The main purpose of the student unions is to safeguard students' interests in matters concerning education and student life. The student unions in Gothenburg have a large number of societies where you can meet people who share your interests. There are societies for photography, film, music, dance, theatre, sports and many other activities. Some of the larger unions also have student restaurants, pubs and student book stores offering reduced prices.
Membership of a student union is voluntary. At present there are four student unions at the University of Gothenburg: Göta student union, Handelshögskolans studentkår (School of Business, Economics and Law), the Sahlgrenska academy Students' Union and KonstKåren (Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts). Your choice of union depends on what you are studying. Contact your department for further information.
GFS – The Association of Student Unions in Gothenburg - belongs to all the Students' Unions in Gothenburg. The aim of this organisation is to promote the common interests of all students, first and foremost within the socio-academic field.