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Student rights

The rights and obligations of students

The list of rights for Lund University students includes rights and obligations involving:

  • study environment,
  • registration of course participation and exam results,
  • course planning and timetabling,
  • compulsory components,
  • examination,
  • degree projects,
  • course evaluations, and
  • accountability.

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 for students at Lund University (PDF 450 kB, new window)

Equal opportunities

Discrimination and other victimisation shall not take place at Lund University. It is, therefore, important that you note and take action when a student feels subjected to actions of this kind.

The University has previously drawn up an equal opportunities plan concerning students on an annual basis. Since 1 January 2017, parts of the Swedish Discrimination Act have been changed, including a clarification of the formal requirements for planning equal opportunities and gender equality work. For the University’s educational activities, this means that an equal opportunities plan is not legally required in the form in which it was previously produced. As of 2017, an equal opportunities plan is to be drawn up in four documented stages:

  • Investigating risks and hindrances
  • Analysing causes
  • Taking measures
  • Following up and evaluating

The work in the four stages is to cover:

  • Admission and recruitment procedures (students)
  • Forms of tuition and organisation of education
  • Examinations and assessment of student performance
  • Possibility of combining studies with parenthood

The documentation can be presented in a summarised form such as an equal opportunities plan, but it must be available as documentation and submitted to the Equality Ombudsman on request. Lund University is currently working on ascertaining how equal opportunities work is to be practically implemented on the basis of the new Discrimination Act.

The link below lead you to the latest equal opportunities plan:

Equal opportunities plan for students 2016 (PDF, opens in new window)

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.

Read more about the efforts planned for the next few years in the following document:

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.

For more information about student health and safety representatives, visit

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