Study Environment Council

The council monitors issues relating to the requirements of the Discrimination Act to work actively as an education provider and as the accountable authority for education in relation to the Work Environment Act.

The council provides support for the university (Faculties and student support activities) so that preventive work can take place in the following areas:

  • Admission and recruitment
  • Examinations and assessments
  • Study environment
  • Studies and parenting
  • Forms of education and organisation (Discrimination Act 2008:567)

The council also participates as a referral body for, for example, revised routines, action plans, and the design of student surveys that, for example, concern issues of discrimination, as well as responds to external requests for comment.


The composition of the council consists of ten members:

  • Director of Student Centre Lena Tyrén (Chair and Convener)
  • Student Chief Safety Representative: Betty Nydahl, Student Union of Borås
  • Student Safety Representative: Vacant
  • Safety Representative: Agnes Andersson Wänström
  • Representative from the Student Centre: Moa Persson
  • Representative from the University Library: Johanna Persson
  • Representative from the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business: Vacant
  • Representative from the Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare: Eva Berg
  • Representative from the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT: Malin Utter
  • Representative of the Faculty of Police Work: Therese Bäckman

The council may include additional representatives as necessary.

Meeting times in 2022

The Study Environment Council meets 13:00–14:00 on the following occasions.

  • 21 April

On the agenda: Background and assignments for the Study Environment Council, Plan for being an organisation free from discrimination, and Student Ombudsman

  • 18 August

On the agenda: The role of Student Ombudsman, Student Union, Goals for being an organisation free from discrimination, Project "A good study start," Project "Development of collaborative learning through PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)”

  • 29 September

On the agenda: The Student Barometers, focus on issues related to discrimination, and the students' study environment.

How do the Faculties/departments work with study environment issues and what routines exist.

  • 10 November
  • On the agenda: Before the meeting, the participants were tasked with thinking about how the study environment work works and what the university needs to work on in the coming years in order to live up to the requirements of the legislation - both regarding the discrimination act and the work environment legislation.

  • 8 December
  • On the agenda: Compilation of the annual report

Term of office of the council: 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024.

Decision on the establishment of the Study Environment Council: (Reg. no. 786-21)