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Newsflash No. 1 - September 16, 2015


News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences


  • LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!
  • Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students
  • Guest lecture by Sheba Saeed, Visiting Researcher from Burmingham, Sep 24th 3 pm, R240
  • Autumn Potluck, Sep 24th, 17-19, Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen
  • Application for exchange studies now open!
  • Reminder to read Student Handbook and complete Student Handbook Quiz
  • SASNET (Swedish South Asian Studies Network): Fika Without Borders, 1 October, 17-19
  • Glocal Development Talks, 20-23 September, Lund
  • Social Science Faculty Library (SamBib) launches instructional films on their website


External news/events


  • Events from International Desk
  • Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) Lecture: Silence & Conspiracy – Syrian media & the refugee crisis, 16 September
  • Pluto Pizza Party/Kick-off, 16 September
  • Color Run, Lund, 19 September
  • VästerGympa – free outdoor circuit training
  • Language Café at International English School
  • Kultunatten at LU Sep 19



News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences


*** LAST CALL: Programme Registration Forms!

Most new Graduate School students have already completed the Programme Registration Form in the packet that was handed out at the Programme Introduction Day and later made available at the Student Reception, but there are still a few students who still have not done this. If you have not picked up an information packet from the Student Reception, please do so as soon as possible. Inside you will find a registration form that must be completed and returned to the student receptionist on duty.


Students who do not complete a registration form will not be registered to the programme.  

Turn in your registration sheet no later than Friday, September 26th. The Student Reception is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 – 13.


*** Registration Update for Conditionally Admitted Students

New students who are conditionally admitted to the programme must submit official proof of completion of undergraduate studies or they will not be registered to courses or programmes. If you are not sure if you are conditionally admitted, check your Notification of Admissions Results on Conditionally admitted students who have not submitted proof of completion of the undergraduate degree must turn this in to Milan Burke as soon as possible. Contact milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se to arrange a time to drop off your documents.

The Admissions Department is currently reviewing documents from students who have already turned in diplomas and/or transcripts to Graduate School. At this time we are waiting for approval from the Admissions Department before Graduate School is able to register you for the first course and/or the programme. They are reviewing degree documents from the entire university’s conditionally admitted students, so this process can take time. Unfortunately the Admissions Department is unable to provide us with an estimate of how long this will take, but Graduate School will register you as soon as it is possible for us to do so.

Swedish degree students who are waiting for the degree to be issued: If you have already turned in a copy of your transcript, then Graduate School is waiting for the Admissions Department to issue an exemption that will allow you to be registered for the first course. Once the Admissions Department approves this exemption, Graduate School will register you for the first course.
Once you receive your degree, email milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se with your personal number and you will be registered for the programme.

International Degree students: If you have already turned in your diploma and transcript, then Graduate School is awaiting approval from the Admissions Department to register you for both the course and the programme. Graduate School will contact you when your degree documents are ready for pick up.

For questions regarding registration, please contact milan [dot] burke [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.

***Guest lecture by Sheba Saeed, Visiting Researcher from Burmingham, Sep 24th 15-16, R240


Dr. Sheba Saeed will be presenting some of her research on begging in the UK, Denmark and Sweden at a seminar for Graduate School students. More information as well as a sign-up will be sent out to you in the coming days. This will be followed by the potluck.


***Autumn Potluck, Sep 24th, 17-19, Student Lounge, Gamla Kirurgen


Graduate School will hold its annual potluck for both 1st and 2nd year students. We invite you to bring a dish to share- it can be from your home country or any other dish that you enjoy preparing and sharing. We will provide plates, plastic-ware, and drinks. If you would like to join, sign up here!


***Application for exchange studies now open!


If you want to apply for exchange studies for the autumn term of 2016, now is the time! The announcements in this application round are mostly university wide agreements such as North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Nordic countries. There will be another application round open in February for the Faculty Agreements (mostly within Europe and in Asia). If you need advice you are welcome to visit the Faculty International Coordinator, Katarina Follin, on Tuesdays 10-12 am. More information and a link to the application can be found here.


***Reminder to read Student Handbook and complete Student Handbook Quiz


It has been a while since you received the Student Handbook in paper form, and we hope you have had a chance to read through it! To test your knowledge, we have come up with a quiz that is available online. Some of you have already completed the quiz, but we are looking for one winner for each programme, and so far we are still missing a winner for one of the programmes. We will announce  the winners of  ´the autumn potluck. To access the handbook, see here, and to access the quiz, see here. The last day to complete the quiz is September 20th. The winners will be announced at the potluck.

