Newsletter for the first time in English. Orientation week will offer events not only for freshmen. Stay tuned for updates on the Dean's election.

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5 Sep 2021, 20:23  |  Čeština

Faculty Newsletter

Welcome message to new students

Dear colleagues,

Tradition dictates that the opening words of the first newsletter of the autumn semester belong to the Chair of the Students’ Chamber of Academic Senate, whose duty it is to welcome new colleagues to our alma mater. Very well then – welcome everyone! It is my honor to congratulate you (albeit certainly not as the first to do so) on being accepted to and entering Masaryk University. I wish you every success.

The reality of university studies and the organization of classwork is, to a certain degree, a “shock treatment” – even the most experienced of us may still shiver here and there upon remembering our beginnings. Keep in mind that mistakes make us human, and struggle is inevitable when committing to new endeavors. However, it is essential not to resign and to learn from our mistakes. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are missing the point. Ask for help if you feel like you are falling behind. The essential denominator is, however, “in time”. Your close ones are there for you; your older and more experienced colleagues will be happy to guide you, as will be the tutors who are personally invested in your academic success. Even your departments have numerous events prepared for you to help you “get in the saddle” – make sure to pop around and take part.

This semester will be your first one here. It will be the first face-to-face semester for many of your colleagues after a year (or more) of online learning. It is my firm belief that it will stay that way and that we will be meeting again on the university grounds and beyond. I believe that classrooms and corridors will come alive once again, and university life will flourish again with all that comes with it. I believe that our university will again hold not only an educational role but also a social one – for all of us.

Best wishes for the new semester!

Ondřej Varaďa
Chair of the SK AS FF MU

Faculty newsletter in English for the first time

The English version is automatically delivered to those whose nationality is listed as other than Czech or Slovak in the Information System. If necessary, however, you can conveniently switch between the language versions in the upper right corner of the newsletter.

Orientation week offers events not only for freshmen

Instead of teaching, the first week of the semester will be dedicated to information sessions for freshmen at the departments, introducing them to the library, IS, IT services, etc. Together with the new semester, we will also start the celebrations of 100 years of teaching at the FA MU. 

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Find your feet with our web guide

Are you lost in all the information about your stay at Masaryk University? You have no need to be worried. Visit the special information website for freshmen with step-by-step instructions, lots of useful links, and tips not only for studying but also for life in Brno.

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Office hours for degree students in English programs

The International Relations Office is open to students studying in degree programs in English every day, except Thursday, from 9 am until 12 pm. It is preferred to book an individual consultation with your study advisor via our reservation system.

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Adaptation courses for non-EU students in English

The webinar will help you to become familiar with the legal aspects of your stay in the Czech Republic and with Czech customs and culture. Webinars will take place on September 22nd and September 25th.
New students in degree programs in English will be informed about registration for the webinars via email.

Office for Studies restores original office hours

However, consultations are still provided primarily by email, and all in-person appointments must be booked online. (Please note that this information applies only to students in Czech programs.)

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Follow new information about teaching practices

A special portal in IS has been created, and the information page has received a new, clearer layout. (Please note that this information applies only to students in Czech programs.)

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Current news on the upcoming election of the dean

A page has been launched on the Academic Senate website where you can follow the latest information on the upcoming election of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts for the 2022–2026 term. The election itself will take place in January, and will be preceded by December debates with the candidates. The collection of nominations will take place in November, but candidates can already publish their programs on the website.

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The e-learning portal ELF enters a new "life cycle"

A new installation has been released for the 2021/2022 academic year. All courses that professors wish to use again this year must be transferred to the new installation.

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The updated version of ELF brings several new features

Highlights include the ability to create interactive content from the popular H5P package directly in the course, and the ability to require test completion in the Safe Exam Browser.

Find out more (CZ)

Learn about digital humanities methods

A series of popularization articles on this topic has been produced as part of the LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ project.

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How to share science through media and social networks

Attend a series of practical workshops which focus on practicing speaking in front of a camera.

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Talks with the management

We all play our part in promoting the Faculty

In another of the interviews with members of the current faculty management, Vice Dean Jana Horáková looks back at her agenda.

Read the interview (CZ)

Gender equality at the faculty examined by a gender audit

Its findings will serve as a basis for the preparation of the University-wide Gender Equality Plan. This will improve research results and will also help in grant competitions.

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Make use of the grant projects submission support

The Office for Research and Development offers it on a new web. To make sure you don't miss anything important about grant calls, you can receive news directly to your email.

Find out more (CZ)

What awaits us in the coming months

Mon 31 May – Sun 12 Sep 2021

Applying for enrolment in the fall semester 

Once you have met the enrollment requirements for the fall semester, be sure to apply in IS. However, this does not apply to newly enrolled freshmen.

Mon 7 Jun – Sun 12 Sep 2021

Finals Period

Final exams can be taken both in person and online. Confirmation of fulfillment of the study requirements for admission will be issued electronically. Students should apply for the document at least 5 days prior to the exam date by sending an email to their study officer.

Mon 30 Aug – Sun 12 Sep 2021

Extended examination period

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Sep 2021

Orientation Week 

In lieu of classes, the first week of the semester will feature departmental information sessions for freshmen, introductions to the library, IS, IT services, etc.

Fri 24 Sep 2021

Researchers' Night: this year with the topic Time 

You can look forward to a University-wide themed Science slam coupled with a series of podcasts. More interesting online lectures will be added by the faculty.

Sun 26 Sep 2021

End of course enrollment changes

Remember that courses that remain enrolled after this date must be completed during the exam period. Otherwise, you are at risk of repeating a course, which can be very dangerous and, if left untreated, can lead to the death of your degree.

Thu 30 Sep 2021

Unveiling of Vladimír Groh's memorial plaque 

The eminent professor of ancient history and victim of the Nazi regime will be commemorated by a memorial plaque right on the faculty's facade.

Other events can be found in the calendar of events on the website. For all study dates, see the schedule in IS.

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