From the new academic year 2018/2019, VUM changed the lectures for students who chose to study in Varna in the Bachelor’s degree programmes International Business and Management (IBM) and Hotel Management (HM).
According to the changes, the new lecture schedules in VUM for IBM and HM will be from Monday to Thursday (inclusive) from 9:00 to 14:00.
The programmes in Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Culinary Arts will have theoretical sessions from Monday to Wednesday (inclusive) from 9:00 to 14:00. Practical sessions will be set on the other days of the week on a pre-planned schedule that will be provided to the students.
This change occurs after a survey among students and employers. According to the students, the workload in the learning process is high, making it difficult for them to perform their tasks related to work and study. On the other hand, candidates were also consulted in the above-mentioned specialties, they together with the current students shared the opinion that such a lecture schedule gave them the opportunity to work hourly or on regular shift in the sectors of tourism, services, BPO centers and others. A large percentage of them work in out-sourcing companies that respect the working hours of their Australian and North American partners. Another reason for changing the timetable is that the workforce in the tourism sector has the greatest load on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Forms adapted to those working in VUM are designed to allow students to be employed on a regular or part-time basis. That is why it is important to know that after providing proof that the student is employed full-time, he may be enrolled as an individual. This will release him from attending regular classes, but not from attending exams or passing coursework according to the dates specified. Irrespective of the form of learning, students have access to an electronic system where all required reading materials, presentations, sample tests, assignments, etc. can be monitored. Last but not least, electronic databases such as EBSCO, Science direct, Scopus and others are also available.
It is important to note that the Lecture Schedule in Software Systems and Technologies, as well as the Master’s programmes at VUM are not changed.
IMPORTANT: Changes do not affect second, third or fourth year students!