An ombudsman is a representative for someone else, in this case a doctoral student. The doctoral student ombudsman (DO) Monika Appel gives individual support and counselling to doctoral students and support SLU, the PhD student councils and Sluss in issues regarding doctoral students.
You are welcome to contact the DO if you experience problems during your doctoral student education:
The doctoral student ombudsman is bound by professional secrecy. They will only share information if you have given your permission. However, this does not apply if your life or someone else’s life is in danger.
The easiest thing to do if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment is to email the doctoral student ombudsman. You only need to write that you would like to book an appointment – there is no obligation to tell them why.
Every Wednesday between 19 April to 31 May, the doctoral student ombudsman is available on Zoom.
Link to Zoom
Answers to some frequently asked questions can be found in the FAQ.