Frequently asked questions
How is the Student Union working to ensure your students safety?
Samhällsvetarkåren cares about our students safety and therefore we take certain precautions to ensure that we do everything within our power to make sure our students feel safe. We’re in continuous contact with the University and Faculty and monitor the developments closely. If we decide to open up Samvetet, our student house, to students it will be possible to wash your hands in our downstairs bathroom and we’ll also provide hand sanitiser. We have also set a limit to how many people can be inside our house at any given time to a maximum of 25. We also encourage everyone to follow Folkhälsomyndighetens (The Public Health Agency) recommendations which include:
Avoid touching your face
Wash your hands often
Stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
Keep social distancing of at least 1 meter
Coughing and sneezing in your elbow
Greet people in a Covid-friendly manner by bumping elbows or waving
When will you be open for students?
We have decided to open up Samvetet for drop-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11-13. We have several precautions in place to make the drop-ins safe for our students. If you don't feel comfortable with visiting us in person you can always email us on
Where can I turn if I’m worried about Covid-19?
We recommend you to visit websites such as www.1177.se and www.folhalsomyndigheten.se to get more information about Covid-19. If you want someone to talk to about your worries, you can contact Studenthälsan (The Student Health) by phone on: 046-222 43 77 or by setting up an appointment on their lu.se website.
What precautions and safety measures are in place at the Unions events?
In these times we believe that the social context that the union provides is going to be even more important than usual. We have therefore decided to go ahead with most of the events that we arrange during the fall semester of 2020 but with some modifications as to size and realisation. Samhällsvetarkåren will follow the guidelines set by Folkhälsomyndigheten (The Public Health Agency) and keep the participants of any event to under 50 people. We’ll also try to have as many events as possible outside and provide hand sanitiser to the participants.
Are you still going to have a novice period?
Yes, the novice period is going ahead. We will have a limited amount of spaces and all novices will be divided into smaller groups that won’t exceed 50 people. We also work closely with the nations where we’ll have some of our events, to ensure that they provide a safe environment. All mentor groups will also get hand sanitiser to bring to every event and it will also be provided by us at other events that we arrange.
Is Slaget om Samvetet going ahead as usual?
Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel Slaget om Samvetet this year due to Covid-19. We tried to explore different options to have it, but came to the conclusion that the best option was to cancel it this year.
What are the welcome activities going to look like in fall?
The activities that Samhällsvetarkåren arranges will follow Folkhälsomyndighetens (The Public Safety Agency) recommendations. We have set a limited amount of people allowed in our union house to maximum 25 at any given time, until the restrictions lighten. Some of the welcome activities we usually attend like SAF (Student Association Fair) and Hälsningsgillet will not be held as usual this year. SAF is cancelled and Hälsningsgillet is going to be digital. We recommend people to follow Folkhälsomyndighetens recommendations if they attend any of our events in the fall.
What is the education going to look like in the fall?
Teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences at first and second cycle level will take place both digitally and in the University's premises. Social distancing must be followed according to the Public Health Agency's regulations, general advice and recommendations.
The following student groups/components are to be prioritized when it comes to teaching at the University's premises:
Students who are commencing their studies at the University in the autumn (new students)
International students, both degree students and incoming exchange students. For these groups, it is important that their education is not entirely online, as the Swedish Migration Agency does not grant residence permits for remote studies.
Teaching that is based on practical and applied components such as process group supervision, conversation exercises, computer exercises involving quantitative methods and similar.
Teaching and assessment that is particularly difficult to conduct online without compromising quality
You can read more about how the education is going to look like here: https://www.sam.lu.se/en/covid-19
Is the education going to be as good online as it would have been on campus?
The Social Science Student Union is continuously working on guarantee the quality on the education. We work together with the departments and faculty to ensure that the education is as high quality as possible. If you have question about the quality on your education or need help with anything, you can always contact us at .
What can I do if I feel that the education is poor?
It is very important that education holds a high quality. If you feel that education on your institution is poor you should take actions. In “List of Rights” it is stated what your rights, as a student are, when it comes to matters regarding for example study environment, exams, course planning and examination. It is also good to check the course plan for the course since that is the document that controls the education for the specific course. In the document “rutinbeskrivning för hantering av klagomål” (unfortunately only in Swedish) it is described how the handling of education-related complaints from students within the Faculty of Social Sciences. You can always contact the student representatives on your institution (find them here https://www.samvetet.org/poster-19-20) and the Social Science Student Union if you need help or advice. If you want to become a student representative and influence your education directly you can read more and apply here: https://www.samvetet.org/utbildning
https://www.sam.lu.se/internt/sites/sam.lu.se.internt/files/rutinbeskrivning-klagomal-riktlinjer-och-flodesschema-beslut-2018-.pdf (rutinbeskrivning för hantering av klagomål från studenter)
What are my rights as a student during this time, when it comes to the quality of the education?
You have the same right to a good quality of education whether it is based online or on campus. The easiest way to check what right you have as a student at Lund University is by reading the List of Rights (Rättighetslistan) which you can find here: https://www.lu.se/sites/www.lu.se/files/handbok-rattighetslistan-webb.pdf
If you experience that the education is poor or you have any troubles regarding your program or course you’re always welcome to email: with your questions.
I’m in a risk group and won’t be able to participate in the education on campus, where do I turn to get information about what platforms will be used for online education?
The online platform that Lund University uses for its education is called canvas.education.lu.se, there you will find your schedule, literature list and syllabus. You should have gotten information regarding your student account to Canvas in the welcome email that you get from your department at Lund University. If you have any problem with your student account you can contact your department. If your education is partly on campus and you’re a risk group you should contact your department or faculties student counselor so that you together can solve it in the best way possible.
For more information about the online education see: https://www.sam.lu.se/ny-student and https://www.lu.se/studera/coronavirusetcovid-19-information-for-studenter/faq-for-studenter-coronaviruset#antagning-nya-studenter