Student influence

Chalmers Students' Union
Chalmers Students' Union plays a central role for students and postgraduate students at Chalmers. The Students' Union will help you with questions about anything from accommodation to financing questions. As a member of the Students' Union, you will receive a student card that will allow travel discounts etc.

All doctoral students at Chalmers shall be members of the Doctoral Student Section of Chalmers Students' Union during their entire period of study. You must inform the Students' Union yourself that you have been admitted to doctoral studies.
If you do not pay your fee on a continuous basis, all costs incurred must be paid in conjunction with your licentiate degree and/or doctoral degree. Should this not be fulfilled, you will not receive your academic degree in view of that Chalmers has resolved that all students shall be members of Chalmers Students' Union.

Chalmers Students’ Union

Chalmers Board of Graduate Students
The Chalmers Board of Graduate Students is the coordinating mechanism between PhD students at all Chalmers departments. It represents the PhD students’ interests in several key boards and committees at Chalmers (including the Board of Chalmers AB, the Faculty board, the Research Education Committee, etc) and outside of Chalmers (the Swedish National Union of Students and the Doctoral Student Committee).
Our goal is to improve terms for doctoral students at Chalmers university of technology by:
  • representing doctoral students in several key boards and committees at Chalmers;
  • identifying, preventing and eliminating structural problems;
  • becoming a hub for doctoral students.

Chalmers Board of Graduate Students (DS)

PhD councils
Most departments also have local doctoral councils that represent you as a doctoral student on the department's board and other decision-making and executive groups. Names of those active at your department are available from the DS. If you are interested in taking part and being able to influence the doctoral student's working situation, please contact your local doctoral organisation or the DS. Respective links are available on the DS website.

Published: Tue 08 Nov 2016. Modified: Fri 19 Jan 2018