-President of Education and Lifelong Learning. “The survey responses really reflect that. There are useful lessons here for upcoming exam periods. At the same time, it is gratifying that the students have been positive overall about how we handled such an extraordinary situation together.”</div> <div><em><br /></em></div> <div>The survey showed that many were satisfied with the way the exams have been carried out. Teachers, examiners and the administration are all commended for their ability to adapt very fast so the exams could be conducted. Approximately 50 percent of the respondents give high grades on the question: “Based on the given conditions (spread of Covid-19) – how do you evaluate your overall experience of the remote exam?” Also, the chance to conduct the exam at all is valued higher than the need for anonymity. The students appreciated the fact that Chalmers managed to conduct the exams for LP3 so that the students were able to be examined.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The answers reveal some concerns among students regarding both the exams and the situation in society generally. Several thought it was too easy to cheat, and that it was unfair that they worked on their exam individually, while knowing that others were sitting in a group. Some felt it was impossible to prevent cheating altogether and therefore thought that the only way to handle the matter would be to allow cooperation or alternatively cancel the exams. One suggested random examinations to make them more individual. Most comments concern the time allowed to conduct the exam and how the exams would be carried out.</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Too little time</h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Many of the optional text comments also stated that the time allowed for completion was not enough, given the difficulty of the exam. Several exams were perceived to have been more difficult, with more questions and more text and analysis required. Several students felt that they did not have enough time to answer all the questions or give sufficiently detailed answers.</span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Lack of clarity on how the exams would be carried out</h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The students wanted more, and c</span><span style="background-color:initial">learer, information ahead of the exams regarding how they would be carried out and what would be expected. For example, what kind of questions (quiz, essay questions, calculations or similar) and what format. They wished for examples, for information about differences between the old and new format, and information about what degree of difficulty they should expect. The students often have two exams and had to spend a lot of time understanding the different requirements for submitting different exams.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Information about upcoming exams</h2> <div>It has now been decided that the exams in study period 4 and the June re-exams will be carried out remotely. Read more about what applies to these exams at <a href="https://www.chalmers.se/info" title="Link to Chalmers.se, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">chalmers.se/info</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Chalmers has continuously collected experiences from students, teachers and examiners during the period of distance studies and distance exams in order to be able to evaluate and improve for everyone. Among other things, by creating common instructions and working methods where possible. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Instructions on how exactly your exam will be designed and what applies to it will be found in the course room in Canvas. Contact the examiner for more information or questions. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>For students who want to discuss and give tips and advice to each other about distance studies, a special canvas room has now been set up, Studying online: <a href="https://chalmers.instructure.com/courses/10004" title="Link to Canvas, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">https://chalmers.instructure.com/courses/10004​</a></div> <div><br /></div>Tue, 12 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200