Learning resources and student support






To help students make progress with their studies and reduce drop-out rates from the study programmes, Student Counselling and Career Guidance offers counselling, both in person and via e-mail/telephone. Twice a year, all students who are behind with their studies are offered an interview and informed of the faculty’s other services. Students who fall 60 ECTS credits behind are invited to an interview.

The faculty also runs a number of courses and workshops for students (SPOTevents), focusing on study techniques, study planning, presentations and exams. Another theme is careers, with a focus on career readiness.

Every third year, the university conducts Teaching-environment Evaluations (UMV). This mapping of the teaching environment is managed at University level. The findings, which are processed by UCPH and the individual faculties, inform actions plans that focus on improving the faculty's physical, psychological and aesthetic teaching environments. Read more about the teaching-environment evaluations at University level.

At SCIENCE, the results are discussed by the steering committee for the Study Environment Initiative (see below), SLT, the teaching committee, the study boards, the Dialogue Forum, the faculty's health and safety committee and by SCIENCE Administration Forum and the heads of studies. The themes and priorities identified form the basis for ongoing work throughout the faculty. SCIENCE Study Administration is responsible for following up on the results and for ensuring that they are discussed in the relevant forums.

Each head of department is responsible for following up on the findings at programme level, including drawing up action plans and working with other departments involved in the study programmes. The work on UMVs therefore makes a tangible difference to the study environment at SCIENCE.

Strategic focus for an even better study environment
The Faculty has launched SCIENCE study environment initiative 2014-16 to achieve a significant improvement of the study environment, and the follow-up on the annual survey of well-being and satisfaction and the study environment evaluation is an integrated part of the study environment initiative The initiative represents the implementation of UCPH's study environment strategy 'Strategy for the study environment 2014-16 – Road to better learning' and SCIENCE's sub-strategy for education. The aim is to realise the goals set out in SCIENCE's sub-strategy and UCPH's study environment strategy, continuously developing and supporting a good and attractive study environment at SCIENCE.

The project is undertaken under the auspices of SCIENCE's management, and the dean has the overall responsibility for it. It is coordinated by a steering committee with two members (the faculty director and the associate dean for education), two student representatives (fin 2016 an additional student representative joined the steering committee to further strengthen student participation and influence bringing the total number of student representatives to three) and two department representatives. The associate dean for education is chairman, and secretariat services are provided by the SCIENCE Management Secretariat.

To document the results and provide an opportunity for knowledge sharing and inspiration across the Faculty, a report, summarising the main results in 2014/2015, has been prepared. A similar report will be produced for 2015/16. In addition, the leaflet 'Din uddannelse, dit studiemiljø' ('Your education, your study environment') has been provided to the students to inform them of the many improvements that have been made in the study environment, and of how they are able to influence their study environment.







SCIENCE strives to provide an international study environment. This manifests itself in the faculty’s English-language master’s programmes and the fact that international students account for about one-third of all master’s students. The international environment therefore plays an important role, and students are afforded the opportunity to engage in it – both within the faculty and by travelling abroad during the mobility windows described in the curricula.

SCIENCE Education is responsible for informing students about opportunities for study or internships abroad. The information is provided by various channels: subject-specific programme websites on KUnet, which provide advice for students, application forms and information about deadlines; SPOT events and applications workshops, which are held in Danish and English and international advice given under the auspices of Student Services.

The international study environment in SCIENCE is supported by the English-language programme websites and staff pages on KUnet, which offer readily accessible information and clear guidance on programme-related administrative matters for international students and lecturers. Most of the faculty’s master’s programmes are offered in English. It must be possible to take the whole programme in English, i.e. the teaching language is English, and all exams and teaching materials are in English.  The Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) is responsible for the quality assurance of English-language teaching and runs skills-development programmes for academic staff.