Putting your energy into your studies is important, but remember to take care of yourself. There are various ways of getting help and support.
Sometimes you need help
KTH has several support functions that offer you help to make sure your studies work out as well as is possible. Study guidance for programmes, Central Study Counselling, as well as the Student Health Service and Funka (support for students with disabilities) are four important functions that you can turn to.
KTH promote equal rights
KTH is obliged to take action
According to the Discrimination Act a university or college is obliged to take preventative measures against harassment.
KTH takes active measures to promote equal right for students and those applying for our activities. Under the Discrimination Act KTH must draw up an annual action plan for the equal treatment of students. KTH is also obliged to investigate if there is suspicion of discrimination or harassment. Read more at kth.se.
If you have reported a case of harassment to KTH and you think that not enough has been done to take active measures against it you can take the matter further by contacting a local anti-discrimination agency. There is also a public authority in Sweden called the Equality Ombudsman (DO) that works actively to combat discrimination and promote equal rights and opportunities by ensuring that the Discrimination Act is followed.
Did you know that …
... everyone has the right to equal treatment.
You probably know that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. But do you know what this means? Studying at a university or college in Sweden is covered by Sweden’s Discrimination Act. The purpose of the Act is to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Did you know that …
... There are study counsellors at KTH?
If you are attending a programme at KTH you can meet a study counsellor/international coordinator who can provide you with advice, for example, on planning your studies, your career goals, courses you should take, taking a break from your studies, or receiving specific support.
Did you know that …
... There are appointed contact people you can turn to if you feel you are being victimised?
If you feel that you are being discriminated, harassed, sexually harassed, or that you are being victimised, please turn to one of the appointed contact people at your school for support. You will find their contact details here.
Central Study Counselling
Central Study Counselling mainly provides guidance for prospective KTH students and coordinates preventative measures for KTH students. If you are a Sfinx or Sports Campus student this is your first point of contact. Read more here.
Students with a documented diagnosis concerning long-term disability can receive compensatory support. Such support can take the form of an adapted exam, note taking support, audio books, mentor support and others. Contact your coordinator for disabled students at Funka to arrange a meeting by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Read more here.
Avonova, our Student Health Service, offers free support and help with study-related problems and is provided by nurses and counsellors who are bound by confidentiality. ’Study-related’ problems mean anything that adversely affects your studies. These can be social, existential, medical and personal issues. Contact Avonova Student Health Services by e mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Read more here.
Study guidance for programmes
If you are attending a programme at KTH you can meet a study counsellor/coordinator who can provide you with advice, for example, on planning your studies, your career goals, courses you should take, taking a break from your studies, or receiving specific support.