The Swedish National Union of Students emphasises in their motivation how well the University has Gävle has worked to make their students’ voices heard in allowing them to influence its activities and its education.
A prerequisite for winning the prize Student City of the Year is that the whole city works for the welfare of all students and their living conditions. Gävle does exactly that! The collaboration between Gefle Student Union, the University, and Gävle Municipality has been very successful in recent years.
“Our collaboration is very good. We work very proactively and pay attention to existing problems instead of telling ourselves that everything is perfect,” says Linda Hernandez, chair of Gefle Student Union.
“It is very important that our students are with us and active in different contexts, since they contribute very much to developing the quality in our education,” Vice-Chancellor Ylva Fältholm says.
At the University of Gävle, the students are placed in the centre, which the fact that the students are invited to create the recruitment campaign of the year, called MadeBYStudents, makes clear.
Read more about MadeByStudents here