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Lectures at the Academic Support Centre

On a number of occasions each semester, the Academic Support Centre offers lectures that all students at Lund University are welcome to attend. You will find information below about what lectures are being offered this semester, how you can register for them and what you can do to prepare yourself.

Students at a lecture. Photo: Kennet Ruona.
On a number of occasions each semester, the Academic Support Centre offers lectures that all students at Lund University are welcome to attend. Photo: Kennet Ruona.

Spring semester lectures 2023

During the spring semester 2023, the Academic Support Centre arranges a number of open lectures in both Swedish and English.

Our lectures address three different topics:

By each date you can see which language the lecture will be held in and whether it is on campus or digital.

Study skills

The lecture about study skills is aimed primarily at new students but might also suit more experienced students who feel a need to improve their study skills. During the lecture, you will learn about routines and planning, reading and note-taking strategies as well as how to use repetition to achieve good study results.

  • 25 January, 13:00–15:00 (in Swedish at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 1 February, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Campus Helsingborg)
  • 2 February, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 14 February, 13:00–14:00 (in English on Zoom)
  • 15 February, 13:00–14:00 (in Swedish on Zoom)

Effective reading strategies

The lecture about reading strategies looks at strategies that can help you to better understand and recall what you read. During the lecture you will also receive tips about note-taking strategies, and advice about how to handle long reading lists.

  • 8 February, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Campus Helsingborg)
  • 9 February, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 8 March, 13:00–16:00 (with workshop elements, in Swedish at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 21 March, 13:00–16:00 (with workshop elements, in Swedish at Genetikhuset, Lund)

Effective writing strategies

The lecture about writing strategies will give you a better understanding of the writing process. During the lecture you will also learn about strategies for generating text and for note-taking.

  • 28 February, 13:00–15:00 (in Swedish at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 7 March, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Genetikhuset, Lund)
  • 9 March, 13:00–15:00 (in English at Campus Helsingborg)
  • 15 March, 13:00–14:00 (in English on Zoom)
  • 16 March, 13:00–14:00 (in Swedish on Zoom)

How to register for a lecture

Some of the lectures are delivered on campus in Lund or Helsingborg, while others are given digitally. You will find information below about how to register for these.

The digital lectures do not require advance registration. 

In order to join the lecture, you must first log in to LU Zoom. Information on how to do this can be found in the University’s student guide to Canvas.

Log in to Zoom – instructions in Canvas student guide via education.lu.se

Log in using the link below in good time before the lecture starts.

Join the Academic Support Centre’s digital lectures – Zoom

You register for the lectures held in Genetikhuset in Lund or on Campus Helsingborg by sending an email to english [dot] support [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se. In the email, you need to state which lecture(s) you are registering for. A confirmation is sent to you after registration.

If you have not received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, we ask that you check that the registration email was sent to the correct address before sending a new registration.

Preparations and follow-up work

After you have booked a lecture, we recommend that you read through all the sections below in advance. In order for you to get as much as possible out of the lecture, it is important that you arrive well prepared.

One good way of preparing ahead of a lecture is to spend a while making a short inventory of the prior knowledge you have of the subject. It might also be wise to think about what you hope to get out of the lecture. 

Below are a few suggested questions that you can ask yourself ahead of a lecture. Choose to reflect upon the answers that you feel are relevant, and please write down your answers.

  • Why have I chosen to register for this particular lecture?
  • What expectations do I have of this lecture?
  • What do I hope to get out of the lecture?
  • What do I already know about the subject?
  • Where do I feel that my knowledge of the subject is lacking?
  • How do I think that increased knowledge of the subject might impact my studies and study results?

We recommend that you take notes during the lecture. We assimilate new information more efficiently when we activate several different senses in a learning situation. Seeing, listening and writing are a good combination that provides good conditions for assimilating the content in a way that benefits your learning. 

Below are a few suggestions of what to listen out for and make notes about during the lecture. Choose to reflect upon and answer the questions that you feel are relevant, and please write down your answers.

Content of the lecture

  • What is the central content of each part/slide in the lecture?
  • How might you summarise the content of each part without going into detail?
  • What central concepts and main message can you discern for each part of the lecture? 

As well as notes concerning the content of the lecture itself, you should also make notes about any reflections, thoughts and questions you may have that have been raised by the content.

Soon after the lecture, it is a good idea to take some time to process the material and your notes. 

Below are a few suggestions of activities you can undertake. Choose the activities that you feel are relevant to work with, and please write down your answers.

Return to the questions you asked yourself before the lecture

Go back to the questions and answers that you worked on ahead of the lecture. What reflections can you add, after having attended the lecture? Questions that might be relevant to reflect upon are:

  • Which of your expectations of the lecture were realised? Was there anything that you were expecting to be raised that was not mentioned? Can you look for that information elsewhere?
  • What knowledge do you think you gained during the lecture that you did not previously have?
  • How will you be able to use this knowledge in your studies? 

Go through your notes

Look through your notes about the content of the lecture. Write out and expand these as required. If you did not have time to write down any reflections or questions related to the content during the lecture, you can do that now while you are going through the notes.

Go through your questions

Look through the questions you have formulated; which of these can you answer on your own and which do you need to contact someone else in order to find answers? Here are a few suggestions of people you could contact to get answers to your questions:

  • Your course lecturer
  • A classmate
  • Academic Support Centre

You might also need to contact one of the University’s other support organisations:

Make a plan to contact those you believe will be able to answer your questions. 

  • Who are you going to contact? 
  • When are you going to contact them? 
  • How are you going to contact them?

University courses in academic writing

The University has flexible online courses in academic writing in both Swedish and English.

Special courses in English and Swedish

Contact information

For consultation: 
Book a consultation with the Academic Support Centre

Visiting address:
Genetikhuset, rooms 219–222
Sölvegatan 29B, Lund
Academic Support Centre on Google Maps

Campus Helsingborg
Universitetsplatsen 2, Helsingborg
Campus Helsingborg on Google Maps

english [dot] support [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se

Watch our videos about study skills in Canvas

Check out our pre-recorded lecture, with seven short videos about study skills.

Study skills with the Academic Support Centre in Canvas (requires login)