Below is an overview of the main channels used to disseminate information and news within the University.
The staff web, Aurora, to which this page belongs, contains a collection of university-wide information. This is where you will always find the latest news relevant to you as an employee.
Learn more on How the website for staff works
Umeå University has two official, internal newsletters published via email twice per week. Nyheter för anställda (Employee newsletter) is sent to all staff, and Chefsnytt (Newsletter for managers) is sent to managers and deputy managers such as, but not limited to, heads of departments and offices.
Nyheter för anställda is published every Tuesday around 14:00, excluding during Christmas and summer holiday periods. The content of the newsletter is chosen to simplify for and support staff in their daily work, and emphasises on new decisions, significant changes and activities that are important for a large group of employees. The newsletter contains information in Swedish and English. The send-to list is updated automatically based on the staff directory.
Chefsnytt is published if needed, and in that case on Mondays around 14:00. The newsletter is not published during Christmas and summer holiday periods. The content of the newsletter is chosen to simplify for and support managers in their daily work. Only a limited amount of manager news items is available in English. The send-to list is updated automatically based on the staff directory.
Recommend content for the newsletter
If you wish to have a message published in Nyheter för anställda or Chefsnytt, please contact email@example.com. Please make sure to enter the following information in your email:
- a proposed headline
- a proposed short text (max 500 characters)
- a link to a website for more information (on Aurora or umu.se)
- a proposed photo or illustration, if relevant
- a short English text and link to an English website.
The editorial team will assess if the content is relevant for either of the two newsletters, and reserves the right to shorten and edit the contents.
Recommended content for the current week's Nyheter för anställda must be submitted no later than on Mondays at 12:00 and for Chefsnytt no later than on Fridays the previous week.
Are you not receiving a newsletters?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calender of Events
Departments, offices and equivalent at Umeå University can publish events in their own, the faculties' or Umeå University's calendar lists. The employee needs to have the role of funktionsredaktör (function editor) or webbredaktör (web editor) in the Episerver web publishing system to have the ability to create calendar events.
The role of function editor is added by the directory manager at each department or equivalent and does not require any training, but the web editor role requires training.
Manual for publishing events in Episerver (in Swedish)
Aktum staff magazine
The university's staff magazine is called Aktum. If you have any tips for the staff magazine, contact email@example.com. At the present time, the magazine is in a production pause and undergoing a review.