They register students for courses and coordinate the reporting of grades. They issue study certificates, grade abstracts and archive all essays in a library. At present they are in the busy season as current and new students have to be registered for courses for the spring term. However, the work load continues to be high throughout the term. Please meet the working team at the Student Office and get some insight of their work.
The Student Office is the coordinative centre of many tasks and continues to extend its services as Stockholm University decentralises its activities and delegates many tasks to the departments. Today, the Student Office is run by five persons; Gunilla Danngård (responsible for the Student Office), Karin Christoffersson, Yvonne Elhage, Eva Erichsen and Henrik Jacobsson. This team also cooperates with others at the Student Office, such as the student counsellors, for example.
Registration of more than 3 500 students – each term
Before the new term starts the work load is most intensive for the Student Office when all 3 500 current and new students of the department have to be registered for courses and programmes, but even during the ongoing term the work load is intense. The tasks of the Student Office vary quite a lot, although all kinds of reporting are equally as important. The grades of all students as well as achieved results have to be registered in the database Ladok based on reports from teachers and responsible course leaders. This is a highly complex and important task as these results will be the basis for both the students’ grades as well as the financing of the department.
Student interaction is much appreciated
Apart from registration and reporting, daily student matters such as writing abstracts of certificates and study verifications, give the opportunity of regular contact with students at the Student Office. The office members enjoy the variation of tasks, but when asked about the most stimulating part of their work they all reply in unison “the daily contact with students”.
Recommendation to all students: keep up the study pace and complete your courses!
It is always sad to observe when students do not manage their studies and fall behind. Reasons for this might be many, but the Student Office recommends all new as well as existing students to keep up the study pace – from day one! Then it is not so dramatic to miss an examination, but be sure to make a new attempt within a short time as the courses might be amended and the examination tasks be modified. Even if knowledge can be seen as the most important part of an education, a complete certificate of study is an invaluable factor when competing for a job. Last but not least it is also proof of hard work.