History

The Student Union in Sundsvall was founded in 1977 and is a democratically structured non-profit association. The main purpose of the Student Union is to represent members in study policy and thereby improve the quality of the Mid Sweden University's education.

Student Union

Between the years 1989-2016, the Student Union in Sundsvall operated a student union house (Sundsvall Studenters kårhus AB), SSKAB being a wholly owned limited company by the Student Union and thus ultimately by Sundsvall's students. The activities of the Student Union took place in the old premises of the Sundsvall City Library and the University Library, where a restaurant and bar activities were run for the students of Sundsvall. All the staff in the Student Union House also consisted of students who worked on a voluntary basis.

In 2016, the business moved to the Grönborg property located within the Sundsvall Campus. SSKAB operated in Grönborg until January 2019 and has since then cooperated with the new operators who have been running restaurant and club operations in Grönborg.

Student City of the Year 2000

The Swedish Federation of Student Unions, SFS, has awarded the Student City of the Year since 1999. The award is given to a city that actively works to promote the situation and life of students. Part of the aim is to highlight good examples of what the city is doing to improve the situation of students, and in this way inspire other cities to become Student City of the Year.

Abolition of the cap-and-trade system 1 July 2010

On 1 July 2010, Sundsvall abolished compulsory membership, which means that as a student you can choose whether you want to become a member or not. Despite the abolition of compulsory membership, the Student Union in Sundsvall still represents all students, regardless of membership or not, in issues such as study quality and other study policy problems.