At Swedish universities, students’ unions are responsible for representing the students in evaluation of the education and decision-making within the universities. Not Swedish universities are affiliated with the Swedish National Union of Students. The union normally holds about one-third of the votes within every decision making body and thus holds a great deal of power.
The unions are usually governed by a general assembly of elected representatives. Students’ unions generally provide counselling services to its members and publishes their own magazines or newspapers. Large universities often have several students’ unions, where the smaller students’ unions only provide basic services. Larger students’ unions often own and run their own facilities at the university such as shops, restaurants and night clubs.
What is a Student Union?
Updated on 2016-07-18T14:21:50+00:00, by .