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Educational Support

Education Monitoring & Rights

Education monitoring

Monitoring the education provided at Örebro University so that it maintains high quality is a large part of Örebro Student Union's basic mission. Basically, education monitoring is about us, students and the student union, protecting students' rights that exist according to Swedish law and the university's local rules. When rules are not followed, we inform the university about this and offer criticism. All so that you, as a student, get the education you are entitled to.

What is an education supervisor?

Monitoring the education provided at Örebro University so that it maintains high quality is the Örebro student union's basic mission. Some of the most important people to be able to do this are the education guardians, elected students in each corps section who are responsible for education-related matters. Each corps section has at least one education supervisor who sits on the corps section's board, and contact information for them can be found on the right of this page. All union sections' education supervisors also meet in the education supervisors' council, where together with the ÖS vice president and the student and doctoral representative, they discuss problems and ideas that have arisen.

When should you contact the education supervisor?

The education supervisor in your union section is the person you should contact if you have questions about how your education is conducted, for example if a teacher misbehaves with students during the lecture or if you believe that an exam took a very long time to be corrected . Your education supervisor can also answer what rights and obligations you have as a student, or talk to your teacher or your department about a problem if you don't want to do it yourself. Of course, you can also turn to your education supervisor if you want to highlight something that is good, have ideas about how the education can be improved or if you yourself want to get involved in education supervision.



Find out about your rights with the Örebro student union!

Here you can read about what you as a student are entitled to before the course starts, during it and after it has ended. If you cannot find answers to any questions, the Örebro student union has a student and doctoral representative who works full-time to help and support students in legal matters.


What should I think about before starting the course?

Keep an eye on your syllabus

​There must always be a syllabus for your course. In it you can find rules about, among other things, how the course should be designed and which form of examination occurs. The course plan must be followed by both you as a student and the institution's staff.

Your schedule must be fixed

A schedule where you can see all training and examination elements during the course must be available no later than four weeks before the start of the course. Examinations or compulsory elements may not be added during the course.

The bibliography, part of the syllabus

The literature list tells you what you will read during the course, this must be determined in the syllabus. Check the bibliography before purchasing your books.

Missing syllabus, schedule or bibliography?

Report this directly to the course manager! You can find who is responsible for the course on Blackboard or at your institution. Do the documents not appear even though you have spoken to the course manager? Contact Örebro student union's student and doctoral representative!

What should I think about during the course?

Mandatory elements cannot appear

A part, i.e. a lecture, seminar or the like, is only compulsory if it is stated in the syllabus from the start. A section cannot become mandatory all of a sudden just because your teacher or course manager decides to do so.

You can always write an anonymous exam

When you write both the home and classroom exams, you always have the right to remain anonymous. During the correction process, the exam must be coded, this to protect you as a student. When the examiner has finally made a grade decision, you no longer need to be anonymous.

What can the teacher actually ask about in the examination?

The examination must correspond well with how the course is described in the syllabus. Questions can and must arise on all the elements included in the course. You can therefore get questions about things that the teacher lectured about but which are not in the course literature.

Your exam must be corrected on time

Your teacher must correct your exam or examination assignment within 15 working days. In special cases, the teacher may be given more time to correct an exam, but then there must be a prefect's decision. If your exam is not corrected on time, contact the examiner immediately. Delayed rectification may lead to problems with CSN payouts for you.

Geared? You have the right to retake the exam within five weeks

No later than five weeks from the regular examination, you have the right to write a re-examination. This may be given no earlier than two weeks after you receive your result notification from the regular exam. In special cases, exceptions may be made and re-examination may be held after five weeks. The word reexamination includes all different forms of examination such as essay, home exam, classroom exam.

Geared? You can request a reconsideration

If you fail an exam, you cannot appeal the grade decision. What you can do, however, is request a re-examination or correction of your examination. Contact the student and doctoral representative for more information.

What should I think about after the course ends?

You still have the right to be examined

If the course has ended or changed, you have the right to be examined at least three times according to the syllabus that prevailed when you read it. If you have failed the test twice, you have the right to change the examiner. However, the right to a new examiner does not apply if, for example, there is a lack of teaching resources at the university.

No further supervision or teaching after the end of the course

You have the right to supervision and teaching during the course. After the end of the course, you are no longer entitled to this.

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