Meet a study and career counsellor

Last changed: 14 May 2024
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Welcome to our digital drop in sessions, for brief and general inquiries regarding studies. If you require guidance outside these hours or need to meet with a study and career counsellor for a more extensive conversation, please book an appointment.

On-line drop in 

Wednesdays 12.00-13.00.
We offer digital drop in sessions for short conversations via Zoom. When you connect, you will enter a digital waiting room, and we will invite you in when it's your turn. At certain times, such as before the admission deadline, the waiting time may be slightly longer than usual.

Book an appointment 

Book a meeting using the link below, and specify your preference for a phone call, Zoom session, or an in-person meeting at Campus Alnarp, Umeå, or Ultuna. If we cannot meet your request, we will contact you by e-mail. Otherwise the following applies:

  • For a phone meeting, we will call you.
  • For on-campus and Zoom meetings, we will confirm the meeting via email.


Find your way to the study counsellors

SLU Alnarp

Visiting address
Sundsvägen 4, 230 53 Alnarp
Tornhuset - Utbildningscentrum
Campus map (Tornhuset - Utbildningscentrum: No 14)
How to get to SLU Alnarp

SLU Umeå

Visiting address
Skogsmarksgränd, 907 36 Umeå
Plan 3 - administratörskorridoren
Campus map
How to get to SLU Umeå

SLU Ultuna

Visiting address
Almas allé 8, 756 51 Uppsala
Ulls hus
Campus map 
How to get to SLU Uppsala

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 discuss the options available to you.

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. Book 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.

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 written assignments, oral presentations and study technique.


What does professional secrecy mean?

Professional secrecy means that the study advisers will not pass on any details about your personal situation without your consent. We may need to discuss your situation with colleagues in order to give you better advice. If your or someone else’s life or health is at risk, secrecy may not apply.


Study guidance at SLU

Our study counsellors can provide guidance via video meeting or by phone.
Book a meeting

Telephone: +46 (0)18 67 28 00, Monday 10-12, Tuesday 10-12, Thursday 13-15.