"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 19 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, International Bachelor Program 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.
Within the committee there are four project groups: Speak Up Days, UU Educates, Student Agents and Visibility. You can read more about what each project group does under the tab “Project Groups”.
Project Groups within the committee
The Education committee is working with many different things, and are therefore divided into four project groups. These are described down below.
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.
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 and the institution, 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. At the end of each semester, the project group will arrange a “sittning” at Skånis to all the students, for their work to improve the surveillance of the education.
If you want to be a Student Agent or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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.
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. You can read more about each project group under “project groups” in the menu.
If you have ANY issues regarding your education, fill in the form through LundaEkonomernas webpage and we will bring it up at our committee meetings, and forward the issue to the institutions. If you’re uncertain this is something worth bringing up or feel uncomfortable, always feel free to speak with Sandra, Project Leader or someone else in the committee. We are always on your side!
Social media and visibility
We are active on Facebook and Instagram, where we post information regarding lectures, student issues and our work. Do not forget to follow us so that you do not miss out on any important information!
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.
Student Rights at Lund University
Lund University has a list of student rights that all personel working at Lund University needs to follow, including teachers, people working with administration and other staff members. These rights are attached below.
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
Question: I am not pleased with the course, how can I report this?
Answer: According to the List of Rights page 8, the school need to provide a course evaluation for all students participating in the course. This needs to be carried out in a way that encourages the students to answer the evaluation.
Otherwise, if the course is not at all satisfying, you can always turn to 1) the course responsible at your department or 2) to us in the education committee and we will try to help you the best way possible.
If you have any questions, please contact us
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
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 contact us through the webform or through email.
If you have any questions regarding our projects, please contact the responsible project leaders.
The Education Committe – On your side!
A word from our Project Leader
Sandra Skilberg is the Project Leader for the Education Committee.
Sandra joined Education Committee during her second semester at LUSEM, after one year as a representative for the institution of Business Law, she applied for the position "Vice Project Leader, to be Project Leader. This spring is she ready to take over the role as the Project Leader together with Vice Project Leader Isak Edvardsson and the rest of the committee.
Why Education Committee?
My original draw to LundaEkonomerna was its professional nature and level of engagement from its members. Naturally, I sought after to join the committee responsible with the core activity of LundaEkonomerna, surveillance of the education. This essential task has proven a journey filled with learning moments and opportunities to make an impact on the makings of our school. It has given me the chance to help all the students with their school issues, while simultaneously improving on leadership and teamwork skills. However, the committee is so much more than just that. The committee is my ”lunda-family” and without my team of 18 people I would not even have had half so much fun.
What can the Education Committee do for you?
Our represenatives are here to represent you as a student throughout the different departments at the faculty. The Education committee is LundaEkonomerna’s biggest committee with 19 truly talented individuals who do everything in their power to improve your education here at Lund University School of Economics and Management. So, do not hesitate to contact any of us with questions regarding your education 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!
Vice Project Leader
Head Representative Business Law and responsible of the Student Agent-Group
Head Representative Statistics
Head Representative Economics and a member of Speak up Days
Lena Sophia Müller
Representative Economics and a member of UU Educates
Head Representative Business Administration and responsible of Visibility
Representative Business Administration and a member of Speak up Days
Representative Business Administration and a member of the Student Agent-Group
Jakob Bratthall Tideman
Representative Informatics and responsible of Speak up Days
Head Representative Informatics and a member of the Student Agents-Group
Head Representative Bachelor Program and responsible for Speak up Days
Representative Bachelor Program and a member of UU Educates
Representative Bachelor Program and a member of the Student Agents-Group
Head Representative International & Master and a member of UU Educates
Representative International & Master and responsible for UU Educates
Head Representative Economic History and a member of Visibility
Head Represenative International Bachelor Program and a member of Visibility
Representative International Bachelor Program and a member of Speak up Days