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Student rights

The rights and responsibilities of students in relation to Lund University are regulated by decisions by the University and by laws and ordinances. Student rights may concern student influence, the students’ work environment, taking exams, degree projects and much more.

The rights and responsibilities of students

The List of Rights - Lund University Students’ Rights and Responsibilities clarifies what students are entitled to and in certain cases also what responsibilities they have, regarding study environment, course planning and timetabling, compulsory components, examination, and more.

The rights apply to first and second cycle students. The implementation of the points in the document is a matter for the staff of the courses and programmes, departments and faculties.

List of Rights - Lund University Students' Rights and Responsibilities (PDF 3,22 MB, new tab)

Student influence

Students have the right to be represented when decisions are taken or prepared if they are relevant to the students’ education or situation. Student influence at Lund University is governed by the Higher Education Ordinance and Policy and regulations for student influence at Lund University.

Study and working environment

The head of the department is responsible for the ongoing efforts to improve the study and work environment for both staff and students at that department.

You can read more about the efforts planned for the next few years in the Work environment policy.

Work environment policy (PDF 203 kB, new tab)

A student health and safety representative is appointed by the student unions, with the same rights as the main health and safety representatives to participate in HSE (health, safety, environment) committees and safety inspections.

Student health and safety representatives –