Get a head start!

Get a head start on your studies by taking our virtual campus tour and watching films with tips and advice about starting to study.

If you are a new student and want to take a peek at what Södertörn University looks like – this is your chance! Mariam, one of our students, will show you around the campus and places where you can find help and support.

Useful words

You’ll probably hear unfamiliar words around you if you’re new to higher education. We’ve covered some of these in the film below, where we explain what they mean.

What about my course literature?

You are responsible for ensuring you have all the books you need when you study at university. In the film below, we explain which books you need and how to can get hold of them. Read more on the webpage about course literature.

Five tips for public speaking

Lots of us get nervous when we have to present something or speak in front of others. The Study Support Unit have five tips to help you if speaking in front of an audience is uncomfortable. Read more about what the Study Support Unit has to offer at

Help if you’re not feeling well

Everyone feels down sometimes. If you’re not feeling great and this is related to your studies, the university has a range of support services. The one you should contact will depend on the reason for your problem.

Funka – if you have a long-term disability, you may be able to obtain study support. Read more about Funka External link.

Student Wellbeing Centre – the wellbeing centre can help if you experience problems related to your studies. Read more about the Student Wellbeing Centre.

Student’s union and student ombudsman – if you have study-related questions and would like the support of other students, you can contact the students’ union

Study and career guidance – if you have questions or doubts about your choice of studies, your future or your career, you are very welcome to contact the study and career guidance.

Study Support Unit – offers courses and workshops on academic writing, reading and study techniques, speaking and presentations, etc. Learn more about the study support unit.

University Chaplaincy – offers a safe listening space, read more about the University Chaplaincy.

See all the student support, resources and services at the university.

Do you have a permanent disability?

This film tells you more about Funka, which can help provide study support.

Other good things to know about before you start

Food on campus

Days on campus can sometimes be long, so it’s a good idea to bring food with you or to buy something in one of the restaurants or cafés on campus.

Fitness facilities

If studying is starting to get you down, a little physical exercise may be a good idea. Training facilities close to campus are listed here.

Wireless network (WiFi)

There are two wireless networks at the university: Eduroam and SHguest. Eduroam is the network for students.


Your SH-Card is a keycard, as well as a printing and copying card and a library card.


Every student at the university gets their own SH-Account for the university’s IT environment. Find out how to collect your account – and more.


Do you travel to the university by car? This section explains on-campus parking.

Office 365

Students at Södertörn University have free access to Office 365. Office 365 includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


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