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One term programme in Bodø

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Orientation Week 2019

Important information

Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University. It is a great pleasure to welcome you as a student at Adventure Knowledge!

Information for international students

New at Nord 

 

Welcome committee
The welcome committee is an initiative at Nord University Bodø. The committee will ensure that you get the best possible start as a new student in Bodø.

First lecture

First module ENT102L (Experience of Nature) starts with a lecture Tuesday August 20th 08:30-14:00. Room 2447. 
Due to a waiting list you have to meet up the first lecture to secure admittance to the course even if you are already registered. 

 

Schedule

See schedule of module ENT102L Experience of Nature Autumn. Schedules of ENT104L and 105L not available yet so the semester-plan is tentative.

 

Participation

Lectures and excursion/fieldtrips are compulsory (20% absence is accepted on daytrips and lectures). Overnight trips (28th-30th August and 1th-4th October) are compulsory to pass the modules.

 

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Programme


Sunday August 11:

18:00   Pre-study barbeque at the University Backyard 

Monday August 12:

  • 10:00   Compulsory orientation meeting for all new international students at Nord University, Bodø.  
    View full programme here 
Wednesday August 14:

  • 11:00   Free pizza for new students in Pennalet 
Thursday August 15:

  • 08:00   Free breakfast for new students in the main canteen
Tuesday August 20:

  • 19:00   Rib boat trip. 

    Rib-boat-trip from open ocean conditions outside the harbour of Bodø through the passage between two fiord-systems (Saltenfjord/Skjerstadfjord) creating the “worlds strongest” maelstrom.

    Practical information:

    We will meet up at the Hurtigruta harbour. You can take the bus from the university (Route 1) to bus-stop Orestad park downtown and walk to the premises of the tour-provider Stella Polaris (see sign) close to the harbour-office connected to Hurtigruta harbour (ca. 15 min walk from the bus stop). 

    Clothing: Boots that survive some seaspray – other clothing/equipment will be provided by Stella Polaris.
Thursday August 22

Fieldtrips

Friday August 23

08:30-16:00 Geological field trip 

Geological field trip along the fiord-system Saltenfjord-Skjerstadfiord-Misværfjord

Meet up at the main entrance at the university 08:30.

 

Student-fieldwork mapping glacially formed features, demonstration of the local bedrocks and formation and deglaciation of the fiord-system.

Practical information

We will be out the whole day.  Bring enough clothes to stay warm and dry, and lunch/something to drink. A thermos for hot drinks is highly recommend for our outdoor-lunches, and also a seating pad.



Wednesday August 28 to Friday August 30

3 days round trip Bodø-Engabreen

Subjects

Keywords: Quaternary geology, glaciology, geotourism, archeology -  further specified in the guidebook. The tour will include a walk on the glacier Engabreen and into two caves: one coastal and one karst-cave.

Practical information

Accommodation: 2 nights at Furøy camping at Halsa in Meløy. We will stay in cabins, which are equipped with all needed kitchenware, bed linen and towels. 

Equipment for the tour on the glacier: 

Crampons, ice-axe etc. will be provided by the tour-operator Rock’s and river. It is also possible to use boots provided by them, but we strongly recommend you to invest in proper outdoor-boots. PLease note fact box about clothing.

Lunches: 

All lunches will be outdoor, so prepare and bring with you lunches, and something to drink, for all three days. We will do shopping in supermarkets in the evenings. 

Wednesday

We will drive towards Meløy municipality and end up at Furøy camping in the evening. We will have some stops on the route. Arrival at Furøy c. 7 p.m.

Thursday

Start: Meet up at the car park 09:00 (may be changed due to boat-trip)

A day on and at the glacier Engabreen. Take with you lunch and something to drink. Remember warm clothing and sunglasses (see textbox about clothing)!

Friday

Start: Meet up at the car park 09:00

On the way back to Bodø we will have some stops on different localities.

Arrival Bodø ca. 16:30.


Clothing

 

The coastal climate in Northern Norway is unpredictable. Temperatures varies between 6-20 C, in worst cases down to 3-4 C on the glacier. You have to expect precipitation and you will walk on uneven ground, incl. a glacier. 


We therefore recommend waterproof outdoor clothing and warm inner clothing (e.g. wool underwear and fleece or wool sweater). Mittens, a beanie, a daypack and sunglasses are required on a day-trip on the glacier. You also need ankle high light mountain boots that fits crampons. 


Thursday September 5 

09:00-16:00 Tourism based on “friluftsliv”.  Canoeing on lake Vatnvatnet as type-example.

Meet up 09:00 at Mørkvedhallen.

Teacher: Outi Lassila, e-mail: outi@albmi.no, tel: +47 466 26 253

 

Practical information

You need: notebook, pen/pencil, warm clothes as recommended on the glacier, extra set of dry clothes stored in waterproof plastic bag (just for safety), drinking cup box lunch, soft drink, sausages or hamburger to heat at open fire, sweets/chocolate. Take with you camera (stored waterproof), binoculars, and seating pad, if you have. 


Friday September 6

10:15-15:00 Geological field trip 

Geological field trip to the famous and beautiful beach Mjelle c. 20 km NE of Bodø town-centre. Both bedrocks and ongoing sedimentary process will be studied. 

Meet up 10:15 at the main entrance at the university or at Flatvold dormitory (by appointment).

 

Practical information

You will need warm, dry clothes, lunch and something to drink, pencil and a small notebook, a camera.


Friday September 13


12:30-15:30 Field trip to Bodøsjøen. 

Meet up in Bodøsjøen. Details will be given by the teacher.  

 

Subject

Mapping life in the tidal zone

Practical information

You will need warm, dry clothes, pencil and a small notebook, a camera.


Are you an adventurer? Do you love a challenge? Can you imagine the thrill of ascending the blue ice of Svartisen Glacier or canoeing the crystal waters of Nordland's beautiful lakes? Do you want to visit important spots from the Viking era? Do you want to learn how to convert first hand experience-activities into powerful learning arenas? This semester package is designed for students who want to learn about Northern nature, cultural heritage and types of active learning by experiencing it first hand. The package provides a perfect interlude in domestic studies for adventurous exchange students.

Programme description

Are you an adventurer? Do you love a challenge? Can you imagine the thrill of ascending the blue ice of Svartisen Glacier or canoeing the crystal waters of Nordland's beautiful lakes? Do you want to visit important spots from the Viking era? Do you want to learn how to convert first hand experience-activities into powerful learning arenas? This semester package is designed for students who want to learn about Northern nature, cultural heritage and types of active learning by experiencing it first hand. The package provides a perfect interlude in domestic studies for adventurous exchange students.

Study model

The information applies to the current academic year. Changes may occur.
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Job opportunities

Adventure Knowledge provides a great specialization for students who wish to work with programme development, planning or implementation across a range of fields in both public and private sectors, including tourism, culture, social work and education. The package provides a unique experience for teachers.

Further education

The package can be incorporated into a full degree Bachelor programme, either at Nord University or at a partner institution. The package has to be approved by the mother institution.

Study abroad

The programme Adventure Knowledge is directed at foreign students. Norwegian students are also encouraged to join the study programme.

Application deadline and admission

ECTS Credits 30
Study level One term programme
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

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