Newshttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/News related to Chalmers University of TechnologyThu, 18 Jun 2020 12:17:44 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/news/https://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 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-for-your-degree.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Apply-for-your-degree.aspxApply for your degree<p><b>​Chalmers implement a new interface for students to be used to apply for the degree.</b></p>​Chalmers implement a new interface for students to be used to apply for the degree. The service is available on the Student Portal and &quot;My homepage&quot; under &quot;My results and transcrips&quot; and is called &quot;Apply for your degree&quot;. In connection with the launch, the service are closed in the Ladok interface.Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/A-different-kind-of-Valborg-celebration.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/A-different-kind-of-Valborg-celebration.aspxA different kind of Valborg celebration<p><b>The student holiday Valborg is approaching and many of you want to go out to celebrate with friends. This year, as you know, the Valborg celebrations will be a bit different, as the Chalmerscortège is replaced with a digital Minicortège​ and mösspåtagningen has been canceled, which is why we want to give you a few tips on how to celebrate Valborg instead.​​</b></p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">We at Chalmers are concerned about you students, and understand that Valborg is important to you. It is still possible to celebrate Valborg in other ways, as long as you remember to follow the recommendations. It is important not to gather in large groups and to keep a few meters distance between groups, indoors as well as outdoors. If you live outside the city center, take a walk or picnic in parks and nature areas in your local area where you live instead of going into town. This way, we help to avoid crowds in Gothenburg city center. Remember that even outdoors, everyone has a shared responsibility to reduce the spread of infection and that you should always stay home if you are ill.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Göteborgs stad has compiled a list of parks and nature areas, outside of Gothenburg city center.</div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Parks</h3> <div> </div> <div><ul><li>Kvibergs Park</li> <li>Billdals Park</li> <li>Färjenäsparken</li> <li>Keillers Park</li> <li>Hisingsparken</li> <li>Angeredsparken</li> <li>Sjöbackaområdet</li></ul></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Nature areas</h3> <div> </div> <div><ul><li>Lilleby naturområde</li> <li>Hjällboskogen</li> <li>Hökälla</li> <li>Svarte Mosse naturområde</li> <li>Vättlefjälls naturreservat​</li></ul></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">More information</h3> <div><a href="https://goteborg.se/wps/portal/press-och-media/aktuelltarkivet/aktuellt/e64a79ef-ade2-4da3-bc47-71a920e5f9b6" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Göteborgs stad: Celebrate in your local area and keep a distance​</a> ​</div> <div><a href="https://goteborg.se/wps/portal?uri=gbglnk:gbg.page.c57e1dfb-80a9-4e8d-bde0-b9a050a0dda6&amp;servicetype=Parker" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Göteborgs stad: Find Gothenburg's parks</a></div> <div><a href="https://goteborg.se/wps/portal?uri=gbglnk:gbg.page.d277fa73-ed91-405c-918d-d0416dd4709e&amp;servicetype=Naturomr%C3%A5den" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Göteborgs stad: Find Gothenburg's nature areas</a></div> <div>(Switch to English on the page)​<br /></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div></div>Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Security-in-Zoom.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Security-in-Zoom.aspxRegarding the security of Zoom<p><b>​The IT department at Chalmers is currently receiving a lot of questions about the security of the digital cloud-based service Zoom, since the topic has been discussed a lot in the media lately. We have reassuring news for students using this service. ​</b></p><div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">C</span><span style="background-color:initial">halmers’ Zoom installation runs via SUNET (Swedish University Computer Network) and is therefore separate from the public version of Zoom (Zoom cloud). The public version of Zoom is the one mostly discussed in the press, especially when it comes to questions regarding how personal data, credit card information, and so on is used. Because of our solution via SUNET, we are not affected by these types of problems at Chalmers. </span><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">All teachers have been instructed by the IT department so that they can use Zoom safely, which means that you can feel safe when participating in distance learning.<br /></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">If you need to create a meeting yourself, there is information on how to do it safely.</span><span style="background-color:initial"> Everything you need to know to create the most secure meeting possible can be found on <a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/StuDATWindows/Zoom" title="Link to the IT portal, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">our IT portal</a>. In particular, be sure that you are using <a href="https://chalmers.zoom.us/" title="Link to Zoom, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">https://chalmers.zoom.us</a> for login, and that you install the Zoom client through the links at <a href="https://it.portal.chalmers.se/itportal/StuDATWindows/Zoom" title="Link to the IT portal, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">the IT portal</a>. Keep your Zoom client up to date, meaning that when it asks to be updated – click OK. Make sure to use the various security features offered in the system when booking a Zoom meeting. It is possible to password protect a meeting, for example. Anyone who hosts the meeting can make their meeting a closed meeting and then no others than those invited can participate. