Support

Have you found yourself with BTH, do you need support in some other matter or do you have criticism on aspects of your education?
Read more below!

Blekinge student union is here to support and help our members and the students at BTH.

Have you found yourself with BTH, do you need support in some other matter or do you have criticism on aspects of your education? Read more below.

Flaws in your education

Work upwards in the hierarchy

You should always start with talking to your teacher, course or programme director. They are often open to criticism. BTH has  a great structure over what channels to use to exercise your student influence.

If you feel that your attempts are futile or that you want help having a conversation with BTH, then the student union is your friend in need. If your matter is a general problem with a course or a program that affects more than just you it's often best to talk with your Education or service association. They are specialists on your education and might be working to solve the problem already, without you even knowing.

Need help personally?

If the problem you need solved a bit more personal then you should contact our student agent who is also the Vice Chairman by calling or sending an email to studentombud@bthstudent.se. Denna person arbetar heltid i studentkåren och är expert på studenträttsliga frågor. Kontakta även studentombudet om du är osäker på vart ditt ärende platsar så hjälper vi dig rätt. Examinatorer och lärare får aldrig låta sina personliga känslor och åsikter påverka betygsättningen, men om du som student känner dig utsatt kan studentkåren driva ditt ärende anonymt. Med andra ord är detta en person som har, eller med enkla medel kan skaffa sig, stenkoll på vad som gäller i just ditt fall.

Student health

They are here for you who study at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Visiting someone working with student health is free of charge for you.

Their goal is to make sure that you are well both physically and mentally during your time here at Blekinge Institute of Technology.

Well being is a solid base for successful studies. If the weekday gets out of balance and your ability to study gets worse contact the student health. They work preventive with lifestyle issues and offers counselling and guidens to you as a student.

Read more at student portal

Good to know about student health

Know your rights as a student

Here you can read about what you as a student have the right to before the start of a course, during and after the course has ended. If you can't find answers to any questions then Blekinge student union has a student agent that works full-time with helping and support students with legal issues.

Five quick facts

What should I think about before the course?

A syllabus should always exist for your course. In it you can find rules about how it's designed and how the examination is going too take place. The syllabus must be followed by you as a student as well by the staff of the institute.

A course memorandum where you can see the following points should be available on the course management system at least three weeks before the start of the course:

  • A link to the syllabus with topical bibliography.
  • A link to the schedule.
  • A welcome and a few lines about the course and how students can prepare themselves, name and contacts to course coordinator and examiner.
  • Content and reading instructions to scheduled moments in the course.
  • Date for examination and other examination moments (at least three opportunities)

 

Report this to the course coordinator immediately! You can find out who is the course coordinator on Canvas. The documents aren't posted despite contacting the course coordinator? Contact Blekinge student union's student agent!

What should I think about during the course?

A course part can be a lecture, seminar or something similar, is only obligatory if it's defined in the syllabus from the start. A course part can't be suddenly obligatory just because the teacher or course coordinator decides it.

When you write an exam either at home or campus you always have the right to turn it in anonymously. During the marking of the exam the exam should be coded, this is to protect you as as student from biased marks.

The examination should follow the courses syllabus. Questions will be based on what was taught during the moments of the course. That means questions on an exam can be based on what the professor taught during lectures, otherwise its in the course litterateur.

Your teacher will correct your exam or examination assignment within 15 workdays. In special cases the teacher may get more time to correct an exam, but only if there is a prefect decision allowing it. If your exam is not corrected in time, contact the examiner immediately. Prolonged correction can lead to complications with CSN-payments for you.

What should I think about after the course?

If you fail an examination you will be offered at least two opportunitets for reexamination. These shall take place within 12 months after regular examination opportunity.

This applies to all examination moment that´s given during a course. It may thus be an essay, a home examination or a written test.

If you failed two times you have the right to switch examiner. Take contact with the person who's responsible for the course or your programme manager.

You have the right to tutorial and teaching during the time of the course. After the course has ended you no longer have the right to this.

Five quick facts

Here you can read about what you as a student have the right to before the start of a course, during and after the course has ended. If you can't find answers to any questions then Blekinge student union has a student agent that works full-time with helping and support students with legal issues.

What should I think about before the course?

A syllabus should always exist for your course. In it you can find rules about how it's designed and how the examination is going too take place. The syllabus must be followed by you as a student as well by the staff of the institute.

A course memorandum where you can see the following points should be available on the course management system at least three weeks before the start of the course:

  • A link to the syllabus with topical bibliography.
  • A link to the schedule.
  • A welcome and a few lines about the course and how students can prepare themselves, name and contacts to course coordinator and examiner.
  • Content and reading instructions to scheduled moments in the course.
  • Date for examination and other examination moments (at least three opportunities)

 

Report this to the course coordinator immediately! You can find out who is the course coordinator on Canvas. The documents aren't posted despite contacting the course coordinator? Contact Blekinge student union's student agent!

