IN ENGLISH

Consensus is the student union of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University. We are working with a range of matters to improve your education and student life. The members of Consensus decide what the student union should think, say and work with.

What does Consensus do?

  • Student representatives in different committees and Linköping University where decisions concerning students are made
  • Café Örat: a café run by students with the cheapest coffee at campus US
  • Support and help for student with matters concerning examinations, internships, teachers and supervisors, work environment
  • Together with the other student unions at Linköping University Consensus owns the company Kårservice that runs the five student union buildings: Örat, Kårallen, Kårhus Kollektivet, hg and Trappan
  • Support for student associations
  • Welcome period for new students

Who are we?
The board of Consensus consist of students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. You can find our contact information here.

If you are an exchange student and have any questions, please contact international@consensus.liu.se

Where to find us?
Our office is located at the top floor of Kårhus Örat.

How to become a member?
To become a member you need a Swedish social security number (personnummer). This is only an option for Swedish students or students staying for a longer period of time, like the international master students.

Useful links for international students:
Östgötatrafiken – Bus schedule
KOMBO – They will answer questions regarding housing here in Linköping
Sektioner – Program specific student organizations
ESN Linköping – Erasmus student network @ Linköping
ISA – International student association @ Linköping

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION

Can I appeal a grading decision?

The examiner is the highest authority when it comes to setting the grades, which means you cannot appeal the decision. However, students have the right to request a reassessment of the decision, where it is up to the examiner to decide whether the grade will be changed or not (this is regulated in the Swedish legislation, Högskoleförordningen, chapter 6). The student should then describe which questions or parts of the exam that they want to have reassessed, and motivate why they should be awarded more points on these questions in particular. Use the student email adress to write to your examiner. Corrections of grading decisions can occur in either positive or negative direction when there have been obvious errors in writing or counting, or in the reporting into LADOK. A grade can be reassessed in a positive direction if it is clearly erroneous. This type of change will be made by the examiner. A grade of Pass can be changed into Fail if cheating or otherwise misleading conduct has occurred.

Reassessment of grading decisions according to the legislation
(Rough translation into English from the Swedish legislation and the local regulations at LiU)

Högskoleförordningen (1993:100) 6 chap. 24 § If an examiner finds that a grading decision is obviously erroneous due to new circumstances or other reasons, he or she shall change the decision, if it can be done quickly and without difficulty and if it does not mean that the grade is lowered. Regulation (2006:1053).

Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University (Ref. No. LIU-2019-00920) Section 2.4.1. When a student requests rectification or reassessment (change) of a grade, a decision (acceptance or rejection of the request) is always to be given.

Rectifications and reassessments (changes) that are to the detriment of a student must be carried out with great care and solely when it is a question of obvious cases. Change to the detriment of a student can become relevant if a student has cheated on a test. Such change takes place with the support of Section 37, Administrative Procedure Act.

If an examiner is considering correcting or changing a decision to the detriment of a student, consultation should take place with an employee at the Legal Office. Before a decision of rectification or reassessment (change) is made, the student must be given the opportunity to make a statement.

A pass grade cannot be changed to a fail grade following a student request.

What is the role of an examiner?
Do I have the right to change to another examiner?
How many opportunities do I have to take an exam?
Which rules and regulations exist regarding examinations?
When and how will I get the information about the examination?
Can the exam be scheduled at any time?
Does the examiner know who has written the exam?
What happens if I havent handed in a home exam on time?
What happens if I hand in an essay/thesis after the deadline has passed?
How long before a re-examination does the university need to inform about the date for the re-examination?
How short can the time span be between the exam and the re-exam?
Can I, as a student, recall an exam that has been handed in?
Which rules apply if my examiner and the supervisor have different opinions regarding the grade of my thesis?
What happens if I fail my education in the workplace (VFU) two times?
Do all the documents need to be openly accessible?
How is an examination formed/created?
Is it allowed to examinate one part of the course twice?
What happens if anything should happen to my exam that is out of my control?
How long time does my examiner have to assess the examination and set the grade?
What kind of feedback do I have the right to when I get my examination results back?
What kind of help can I get if I fail an exam?
How are exams inspected to make sure they keep the correct level?
How many scheduled hours are there per week?
What should be included in a course plan and education plan?
What information can I find in a course plan?
Is the examiner obligated to inform the students before the exam about how the assessment will be done and for example tell the students if there there are questions which are more important than others for the end result?
Can I demand a reassessment of my exam?
I have forgotten to sign up for the exam but I still want to take it, am I allowed to do this?
How can my schedule look when on education in the workplace (VFU)?

CONSENSUS KONTOR

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Kårhuset Örat ligger precis utanför entren vid campus US och erbjuder studenterna studieplatser, café och festlokal. Högst upp finns Consensus kontor.

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