The table below lists some important functions of members of staff, but for a complete list as well as contact details, refer to the following webpage:
|Head of Department (prefekt), IKK||Håkan Ulfgard|
|Head of English (studierektor)||Wolfgang Schmidt|
|Student Advisor||Birgitta Lönning|
|English 1 Course Tutor||Jenny Malmqvist|
|English 1 part-time Course Tutor||Emile Farmer|
|English 2 Course Tutor||Jenny Malmqvist|
|English 3 Course Tutor||Nigel Musk|
|English 4 Course Tutor||Jenny Malmqvist|
|Teachers' Programme 1-60 Course Tutor||Lars Liljegren|
|Teachers' Programme 61-90 Course Tutor||Nigel Musk|
|International Business English Course Tutor||
|Academic English for Exchange Students Course Tutor||
Applying to Study English
Single-Subject Courses (Fristående kurser)
Find out which course(s) suit you and your needs by reading through the descriptions of single-subject courses.
Application forms and further information about the application process are available via the following link:
Late applicants (sökande) should check for course vacancies via the following link:
Teaching Programme (Lärarprogrammet)
Students wishing to train to teach English can find further information and application forms on the Teaching Programme Homepage available via the following link:
Courses for Foreign Students
At present we offer two single-subject courses in English:
- English Literature & Cultural Studies (foundation course) 15 credits
- English Studies (continuation course) 22.5 credits
To find out more details about these courses, foreign students should refer to the list of single-subject courses offered in English available via the following link:
All students must register for each term of study at Linköping University. To guarantee your place on the course, it is essential that you appear in person at the timetabled course registration (upprop) or that you contact our student counsellor beforehand:
Those who are present will then be registered by our administrator. Late registration is done via the Student Service Desk in Zenit. If you already have a student email account (see Email below) you may alternatively register via the Student Portal.
Student Union Fee (Kåravgift)
Since 1 July 2010, there is no compulsory Student Union Fee (Kåravgift). However, the Student Unions still work for students, from improving the quality of your education, organizing social events, administrating the student discount card (Mecenatkortet), to giving you support in various student-related matters.
Finding Your Way Around
Although we try to book rooms in and around the Key Building as much as possible, you will probably have to acquaint yourself with different buildings around the Valla Campus during your time with us. Via the following link you find maps of the Campus as well as the classrooms and lecture theatres both in the Key Building and the other Campus buildings.
Student Services (Centrala studerandeexpeditionen)
For a range of services aimed at current and prospective students, such as the Student Service Desk and the International Student Reception Service, see the Division’s homepage:
Every student registered at Linköping University must activate a LiU ID (a centralised university user identity) the day after registration. In order to do so, go along to a Student Service Desk in Zenit. Your ID and password (lösenord) will grant you access to your email account and the Student Portal.
Every student registered at Linköping University must have regular access to a personal email account (see LiU ID above). Information about timetable changes, exam results, etc. will be sent by email and is assumed to have been read by all registered students.
To access various university services, e.g. computer labs, library services and the Campus bus, you will need to obtain a LiU card from the Student Service Desk in Zenit. This can be done the day after registration.
Homepage for New Students
General and practical information for prospective or new students about studying at Linköping University can be found via the following websites:
Student Advisor (Studievägledare)
If you need guidance about your studies, contact our student advisor:
Discontinuing Your Studies (Avbrott i studier)
If for some reason you discontinue your studies, you must notify the department administrator immediately:
Course Literature & Compendiums
Books have been ordered through Bokakademin in Kårallen (the Student Union).
Course compendiums are to be bought from from LiU Tryck, at “Snabbkopieringen” in the C Building (entrance 18).
The University Library
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library (HumSam-biblioteket) is situated in the D Building opposite the main entrance to the Key Building. Many books and journals as well as several library services are also available on-line via the University Library Homepage.
Some courses or course modules are examined through traditional written exams, some through oral exams and some require you to hand in written take-home exams or other written assignments. In some cases there may even be a combination of these.
Students are guaranteed two opportunities to sit an exam each term. For courses which are not offered each term, there will be three opportunities per year. There are usually four opportunities, however, for courses offered in both the autumn and spring terms.
Below you can find some of the most important information concerning exams.
Signing up for Exams (Anmälan till tentamen)
To enter for an exam (10 working days beforehand), you must sign up via the Student Portal, using your LiU ID and password (see LiU ID above). To ensure easy web access, you can find computers for this purpose in the following places: the Key Building, the C and D Buildings, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (in the D Building) Zenit and Origo.
N.B. Only students who have signed up for an exam have the right to sit it. If for some reason you cannot sit an exam, you must withdraw your entry as soon as possible (via the Student Portal). This is very important because the Department has to pay for every student who signs up and does not withdraw 10 days before the exam.
Examination Halls (Tentamenslokaler)
When you have signed up for an exam, three days beforehand, you will be informed automatically by email about where to sit the exam. You can also access this information via the exam search engine:
Rules and Regulations
There is free seating in the places allocated for your exam. Only candidates who have signed up and are present at the start of the exam are guaranteed a place. Any candidate arriving later than 30 minutes after the start of the exam loses the right to sit it. Neither may candidates sitting the exam leave the examination hall until the first 50 minutes have passed. No candidates may leave the examination hall without handing in an exam paper with their name. This includes those handing in so-called blank exams.
N.B. All examination candidates must produce a valid LiU Card as proof of identity.
The normal exam-marking period is 10 working days (15 in cases of an unusually heavy marking workload). The date for posting results is usually given on the exam paper. When your result has been entered into Ladok, you will automatically receive notification by email within 24 hours.
Marked exam papers may be collected from Margareta Clarke in the English cube during normal office hours. Alternatively, exams can be returned by post, provided that you hand in a stamped self-addressed envelope to the invigilator (skrivvakten) when you sit the exam. Marked exam papers will be made available for one year after having sat the exam.
In the academic world, one of the most serious offences (brott) is to pass off someone else’s work as your own. This is called plagiarism (plagiat). At the beginning of the term, you will be required to sign a contract giving your word not to commit any form of plagiarism. As a matter of course, you will also be required to send all hand-in written assignments, take-home exams and essays electronically via Urkund to be checked for plagiarism.
N.B. Any students caught plagiarising will be reported without fail to the university disciplinary board and risk being suspended from their studies (avstängning) for up to 6 months.
Course Evaluations (Kursutvärderingar)
At the end of a course, all registered students will be sent an automatic email asking them to fill in an online course evaluation. This will then be followed up in a timetabled evaluation, which provides an important forum between students and teachers for discussing ways in which to develop and improve the course. You can also access the results of previous course evaluations via the KURT webpage.
Additional and often more detailed information in Swedish can be found in the online Studieadministrativa handboken. You can either use the search engine or refer to the alphabetical list of subjects under “Filosofiska fakulteten”.
Last updated: 2012-12-20