While studying at Kemicentrum there are a number of things that are necessary to know about, and some useful information that is good to know. We have collected such information here.
As a student at Lund university you are provided with an IT-account, which means you only need one log in for e-mail, the Student portal, file storage, the LU-card, the computer rooms and library services. The Student account is created when you are admitted to Lund University, a few days after you have recieved your final offer of admission. When the account is created you will recieve and e-mail to the adress you filled in when applying to Lund University with instructions on how to activate your account.
Verify your e-mailadress in Ladok
It is important that you as a student verify that you have a valid e-mailadress registered in Ladok (The system for documetation of your studies), since it will be used for communication by the university and the department. Log in to Ladok, go to "My pages". To change your e-mail adress you click ”Change contact channels”.
All students and employees at Lund University have a personal access card, which among other things functions as an ID-card within the university and access card to all areas you need access to during your education. The card also functions as a library card for all the university's libraries.
You need to get the LU-card yourself, which you can do at a number of card stations located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.
Where to get the LU-card, what to do if you have lost it and any other information about the card can be found here:
All around the Kemicentrum there are lockers that can be used to store bags and coats while you are in labs, and to store your lab coat at other times. Bring a padlock, put it on an unused locker and it is yours.
The lockers are emptied by the caretakers before summer every year, usually during the first week of June.
Make sure to take all your possessions with you before that so that you do not risk loosing anything.
Most courses at the Department of Chemistry contain labs. Therefore all students need lab coats, which they may borrow during the academic year. During the first semester of the bachelor's programme all students are provided with lab coats for their first lab, all other semesters you have to pick up a lab coat yourself. At the end of the spring semester all lab coats have to be returned for washing.
Collecting and returning your lab coat
Lab coats can be picked up during the first week of the semester at the lab coat storage room on floor -1, about 50 meters before the caretaker's office. If you miss collecting a lab coat during the first week of the semester it is possible to collect a lab coat from the student coordinator Lovisa Andersson every Monday at 12.05 sharp. Her office is located at the KC administration (not far from Café Ester).
During the last week of the spring semester the lab coat should be dropped of in the container in the corridor outside the KC administration. More information will be sent out.
Kemicentrum has several computer rooms. When these are not booked they are available to use by all students and you gain access to them with your LU-card. You log in to the computers using the user name and password for your student account and your settings, saved files etc are accessible regardless of what computer you log in to.
All computer rooms contain a printer and the computer rooms Te (Tellurium) and Sb (Stibium) also have a scanner. If you need copies or need to print in colour this can be done in computer room Na (Natrium) and in the Kemicentrum library. All printers at Kemicentrum are connected to PaperCut, which manages printing by different printers as well as payment. More information can be found on the PaperCut webpage
In the hallways at Kemicentrum there are chairs and tables where you can study, do group projects or have lunch. But if you want somewhere more secluded for your studies, on your own or in a group, there are a number of study rooms and group study rooms available.
To the right of entrance C, in "The heaven" (floor +1, up the stairs in the big hallway between entrance E and A on floor 0) and in the library there are desks for individual study. While you should refrain from causing unnecessary noise in all these areas the individual study area by entrance C is especially designed to be a silent study area, with wall panels that dampen sound, and here it is especially important to keep noise to a minimum and all electronics in silent mode. All study rooms have desks with a light and sockets for plugs and USB. There are also some armchairs in all these areas. In the heavens study room there are also some tables with whiteboards for work in a group.
Group study rooms
By the information desk in the middle of the Chemical centre and by entrance C there are several smaller group study rooms. Apart from tables and chairs they are all equipped with a whiteboard, to make working in a group easier.
Kemicentrum has its own lunch restaurant, Café Ester, which has coffee, sandwiches, sallads and much more for sale.
If you are bringing your own lunch there is a lunchroom to the right of entrance C, there you can also find fridges to keep your lunchbox in and microwaves for heating your food.
You can always contact the Student Office if you have any questions:
studentexp [at] kemi [dot] lu [dot] se