Ensuring student´s influence at Södertörn University
Student representatives fill an essential and irreplaceable role both within the student union, and the university as a whole. Together they ensure that students’ voices are listened to and acted upon. 

Shape the future of your education.

SöderS is responsible for overseeing the quality and content of the education offered at the university. This is accomplished by assigning student representatives. Together student representatives make sure that students’ opinions are heard and acted upon, in turn impacting the quality of the education and atmosphere at Campus Flemingsberg. 

As a student representative, you oversee the content of your own, as well as your fellow students’ education. The responsibility therefore includes attending meetings with those in charge of courses and/or programmes offered at the university. During these meetings you will, amongst other things, contribute with the student perspective on issues concerning your education. Such as choosing the course literature or what is to be accommodated in courses and programs. No prior knowledge required. The assignment involves approximately 2 hours of work per month.

Do you want to become a student representative?

The assignment as a student representative is appointed by the union, to be appointed you must first attend our introduction. The reason for this is partly that it is an official position of trust that you receive from the student union, but also for your sake. It is important that you as a student representative know your rights and obligations and feel comfortable in the role.

Sign up for one of our intros here!

Benefits as a student representative:

  • If you are a member of SöderS, the student union pays you a fee of SEK 100 / hour, plus a preparation fee of SEK 100 for your meeting time.
  • You gain influence over your education and thus the chance to influence the status of your degree.
  • A good merit for your CV.
  • Opportunity for further education at our Influence Forums.

Do you have questions about student representation? Email studentrepresentation@soders.nu




Get Paid

Register your hours

SöderS members can get paid for the hours they have worked as a student representative. To register your hours, and to read more about how to get an emolument as a student representative,
click below:

Tips and Tricks


Here is a list of useful abbreviations with their meanings.

How it works


This policy document, ‘effect.’ outlines SöderS’ - Södertörn University Student Union official standpoint on student representation at the university. It is one of the regulatory documents which sets out the underpinnings of SöderS’ work. To read effect., download it here:

Knowledge Exchange

The Impact Forum

The Impact Forum is an event hosted by SöderS. Its aim is to support student representatives in their roles by providing them with useful training, workshops and an opportunity for student reps to meet with each other and exchange their experiences