We organize different networks. They all have different focus areas: study environment and equal opportunities.
Are you curious about discussing norms and normcritical perspectives, both within the University and the wider society?
Do you want to improve your study environment? Do you want to meet other students and exchange ideas on improvements? Then welcome to The Study Environment Network
The student rights work performed by Student Councils constitute the mainstay of the student governance at Stockholm University. The councils are built upon students' intent on organizing themselves to better their education. They are a part of the Student Union but exercise a great deal of independence on how to work and which objectives to pursue.
The main task of a Student Council is to represent the students at a given department/programme/course and work towards improving the quality of the education. Their work may also extend to other matters such as equality, environmental health, career opportunities and social events.
Swedish are predominantly spoken throughout the Student Councils. However, people of all languages are encouraged to participate in student governance.
To join, please contact the Student Council at your department. You are also welcome with inquiries on student participation to the Student Governance Officer at your faculty.
Student Councils at the Faculty of Humanities
Student Councils at the Faculty of Science
Student Councils at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Student Councils at the Faculty of Law
The Phd Student Council at your institution is open to all interested graduate students. It handles PhD issues at their own institution and choose representatives for graduate students at the institution's board of directors. You can get involved in the council to affect your education and gain better insight into the university's activities and your own rights.
If you're interested in participating in a meeting, please contact your council's president. Many councils always conduct their meetings in english, while other councils announces in advance if meetings are to be held in english rather than Swedish.
For more information on how your PhD Student Council can actively work with different issues, or if you want help to start up one at your institution, please get in touch with the PhD Student Ombudsman.
Compensation for elected office
Most comissions in councils entitles you to prolongation of your employment. This means that, over several years and comissions, it may add several months of extra time on your PhD employment. This may also be a merit to take with you after your dissertation.
PhD Student Councils at the Faculty of Humanities
PhD Student Councils at the Faculty of Social Sciences
PhD Student Councils at the Faculty of Science
Faculty councils and central councils
All faculties except, per se, the Faculty of Law have a Faculty Council: The Faculty of Law has only one Student Council which thus also serves as its Faculty Council.
Faculty Councils consist of representatives from all the Student and PhD Student Councils of a given department. Within a Faculty Council issues are raised that regard the students of a faculty as a whole.
The Faculty Councils also appoint student representatives for preparatory and decision-making bodies at the university, such as The Faculty Board.
The Central Councils consist of students that represent the Faculty Councils.