The hub of student life at LiU is made up by the three student unions at the university – Consensus, LinTek and StuFF – each one of which represents students at the various faculties. Sweden has a long tradition of labour unions and is one of the most unionised countries in the world, local students are very active and committed to the success of the student unions. International students are often impressed by the breadth of work involved. The student unions represent students in university matters, and make sure that students have an influence on university management.
Each student union has several smaller branches called ‘sections’ where students can also, if they wish, become members. The sections are linked to the various programmes and courses, and their purpose is to improve your time at LiU as a student. In addition to monitoring the quality of your education, the sections also look after social activities, such as the welcome activities for new students, company fairs, traditional student events such as: parties, formal sit down dinners (known as “sittningar”), and other social activities throughout the year.
• Consensus – for students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
• LinTek – for students at the Faculty of Science and Engineering
• StuFF – for students at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and at Educational Sciences
• Find your student union section at LiU