Experience and advice
More detailed information regarding the studies can be obtained at the Department for Education and Student Affairs or by phone (+ 381 11 30 53 812 and + 381 11 30 53 854).
All the employees of the Faculty have their personal folders (special personal accounts) through which they achieve rapid and direct exchange of information with students and colleagues.
All students have the option to access their own email account through the website of the Faculty. On the website of the Faculty of Forestry there is a Help Desk, a specially created portal through which they can ask questions and get answers to frequently asked questions.
OBTAINING POINTS IN SUBJECTS AND EXAMINATIONS
Performance of a student in a subject is continuously monitored during the classes and expressed in points. By fulfilling exam prerequisites and passing the exam a student can earn a maximum of 100 points. In the program of study the subject teacher determines the proportion of points gained in the pre-exam period and the exam. In accordance with European standards, guidelines and practices TQE (Total Quality Education) points ratio of pre-exam activities to the final exam is 70:30 (it is prescribed that the pre-exam activities can achieve between 30 and 70 points / or the final exam between 70 and 30 points).
After meeting all pre-examination and examination commitments, the student is evaluated by the teacher according to the scale established by the Regulations on taking exams and grading in the exam (Bulletin of the University of Belgrade, No. 136/07), as follows:
up to 50 points – 5 (failed);
51 to 60 points – 6 (sufficient);
61 to 70 points – 7 (good);
71 to 80 points – 8 (very good);
81 to 90 points – 9 (excellent);
and from 91 to 100 points – mark 10 (excellent-exceptional).
The grade is given by the teacher or the examination commission. The assessment shall be recorded in the index, the examination report and the register of students. Rating 5 – failed is not entered in the index and the register of students. The teacher evaluates the student and enters the final assessment directly after the examination conducted in the presence of the student who took the test, and students who attended the exam. Before writing, the teacher is required to disclose student assessment. When determining the final grade in the exam the result achieved for student examination prerequisites is taken into account.
A student has the right to object to the assessment given for the exam if he/she considers that the examination was not carried out in accordance with the law and internal regulations, at the latest within 36 hours of receiving the assessment.
FIELD STUDY AND PRACTICAL TRAINING
In addition to traditional forms of teaching – lectures and exercises, we work with students in engineering and planning studios or specially equipped laboratories:
• the Laboratory for tissue culture
• Seed Laboratory,
• Entomological laboratory with an insectarium,
• Computer laboratory,
• Phytopathologocal laboratory,
• Soil laboratory
• Nursery with a greenhouse.
This enables the students to apply theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills, and the advantage is the fact that work is organized in small groups.
Our best students of master and doctoral studies are traditionally engaged in the process of teaching as demonstrators and associates and PhD students are engaged in research projects.
Professional practice of students of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture is performed in a number of companies, organizations and institutions, such as PE “Srbijašume”, PE “Vojvodinašume”, PUC “Zelenilo Beograd” and PE “Ada Ciganlija” – Belgrade, Institute of Forestry – Belgrade, Institute for nature Conservation of Serbia, Belgrade Town Planning Institute, Urban Institute of Novi Sad, IAUS – Institute for architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia, Secretariat for environmental protection of Belgrade, PE “Gradac” Čačak, PUC “Gorica” Niš, “Naturalist” “Eco Magic”, “Dažd” and others.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND COOPERATION
In addition to being engaged in the Student Parliament and other organizations of students, our students are very active in numerous student workshops and sessions, as well as professional sports, artistic and socially beneficial groups. In these activities, students are often joined by teachers, who initiate various professional student excursions.
We have excellent cooperation with institutions of local governments and businesses, as well as with the non-governmental sector. This provides us with better conditions for the realization of professional practice and other student activities. Our school is extremely proud of the social contribution given by teachers, staff and students, which is reflected in the active work with children with special needs under the program which is being implemented in cooperation with the City of Belgrade.
PUPA (dodati link: http://www.upa.org.rs/index.php/pupa/aktuelnosti-pupa) (Youth club of the Serbian Association of Landscape Architects) is a student association established in February 2008 to ensure more active operation of students of landscape architecture, exchange knowledge and experience, facilitate mutual cooperation and cooperation with foreign students. PUPA informs its members about current events in the field, finds available space for student activities, establishes cooperation with different institutions for the purpose of presentation and implementation of student projects, conducts creative work in the design of different activities in order to promote and improve the profession, contacts the media, sponsors and donors, advertising agencies and the like.