Support for learning, student life and physical frameworks – University of Copenhagen

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Support for learning, student life and physical frameworks

The Faculty of Social Sciences has in place a number of measures to support student learning, student life and the students’ physical surroundings. The key elements of this work are described below.

Course evaluations

The faculty’s teaching activities are evaluated on a regular basis. The primary purpose of the evaluations is to ensure that lecturers, study boards and management possess knowledge about the outcomes of the elements of the study programmes that can be used to continuously improve the teaching and guarantee students the best possible conditions for learning and completing their studies. In order to provide the public with insight into evaluations and quality enhancement in the faculty, each course publishes a course evaluation report. Read more here.

Administrative support unit: The Study and Examinations Office.

Teaching-environment evaluations

The University management conducts teaching-environment evaluations every three years. Read more about the University of Copenhagen’s teaching-environment evaluations here. Administrative support unit: The Study and Examinations Office.

Library

The Faculty of Social Sciences has two libraries The Faculty Library at Gothersgade 140 and the Centre for Health and Society Study Library in Building 4 at the Centre for Health and Society.

Staff at the faculty library are specialists in information retrieval, and can offer advice regarding search strategies for texts on anthropology, political science, sociology, psychology and economics. It houses more than 300 reading spaces, e.g. quiet zones, meeting spaces, IT-free zones and lounge areas.

The Centre for Health and Society Study Library has three quiet reading rooms and a newspaper lounge with sofas, where talking is permitted. The information and semester collections are staffed by information specialists, who are on hand to provide advice.

Administrative support unit: The Social Sciences Library.

Study areas, thesis-writing workstations and group rooms

The Centre for Health and Society houses a variety of specialised types of places for different study activities:

  • thesis-writing workstations
  • reading places
  • computer places
  • group rooms.

Read more about them under “facilities” on the programme pages on KUnet (requires login).

Administrative unit: Room Administration.

Student-organised initiatives

Student-led initiatives concerning the study environment include various cafés, entertainment committees and study councils. The students have also set up the Social Sciences Council, which is a unifying body for all of the departments’ study councils. Diagram of student involvement in the faculty (in Danish).

Administrative support unit: The Study and Examinations Office.

Rooms for student-led activities

The faculty makes rooms available for academic and social events, e.g. “regional” rooms, cafés, rooms for societies, etc. The students also have the option of holding social events, parties, etc. in the café at the Centre for Health and Society (“Kommunen”). Contact Campus Service City if you need a venue for a student-led activity.

Administrative unit: Room Administration

Study-start programme

The faculty has in place a procedure for the study-start programme that is designed to enhance student life. Administrative support unit: The Study and Examinations Office.

International study environment

The faculty has in place a procedure for ensuring an international study environment. Read more about it here.

Administrative support unit: The Study and Examinations Office

Responsibility

The faculty management has overall responsibility for supporting student learning, student life and the physical environment.