A student union is an association of students studying a particular subject or subject area.
There are 9 student unions at Lund University, 7 of which are members of Studentlund. The Studentlund affiliated unions are LundaEconomerna, Juridiska Föreningen, Lunds Naturvetarkår, Lunds Samhällsvetarkår, Corpus Medicum, Humanistiska och theologiska studentkåren & Studentkåren vid den Konstnärliga Fakulteten i Malmö. The student unions outside the Student Lund cooperation are the Lund Doctoral Union and the Technology Union at Lund University of Technology.
It is often easy to tell which union you belong to by the name of the union: natural scientists are in the Natural Sciences Union, social scientists in the Social Sciences Union, humanists in the Humanities and Theology Union.
The most important task of the unions is educational monitoring. The unions elect student representatives to boards and working groups at all levels of the university, from the Programme Council to the University Board. The student representatives and course representatives ensure the quality of education and the study environment and make suggestions for improvements and changes. They also work to improve the conditions for students vis-à-vis the municipality, the region and the state, including the housing situation and public transport discounts.
In addition to educational monitoring, the unions organise social activities for students in the same subject area and they also work to facilitate the transition between student life and working life through various activities such as job days.