Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Student influence

Student's Union

As of the autumn semester 2010 it is no longer mandatory for students to be members of a students’ union, but you are very welcome to become a voluntary member. Consequently, you will not be asked to show a student card at examinations, but you must always show valid ID. For more information, please see

The Student Councils

The Student Councils are linked to the undergraduate studies boards (divisions within SOL) and are composed of course representatives – from all the subjects represented by the board – who are chosen by their fellow students. The Student Councils discuss, monitor and take part in developing the teaching which is pursued within the various courses and programmes.

You can contact the Student Councils if you have views on the course that you are studying. The Student Councils also arrange social activities.

The Students' Safety Representative

According to the Work Environment Act, students are placed on an equal footing with employees. Students can therefore make demands for a healthy and safe environment, meaningful and engaging lectures and the right to influence the design and contents of studies. Each of the Student Councils selects one student safety representative per semester, who, among other things, has the right to attend safety inspections of the Centre’s premises. In addition, Lund’s Humanities Students’ Union chooses a head safety representative for all students at the Centre. The student safety representative, as the representative of students, shall influence working conditions with the aim of contributing to good conditions for working and studying.

Students' rights

It is important that you know about the rights you have as a student. The University Board has laid down guidelines for the relationship between the department organising tuition and the student . More information about these guidelines, which are not legally binding but still important to follow, can be found at link below.

The Equal Treatment of Students at Universities Act

This is a law that states that all students at colleges and universities are to be treated equally, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or other faith, sexual orientation or disability. If you as a student experience discrimination on any of these grounds, you should talk to a study advisor or director of studies. You can of course also contact your students’ union, which strives to make you feel welcome and to create a secure and open study environment.