6 Student Influence
The quality work at Umeå University is a joint concern of the university management, staff and students. Umeå university and its staff should work towards students playing an active role in developing the courses and programmes. (See also the Higher Education Act, chapter 1.)
Laws and ordinances
6.1 Student Influence and Quality Development
The students should be viewed as partners in the operations, through collective influence via student representatives, as well as through the influence of the individual student. All students have a responsibility to influence their education through suggestions and constructive criticism.
Departments must encourage and facilitate by practical means both students' union work and the influence of individual students. However, it is always the student unions that formally appoint student representatives.
Students should also be able to obtain written certificates from the Vice-Chancellor, dean or head of department regarding more extensive assignments within the university. Employees can dowload a template for certificates (Diplom och certifikat). The certificates can be drawn up differently, however.
6.2 Umeå University Policy on Student Influence
Umeå University's policy for student influence provides inter alia that students are entitled to be represented by at least three members on most central bodies.