Your rights

What rights and regulations apply to your working conditions as a student? What are equal opportunities, and how do they benefit you? What can you do if you feel that you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment or victimisation?

At Uppsala University, there is zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and victimisation. For us it is important that all students feel that they are included in the study environment. Within the university, we are working actively with equal opportunities, and an important task is to ensure that our procedures, norms and routines reflect an attitude that is characterised by respect for students' and employees' different conditions.

Who can I turn to?

Work related injuries and incidents

An occupational injury can be an accident at work, a travel accident, a occupational disease and an infection. A physical incident is an event that could lead to a physical injury or accident. A psycho-social incident can involve situations of abusive acts. Everyone is responsible for reporting incidents to the prefect (or equivalent).

For those who have been injured, it is important that the Insurance Agency, “Försäkringskassan”, and The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency, “Kammarkollegiet” are notified. Registration is also a means for the university to improve the working environment.

Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency)
Kammarkollegiet - insurance claim (PDF)

Security and crisis

The university activities shall work and provide a safe environment for students. The employee portal provides detailed information about safety on campus. The university also has an emergency organisation and emergency preparedness.

Where to turn in acute crisis

Last modified: 2022-06-13