Welcome to Linköping University!
We are welcoming you to our university and hope that your time here will be really good.
Digital handbook for international students
To make your settlement easier, we have put together a digital handbook with a mix of information. The handbook covers what a student union does, the different student support functions at LiU, what the chapters are and many other things that can be good to know.
Link to our handbook can be found here: International Handbook 2023
We hope that you will find it useful and that you will soon be a part of the student life at Linköping University!
Who are we?
We are the student Union LinTek. LinTek stands for Linköpings Teknologers Studentkår and is the student union representing students at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at LiU. A student union works much like a labor union and works towards high-quality education, a good work environment and strengthened student influence. In addition to this, LinTek also organizes career development activities and various social events.
In short, we are here to help the students make the most out of their time at LiU. We represent all students at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, both union members and non-members. We are around 10 students who have taken a sabbatical working full-time with our different areas. We have our offices on the third floor of Kårallen in Linköping, feel free to visit us if you have questions. On Thursdays we are also in Norrköping, to meet with our students there. You can then find us seated next to Studentfiket.
What do we do?
We work with educational and social questions regarding the students at Linköpings University. We have a wide range of representation at the university, going from program specific questions to taking part in decision making at the university.
Additionally we organize the reception of new students called Nolle-P and we have close contact with companies to give students a network for future work.
Education – We ensure that you get a better education
LinTek has influence within the governing bodies of the university, making sure that the perspective of students, including the international ones, is represented. We look after your interests by making sure that your lecturers are helpful and competent and ensuring that your examinations are legally secure. Together with the sections, we conduct course evaluations where students can give their thoughts about the courses. These evaluations help the teachers to continuously develop their courses to make the education at LiU the best it can be. We also work with individual students in cases such as unfair treatment.
LinTek has now hired a Doctoral Student Officer!
Read more about the doctoral student officer.
You can read more about good things to note about education at LiU in the international handbook.
We have created a FAQ with the most common questions here
To report an issue with your education you can fill out this form: Report form
Community – a memorable time at the University
LinTek wants to ensure that your time at LiU is as memorable as possible, which means getting involved in matters big and small. It could be something as simple as making sure that there are enough microwave ovens for you to heat your food in or something as serious as making sure that you are not bullied or treated badly during your stay at the university. We want your time at LiU to be full of good experiences and memories. Throughout the year, LinTek organizes several social events; the welcoming of new students (commonly known as Nolle-P) and München Hoben, to mention a few.
To report an student social issue you can fill out this form which will go to our Head of Welfare and Student Support: Report form
Future – a step closer to your career
Part of LinTek’s mission is to market technology students to the industry and commerce, as well as showing our students the width of their career options. The student union creates a channel for networking between students and companies, all this through lectures, field trips, case competitions, job advertisements, and informal meetings. The icing on the cake is LARM – LinTek’s career fair where you can connect with approximately 140 companies.
The General Assembly (FuM) is LinTek’s highest decision-making body, which consists of 27 members who are elected by LinTek’s members. A member serves a one-year mandate, after which a new election is held.
FuM consists of 27 student members
The union council, abbreviated FuM, is responsible for making decisions on overall issues such as the activities LinTek will conduct in the coming years. The union council appoints LinTek’s union board and other central positions that carry out the actual work. The system is similar to the Swedish electoral system where the people vote for the Riksdag, which then creates a government. The council’s meetings are open.
Other duties that the District Council has are to hammer through LinTek’s budget every year. FuM reviews the union board and the activities of the committees, but above all, it is FuM’s task to shape LinTek’s position on major and decisive issues.
BECOME A MEMBER?
We are nothing without our members! Together we have a stronger voice and it makes it possible for LinTek to continue its work for a better experience for the students at the Linköping University. We represent both union members and non-members but being a member has advantages.
There are four different membership periods:
- 100 SEK / One term
- 150 SEK / One year
- 300 SEK / Three years
- 400 SEK / Five years
You can easily become a member here.
Some of the advantages of being a member of LinTek are:
- Food discount – You get a discount of 20% on the food at the union houses.
- Bokab – 15% discount on all office supplies, sewing accessories and electrical items. The discount is valid upon presentation of the STUK card.
- Student booklet in collaboration with WeStudents – Every semester, members receive a discount booklet with discounts to a variety of restaurants and shops in Norrköping and Linköping.
- Discounts at events/parties! – You can get a discount at special events and at all our union houses in Norrköping and Linköping.
Thank you! Welcome to LinTek.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you can find most of LinTeks governing documents. If you have any questions regarding these documents do not hesitate to contact the board at email@example.com.
Governing documents by set by the Union Council
Governing documents set by the Union Board
- Instructions for working with the science and engineering student sections
- Instructions for events
- Instructions for companies
- Instructions for financial procedures
- Instructions for graphic identity
- Instructions on crisis managemang and terminated position of trust
- Instructions for entertainment and official travel
- Instructions for inter-groups
- Instructions for assignments
- Instructions on educational monitoring
- Instructions for awards
- Instructions for committees
- Instructions on brands and communication