As a member of ULS you are welcome to use all the union facilities such as computers, microwave ovens, library and daily and weekly papers. You will also receive the union paper Ultunesaren and the yearbook Avelskalendern. The students’ union and its organisations arrange lots of activities, among these are traditional dinners, student theatres, international activities and choirs. The union has a café; FiQ, that is open Tuesdays 17.00-19.00 in the upper floor of the union. All members are automatically members of ULS IF, our sports organisation. You have access to the sport facilities: a sports hall, a gym, a soccer-field etc.
One of the most important responsibilities of the students’ union is to represent the members towards the university and the departments and to work in the best interest of the students. Through the students’ union you can make your voice heard so that the content and quality of the educations is improved continuously. Student representatives, appointed by ULS, sit in preparing and deciding organs at different levels at the university. If decisions are made at university level that affects our education, we have the right to be a part of the decision making.
Like all students at any Swedish university, students at SLU can be members of a students’ union. The membership applies for students in basic educational programmes as well as for postgraduate students.
Join Ultuna Student Union (ULS)! We need your support to keep our organization working. The membership cost 250 sek/semester and is voluntary. You register at the union; during the semesters the office is open weekdays 12.15- 13.00. Bring your letter of acceptance and identification. It is also possible to fill in the registration form (Membership form or membership form for PhD students and guest scientists) and send it to us by fax or e-mail together with copies of the acceptance letter and your identification (such as your passport). The bill for the semester fee will then be sent to you by regular mail.
A few weeks after we have received your payment a membership card will be sent to you. The card will grant you student discounts, among these are discounts at SJ and SAS (travel companies). The membership card is a white/grey plastic card called Mecenat and has “Ultuna Studentkår” printed on it.
Did you start your studies before July 2010? If you did, when you finish your studies you need a certificate for discharge of debt that shows that you have paid the union fee every semester. Before July 2010 the membership was compulsory according to the Swedish law! You can apply for the certificate at the students’ union or fill in this form
If you have any questions about the union fee, the certificate for discharge of debt, membership cards, joining the union etc. please contact the students’ union registrar’s office.
Please notify Ultuna Student Union if you change your address!
Phone number: 018-67 11 14
Student rights and Ultuna Student Union
The Ultuna student union is working to improve the education quality and
The unions Education Councils (Studieråd)
are working with educational issues, social activities and student representation for some program at basic level and master programs as follows:
Biology, Soil and Environmental Sciences Council (BioM-rådet) email@example.com
EnvEuro – Environmental Science in Europe
Biotechnology and food science council (BioLivs-rådet) firstname.lastname@example.org
Food - Innovation and Market
Economics Council (Ekonområdet) email@example.com
Agricultural Economics and Management
Animal Sciences Council (Husdjursrådet) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Development Council (Landsbygdsutvecklingsrådet) email@example.com
Environmental Communication and Management
For more information come and visit us personally at the Union building or contact:
Karolin VIRR-VARR Bäckman