Sveriges förenade studentkårer släppte nyligen sin årliga bostadsrapport som beskriver bostadssituationen för Sveriges studenter. Uppsala studentkår medverkade i att ta fram underlaget till rapporten och sammanfattar dess innehåll med fokus på Uppsala i det här blogginlägget.
Summary: Menswear on campus
On March 8, 2023, Uppsala Student Union submitted a letter to Uppsala University recommending a pilot project with free menstrual protection. This blog post summarizes the letter, the short debate that followed in Upsala Nya Tidning and our plans for the future.
Statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine
A year has passed since Russia's last invasion of Ukraine. Uppsala Student Union therefore writes a statement in support of the Ukrainian people, a total withdrawal of Russian troops and more solidarity efforts to make both a reality. We also urge all Uppsala students to attend the anniversary demonstration, which will take place outside the University House at 4pm, on 24 February.
Bicycle stands at Fyrisån: The Student Union's voice is heard!
Uppsala Student Union has through a series of debate posts fought to keep bike racks at Norrlands nation and outside Campus Gamla torget. We have been able to show that there is a majority in the municipality that agrees that bike racks should be prioritized over car traffic in central Uppsala. The following blog post summarises the reporting and debate on bicycle stands along the Fyrisån in central Uppsala
Uppsala University awards pedagogical prizes for outstanding achievements in education at undergraduate and graduate level. Five prizes, each worth SEK 20,000, are awarded annually in November. One of the prizes is awarded for educational achievements in a special priority area and is called the free prize. In 2023, the priority area is "Creative pedagogy".
Jonas Hassen Khemiri winner of the Gustaf Fröding Scholarship 2020
The winner of the Gustaf Fröding Scholarship 2020 is the writer and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri. The Gustaf Fröding Scholarship is a literature scholarship awarded every three years by Uppsala Student Union. The recipient is chosen by a vote among members of the Uppsala Student Union after a jury has selected three candidates. The award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the announcement and awarding of the Gustaf Fröding Scholarship for the year 2023.
Uppsala Student Union debating cancelkultur
Today, our chairman Anton Sánchez Sulejmani writes in Altinget about the planned investigation on cancelkultur by Minister of Education Mats Persson. If you want to create a university with high ceilings, you need a more nuanced perspective than concepts like "cancelkultur" allow. In the opinion piece, we also draw attention to the lack of active anti-discrimination measures at Swedish higher education institutions as an important but absent component of the debate on academic freedom.
The cost crisis in the media: the voice of the Student Union is heard!
Few students are likely to have missed the inflation and food price rises that will take place in 2022. This autumn, the issue of how inflation affects students has emerged as one of the major policy issues and Uppsala Student Union has been at the centre of the debate. This blog post summarises the reporting and debate focusing on Uppsala and its students, from our first blog post in early September to the in-depth media coverage that has taken off in October.
Training in Uppsala University Economics for students
Uppsala Student Union invites you to a training session on Uppsala University's finances. The training will primarily focus on the following: where does the money come from? How is the money distributed within the University? What do the concepts used when discussing the budget mean? How does the division between research and education work? And how does it all fit together?