Being a student representative
You have the right to be represented in all decision-making and preparatory bodies that have an impact on education and the situation of students. As a student representative, you contribute an important perspective on the University's activities and have the opportunity to directly influence your and your fellow students' education and study environment.
You need time and commitment to be a student representative. Exactly how much depends on the nature of the task in the body to which you are elected.
As a student representative, you are expected to attend meetings and come to them prepared. You need to read the meeting documents and other materials sent out before the meetings. You also need to have regular contact with any other student representatives in your body and, if necessary, contact the student union if questions arise. If you are unable to attend, you must notify any replacement.
Student influence is regulated by national laws and regulations. In addition, there are local policy documents that regulate how student influence should take place at the University of Gothenburg. You can find these on the page Laws and regulations.
Please note that most student representative assignments require a good knowledge of Swedish. For information on where and how you can get involved, talk to your student union.