Chalmers Students’ Union is a strong, independent organisation with around 10,000 members. Ever since the Students’ Union was founded in 1904 it has represented its members and worked in their best interests.
At Chalmers there is close co-operation between the Students’ Union and the university. As early as 1968, Chalmers was the first Students’ Union in Sweden to be represented on the board of the University, and it still has two members
on the board.
The areas of focus include the quality of the education, the job market and the social life of the students. The Students' Union strives to provide for our members the chance to draw the greatest possible benefit from their time as students.
The buzzing Students' Union life at Chalmers has something for every taste: there are clubs and societies for choir singers, extreme sports, data freaks, balloonists – pretty much everything imaginable.
Students’ Union buildings
In 2001 the Students’ Union moved into its new building with an area of 9,000 m2, and has since strengthened its
position as a collaborative partner with the university and a service organisation for the students. The union building is not merely one of Sweden’s largest, it is also beautiful and much used. It was designed by the Wingårdh architect’s office, it has won the Kasper Salin Prize and has hosted everything from festivals and conferences to punk galas and snowboard competitions.
The union also owns and administers a cabin in Härryda with a large, wood-fired sauna which members can rent at reasonable rates.
The Student Union Building at Campus Lindholmen is located right in the
middle of the campus area. The building houses the Student Union Reception as
well as "Kokboken" (a bookstore and café), where you can get today’s lunch, coffee and course literature.
Know more about Student Union at campus Lindholmen
The Student Union Building at Campus Johanneberg
There is a union obligation at Chalmers. This means that everyone who studies at Chalmers has to be a member of the Students’ Union. Each semester, members of the Students’ Union receive a payment slip for their union dues. The union dues are around SEK 200 per semester and, in addition to that, there is a section fee. The total cost will be around SEK 250 per semester. This cost is included for tuition fee-paying students.
The Students’ Union is a non-profit organisation and would be nothing without its committed members. At Chalmers more than half the students are active in their section or within the union at some time. There are many ways of getting involved, and the union can list an impressive range of more than 50 different societies and committees. Hot-air ballooning, pyrotechnics, photography, cricket and share trading are just a few examples of what is on offer.
The Students’ Union also owns a number of companies benefiting students. The Students’ Union Restaurant, with everything from inexpensive lunches to conferences, employs several students. The Cremona bookshop with a history dating back to the early 1900s is also to be found in the Students’ Union building, providing members with everything for their studies. The latest addition is Chalmers teknologkonsulter, a company providing members with the opportunity to acquire valuable experience of working life during their period of study.Visit Chalmers Student Union home page