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Graduate School Summer Platform

- an online preparatory course for incoming programme students

In preparation for the incoming students, we offer an online Summer Platform during the months of July and August to facilitate the transition to to your studies in Lund. Participation in this course is completely voluntarily, though we strongly encourage you to participate. It is the third time we are offering this possbility, and based on the positive feedback from the previous years’ experiences, we hope that you will find this a helpful and fun way to get started with your studies in Global Studies, Development Studies or Social Studies of Gender.

Why a platform?

The purpose of this summer platform is to help you in your transition to you master’s studies in Lund, whether you are coming from far away or from around the corner. This online platform also gives you the possibility to get an insight into the theme of your future Master’s program, get caught up on your academic writing knowledge, and of course to discuss various topics with both your classmates and  2nd year student mentors. It includes a section with introductory readings selected by your programme directors, a section on academic writing including a self-assessment quiz, and a section focusing on more social and practial aspects about living in Lund.

Some practicalities

This platform will take place from July 1 through to the Program Introduction on August 26th. It will be held online on the platform called LiveatLund, the same platform where your future courses will be held. There is no fixed schedule though there will be activities and discussions planned around certain periods. It will be run by 2nd year student mentors who are also in your programme, and have been selected based on their merits, previous experiences, and motivation. While this is a voluntary opportunity, we believe this will be a useful and fun way to ease into your program this autumn.

How do I participate?

If you would like to participate in this opportunity, we ask you to fill out the following form by July 8th:

Gamla Kirurgen maj


We look forward to meeting you online!

The student mentors, programme directors and Graduate School staff




Important dates 2017-2018

August 15: Arrival Day 

August 18: Meet your Coordinator Day

August 25, 10 a.m.: Program Introduction (mandatory)

August 28: Course Start (profile course- mandatory)

TBA: Information meeting 3rd semester

TBA: Autumn Potluck

October 30: Course start (methods course)

November 1- 25: Application period for exchange studies

TBA: Soup Lunch

TBA: Lucia Fika

December 22-January 6, 2018: Winter Break

Jan 16: Course start (profile course)

March 20: Course start (theory of science)

April 25: Course start (methods course)

June 4: Last day of term

Summer Platform Student Mentors 2016

Development Studies

  • Emmanouil Zerai, recent graduate Development studies, major education
  • Kristina Kveselyte, recent graduate Development studies, major sociology

Global Studies

  • Selin Altindis, 2nd year Global Studies student, major sociology
  • Onur Kilic, 2nd year Global Studies student, major political science

Social Studies of Gender

  • Wai Ling Mak, 2nd year Social Studies of Gender, major sociology
  • Olena Romaniuk, recent graduate Social Studies of Gender, major sociology



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