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">SUNET and their partner NORDUNET have created a FAQ regarding the safety of Zoom: </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://support.nordu.net/hc/en-us/articles/360012913660-NORDUnet-Zoom-GDPR-and-Privacy-Facts" title="Link to FAQ regarding the safety of Zoom, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />FAQ: Regarding the safety of Zoom​</a></span></div>Fri, 24 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mex-the-road-to-my-degree.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Mex-the-road-to-my-degree.aspxTry the new service: MEX The road to my degree<p><b>A new version of "The road to my degree" has been released: MEX! This service aims to provide an overview of your degree requirements and an estimation of how close you are to fulfilling them. ​​​</b></p><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/planyourstudies/Pages/My-degrees.aspx" title="Link to mex the road to my degree"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />​Try it out here </a><div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljöer_illustrationer/ash-from-modern-afflatus-NQ6Lh81BTRs-unsplash-2.jpg" alt="green leafs" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></div>Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Funka-pedagogical-support.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Funka-pedagogical-support.aspxStudents with disabilities - this is how you apply for educational support<p><b>​Do you, as a student, have a permanent disability? Then you can apply for educational support as an aid in your studies. ​​​​</b></p><div><br /></div> At Chalmers, we work to ensure that all students can study on equal terms. Therefore, we offer a range of support efforts to those students who need it. This can be for example <div><ul><li>Note Support </li> <li>Mentoring </li> <li>Adapted written exams</li> <li>Speech books and other reading aids </li></ul></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">How to apply for educational support </h2> <div><ol><li><a href="https://www.nais.uhr.se/#" title="Link to NAIS, opens in a new tab" target="_blank">Log into NAIS</a> with your Chalmers ID or the same login you use for antagning.se and follow the instructions. You must have documentation that certifies a permanent disability. For certification of dyslexia, the document can be approved by an authorised dyslexia assessor or a special needs instructor. The certificate must include the results of relevant standardised tests. </li> <li>After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming its receipt. </li> <li>We will also summon you to a personal meeting. In the current circumstances, this meeting will be digital.​</li> <li>Your decision and recommended support measures will be confirmed in NAIS after the meeting</li></ol></div> <div><a href="/en/chalmersstudies/disabilities/Pages/contact-disabilities.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to more information on studying with disabilities, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />More information about studying with disabilities and what educational support we offer.​</a></div>Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-producing-visors-to-the-health-care.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Students-producing-visors-to-the-health-care.aspxStudents supply staff in the west with visors<p><b>Companies and private individuals are joining forces to meet the urgent need for personal protective equipment in the healthcare system and in care for the elderly provided by the municipalities. Right now students at Chalmers are coordinating the supply of extra face visors for all of Western Sweden. In the first week the healthcare assistance group at Chalmers, Sjukvårdshjälpen, supplied 2,500 face visors. More are being made this week.​</b></p>​<div><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/miljöer_illustrationer/sjukvardshjalpen_Marcus-Ortenberg_Edward-Hadziavdic_750x340px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><em>Marcus Örtenberg Toftås and Edward Hadziavdic​</em><div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Students-supply-staff-in-the-west-with-visors.aspx" title="LInk to chalmer.se, opens in a new tab" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read the full article: Students supply staff in the west with visors​ at Chalmers.se ​</a></p></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Would you also like to help? </h3> <div>Region Västra Götaland provides a comprehensive Help page setting out how they can accept help here: Region <a href="https://www.vgregion.se/covid-19-corona/vill-du-hjalpa-till/" target="_blank" title="Link to Västra Götalandsregionen: Would you like to help?"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Västra Götaland: Would you like to help?​​</a><br /></div></div>Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Coronavirus.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Coronavirus.aspxOutbreak of coronavirus: Chalmers’ instructions<p><b>Information from Chalmers regarding the Coronavirus is available at chalmers.se/info​. Updates are ongoing. Keep yourself updated.  ​​​​</b></p><div><br /></div> <div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div></div></div>Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Message-from-vice-president.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Message-from-vice-president.aspxMessage from vice president of education<p><b>To all students at Chalmers, ​​As Vice President of Education and Life-long Learning I would like to write to you regarding the change from written exams at Chalmers to home-based examination.​​ I understand that this is a big change for you just as it is for us, but I am certain that we together will be able to manage this in the best way possible. ​</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The first home-based exams were made on Saturday and overall everything went well. Some students experienced problems with uploading their exam answers to Canvas, but after contacting the examiner of the course it was solved in a good way. