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Mälardalen’s Student Union conducts student influence at Mälardalen University and that is our mission as a student union. It is important that students are heard through representatives in various councils and committees at the University where educational monitoring is conducted.

As a member of the student union, we can also help you pursue specific issues when it comes to your education.

There are two organized forms of student influence at Mälardalen’s University. Course evaluations and Student representation.

Course evaluations

The most common way for you as a student to influence the university’s education is through course evaluations. In the course evaluations, you can formally express your views on the courses you have taken and thus come up with suggestions for improvement and feedback. This gives you the opportunity to influence the content of courses.


As a student, you have several rights when it comes to examinations. For example, an examination must be included in the syllabus for it to be valid, you have the right to retake a failed grade and can apply to change an examiner if you have failed an assignment twice. You can read more about MDU’s examination rules here.

Syllabus and course literature

In your course syllabus it should be established which examining elements are given in the course, how many credits the course is and learning outcomes that need to be met. With the course syllabus there should also be a course literature list that at MDU must be published no later than 3 weeks before the start of the course. Syllabuses are binding.