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.

Our guidance is available either in our room at the library or via the web. Read more below about how to book.

Bookable guidance sessions are held in our room in the library (UB 516) on Monday–Friday, and via the web Monday–Thursday. See our guidance times here:

The Study Support Unit has bookable guidance times and drop-in guidance at open workshops. The bookable guidance times are 30 minutes long. Upload the text you want to discuss at least two working days before the guidance session.

Bookable guidance times

In the library:

Mondays 10–14

Tuesdays 10–12 and 14–16

Tuesdays English language support 13–14

Wednesdays 10–12

Thursdays English language support 13–14

Thursdays 14–16

Fridays 10–12 and 13–15

Web-based guidance (via webcam):

Mondays 15–17

Tuesdays 16–18

Wednesdays 16–18

Thursdays 12–14

Open workshops (drop-in)

We use a queue system, with a list on the door of our room. Write up your name when you arrive; you can have a maximum of 15 minutes’ guidance.

In the library:

Mondays 14–16

Thursdays 10–12

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. Of you are a student at the University College of Music Education, please book via the phone – see below.

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 10–12) 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.

Telephone bookings for guidance sessions

You can also call us to book a guidance session. Call +46 (0)8 608 5030. Phone lines are open 9.30–10.00 (Monday–Friday). You are also welcome to visit us in the library during these hours and book your guidance session. You can also book guidance sessions by visiting us during our open workshops, on Mondays 14–16 and Thursdays 10–12.

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 elisabeth.drion@sh.se.