Rights and obligations

As a student, a number of laws and regulations determine your rights and your obligations. You yourself are responsible for your study performance and you have to follow laws and regulations. For this reason, it is important that you are familiar with them.

Laws and regulations that govern education

The University of Gävle is a government agency, and as such its activities are regulated by national laws and regulations stipulated by the Swedish Government. All Swedish higher education institutions are regulated by such laws and regulations and the most important ones are the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance.

Moreover, there are also specific policy documents and regulations established by the University of Gävle that regulate the relation between student and University.

Frequently asked questions

Below, you can find responses to some of the most frequently asked questions posed by students in first and second-cycle programmes and courses at the University of Gävle. This information has been prepared together with Gefle Student Union.

If you are dissatisfied

If you think the University fails to meet its requirements or does not live up to your expectations, you should first discuss the matter with your lecturer/examiner or other staff at your faculty. Of course, you may also contact the head of department/division or someone else in charge.

If needed, you may seek assistance and support from the Student ombudsperson at Gefle Student Union. The Student ombudsperson will help you to find a solution to your problem together with your lecturer/examiner or other staff concerned.

Student ombudsperson

Josephine Snäll

E-mail: studentombud@geflestudentkar.se
Phone: 070-964 96 06

More information about the Student ombudsperson: http://www.geflestudentkar.se/

Laws and regulations

Published by: Joelin Quigley Berg Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2017-12-19
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