The study and career counsellors can give you general advice on courses and programmes at SLU. We can show you where to find detailed information about the content of courses and programmes, what the job prospects are like and also help you assess this information.
Do you have questions about the programme you have been admitted to?
Contact the programme director of studies for your programme – they specialise in the subject and know the programme well.
They can help you with the following:
- subject-specific questions, e.g. what courses to choose
- questions on credit transfer
- detailed questions on the subject and the programme such as course content
- Questions on your advance notice when transferring credits obtained during exchange studies.
You will find contact details for the programme directors of studies on the student web, on the page for your programme.
Examples of when to contact the study and career counsellors
Have I chosen the right programme?
Perhaps you are wondering if your programme is right for you. There can be many reasons for this, and you may not have a clear idea of what you would do instead. We can help you reflect on yourself and your interests and toss about some ideas of what your options are.
How do I get to where I want to go?
Sometimes, you know where you want to go but the path to get there may feel unclear and like an uphill struggle. We can help you define strategies for taking the first step in the right direction and give you the tools for moving forward.
How can I organise my studies and make them more structured?
Studying at university often involves a fair amount of independent study, more so than at school. If you need help planning, structuring and getting an overview of your studies, you can turn to us. We can help you with study techniques and planning based on your personal needs.
I don’t know what to choose, what do I do now?
It sometimes seems like your time at university is about having unlimited choices, and you do not always know where to start. Often, there is no obvious single choice that is right. You may worry about making the wrong choice. Making a choice also means giving something else up. Make an appointment with us, and we can discuss your situation in more detail.
How do I find a job that suits me?
The path to a certain career is often anything but straight, it is a process that consists of several steps. Sometimes you know exactly what you want but not how to get there. Or you do not even know what you want.
There are no statistical facts to show what courses to take to land a particular job. What jobs are available to you depends on many other factors such as experience, your personal drive, if the employer thinks you will fit in their organisation etc.
We can help you explore your skills, ambitions and resources to help you use them in the best way possible to move ahead, to find out what you really want or how to get where you want to go.
If you are looking for a job, remember to check out the useful tips and tools at SLU Career.
What support is available?
SLU offers many different types of support that can make your time at university easier. Some types of support you have to apply for, and you may need a certificate from a specialist. Other types of support are available to all SLU students, such as software and apps to listen to instead of reading course books. Some of the study and career advisers specialise in support. You can find more information on learning support on the student web: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/study-support/funka/.
How can I improve my study technique?
There are many tips and tools for studying smarter. You may need to try a few different techniques to find out what works for you.
Study technique covers everything from motivation to planning to note-taking and how to structure your reading assignments.
In addition to making an appointment with one of us counsellors, you can read about study techniques on the student web or visit the Centre for Academic Language where you can get support and advice on study techniques, written assignments and oral presentations.