***SASNET (Swedish South Asian Studies Network): Fika Without Borders


The South Asian Student Association (SASA) at Lund University organizes its fifth 2015 Fika without borders seminar, this time focusing on The Maldives, on Thursday 1 October 2015,  from 17–19, at the the basement floor of  Lund University External Relations (ER) building, Stora Algatan 4, Lund. The Maldives seminar consists of two informal talks about the Maldives; one on climate change risks and tourism, and another on journalistic freedom in the country. The event is open for everyone, so join feel free to join  us for an  inspiring  talks, food and meeting new people.


Fika Without Borders South Asia events is a project started by SASA, in collaboration with SASNET, in which SASA organises  fika once every  month, with  focus on one of the eight South Asian countries. Upcoming events are  a Bangladesh seminar  slated for October 22nd, and an Afghanistan seminar on November 26th.

For contact, information and registration (optional) see:


***Glocal Development Talks, Sept 20-23rd


In September voices from South Asia will meet politicians, academics and organizations in Sweden for a four day conference on sustainable development, equality and development cooperation policy. Glocal Development Talks! is arranged by The Swallows India Bangladesh  on September 20th-23rd at the City Library and AF-borgen in Lund.


Glocal Development Talks! is an opportunity to meet representatives from grassroots organizations from South Asia and Latin America to hear about the positive effects of Swedish development cooperation. We will discuss the Swedish Policy for Global Development (PGU) and the new Sustainable Development Goals, feminist foreign policy and climate justice in relation to development assistance and human rights.


Glocal Development Talks! is arranged in collaboration with Future Earth, FIAN Sweden, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Solidarity Sweden-Latin America, Lund Municipality, Region Skåne and Klimatsamverkan Skåne.


More information including a programme can be found on their facebook group here.


*** Social Science Faculty Library (SamBib) launches instructional films on their website


This includes an introduction to the library, five films about searching methods, academic writing and references.


These English films correspond to the films in Swedish publishd last spring:


The films can be found on the library website as well as under the subject guides for the international programmes. 


The library staff hopes these can be useful!



External news/events

***Events from International Desk


Game Nights:Do you like playing board games or eating snacks? Join the International desk every Monday at Stora Algatan 4 from 17- 19:30! 21 September

Sign up for September 21st’s Game Night.


Swedish Lounge - Practise your Swedish Language skills and meet new friends!  22 September
More information and the link to register for Swedish lounge can be found here.


Like the International Desk at Lund University’s Facebook page   for the latest updates on their social events.


***Association of Student Affairs (UPF) lecture 16 September


Qias Fares: Silence & Conspiracy – Syrian media & the refugee crisis


UPF (Uterikespolitiska förening) Lecture -  Qias Fares  is an independent journalist  who fled from Syria 2011 after covering  the first pro-democracy protest in Syria. His lectures would be  on the current refugee crisis in Europe.  He will be sharing observations on how the pro Assad media outlet reports on the current situation in Syria!  


September 16th at 19:00, Eden Hörsal. More information on this event can be found here.


Free Guided Tour of Lund Cathedral- Enjoy the tour in English on Sunday, September 20th at 14:00! It is is organized by Multifaith Chaplaincy and is offered once every month.


***Pluto Pizza Party/ Kick off, 23 September

Come have fun with us and enjoy our pizza party on September 23rd from 19:00 – 22:00 at the Social Science Union! Don’t forget your Studentlund card and an ID. Sign up here.


***The Color Run, Lund 2015, 19 September

The color run is a 5 kilometre run that takes place all over Europe and will be taking place in Lund on September 19th. Thousands of runners - all starting in a white T-shirt - get covered in clouds of pigmented powder which color them from head to toe. Once the runner finishes, the fun continues at the "Color Festival", where more color powder is thrown in the air, making every runner look like a walking rainbow. The run starts at 9.00 am.


Find more information about the Color Run here.

***VästerGympa – free outdoor circuit training

VästerGympa is a free, community outdoor circuit training group. While exercising you have the chance to socialise with local Swedes/Swedish families and other international people living in Lund. In addition to English and Swedish, several other languages are also spoken within the group.  The event is between Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from  10:00-11:00am and night time on Wednesday 19:00-20:00pm. Meet up point: Coop Nära, Örnvägen 62 Lund.


Join the Facebook group.

***Language Café at International English School

Is your mother tongue Spanish, French or German?

Join our language cafés with schoolchildren ages 12-16, at the International English school. Enjoy a nice Swedish "fika" while chatting with Swedish teens in your mother tongue!

For information about date and time contact Ms. Sofie Dykes: Sofie [dot] dykes [dot] lund [at] engelska [dot] se  


***Kulturnatten in Lund, 19 Sep

Welcome to the annual Night of Culture in Lund! A day full of activities for both young and old, where Lund opens its doors to the public with music, experiments, shows, talks, and much, much more. More information can be found here:


Lund University has its own programme here: