Meet a study and career counsellor

Last changed: 06 May 2021

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.

Facts:

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.


Contact

Study guidance at SLU

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

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

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