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?
For us it is important that all students feel that they are included in the study environment. At Uppsala University, there is zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and victimisation and we are working actively with equal opportunities. An important task is to ensure that our procedures, norms and routines reflect an attitude that is characterised by respect for students' and employees' different conditions.
As a student, you have the right to influence your education. The Higher Education Act governs this right. Student influence is maintained through representation in various decision-making bodies within the university, ensuring that the interests of students are represented, and result in concrete actions and changes. Read more about what student influence involves and how you can actively participate in shaping your own study situation.
Work related injuries and incidents
An occupational injury can be an accident at work, a travel accident, a occupational disease and an infection. A physical incident is an event that could lead to a physical injury or accident. A psycho-social incident can involve situations of abusive acts. Everyone is responsible for reporting incidents to the prefect (or equivalent).
For those who have been injured, it is important that the Insurance Agency, "Försäkringskassan", and The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, "Kammarkollegiet" are notified. Registration is also a means for the university to improve the working environment.