Sometimes problems arise that cannot always be solved by the department, and then a contact with, for example, the faculty's director of studies or the doctoral student ombudsman can be helpful. In SLU's guidelines for doctoral education there are rules for what to do if something goes wrong.
If the faculty board determines that an individual student's programme, or the conditions for the programme, has serious deficiencies, or if the doctoral student or supervisor so request, the faculty board must act.
For more detailed information about this, please have a look at chapter 7 in the SLU guidelines for doctoral education. N.B. This chapter concerns all doctoral students admitted at SLU, irrespective of the year of admission.