What does the law say about student influence?
As a student, you have the right to exert influence on your education. Each higher learning institution must promote active student involvement in the development of all education. (See the Higher Education Act, 1 chapter 4a §). Students have the right to be represented when important decisions are to be made that concern educational issues or students’ situation. (See the Higher Education Act, 2 chapter 7 §).
The Student Union Ordinance (2209:769) contains regulation concerning who has the right to appoint representatives for the students. At the University of Gävle, the Gefle Student Union has been awarded student union status by the University Board. Thus, it is Gefle Student Union that appoints student representatives.