Guidance at the Study Support Unit – how it works

Guidance at the Study Support Unit covers writing, speaking and study techniques, and is open to all students at Södertörn University, the Swedish Red Cross University College and the University College of Music Education in Stockholm – whatever the course or level.

We have bookable guidance sessions Monday–Friday. Read more about how to book below. Our guidance times are:

The Study Support Unit has bookable guidance times Monday to Friday in the Library and via Zoom. Guidance sessions are 30 minutes long. Upload the text you want to discuss at least two working days before the guidance session.

Bookable guidance times

Standard guidance (library, room UB 516, in Swedish):

Mondays 10:00–12:00
Tuesdays 14:00–16:00
Wednesdays 10:00–12:00
Thursdays 16:00–18:00
Fridays 13:00–15:00

Web-based guidance (via Zoom, in Swedish):

Mondays 9:00-11:00, 15:00-17:00
Tuesdays 10:00–12:00, 16:00-18:00
Wednesdays 10:00–11:00, 16:00-18:00
Thursdays 12:00-14:00
Fridays 10:00-12:00

English-language support (library, room UB 516):

Tuesdays 13:00–14:00
Thursdays 13:00–14:00

Drop-in guidance (library, room UB 516):

Mondays 14:00–16:00
Thursdays 14:00–16:00

Web-based guidance is the same type of guidance that we offer on campus, but via a webcam. You work using your own computer and do not need to install any extra software to participate in a web-based guidance session.

Booking appointments via our booking system

You can book a guidance session via our booking system. If you are a student at the University College of Music Education, please book your appointment via email or visit us during the drop-in hours, on Mondays 14–16 and Thursdays 14–16.

Read this before you book an appointment

  • You can only book one session each time. If you discover that you cannot come to your appointment, please cancel as soon as possible so someone else can use that time.
  • A session can be booked no more than 31 days in advance.
  • If you would like guidance on a text you have written, we would like to read your text before the appointment. Upload the file to your booking at least two working days before your appointment. If you append your text later than this, we cannot guarantee that we will have time to read it in advance (but please upload it anyway). We normally read a maximum of three pages prior to a guidance session.

Our drop-in times for open workshops (Mondays 14–16 and Thursdays 14–16) cannot be booked in advance. If there is a queue for an open workshop we have a queue system, which is a list on the door of our room. Write up your name when you arrive; we recommend that you are here when the open workshop starts, because we are only able to work with a limited number of students at one time. At these sessions, each student receives a maximum of 15 minutes’ guidance.

Book extra guidance time if you have a disability

If you have a certificate entitling you to disability support, you can get extra guidance from the Study Support Unit. This applies to students at Södertörn University at the Swedish Red Cross University College. If you are eligible to book the university’s resource room, you can book extended guidance sessions in our booking system. Choose the option for “Utökad handledning” (extended guidance) when you choose the type of guidance. Naturally, you are welcome to book other types of guidance too.

Do you have a certificate for disability support, but are not eligible to book the resource room? If so, email Elisabeth Drion, who teaches at the Study Support Unit. State why you want to be able to book an extended guidance time in your e-mail. Don’t forget to write your name in the e-mail. You will receive eligibility in a few days. Send your e-mail to