Study information

Students.Our aim is to provide students at Södertörn University with the best possible service and support, so this area of the website gathers practical information that we hope and believe you will find useful.

Do you want to know how to apply to higher education or when the semester starts? Do you need to contact the Student Health Service, or perhaps you are planning to become involved with a student organisation? Do you want to apply for a degree certificate but are unsure how to go about it? Many questions can arise during your studies; if you can't find the answer you need here, please contact one of our study guidance advisors or Student Support Services. They will be happy to help you.

Choose what you want to study at Södertörn University from our programmes and courses in our online prospectus.

The Study Support Unit

The Study Support Unit (Studieverkstan) is located in the university library (entrance floor) and is available to all Södertörn University students of all subjects and at all levels of study. In the Study Support Unit we offer students support with Swedish, English and oratory skills. In addition, you can receive support with for example writing and speaking skills or study techniques. You can book individual and/or group tutorials but you are also welcome to come along to the weekly drop-in sessions. The Study Support Unit also provides mini-lectures on academic writing.

The Study Support Unit can help you with:

  • planning, drafting and editing texts
  • essay writing (from Bachelor’s/first cycle to Master’s/second cycle level)
  • the planning and delivery of spoken reports, presentations and speeches / defending a paper
  • finding solutions for feeling anxious about public speaking, experiencing writer’s
    block and reading and writing difficulties
  • language use and academic writing conventions
  • interpreting assignment questions and feedback from lecturers on for example take-home
    examinations
  • reading/note-taking skills and issues related to exam preparation

From help to self-help

The objective of the Study Support Unit is to enable you to help yourself. As such, we don’t do your work for you. Instead, our aim is to point you in the right direction by encouraging you to work towards finding solutions for the problem (s) you encountered yourself. Therefore, we do not simply correct written texts but we can highlight which aspects of your text require attention when discussing your work with you. For normal tutorials we only read texts which consist of a maximum of 3 pages. However, if you have booked an essay tutorial, longer texts can be focused on.

Opening hours and booking a tutorial time

More detailed information about our opening hours and on how to book or cancel a tutorial appointment can be found here.