Fagutvalget, or the student council, is comprised of elected representatives from the Department of Geography. We represent all geography students in the Studentutvalg (which is the student council at the faculty), and various other committees in the Department. Our job is to be an intermediary between you, the students, the department and the faculty. We voice your opinions. Anyone can join, we’re free and open for all. However, meetings are usually held in Norwegian.
WHAT’S UP on the social front?
Are you wondering what’s going to happen on the social front throughout the semester? We have a blog page called calendar, where we will put happenings for the semester. This will be in Norwegian, but with a little google translate it should be okay to read. It’s also a good idea to join the facebook groups Department of Geography and Fagutvalget for geografi, because all events for quizzes, parties and social happenings will be posted there, as well as here on the blog.
The Geography Club (Geoklubben) are the people organising all the social happenings of the year. We have also recently started an entity of EGEA (European Geography Association for Students and Young Geographers), which would love to have some more members.
There’s a certain number of websites and groups you’ll want to join as an international geography student, or as a new student in Bergen in general.
THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
- Official website on uib.no (Norwegian)
- Official website on uib.no (English)
- Official facebook page
- Department of Geography official facebook group (This was mentioned earlier, it’s useful to be a member here!)
- Instagram: @uibgeografi
- UiB-børs – a facebook group where you can buy and sell almost anything
- Introduction for new geography students (Norwegian)
- UiB official student blog (Norwegian)
- UiBs international student blog (English)
- List over student organisations at UiB (English)
If you have anything on your mind, feel free to contact us. You can find our email and facebook in the contact section, use the contact form provided there or speak to one of our representatives. Anything you contact us with will be treated confidentially, and we will not identify you if we take your issue to the department. If you also wish to stay anonymous to us, please use the contact form and refrain from writing your name and email.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch or to join our groups and activities. We’re happy to have you here, and wish you a wonderful time studying here with us!