Services are a very important part of your university experience. You need access to a good work environment and tools, reliable health services and a stimulating social life.
The University Library
The University Library provides a broad range of high-quality resources for students. There is one library at Campus Valla and one at Campus Norrköping. Besides books and journals, they house computer terminals where students can retrieve information from local catalogues, as well as national and international databases. In order to borrow books and use computers and printers, you need a LiU-card. The library also arranges courses in information retrieval.
Student Healthcare Center
There is a Student Healthcare Centre (Studenthälsan) on Campus Valla and one on Campus Norrköping. They have nurses working with disease prevention and social counsellors ready to help you. All services at the Student Healthcare Centre are confidential and free of charge. Please note that you should call the health centre/clinic where you live, Vårdcentral, if you need to arrange a doctor’s appointment. If you do not know which clinic you belong to call 1177 for information.
Computers and internet access
Students have access to computers and internet connection on all campuses. You get access to computer rooms with your LiU-card. Some computer rooms are available 24 hours a day. Once you have registered as a student you will receive your LiU-ID that will allow you to log on to these computers. You will also receive access to the LiU learning platform Lisam.
Eating on campus
There are several restaurants and coffee shops on the campuses, offering a varied selection of food. Today’s special (“Dagens”) usually costs around SEK 75, or less if you have a pre-paid lunch card. There is also a foodmarket with food trucks at Blå havet, Campus Valla.
There are dedicated lunchrooms for students in several places on the campuses. These are equipped with microwave ovens, to be used to heat food in a lunchbox (“matlåda”). This is very common at Swedish universities.
Student union representatives are members of university boards and committees. This gives students an opportunity to influence the direction of the university. Each faculty has its own student union:
- Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Educational Sciences – StuFF
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – Consensus
- Faculty of Science and Engineering – LinTek
Together, the three student unions have a service organization called the Student Union Service (Kårservice) which provides all practical services. Here you can get help with housing and much more. Kårservice is available in five different locations:
- Student union house Kårallen, entrance level at Campus Valla
- Student union house Trappan at Campus Norrköping
- Student union house Örat at Campus US
- Student union house Kollektivet in central Linköping
- Student union house Ryds herrgård / [hg] in the middle of Ryd, Linköping
The university giving merit to the student voice is one reason Linköping won student city of the year for 2016/17. In 2014 the award went to Norrköping, our other campus city.
There is another reason why Linköping was named student city of the year. Student culture in Linköping is booming, and there are always events, parties and loads of organisations to join, for every interest. The student website and calendar will schedule most events. Make time to join at least sometimes; it will enhance the LiU experience for sure.