Orientation Week Cognitive Science BA 2024

Welcome to Cognitive Science

Here you will find all you need to know about your orientation week

Welcome to Cognitive Science!

Dear new students,

Welcome to your new degree programme! On this page, you will find the most important information about starting your studies. Your introduction week will take place in week 35, but, in many ways, the whole of your first academic year will be a transition to being a university student.

Your introduction week is organised by your student advisers, who are older fellow students on your degree programme. On the right-hand side of this page, you will find your student advisors’ contact information. You are always welcome to contact them if you have any questions about your introduction week. 

The programme for your introduction week can be found in the welcome leaflet on this page. Your student advisors have also included a lot of other practical information for you in this leaflet, so it's important to read it through.

On this page, you will also find a lot of other relevant information, including information about the IT systems and the commencement of studies exam. If you have any questions, please ask your student advisors or write to studiestart.arts@au.dk.

We look forward to seeing you at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University.

Commencement of studies exam

On all Bachelor’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Arts, a commencement of studies exam is held before the end of September in the first semester of the programme.

On the Cognitive Science programme the exam is linked with the course called Cognition and Communication. The exam times and other regulations such as the exam description and form of examination as well as the date for the first and second attempts will be announced in the course plan on Brightspace.

It is important that you are well informed about the commencement of studies exam. During the introduction week your student counsellor can tell you more about the commencement of studies exam on your degree programme.

Teaching, timetables and study techniques

Teaching and curriculum
You're probably excited to get started with your new study program. In the welcome booklet, your lecturers have written briefly about your first semester, and on the e-learning platform Brightspace you soon will receive more information about the curriculum lists from your lecturers. You will hear more about this during the introduction week and at the start of the semester.

If you want to know what your schedule for the upcoming semester looks like, you can log in to mitstudie.au.dk. However, please note that the schedule is often not available on mitstudie.au.dk until shortly before the start of the semester.

Help with study techniques
For many, studying at university can be different from what they are used to from, for example, high school. The University has therefore developed a number of initiatives to help you get started as a university student. On AU Studypedia, for example, you can find lots of good advice on study habits, assignment formalities, study groups, etc

Zero tolerance

At AU, we place a high priority on treating each other with decency and respect, and we have zero tolerance for any form of harassment, bullying, violence or discrimination. No one should have to experience this - not during the welcome week neither. 

If you experience any kind of this behaviour, please be aware of the different places where you can find help and counselling. Learn more at our Zero tolerance webpage. 

Do you have special needs for help or support?

At the office for Special Educational Support (SPS), you can get information and guidance, if you have any special needs for aid during your studies. Needs of support or aid may be due to:

  • Reading-/writing-/calculation difficulties
  • Mental disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mobility disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments

Important: You are welcome to contact SPS even if you have not yet started your degree programme – also if you are not sure whether you qualify for aid or not.

To learn more about SPS visit their webpage: https://studerende.au.dk/en/csu/

Your local student counsellor can also tell you more. Find your student counsellor here.