The room for enrollment is crowded with students. Emelie Axelsson stand side by side with their future classmates without her knowledge. But during the day the students are given many opportunities to make new contacts.
- It will be fun to do something completely new and to get to know some new people. I'm glad I got accepted, says Nicklas Olofsson from Boden.
He has previously worked at a call center and applied the nursing program in order to get a good chance to get a job after graduation.
next to him is Tomi Haldén from Stockholm standing
- I do not want to sit in front of a computer al day long and I know that this nursing programme has a good reputation, so it was a high priority to get accepted here in Luleå.
This year, the programmes on the Department of Health Science broke a record in terms of number of applicants. Both undergraduate programs in nursing and physiotherapy program had 1,000 applicants per program, which is an increase of 30 percent from last year.
- All our programs continue to maintain a high quality and it reflects in the large number of applicants. We have satisfied students and it spreads quickly, says program director Peter Michaelsson.
During the first day, students at the basic programmes got guided tours around the campus, met teachers and classmates to get a picture of the University, Department of health Science and the programs.
- We warmly welcome our new students for the following three years and it will be great fun to give them the knowledge and tools for their future careers, said Prefect Mai Lindstrom.
Even Health Sciences and other programs will shortly start with the campusweeks of the distance learning courses, specialist programmes and masters.