Information for students

Dear Students,


We are delighted that you have decided to study at our department and believe that studying here will benefit you not only from an educational standpoint, but will also broaden your cultural and social horizons. Each of you comes from a different geographic and family environment, has developed learning and other habits and possesses your own perceptions of the world. It is precisely because of this diversity of opinions and habits that we have decided to define certain criteria and rules of academic life at the faculty which students need to respect in order to successfully and seamlessly complete the learning process while also increasing its quality.  The following policies are common and standard “operating rules” in many foreign universities.


The first basic requirement is attendance at seminars / courses offered by the department during the given semester. Only 2 absences per semester are allowed; in exceptional cases (i.e. long-term stay in hospital) it is possible to consult with the teacher regarding the possibility of extra work to make up for missed lessons. Using mobile phones during lessons to send messages, emails or use social networks is not allowed. It is not permitted to make video or audio recordings of the lessons without the teacher’s express consent.


If the course ends with an exam, you need to be aware of a few basic rules. Signing up for the exam is mandatory. The student has the right to cancel their exam slot reservation at least one day before the specified date. If a student fails to complete the written or oral part of the exam after starting it, does not attend without prior justification or seriously breaches the rules for obtaining credits, the test result is evaluated with the grade Fx (fail). For serious reasons, especially medical ones, a student may be excused attendance, but at the latest within three working days of the specified test date.  The examiner will determine if the reasons for absence are justified. During the exam, the student is not allowed to communicate with other students in any way, nor to use supporting documents, mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices without the explicit consent of the examiner.


One of the integral features of studies is the writing of research papers and essays, which should be the result of a student’s independent work. If a teacher discovers that parts of an essay or seminar work – clauses, paragraphs or sentences – were copied from other sources, i.e. the Internet or literature, without citation, or their sources were not adequately mentioned (thus the sections were presented as the student’s own thoughts), this is considered to be a serious violation of academic discipline.  If there are similar occurrences in the final seminar work, this can lead to expulsion from the course. Seminar papers need to be submitted in printed form.


At CPU, all students use the Academic Information System AiS, via which all the administrative tasks related to study (i.e. enrolment on a course, signing up for examinations, registration of grades, etc.) must be carried out. The student is solely responsible for registering on all necessary courses through the AiS. If a student does not enrol on a course that they intend to complete during a semester in the AiS, the teacher cannot register their grade in the system.



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