Monthly Archives: September 2017

Student marshals


Årshögtiden 21 October 2017

Årshögtiden is comparable to the Nobel Prize Award. This year the HM King of Sweden will be present.

At Årshögtiden student marshals are participating. Student marshals hold flags, hand out programmes and help the guests find their way at the ceremony in Aula Nordica at 5 p.m. They hand out programmes at the lectures on Saturday midmorning.

As a thanking gesture the student marshals are invited to the evening banquet in Universum after the ceremony, with a three-course menu and dancing to Renhornen.

Dress code at the ceremony and banquet: White tie and tails and white waistcoat for men and evening gown for women. Student’s cap, white gloves and union ribbon must be worn.

Information and registration registration is open until 20 September.

Order your backpack now!


Now is your chance to order a Haglöfs Corker backpack with the logo of the Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union! Maybe you’ve just started uni and is in desperate need of a sturdy backpack to carry the heavy anatomy book in or perhaps you’ve been standing in line previous semesters just to see the last backpack being sold right before your eyes? Maybe you are a student of the Umeå university Medical Faculty but located at another campus and want to order a backpack to collect from the office in Umeå before summer? Whatever the reason – now is your time!


Go here to place an order. The backpacks are available in large and medium, and a variety of colours. You save about 30% of the recommended retail price.

Once you’ve placed your order, which is binding, you will recieve an e-invoice to the e-mail provided in the form. This e-invoice has to be paid for you to be able to pick up your backpack from the Student Union Office at Villan. Estimated delivery to Villan is 2 weeks after the last order has been placed.

Both the form and e-invoice are in Swedish and if you need help with your order or with the payment, please contact our offices.

Last day to place an order is Sptember 30th!

Please contact if you have any questions about the backpacks or the e-invoice.

Health on Campus


As part of an effort to improve health and wellness at Umeå University, the School of Sport Sciences has taken the initiative to wake up in the slumbering Student Sports Day.

Wednesday, September 13 is therefore filled with activities on and around the campus. All students and employees are welcome to attend. Drop-in is applied to all activities and of course it’s free of charge!

For full schedule visit

Please note that employees attendance during working hours should be approved by your manager/head of your institution.

All lectures are held in Swedish. Lars Jonasson’s Effects of physical exercise on brain health in older adults at 1 pm in the Humanities building can be held in English on demand.