Student Rights and Representation

As a student, you have certain rights and that relate to your studies: these are regulated in decisions made by Dalarna University as well as by government. You also have a say when it comes to your education through various forms of student representation.

Equality and Equal Treatment

Questions of equality and equal treatment are about our everyday actions and behaviour. Regardless of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief system, disability, sexual preference or age, everyone shall be met with respect.

If you feel that you have been the victim of discrimination, bullying or harassment, you can contact a teacher, subject representation, programme director, student counsellor or the university's diversity coordinator. You can also contact a student representative from the Student Union.

Study and Work Environment for Students

The concept of study and work environment incorporates both the physical environment (premises, equipment and furnishings) and the psychosocial environment (the relations between people who share the physical environment, and the prevailing atmosphere on campus).

If you feel there are problems in this area, contact the Student Union.

Although the person with the utmost responsibility for the study and work environment at the university is the Vice-Chancellor, everyone is responsible for contributing to a positive place to study and work.

Student Voice: Active Involvement in Development

As a student, you have a say about your education at Dalarna University, the aim being to develop and increase the quality of every aspect of the organisation. The experiences you have from your study time contribute to this. Your opinions are important and serve to guide the work in this area.

If you are not completely happy with your experiences with us or have ideas that can help us improve in any way, we invite you to let us know.

  • Get involved in the quality development of your courses or programme. Talk with the person who is in charge of your course, field of study or programme.
  • Get involved in the Student Union. By so doing, you can be part of the various decision-making bodies since the Student Union has representatives at various levels of the organisation: see Student Union (website).
  • Give your opinion on a course based on your experiences by completing a course evaluation. This is important for quality and development at the university. Evaluations, which are anonymous, are then collected and the results are made accessible to students. Contact your teacher if you want more information.
  • A number of our programmes are reviewed by way of questionnaires and advisory committees.
  • Every second year, the university conducts a student questionnaire that is aimed at all its registered students. It takes up such questions as educational quality, administrative help and campus environment.
  • If you have a personal complaint to make against the university, then you must first contact the person who is directly affected by your complaint. This may be the teacher, programme director, supervisor or examiner. Most often, the problem can be resolved in dialogue at this level.

    You can also contact a student representative at the Student Union for advice: the representative can also help you if you intend to take the matter further. If you do intend to take the matter further, then send a formal complaint to Be sure to include your contact details and a description of the matter.

    To process the matter, the university will need to use your personal information and by sending in a formal complaint, you give the university the right to do so. Read about this on Personal Data Protection (webpage). The Swedish document Regler för klagomål, omprövning och överklagan (pdf) provides you with further information.

Read more about the rules for students at Swedish state universities in these three documents (when they refer to "students", they mean at all levels: both undergraduate and graduate).

See the webpage of the Swedish Higher Education Authority for questions related to students' legal rights in Sweden.

Disciplinary Matters

Read detailed information on this subject (cheating, plagiarism) on our Disciplinary Matters webpage.

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