Welcome to the course Community work in marginalized neighbourhoods 7,5cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time Campus course given between weeks 36-45.
Name of course

Community work in marginalized neighborhoods

Course code

SAA025, (SAA113 in the Masterprogramme)

Application code

15179, (15107 in the masterprogramme)


Academy of Hälsa och arbetsliv

Course co-ordinator

Stefan Sjöberg


Course administration



Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 27 august – 2 september

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to the course ‘Community work in marginalized neighborhoods’! In the learning platform Blackboard (Bb), under "Information" you find syllabus with literature and a study guide with preliminary schedule. The schedule might be slightly revised (see upcoming info on Bb). The course will be given as a distance course. Some activities will take place in Gävle, with possibility to take part directly in Gävle or by using distance IT-technology (see the schedule on last page in the study guide). Almost all lectures are recorded. Since there will be a combination of International and Swedish students the course language will be a combination of English and Swedish. Course literature is in English. The lecturers will speak English during lectures and webinars, but there will be parallel webinars in Swedish. Students who prefer so might speak Swedish during the webinars. Information and instructions regarding the webinars will be put on Blackboard (Bb). Students can choose to do the written examinations in English or Swedish. You need to regularly check Bb for announcements. Make sure that you always have the latest updated version of the study guide (see the date on front page).

Course introduction will be on Tuesday 4 September 09.30-12.30 in 51222. It will also be recorded and put on Bb, but it´s of course nice if as many as possible can attend in class.


Blackboard, Zoom, recorded lectures, webinars

Written exams

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

General information

Hig.se/student is our student webpage where you can find useful links and information about your studies. Here you will also find a news feed where we publish study-related news.

IT support
You can contact IT support if you encounter any problems with your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in the Student Centre, building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 (0)26 64 88 00 or email itsupport@hig.se

The library is located in the middle of the campus and is open to everybody. Welcome to the library to activate your entrance card as a library card. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Student support
Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, student health and welfare and support for students with disabilities.

The Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff who can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You can also find a café in this area and a TV displays showing study-related information and the daily timetabling. You can contact the Student Centre by email at studentcentrum@hig.se

Web meetings with Adobe Connect or Zoom
Adobe Connect and Zoom are two services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.

Publicerad av: Lisa Olsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2018-06-29
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)