The university has a lot of titles and job descriptions and for this reason it might be somewhat difficult to navigate through the 'what is what', the 'whois who' and how they can assist you. This page provides you with an overview of the persons, whom you will most likely bump into during your period of study.
The programme coordinators are the ones responsible for your semester. The programme coordinator's job is to manage the semester by organizing, coordinating and evaluating the academic activities so that they cohere with the regulations and curriculum. If you have questions, proposals, problems, wishes or complaints regarding you current semester, you should contact the programme coordinator.
Read more about the function of the programme coordinator at Communication and Digital Media (only available in Danish).
Lecturers or teachers are most frequently employed at the university as scholars or scientists. They spend approximately half their time lecturing and half their time conducting research. For this reason they have an extensive knowledge within their field which you will be able to make great use of. You can always ask a lecturer for advice on how to study a given subject further, to clarify a complicated theory that might have been hard to comprehend whilst reading it or finally if they have ideas of how to approach an issue that you find interesting.
In connection with your project work, you will be allotted a supervisor. Most frequently, supervisors are likewise employed at the university as researchers or scholars, however they may also be teaching assistants or part-time lecturers such as business representatives. The supervisors and programme coordinators collaborate in distributing the supervisors. To ensure the best possible match between the students and the supervisors, this allocation is based upon the project group's choice of subject as well as the academic qualifications and interests of the supervisor. Additionally, you have the opportunity of requesting a specific supervisor; although remember that all supervisors are there by their own choice and because they have a genuine interest in the work of the students.
Read more about supervising at Communication and Digital Media (only available in Danish)
The programme secretaries facilitate the educational aspect of Communication and Digital Media and constitute a crucial part in ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Among other things, the secretaries at Communication and Digital Media are responsible for receiving and distributing projects and exam planning as well as timetabling courses in collaboration with the programme coordinators. The programme secretaries have a thorough knowledge of the study program as well as the structure and administration of the university. They will therefore be able to assist you with answers to a lot of the questions that may arise during your course. The secretariat in Aalborg is open every day from 9.00-12.30 and the secretariat in Copenhagen is open every day from 10.00-13.00.
Every education at AAU is affiliated with a Study Board that governs one or several educations. Your Study Board is the Study Board for Communication and Digital Media. The Study Board approves the semester plan for the different study programmes and works out proposals for the regulations and curriculum. Furthermore, the Study Board gives statements regarding proposals for educational announcements as well as general rules of examination, grading and education. Moreover, the Study Board processes affairs of merit and cases of dispensation from the study regulations and curriculum.
Read more about the Study Board (only available in Danish).
Head of study board
The Study Board elects a chairman among the teachers in the Study Board.
See who is the head of the Study Board at Communication and Digital Media.
Study board secretariat
The Study Board secretariat manages the administration of merit, dispensation and other Study Board tasks. In collaboration with the Study Board, the programme management supervise the daily management of the study programme, which includes the distribution of the allocated resources, the overall organisation of lecturing and tests, planning of seminars for both teachers and students and much more.
Find the contact information for the Study Board secretariat.
school of communication, ARt and technology (CAT)
Communication and Digital Media belongs to the School of Communication, Art and Technology. A school at Aalborg University represents a cross-curricular association consisting of one or several Study Boards with academically related study programmes. The remaining study programmes under the CAT School is Music and Art & Technology.
Moodle is not a person, although it will very likely become your best friend during your period of study. Moodle is the online and internal communication and information system of the study programme in which you will nearly always be able to find the information needed. Moodle contains your course schedule, course information and news of what is going on here and now both inside and outside the university. For instance, this is also the place where course cancellations are announced. It is therefore important that you stay up to date with what is going on in Moodle and it is highly recommended that you from day one accustom yourself to checking Moodle daily. You will be introduced to the system and given access when you start your 1st semester.
The semester council is the students' political organ for the individual semester. Here, the students can discuss the academic issues of the semester. Every semester council elects a chairman and the programme coordinator of the specific semester initiates the formation of the semester council at the beginning of the semester.
Read more about Semester council at Communication and Digital Media (only available in Danish).
The Student council
The Student Council is a collective organ comprised of chairmen from all semester councils of the study programme. The purpose of The Student Council is to function collectively as a political and social council for all the students in the study programme. The Student Council is the students' mouthpiece in terms of academic and social issues. In this manner, the Student Council can supply the Study Board with information and knowledge. The work of The Student Council as well as the council itself remain a recurrent subject of the agenda at the meetings of the Study Board for Communication and Digital Media.
Read more about The Student Council for Communication and Digital Media (only available in Danish).
The Central Student Guidance Service guides students from all the study programmes at Aalborg University through matters such as admission, examination guidelines and study disengagement.
Visit The Central Student Guidance Service's web page (only available in Danish).
Additionally, Communication and Digital Media has its own decentralised student counselling. The decentralised student counsellors are students enrolled in study programmes under the Study Board for Communication and Digital Media who guide specifically in these programmes. The student counsellors are obliged by the duty of confidentiality. Should you have doubt in regards to your study programme or have questions related to its content, structure or the like, you can always contact your student counsellor.
Read more about the decentralised student counsellors at Communication and Digital Media.
AAU IT SERVICES
AAU IT Services assist with all types of IT related problems and solutions including Moodle, STADS, printing, copying and E-mail.
Visit AAU IT Services' web page.