Study Support Unit

Study Support Unit - we're here to help you!

Please note that no face-to-face tutorials are being provided in the library due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, it is still possible to book online appointments for study support in both English and Swedish.

The Study Support Unit provides guidance and courses in:

  • academic writing
  • reading and study techniques
  • speaking and presentations

The Study Support Unit is located in the library (room UB 516). You can book times for individual or group guidance, or drop in when we have open workshops. Web-based guidance is also available and guidance can be provided in Swedish or English.

The Study Support Unit is open to everyone studying on Campus Flemingsberg – at Södertörn University, the Swedish Red Cross University College or at the University College of Music Education in Stockholm – regardless of subject or level.

Teaching staff from Swedish, English and Rhetoric work at the Study Support Unit.

Get help with self-help!

The purpose of the Study Support Unit is that you will get help with self-help. We do not do your work for you, nor do we correct your texts. However, we do review your text with you, so that you can see and understand what you need to work on.

Guidance at the Study Support Unit

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.

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More information about the Study Support Unit

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

Book extra guidance time if you have a disability

If you have a certificate entitling you to disability support, you can have an hour of guidance in the Study Support Unit. If you are eligible to book the university’s resource room, you can book these longer sessions in our booking system. Choose the option for “Utökad handledning” (extended guidance) when you choose the type of guidance. 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. Send it to

Extended guidance

In the library:

Wednesdays 13–14, 14–15
Fridays 09–10, 10–11


Whether you are studying in English or Swedish, you can book an appointment for help with written work, speaking or making presentations in English or with general study help.

Opening hours (online tutorials via Zoom)

Tuesdays 13:00–14:00

Thursdays 13:00–14:00

Writing essays or thesis?

Students writing essays or a dissertation at Södertörn University may make an appointment for help with their texts. This applies to all subjects and texts, from your first semester of studying up to Master’s level.

The teachers do not offer guidance on the subject-specific content of your text. Instead, they help with:

  • How to plan and organise your essay.
  • Suggestions for what the different parts of the essay should include.
  • How to structure and arrange the contents logically and clearly.
  • Which tone and style is best suited to your text.

Please note!

Teachers in English language support will not read or correct your entire text.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment for the English Language Support in our self-booking system - opens in a new window. External link, opens in new window.

Please send your text in advance by attaching it to your booking in the booking system. For good and effective guidance, send the essay or the relevant text at least two days before your appointment. You cannot expect the teacher to have read the text if it is submitted later.


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