Every employee and student has a shared responsibility to contribute to a good working environment. What rights and regulations apply to your working conditions as a student? What are equal opportunities, and how do they benefit you? And who can you turn to if you have questions or need help?
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Leave of absence
If you need to pause your studies, you must apply for an academic leave of absence to have a guaranteed place on the programme after the break.
At Uppsala University, you have the opportunity to play an active role in influencing your study situation and work environment in many different ways.
Who can I turn to?
If you have questions about working environment or equal opportunities
Start by contacting the study counsellor at your department or programme. For further help, you can contact central services at the University:
- Study and career counsellors: The counsellors offer counselling and support when you are thinking about studies and careers.
- Coordinators for targeted study support: If you have a long-term disability, you can receive support during your studies.
- Ombudsmen for grading issues: If you think that an examination or assessment has been unfairly graded, you can turn to the ombudsmen for grading issues.
- Legal officers: Contact the University's legal officers if you have legal issues or questions concerning disciplinary matters.
If you have been subjected to harassment or victimisation
- The head of department is responsible for investigating harassment and abusive discrimination at the department. The head of department is also responsible for ending any harassment.
- The study counsellor is bound to professional secrecy. If you want to make a report, the study counsellor can be a support in this.
- You can also talk to a teacher or director of studies or someone else on the University's staff whom you trust.
If you need to talk to someone about how you feel
The Student Health Centre has counsellors and psychologists who will assist you in times of need.
If you have a complaint
If you would like to make a complaint about your courses, programme or study environment, you should first contact your department. Read more about how you can make a complaint.
Support from student unions
The student unions have liaison officers, faculty coordinators and safety representatives who work with advice and support to students in work environment and study-related issues.
There are also student and PhD student ombudsmen who can inform you on the rules and rights that apply at the University. They provide advice and assistance to resolve problems related to your studies.