What should I think about during the course?

A course part can be a lecture, seminar or something similar, is only obligatory if it's defined in the syllabus from the start. A course part can't be suddenly obligatory just because the teacher or course coordinator decides it.

When you write an exam either at home or campus you always have the right to turn it in anonymously. During the marking of the exam the exam should be coded, this is to protect you as as student from biased marks.

The examination should follow the courses syllabus. Questions will be based on what was taught during the moments of the course. That means questions on an exam can be based on what the professor taught during lectures, otherwise its in the course litterateur.

Your teacher will correct your exam or examination assignment within 15 workdays. In special cases the teacher may get more time to correct an exam, but only if there is a prefect decision allowing it. If your exam is not corrected in time, contact the examiner immediately. Prolonged correction can lead to complications with CSN-payments for you.

What should I think about after the course?

If you fail an examination you will be offered at least two opportunitets for reexamination. These shall take place within 12 months after regular examination opportunity.

This applies to all examination moment that´s given during a course. It may thus be an essay, a home examination or a written test.

If you failed two times you have the right to switch examiner. Take contact with the person who's responsible for the course or your programme manager.

You have the right to tutorial and teaching during the time of the course. After the course has ended you no longer have the right to this.

Do you see flaws in your study environment?

Report damages and incidents

Om du varit nära att skada dig, men lyckades undvika att en olycka skedde, ska du göra en tillbudsanmälan. Det är viktigt att anmäla risker i studie- och arbetsmiljön även om en olycka ännu inte skett för att högskolan ska kunna förebygga olyckor. Om du upptäcker att något är trasigt på campus eller inte fungerar som det ska så ska detta felanmälas till högskolan. Det kan handla om en lampa som inte fungerar, trasiga möbler, mikrovågsugnar eller datorer som inte fungerar.
If something is lacking with the study and working environment or if something si broken. Report this to servicesupport@bth.se
If the fault report is about computers or something technical, please contact ithelpdesk@bth.se

Service advice

Did you know that you're insured as a student? if you have hurt yourself during school-days, or been close to hurting yourself, report this.

Om du skadar dig på väg till eller ifrån högskolan, när du vistas på campusområdet, eller under praktik exempelvis, så ska du göra en arbetsskadeanmälan. Mer information om detta finns på the student portal

discrimination, harassment or abusive behaviour

No student should be subjected

Blekinge student union has zero-tolerance against all forms of discrimination, harassment and abusive behavior. At Blekinge Institute of Technology, everyone has the right to a safe study environment.

A good study environment means stimulating, respectful and including space where no forms of harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior occurs. Students, employees and collaborators at BTH have equal rights, opportunities and obligations to a respectful treatment no matter gender, identity, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation and age.

Read more at the student portal

Have you been subjected

If you as a student feel you have been subjected to harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior, you always have a right to support and guidance. You, yourself decide what kind of support you want and from who.
Speak to someone you feel you can trust, it can be a teacher, the person responsible for your program, the department of student health, the student union and so on.

Don't wait to seek help

If you feel that you are exposed to harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior, don't wait with seeking help. You have a right to being treated with respect. BTH are obliged to investigate at take action. Write down what happened, with time, location and eventual witness.

Do you know anyone who has been subjected

If you know anyone that has been subjected to harassment, discrimination or abusive behavior, contact us at the student union or the department of student health.

know the discrimination criteria

Different types of discrimination

That someone's being discriminated by being treated worse than anyone else, been treated or would be treated in a comparable situation.

That any individual or group is discriminated through application of a provision, a criterion or a procedure, that seems neutral.

That some rules, norms, routines, attitude and behaviour that occurs in organisations and other social structures systematically discriminate some groups.

Reoccurring culpable or negative actions that's directed towards individual coworkers, that can lead to the coworker is outside of the work community. The concept also include occurrences that's also known as bullying psychological violence, social exclusion and harassment.

To behave in a way that infringe on the dignity of the person and has a connection to the statutory discrimination criteria. Unlike victimization, harassment can be restricted to a single event

Unwanted behaviour based on gender or by sexual nature that infringe on the dignity of the person.

  • If a teacher treats you differently due to gender for instance.
  • If someone calls you "slut", "bitch", "whore", "cunt", "faggot", "moron", "wog", or some other derogatory term that has to do with the discrimination criteria.
  • If someone puts up pictures, brands or symbols with racist, homophobic or sexist implication or message.
  • If someone devalues you who has a disability.
  • If someone subjects you with unwanted approaches or sexual allusions.
  • If someone writes something degrading about you as a student on social media, for example facebook, instagram and twitter.
  • If someone systematically ridicule or makes a student fell invisible.