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">On the link below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about this exam period, as well as instructions for how you easily can scan any hand-written pages (calculations etc.) using your phone. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/News/Pages/question-answers-exam-from-home.aspx" title="Link to Frequently asked questions regarding distance examination"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Frequently asked questions regarding distance examination</a><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Please note that students that have neither been registered on the course in this study period nor have registered for the exam on the course, cannot write the exam. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Study period 4 starts as planned on Monday 23 March. We are preparing for distance-based teaching and examination or in smaller groups at campus. We might have to make changes to course syllabi, for example regarding the forms of teaching and examination. </span><span style="background-color:initial">A lot of the teaching materials we already use are already available in digital form and will constitute the basis for the distance-based teaching. Teaching might also be conducted in the form of live-streams. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Having said that, I would like to wish the ones of you who will write an exam this week best of luck! </span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Kind regards, Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson </div> <div>Vice President of Education and Life-long learning</div>Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Exams-written-from-home-corona.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Exams-written-from-home-corona.aspxAll written exams will be done from home<p><b>Due to the extraordinary situation caused by the very high risk of the covid-19 infection spreading in Sweden, Chalmers’ President has decided that all written exams for study period 3 will be carried out from home*. ​Frequently asked questions regarding distance examination​ ​</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">If the examiner of the course does not announce something else, the exam paper will be published in the course room on Canvas at the start of the ordinary exam time. The written exam should be handed in through Canvas at the latest 10 minutes past the end of the exam time. Students with a decision of prolonged examination time should contact the examiner in advance. If it is not possible to hand-in the exam through Canvas, it should be sent to the examiner by e-mail as soon as possible.</span><div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div><ul><li>The exam is to be carried out individually, ie., collaboration is not allowed. Due to the current circumstances, all examination aids are allowed regardless of what is written on the exam. Control for plagiarism will be carried out. For information, the exam cannot be written anonymously. </li> <li>Students without access to the current year course room in Canvas for the course in question should immediately contact the examiner and state their student e-mail address and that they want to be added to the course room.</li> <li>Text answers on the exam should be written in a text document. Calculations etc. may be written on paper and subsequently be photographed or scanned. The examiner decides and lets the student know how and in which formats answers should be written and handed in for each question/problem. This will be stated on the exam or separately in Canvas.</li> <li>The examiner, or a teacher appointed by the examiner, will be available on phone throughout the exam time.</li></ul></div> <div>During this period, other examining activities and teaching etc. will be carried out as planned, unless otherwise noticed. Information on the upcoming study period will be sent out at a later time. </div> <div>We of course understand that changes such as these can cause worry, doubt and questions. It is likely that there will be problems in relation to such extensive change, so we all need to do our best to carry this out in a satisfactory manner.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>If you have questions, please contact:</div> <div><ul><li>Students contact the course examiner</li> <li>Examiners contact the vice head of department</li> <li>Vice heads of department contact a dean of education</li> <li>Heads of programme contact their dean of education</li></ul></div> <div>*Students who do not have a computer can write the exam in any of Chalmers’ computer labs</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Kind regards,</div> <div>Vice President Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson and the Executive Committee of Education</div> <div><br /></div> </div>Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Feelgood-new-student-health-care.aspxhttps://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/News/Pages/Feelgood-new-student-health-care.aspx​Feelgood new student health care from March 1<p><b>​Chalmers changes student health care to Feelgood from March 1​</b></p><br /><div><span style="background-color:initial">Everyone studying at Chalmers has the opportunity to turn to student health care if needed and from March 1, Feelgood is your student health care.</span><br /></div> <div>You can contact Feelgood if you experience problems with study-related illness. As a complement to physical visits, there are also opportunities to have a web-based virtual visit to all care categories within Feelgood.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>For contact information, time booking and to read more about Feelgood visit the link below:</div> <div><a href="/en/studentlife/Pages/Medical-healthcare.aspx" target="_blank" title="Link to student health care, opens in a new tab"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Student health care​</a></div>Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100