Each board of studies fixes the dates on which semesters start and finish two years in advance, covering a teaching period of up to 14 weeks in each semester starting in late August/early September and late January/ early February respectively. Other periods can be arranged with the director of studies based on the specific needs of individual degree programmes.
As a general rule, there is no teaching in week 42 (mid-October), on the days between Christmas and New Year, and on the three days before Maundy Thursday. The director of studies may approve teaching in week 42 if this has been agreed unanimously by the teacher and students concerned.
The planning of the teaching periods are based on the following principles:
Find the specific dates for each semester at the portal for teachers at Arts.
As far as possible, regular meetings of:
should be arranged by departments by turns, with a view to ensuring that rooms are utilised in the best possible way.
The following special circumstances will be taken into account at the request of individual teachers and subject to the verification of the director of studies before the teaching is planned:
Room size is determined by:
Specialised rooms are used primarily for teaching students with special needs
As far as possible, the teaching will take place close to the department concerned.
There is no guarantee that classrooms will be available for group work in connection with planned teaching activities between sessions.
Please use the libraries and other facilities on campus.
When any changes are made in timetabled classes, the teacher must be informed in advance.
Every effort is made to ensure that courses are not changed after the first lesson, and that changes in general take place as rarely as possible (and preferably not at all) in terms of:
Teachers and students are encouraged to check their timetables regularly in order to minimise the risk of any misunderstandings.
Courses may be moved to a different room and/or a different time in connection with the following events:
Efforts will be made to plan and register these events in plenty of time so allowances can be made for them as far as possible when planning timetables for each semester (no later than 1 November for the spring semester and 1 May for the autumn semester).
If it becomes necessary to change a timetable part way through a course (e.g. due to participation in ad hoc meetings, compensatory lessons in case of illness, seminars, study trips or research conferences), please contact the teaching and examination administration office. They will help you to book a new room and make your previous room available for other users .
Here are the contact teams in the teaching and examination administration office (UVAEKA):