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1 Instruction meeting Welcome to the Faculty of Arts! Radboud University Nijmegen 29 January 2015 International Office Faculty of Arts

2 International Officers, Faculty of Arts STIP = Student Information Point Elly van der Borgh Policy advisor E 7.26A Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Maaike van Gerven Student mobility coordinator E 7.26 Monday to Friday Secretaries: Wies de Beijer, Myrthe Huijts & Ria van Ansem E 7.01 Monday to Friday

3 Practical information - Website Faculty of Arts - Academic Calendar Faculty of Arts - List of exchange coordinators - Schedule Programme - Learning Agreement and Change FormLearning Agreement and Change Form - Ordering ReadersOrdering Readers - Health care in the Netherlands Health care in the Netherlands - The use of WIFI at Radboud University NijmegenThe use of WIFI at Radboud University Nijmegen - Printing at Radboud University (Péage)Printing at Radboud University (Péage) - Consultation hoursConsultation hours - Power Point presentation

4 Departmental coordinator vs. STIP Departmental coordinator: Name of your departmental coordinator on your letter of acceptance Learning Agreement See list ‘departmental coordinators’ -Núria Domínguez would like to see her students today at 1 pm: E4.12 STIP: Registration for courses Transcript of Records (at the end of your stay) (only in Dutch)http://www.ru.nl/stip/

5 Learning Agreement Possible remarks: Two courses at the Faculty of Arts Level of English B2 (for courses at dept. of English/American Studies: C1) MA courses Not enough background knowledge Signatures: -Have your non-Erasmus LA signed by your home coordinators, your departmental coordinator and the faculty coordinator (Maaike van Gerven). -Have your Erasmus LA signed by the responsible person in the sending and the receiving institution (departmental coordinator). Copies of the LA to: 1. International Office, 2. faculty IO, 3. your home university Change Form/During the Mobility part: also signed by you, responsible person in the sending and the receiving institution (departmental coordinator) and in case of a CF also the faculty coordinator (Maaike van Gerven).

6 How to build your personal schedule: movie

7 How to build your personal schedule: highlights Highlights: 1.Go to: 2.Login code & password or ‘guest access’; 3.Click on ’Add timetable’, ‘2014/2015’, ‘course’; 4.Fill out the right course code (check in the ECTS guide: 5.'Add timetables' and close the window. Repeat these steps until you have selected all your courses. Export your schedule as a PDF and use this schedule as a starting point to register for courses.

8 Register for courses Check your Learning Agreement and schedule to see which courses you are going to take. Registration for courses via STIP (E7.01/E7.02): -You need to have a student number -Bring your Learning Agreement -Fill out the form ‘register for courses 2014/2015’ -As soon as possible -Go to class even if you are not registered Via OSIRIS your can check for which courses you are registered. Remember to fill out a Change Form/During the Mobility page if courses on your Learning Agreement do not match with your actual registration. Courses at other faculties? Contact faculty International Office.

9 OSIRIS & Blackboard OSIRIS is our student information system: -Log in with student number (without –s) and password. If you are registered for a course in OSIRIS, you will receive a confirmation via . The course will be shown in Blackboard the next day. If you are registered for a course in OSIRIS, you are automatically enrolled for the exam (but not for the resit!). Via OSIRIS you can check your grades. Information about your courses (assignments, notes of the professor) can be found on Blackboard: https://blackboard.ru.nl.https://blackboard.ru.nl -Log in with student number and password. You can also log in via the Student Portal to get acces to OSIRIS and Blackboard: https://portal.ru.nl/home.https://portal.ru.nl/home

10 MMS (Multi Media Study Centre) Where? Erasmusbuilding, first floor, on top of “Refter”. Opening Hours: vary from central computer room to smaller rooms, but from 9 am till 7 pm on Monday to Thursday, Friday 9 am until 5 pm. (See website for more info).  With your student number, you will be given a personal account.  Don’t have your student number yet? Go to the help desk for a day account.

11 Questions? Problems with logging in in OSIRIS?  Student Information Desk, Comeniuslaan 4 Problems with registration for courses?  Student Information Point, Erasmusbuiling 7.01/7.02 Questions about your courses?  (Departmental) coordinator Other questions?  International Office Faculty of Arts, Erasmusbuilding 7.26  Sign up for consultation hours this Friday/Monday/Tuesday/Thursday on the list

12 Information about the educational system in Nijmegen What do we offer? Personal approach in teaching Small groups Intensive, challenging and reflective education Teachers are easily approachable What do we ask from you? A committed, systematic and active study approach is crucial for the timely and successful completion of your studies Participate actively Buy the required books Avoid plagiarism: (student manual)http://www.ru.nl/facultyofarts/education/plagiarism/

13 Having problems? Student advisors -Problems with courses/teachers -Time management -Personal issues Students with special needs -Requests for alternative test arrangements for students with special needs via student advisor (departmental). -Student counsellor (central level) will draw up counseling agreement.

14 Language courses for exchange students Info on: “Social Dutch” I and II (start in February 2015): Mondays and Wednesday evenings 12 classes of 1.5 hours, runs for 6 weeks (2-3 hours workload a week) Focusing on basic level of Dutch and cultural aspects of the Netherlands € 139,- (= incl. 50% reduction) Evening courses Dutch (start on 3 March 2015) Tuesday and Thursday evenings 14 weeks, 2 classes a week (10-12 hours workload a week) Different levels: from A2 to level B2 (CEFR). Only for advanced students of Dutch (>A2) Free of charge Questions: :

15 “Get in touch with the Dutch” A Dutch buddy can: Show you the city of Nijmegen Inform you about student life in Nijmegen Help you to find the right person Help you to sign up for courses Be your first Dutch friend? Welcoming lunch: For you and your Dutch buddy Thursday 26 February 2014 (Sports Café) pm Confirm your participation to: mentioning your name, home university an dietary wishes before 20 February (RIS: https://www.facebook.com/RadboudInternationalStudents)https://www.facebook.com/RadboudInternationalStudents

16 Workshop “the Intercultural Experience” Date:Thursday 12 February 2015 Time: pm Location: Erasmusbuilding E2.66 Not a lecture, but an experience…

17 Share your experience! Share your blog (vlog, website, social media page) with us and other international students planning to come to Nijmegen We will communicate it on our website. “Tips and Tricks from Lindsey Miller” Video contest 2015 Send in a video (max. 2 minutes) of your personal experience with Dutch Culture and/or the “culture shock” to before 1 May The best video wins a Radboud hoody!

18 Important tips Do not panic! There is always someone to help you out Enjoy your stay Keep an open mind Meet people Do not miss any classes Do not hesitate to ask advice from your professor, your coordinator or us. We are here to help you!


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