Become a student representative

Influence your education at Karolinska Institutet

Medicinska Föreningen (MF) has student representatives at all levels at Karolinska Institutet (KI) where discussions are held and decisions made that affect us students. As a member of the student union, you membership includes the chance to be a valuable part in this work yourself and ensure that the quality of education at KI is the best and that the students’ voice is heard everywhere! Not a member yet? Become a member here!

Becoming a student representative is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do during your studies. As a student representative, you are the students’ voice in the contact with KI and present our perspective to create a better university for all of us.

Read more about the student representative positions below. Do you have questions? Contact ut as [email protected] and we will help you! At the end of this page you can find the handbook for student representatives with more information about what being a student representative entails.

Become a student representative and affect your and all other students’ education at Karolinska Institutet! 

Central level

At KI central level you can influence decisions that affect all students and doctoral students. Read more about KI’s central organisation here.

Vacant student representative positions at KI central level can be found in the PDF document below. The document includes the following information:

  • Name of the KI body
  • Positions available
  • Language requirements
  • Time requirements
  • Description of the work

Positions at KI central level (PDF)

The applications to these positions are prepared by the chair of the Education Council (URO) and student representatives are elected by the MF board.

Department level

At department level you can influence decisions at the department responsible for your programme or course. Read more about all KI departments here.

Positions at department level are divided into education committees & councils, department representatives and student safety ombudspersons. Read more about the positions in the PDF files below. The documents include the following information:

  • Department and kind of grouping
  • Positions available
  • Language requirements
  • Time requirements
  • Specific information (for education committees)
  • Description of the work

Positions in education committees & councils (PDF)
Positions as department representatives (PDF)
Positions as student safety ombudspersons (PDF)

The applications to these positions are prepared by the chair of the Education Council (URO) and student representatives are elected by the MF board.

Programme level

Student representatives to program specific bodies and groups at KI are elected by the sections. Contact your section for more information!