Opinion program

The Union's opinion programme is a central part of the study coverage and reflects the student union's positions and objectives on important educational and study-social issues.

The Uppsala School of Technology and Science's opinion framework forms the basis for the study monitoring work and contains the official positions on higher education policy issues represented by the Student Union at Uppsala University. The programme is an important document that gives the student body and student representatives a solid foundation to stand on in their advocacy work towards the university's management and other decision-makers.

The opinion program covers a variety of topics of importance to students, including:

  • Higher education fees: The Corps takes a stand on matters of tuition fees and strives to keep them at a reasonable level or argues for their abolition.
  • Student Housing: The opinion program may include goals and actions to improve the availability and quality of student housing.
  • English Language Teaching: The program addresses the need for English-language courses and programs to promote internationalization and accessibility for non-Swedish speaking students.
  • Library resources: Opinion on library resources and study locations can also be discussed to ensure they meet the needs of students.

This programme is regularly updated to reflect on the changing needs and opinions among the students. It is the Council, the highest decision-making body of the Corps, which determines the opinion programme each year during its September meeting. Before a decision is made, the proposal is prepared and reviewed by the union's study watchers who are tasked with ensuring that the interests and needs of students are represented in the best possible way.

A clear and updated opinion program is essential for the student union to exercise strong and coherent advocacy work. It mandates the study guardians and student representatives to advance and defend the interests of students in any context where educational and study environment issues are discussed and decided.