Like all students in Sweden, those at SLU have the opportunity to become a member of a student union. At SLU there are eight different student unions, and students can join one union depending on the programme they are enrolled in.
The student unions are organisations created and driven by students, for students. One of the most important responsibilities of the union is to oversee the quality of SLU's programmes and courses and to campaign for the rights and privileges of the student body. The student union always acts in the best interest of its members, and can even take on the roll of mediator when conflict arises between the university and student. The union can also assist students who are having problems both economically or socially. Becoming a member of the student union is a very effective way to influence the actions and decisions that affect you as a student.
The student union also plays a very important social roll on campus. Students can go to the union building when they want to party, meet for coffee, study with friends or simply socialise. As a new student, becoming a member of the student union is a great way to meet new people. SLU's student union has a wide variety of groups and committees, with something to interest almost everyone. You can play sports and games, sing in a choir, act in a play, help to organise parties and events, take a dance class, get your hunting licence, and much more. As a member you are welcome to partake in all union activities and functions, pursue a new hobby and make life-long friends.
If you have any questions about becoming a member, please contact the student union registrar's office on your campus:
Ultuna International Committee
Alnarp Student Union
Skara Student Union
Umeå Student Union for Forestry Students