Rights and obligations

Work environment

The university is your workplace, so it is important that you have a good work environment. For example, there must be ergonomically well-designed study areas, there must be the opportunity for you to eat food you bring with you, there must be enough suitable equipment, and there must also be well-adapted break rooms. 

Keep in mind that you are an important part of the work environment. Therefore, show consideration for your fellow students and teaching staff and their work environment. 

Recording/filming, etc. in teaching situations

At the University of Borås, the main rule is that students are not allowed to record, photograph, film (or similar) lectures, seminars, and other teaching situations at the university. The individual teacher has the right to explicitly give permission for sound recording, photography, filming, etc. for a specific teaching occasion. Before permission is granted, the teacher always has to ensure that others present do not find the sound recording, filming, etc. troublesome. The individual teacher determines the conditions that are to apply in the situation in question. Students with disabilities have the right to, without the teacher's express permission, if necessary, make sound recordings, take photographs, film etc. lectures. The student is responsible for notifying such a need to the relevant teacher in good time before the teaching occasion as well as presenting a certificate of such a need of special aids issued by a relevant authority at the university. A given permit for sound recording, photography, filming, etc. does not mean a right for a student or another person who is responsible for such recording to disseminate, make available, or otherwise use the recording for purposes other than his/her/their private use.

Course evaluation

At the end of each course, you and your classmates must fill out a course evaluation. The results of the evaluations, together with the teachers' reflections, will be compiled into a course evaluation. You should be informed of the results of the evaluation, and when a new course starts, you should be told what the students who took the course last thought. You should also be told what changes have been made to the course and why. If you do not receive information about previous evaluations, you should ask for it. 

For courses in a specific area, there are often separate rules that have to do with your studies. These rules are collected in study guides, available either in printed form or on the respective website. If you have not received a study guide, you can ask at the Student Reception for your educational programme or your teacher. 

Teaching staff

You are to have teachers with pedagogical and subject expertise. This means that teachers should know the subject they are teaching and be able to help you as a student to learn.

VFU/student placements/internships

In some programmes, you can choose the location of any VFU/student placements/internships yourself, while in others you cannot. To find out what rules apply, you should contact those responsible for your educational programme.


The schedule of lectures, laboratory sessions, supervision, group work, etc. should be ready well in advance so that you can plan your studies. Certain parts of the teaching, such as an exam, are always mandatory. Other scheduled times may be mandatory, but this must be clearly stated. Teachers may not make lectures mandatory in order to increase attendance.

Student insurance

As a student, you are insured through the university during your studies. This means that you are insured on your way to and from the university or your internship as well as on the university's premises or where the university has temporarily placed your studies. All information about the insurance as well as the form can be found on the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency's website. Click through to find the information about insurance and students.

Student Union of Borås

It is possible to influence the university's activities by getting involved in the student union. Most of the university's decision-making bodies have student representation from the student union and in this way there is an opportunity to have an influence. Read more on the Student Union's website.

Student Ombudsman

As a student, you are welcome to contact the Student Ombudsman  if you have questions or concerns about how you have been treated at the university during your studies.


As a student with a disability, you are entitled to certain support functions during your studies. Read more on the webpage Disabilities.