At Mälardalen University, the Student proxy is employed by the University. The Student proxy has an impartial approach and can help you as a student if you feel that you have been unfairly treated, discriminated against, harassed or if you have questions regarding rules and rights. The Student proxy cooperates with the Vice-President responsible for student influence on matters relating to your rights.
What does the Student Ombudsman do?
- Listens to and discusses questions and comments related to the university’s activities.
- Provides support and guidance on the rights and obligations of students.
- Helps students who feel discriminated against.
- Guide students who have been reported to the Disciplinary Board.
Mälardalen University should be free from discrimination and harassment. That’s why the university is actively working to be inclusive and accessible to all. If you feel discriminated against or harassed, do not hesitate to contact the responsible teacher or the Student proxy. Discrimination means a disadvantage or a violation that can be linked to one of the seven grounds of discrimination: gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.
Read more about discrimination on the Discrimination Ombudsman’s website.
For you as a doctoral student
In cases where a doctoral student does not consider himself able to turn to his supervisor, head of department or student ombudsman, a vice-dean should be able to act as a doctoral student proxy/discussion partner on the doctoral student’s problems regarding doctoral education. The doctoral student himself or the Doctoral Student Council will contact the vice-dean whom he/she deems to be best suited on a case-by-case basis