There is a large amount of supporting functions at Uppsala university if you for some reason need assistance in any aspect of your studies or your student life. Below you can find a list with links and contacts to certain functions and groups at the university that you as a student can turn to for help. If you are uncertain where to turn to, you can always contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment
If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or victimisation the university offers support. You can read more about what categorizes as discrimination and harassment here and below you can find some advice from the university on how to proceed should you have been a victim of any offensive actions:
- Tell them off. If possible, confront the person. If it is difficult telling someone off in person, write a mail or letter or show in another way that the person is in the wrong
- You have the right to seek help, support and information without providing your name.
- Tell someone at the department who can lead you to the right person or place or contact the student- and PhD student ombudsmen. At the Business department, Katarzyna Cieslak (email@example.com) is in charge of questions concerning equal opportunities and at the Economics department Stefan Eriksson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the gender equality representative.
- Note the time and place, what happened, what was said and how you reacted. This can be important information in a potential investigation.
- Participate in the investigative process and the measures that are initiated and accept the support that is offered.
All discrimination and harassment cases are handled in accordance with the Swedish Dicrimination act and in line with the Uppsala university guidelines. You can find contact information for the coordinator for equal opportunities at the university here.
If you have a long-term disability that affects your studies you can get support during your study time at Uppsala university. Uppsala university has four coordinators working with special pedagogical support for students with disabilites.
If you want to apply for special pedagogical support it is important to apply well in advance to your studies starting and you should have a certificate by a licensed health care professional, speech therapist or equivalent.
For more information about the application process and what counts as long-term disabilities you can check out this link.
Support for all
Uppsala university also offers support for all student at the university. Amongst other things there are reading studios, text-to-speech, spelling and language support. You can find more information about these types of support here.
All students at the university also has the opportunity to get help from the Language Workshop who offers guidance in both oral and written production. At the language workshop there are supervisors who can give you tips and help you both in Swedish and English. The language workshop also hosts courses in academic writing and workshops in study techniques.