The mission of a student union can be divided in three main areas: cases from students, study monitoring and influencing.
Cases from students are when students need help with different matters. We help students with all cases regarding studies, from CSN to grades and harassment. Do you have a question or need help with something? Please contact our study monitor at firstname.lastname@example.org – we can help you with almost everything or help you find a person who can.
Study monitoring is where we actively work with improving the education for students within business and economics. This is being done through the association’s three committees for study monitoring: Bachelors’ Educational Committee, Masters’ Educational Committee and Strategic Educaional Committee.
Influencing is mostly done together with the other student unions in Uppsala with the purpose to improve the conditions for students. The work with influencing is aimed at the central parts of the university as well as the municipality and the government.
What we do
How does Uppsalaekonomerna work with these three main areas? Since all three are essential for a student union and they are all too large for any one person, the responsibility is divided between the several people and committees within the student union. Below you can find brief descriptions of three of these student representatives that in some way work with our obligations as a student union. This to give some insight in to what the actual work consists of. These are however far from the only student representatives that are involved in Uppsalaekonomerna’s study monitoring.
President education committee
The president of the education committee is responsible for all the education related projects arranged by Uppsalaekonomerna. The education committee is also responsible for managing student issues that relate to the business and economics departments (for instance matters that concern schedules, examinations or teachers). You can read more about the education committee here.
Student representative in a department board
As a student union Uppsalaekonomerna appoints student representatives in the business and the economics departments. Student representatives participate in the board meetings on the same grounds as the teacher representatives and they are expected to provide the board with the student perspective on the different issues.
Vice president and Head of education
The vice president and head of education is responsible for all the study monitoring that Uppsalaekonomerna does. The duties include supporting the education committee and the different student representatives as well as coordinating and leading the different student councils within Uppsalaekonomerna. The vice president and head of education is also responsible for student issues that concern the central parts of the university (questions regarding CSN and admissions for instance) and is the contact person with the university as a whole as well as the other student unions in Uppsala.
Student- and PhD student ombudsmen
Should a study related problem occur during your time as a student or a PhD student at Uppsala University you are welcome to contact the student- and PhD student ombudsmen. Study related problems that the ombudsmen handle may, for example, concern emerged conflicts with the university, support in disciplinary matters or if you feel you have been treated disadvantageously.
The student- and PhD student ombudsmen works for all student unions at Uppsala University and offer help to all students and PhD students regardless if you are a member of a student union or not. The service is free of charge.
The ombudsmen help you on your own terms and never bring up or share your situation with a third party without your consent to specifically do so.
To have a meeting with one of the ombudsmen, book a time by email, email@example.com
or by phone: 018 480 31 32.
If you are a student at ground or advanced level: All the respective student unions at Uppsala University have their own local ombudsmen whose assignment it is to help students in study related matters. Their offices are located in the different student campuses. Therefore we recommend that you initially contact them with your question since they have the better insight of the specific courses or program that you study.