"The Education Committee works with the core activity of LundaEkonomerna: surveillance of the education. Our mission is to educate, inform and improve all aspects of your education."
The Education Committee is the committee that represents the students at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM). The purpose of the Committee is to act as a bridge between all students and the school to make sure students have an impact on their education. There are 17 driven students in the committee and our mission is to educate, inform and improve all aspects of the education.
The committee consists of representatives for the Bachelor program, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Informatics, Business Law, Economic History, and International & Master. Each representative has a seat at the board of the department they represent and there they get the opportunity to discuss the perspectives of the students regarding the education. After these board meetings are held key elements of the discussions are brought up at the Education Committee’s own meetings. The purpose of the representatives is to ensure that students are a part of all important decisions that are made about their education.
To be a successful link between the students and LUSEM, the committee needs to know what the students think about their education and if any problems should occur. Therefore, we have Student Agents in every class that report to the committee, should anything come up during the semester. Our representatives, along with these student agents, also hold regular meetings and follow-ups with teachers and course administrators.
Within the committee there are three project groups: Speak Up Days, UU Educates, and Visibility. You can read more about what each project group does under the tab “What we do”
Gather student opinions
The Education Committee makes several efforts to ensure the opinions of the students at LUSEM are presented to the university. The primary sources of feedback are our Speak Up Days, where students are encouraged to speak up and give feedback about their education. Other sources include feedback from representatives from each course, the so called student agents. All student agents are volunteers selected in the beginning of each semester and the purpose is to keep close contact with the committee to ensure that issues from each course are followed up. If you would like to become an agent, or know someone who would be a good student agent, please contact us. You can find our contact details at the bottom of this page. Moreover, the Education Committee welcomes continuous feedback from students. This can be done in person through talking to one of the Education Committee members or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Representation at department and board meetings
Whenever a department or a board holds a meeting, the Education Committee sends its representative to join the meeting, raise previously agreed upon issues and report back to the Education Committee. The purpose of the student representative is to ensure that the students’ opinions are heard and taken into account when decisions concerning our education are made.
The Education Committee also consists of enthusiastic individuals who pursue their own projects within the framework of the committee. These projects vary in size and scope and can include everything from simple things to larger projects.
Speak Up Days
Speak Up Days is the biggest event that the Education Committee organizes. It is a survey conducted during the fall semester every year. You will meet the Committee in school collecting answers and encouraging students to speak up about their education. The purpose of Speak Up Days is to collect students’ opinions, to learn more about what all of us have to say about our education and what can be improved. The results from the survey are then analyzed by the project group and compiled for the purpose of being presented to each department of the faculty. Last year, 1000 student voices were collected during the Speak Up Days.
The report for Speak Up Days 2016 can be found here
This project group is responsible for the marketing within the Committee. They run our Facebook page, Instagram account and take care of the marketing of our events. The main task of the Visibility group is to make the Committee and our purpose known to as many students as possible. Reaching out to as many students as possible at the school is vital for the Committee in order to represent and be relevant for all students at LUSEM.
This project group is responsible for planning and organizing lectures in subjects that we believe are either not sufficiently covered in the courses offered by LUSEM or that give interesting insight into areas beyond general course content in business and economics. Recent lecture topics have been stress management, career boosting, and Excel skills. If you have suggestions for future topics, please let us know by contacting anyone within the Committee.
During the last few years...
The Education Committee works continuously to support students with different issues related to their education. Here, we list three examples of general and specific issues that we have had an impact on:
- We have, on multiple occasions, been able to move dates for exams when problems with the schedule, for instance, have occurred.
- We were able to grant access for students to the LUSEM facilities around the clock, seven days a week, during the spring and fall semester of 2016.
- We were able to change the procedure for those students at the Bachelor’s program, so that the requirements of applying at antagning.se for each semester were replaced with a simple confirmation of participating at liveatlund.
Frequently asked questions
Question: How long do I have to wait for the result for on an exam?
Answer: According to the List of Rights page 7, grades on examinations shall be published at the latest 15 working days after the examination, and no later than two weeks before the re-sit.
Question: What do I do if I am displeased with a group member in a school project?
Answer: Talk to the person responsible for the course as soon as possible, the sooner you react the better the chances to handle the issue. In scenarios where the member does not take the critique seriously, the member can actually risk to be rejected from the group.
Question: When should I receive the schedule for the courses that I will take the upcoming semester?
Answer: According to the List of Rights page 5, you have the right to receive the schedule for the whole semester at least one month before the courses starts
List of rights
As a student at Lund University you have different rights. This is gathered in a document signed by the Vice-Chancellor, that applies to all programmes and courses at the University. This list of rights contains:
• Study environment
• Registration of course participation and exam results
• Course planning and timetabling
• Compulsory course components
• Degree projects
• Course evaluation
If you want to read more you can do it here or check out the list to the right. If you have any questions, please contact us
We want to help you
If you have any further questions about the Education Committee or if you feel that there is anything in your education that you think needs to change, or is particularly good, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education Committe - On your side!
A word from our project leader
Cindy Grahn is the project leader for the Education Committee. Together with the vice project leader Adam Vulovic' and the rest of the committee they are in charge for the education surveillance at LUSEM.See available positions
Who is Cindy Grahn?
I am currently studying my last semester of my master in statistics at LUSEM. I am also a devoted LundaEkonom and if you can’t find me at EC or the basement of alpha I will most likely be at Skånis. I decided to join the Education Committee spring semester of 2016 as a representative for statistics. I could never imagine how fun and enlightening it is to be a part of LundaEkonomerna.
What can the Education Committee do for you?
As a representative, You get to help students with their concerns and problems within their education, hang out with the best committee and meet all the other active members within the student union. The Education committee is the biggest committee with 17 truly talented individuals who do everything in their power to improve your education here at Lund University School of Economics and Management. So don’t hesitate to contact any of us or apply to join this amazing committee!
You can always come talk to us regarding questions or anything about your education. We are here for you!
Project Leader - Collegial
Vice Project Leader - Collegial
Head Representative Business Law
Head Representative Statistics
Head Representative Economics
Head Representative Business Administration
Representative Business Administration
Representative Business Administration
Jakob Bratthall Tideman
Head Representative Informatics
Head Representative Bachelor Program
Representative Bachelor Program
Representative Bachelor Program
Head Representative International & Master
Representative International & Master
Head Representative Economic History