Friday 10. September 2010

Autumn Term Activities

As with most other educational institutions, it gets busy at the University Centre in September. As the autumn term commences the halls fill up with students and teachers, and since the number of students has increased considerably every inch of the facility is used for studying and group work.

Coastal and Marine Management master's students are now 43, with 25 new students. The number of distance learning students has also increased with students studying in diverse fields at universities in Iceland. Twelve students are now beginning their studies via distance learning in psychology. This is the first time that this program is offered via distance learning and it is an experimental project that will only be offered in Ísafjörður by the University of Akureyri. Also for the first time on offer this autumn semester is a distance learning program in engineering, with three students who all graduated from the Preparatory Program for University Entrance at the University Centre in January.

In addition, a number of other distance learning students use the facilities at the University Centre. The largest of these are groups studying nursing, education and business. They all study at the University of Akureyri but attend classes via video conference at the University Centre. There are also a few dozen distance learning students studying at different universities in Iceland without physically attending classes at the University Centre. This autumn it is pleasant to see that these students are seen more at the University Centre using its facilities for studying and group work.

This autumn the University Centre again provides Reykjavík University with all teaching for distance learning on the first term in the RU Preparatory Program for University Entrance.

September is a busy time at the University Centre.
September is a busy time at the University Centre.