The student unions are created and driven by students, for students. The main goal of the unions is to ensure the interests of Uppsala University students are always prioritised and protected.
The unions always act in the best interest of its members. They deal with issues concerning education, health and welfare, equality, internationalisation, housing and economy. They can even take on the role of mediator when conflict arises between the university and a student. If you require assistance, or feel as though you have been mistreated, the unions are there to help.
The unions also play a very important social role on campus. Amongst other things, they help to organise the orientation programme that welcomes all new students to Uppsala University.
Become a member
Uppsala University has several student unions and student nations. You can choose to become a member of one or more unions and nations and receive a student ID.
Representatives for the unions are active in several decision making bodies at the University. Check out available assignments at your student union!
The six student unions in Uppsala
The student unions work to monitor and participate in the development of education and study conditions at Uppsala University. Depending on which disciplinary domain you are studying within, you could be interested to join one or several unions. At Uppsala University there are six student unions, each representing a different area.
Uppsala Student Union
Uppsala Student Union is a student association that works to ensure that your education and conditions for studies at Uppsala University are of high quality. Uppsala Student Union is a broad organisation that works to improve education for almost 14,000 full-time students in four sections that house six different faculties. Uppsala Student Union works with faculty-specific issues and centrally with major impact issues, with student influence towards Uppsala University as well as towards the student city of Uppsala.
The Pharmaceutical Student Union
The Pharmaceutical Student Union was founded 1896 and is one of the oldest unions. Their purpose is to conduct study supervision where they can express the students' views towards the university.
The union represent the Faculty of Pharmacy, which enables them to raise specific questions and create a good relationship between teachers and students. The Student Council is the main forum to raise your voice regarding questions or opinions about the education.
Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students
Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students (UTN) is the union students at the SciTech faculty at Uppsala University. The student union is built on three pillars, maintaining student-educational interests, labour market connection and social activities. Their primary purpose is to monitor the students interest concerning their educational quality and continuously improve their time as a student.
Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association
Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association is a student union at the Business and the Economics departments. The association was founded in 1971 and has around 2000 members where 350 are involved in one of the 80 projects we arrange every year. Their activities are divided into three areas: studies, leisure and future.
As a student union the ultimate purpose is to monitor and improve the education at the Business and the Economics departments. The union also arranges education-related projects. For example, there may be study sessions in exam periods, social activities such as theme parties and sports activities, and career events connecting students with relevant employers.
Uppsala Law Student Association
Uppsala Law Student Association (in Swedish) is the student union for law students and is politically impartial and religious neutral. The union conducts education-related and social activities as well as establishing contact with employers. They are responsible for all education-related activities and advocacy at the Faculty of Law and represents all of the students and PhD students at the Faculty.
The union hosts initiation weeks, balls, sport activities and pub nights as well publish our own magazine. They also have continuous cooperation with a handful of partners and host lectures and meetings with different companies, authorities and law firms.
Gotlands student union Rindi
Gotlands student union Rindi's main goal is to improve the situation for the students on Campus Gotland, by representing the student voice at the university and Region Gotland. The unions sections work both with union specific questions and social events. They make sure all students have a good education and something to do outside the classrooms.
Uppsala also has 13 student nations, which for many students become a second home during the study period. See more about the student nations.