Greetings from the Department – 31.03.2023

Although winter had a minor guest appearance earlier in the week, we are now seeing constant signs of spring. With spring comes a relatively busy period for us at the study section. We are now making the schedules and exam plans for the autumn and there will be many master’s exams in June that we have to start planning for after Easter. I remind you that the master’s exam must be held digitally if the external examiner is not in Bergen. While we are planning for completion for some of our current students who are finishing their degrees, we are getting new master’s applicants for consideration. The application deadline is April 15th so we are very excited about the number of applicants.

Unfortunately, it’s not just fun things that happen in the study section. Marthe Gjerstad Hodneland, who is responsible for our study programmes in fish health and aquaculture, has resigned from her position with us and will move on to HVL. It has been a pleasure to have Marthe as part of the study section, she is a fabulous colleague and we will miss her, but of course wish her the best of luck in the future!

As you know, all course coordinators have submitted course budgets for their courses, thank you very much for your efforts! Head of Education Anne Bjune, Anne Marit Blokhus and I are working on going through all the course budgets and will give feedback to everyone who will have classes in the autumn not long after Easter. This will be an important tool for keeping track of the use of resources in our courses.

Several topics are included in the poster session that will be at VilVite on Tuesday, May 16th, I hope many take the time to go and have a look at the posters that are being displayed in the mezzanine this day, see more about this here: We are planning for a poster session in the fall and so just let us know if more people want to participate in this.

Easter is approaching, and I hope everyone gets the opportunity to stock up on good food and maybe a (ski) trip with Easter eggs in the bag.

Happy Easter!


Beate Ulrikke Rensvik Head of Studies

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