Biology Education Centre

Student pages

If you are already a student at IBG you will find information at these student pages. If you  are not a student at IBG and wish to have information about our programmes and course, visit the education pages.

Study counselling

Academic calendar and reexaminations

A – Z

Master programmes

You will  find programme specific information regarding degree projects, valedictory ceremony, programme content etc. on our master programme pages.

Student exchange

As a student at the Department for Biology Education you have great opportunities to go on an exchange to a large number of places in the world. Here we present a few different ways to go on an exchange. On these pages you find among other information what universities IBG has an exchange with, links to the faculty and university administered exchanges, and more.

If you've got any questions regarding exchange studies, please contact our exchange coordinator Eva Damm (eva.damm@ibg.uu.se).

Application information
Application form

Student service

Under Student service you can find everything you might need help with concerning your studies, such as study administration (application, admission and registration of courses etc.), getting back your examination papers, support and guidance, campus information, computer services, library information, rules, regulations and student rights.

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Influence your studies

You can influence your studies as a student in many ways. Student representatives are in accordance with the university guidelines present in all deciding and preparatory boards at the university. Many of the representatives are assigned by the student unions, but many are also appointed by the local student organisations BÄR and the X-section, some are appointed directly on courses.

As a part of the ongoing IBG quality work, all courses are evaluated by both students and teachers at the end of the course. The course evaluation is always completely anonymous and all students are expected to make an evaluation following the instructions from the course leader. The reason for having course evaluations is to improve the quality of our courses and your comments and suggestions are very important to us. By completing the course evaluation you contribute to ensuring the quality of the course. Written course evaluations are generally done at the end of the course. During a course, student representatives will speak for your course at specific meetings twice per course period. There may also be formative evaluations done by the teachers. Teachers will present the last evaluation at course start.

Learn more about our quality work and student influence

DiaNa - communication training

In all our programmes we conduct systematic communication training integrated in the courses. We provide the students with a good environment in order for them to develop their communication skills through out the entire education.

The purpose of the training is to gradually improve the students communication skills, and thus prepare them for future employment. Through several surveys the communication training have received positive feedback from the students throughout the years.

The communication training is conducted within DiaNa, which started in 2001. Exercises within DiaNa are today given in oral and written communication, as well as group interaction. All exercises contain recurrent feedback and self-evaluation. The exercises are supervised by the teachers responsible for each course. The teachers attend preparative courses in order to supervise as good as possible in each category. Besides the courses for supervisors, also networking events are organised for the teachers and each year a science conference is arranged where the students get the opportunity to do presentations in front of a large audience.

Communication training

Education in ethics

As an employed biologist, you will likely have to make ethical judgments. Therefore, we have introduced an ethics training in our educational programs. Just as with the communication training the ethics exercises provide a systematic, integrated and socially relevant ethics training. We cooperate with experts in ethics from among others CRB (Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala University) to ensure a high quality education. The ethical exercises are adapted to the course content and includes research, animal and environmental ethics, and ethical issues related to, for example, genetic engineering. A progression occurs during training and we use seminars, discussions, texts, debates and lectures. The focus is on discussion and reflection.

After each exercise, you fill in a self-evaluation in the Student Portal. The self-evaluation is saved together with texts and other files in your individual ethics portfolio. In the portfolio you document and reflect on the ethical elements in order to develop your own ethical awareness during the education.

Plagiarism and cheating

All scientific work is based upon the results of previous studies. It is necessary to refer to other studies in scientific texts in order to place new scientific work into a larger context and to relate the work to other studies. References are also used to define methods and concepts.

As a student, you need to inform yourself about what counts as plagiarism, familiarise yourself with how to refer and cite the work of others and follow the instructions given by your teacher. Different rules may apply for different courses in the same way as different rules apply for researchers when publishing in different journals, or in different areas of research.

More information about plagiarism and cheating

Handbooks

IBG provides a number of different handbooks important for you as a student. To the right you will find “Common sense for laboratory work" which explains rules and guidelines for working in the lab; information about the printing system at Uppsala University; "Presenting Science", which explain how to report scientific documents and presentations; information from IBG and Urkund about plagiarism plagiarism; and information about publications of degree projects in the Swedish university database, DIVA.

All these handbooks contain lots of useful information. Download them as PDF-files in the list to the right. Many of the handbooks are also available in printed format at our offices.

Research and postgraduate studies

Are you finished your undergraduate studies? Uppsala offers many research opportunities and postgraduate studies. All our programmes provide a good basis for further research. The teachers at the undergraduate level are active researchers and many of them are internationally recognized in their fields.

The Swedish term for the continued studies is “forskarutbildning”, meaning research education, and the general aim is to give the student knowledge and skills needed to carry on independent research in his/her scientific field. It should also provide the student with ability for a general scientific approach, for critical analysis and constructive discussions in various societal issues.

Read more on our pages for research and postgraduate studies

Party hall and lost and found

Book the party hall at EBC

The party hall in 18C at EBC can be book by BÄR and X for student parties and for disputation celebrations. Booking is done via the IBG och head of security at EBC by sending an e-mail with the request.

Lost and found

Found objects are stored at the course administrator at IBG in EBC and at the reception at BMC.