Our work

Uppsala Student Union strives to improve the lives of students in Uppsala.

The Uppsala Student Union is a student interest organisation and therefore works to influence the university, the community, and the state so that the interests of Uppsala students are taken care of. This entails that we work with guestions that are directly relevant to education, but also with questions that for example have to do with housing and economy. Our prime responsibility is to make sure that student interests are always protected. 

An short introduction to some our work and services

- Every year, the Uppsala Student Union allocates substantial sums in financial contributions to various student associations, and Uppsala Student Union also has a number of scholarships and grants that students can apply for.  

- Uppsala Student Union have a Student ombudsman, where all members can come for help and advice. International students can also turn to the international officer. 

- PHD Students go to the Doctorand ombudsman (read more about PHD students here). 

- The ESMeralda Diversity Office works to broaden recruitment to higher education, and the Kondoma Mera! project works to build awareness on reproductive health among the students of Uppsala.

- In the 1920s, the newspaper Ergo was founded, which in the 1940s became the newspaper of Uppsala Student Union. Today our newspaper Ergo also has a website and various digital news flows and newsletters. 

- Uppsala Student Union manages the country recreation site Norreda Torp, a picturesque group of old houses by a lake in the forest south of Uppsala. Norreda Torp can be rented by students at very attractive prices. Furthermore, the Student Union is the majority stockholder of the Studentbokhandeln bookshop, whose competitive prices has effectively held student literature prices on a relatively low level here in Uppsala for years. 

- Uppsala Student Union has also founded Folkuniversitetet and Drivhuset, and holds a seat in the Foundation for Rikssalen (the former Hall of State) at Uppsala Castle.