For students providing targeted study support

A student with a disability can be granted various forms of support during their studies. Sometimes it is another student who provides such support. Here is information on how this is done, and here you will find the time sheet that you use to report your time worked.

Note-taking support

A student with a disability can be granted various forms of support during their studies, whereof note taking support is one. This support is a complement to participation in teaching. This means that both the student in need of support and the student who takes notes must participate in the same teaching situation.

What does a note taker do? The note taker shares his notes with one or more students, who have been granted this. The notes must be shared digitally on the same day as the lecture or the day after.

What should a note taker not do? The note taker should not interpret or process the information in the notes. (The note taker is welcome to discuss the content of the notes with the student, but this is considered joint studies, which is outside the note taking support and thus does not provide compensation.)

What is the salary? The note taker receives a fee of SEK 80 per hour (excluding holiday pay, before tax). The same fee applies regardless of the number of students who receive the notes.

How do you report as a note taker? You report hours worked on four occasions per year:

  • In January:  November, December and January are reported.
  • In March: February, and March are reported.
  • In June: April, May and June are reported.
  • In October: August, September and October are reported.

You find the timesheet below (document "tidrapport"). Breaks should not be reported.

How do we get in touch? The coordinator for students with disabilities mediates the contact between student and note taker. Students may be added during the course.

Please note that students with disabilities are covered by confidentiality, which means that you may not disseminate information about these students.

Support by a fellow student

What does a student supporter do? The tasks of a student supporter vary according to the needs of the student who receives the support, but some common examples are to help with planning study assignments, to be available for practical questions about study assignments, to "remind" with questions such as "how are you, have you started working with… ”, to reconcile how the studies go at regular intervals. In connection with the student supporter being hired, a meeting is held between the student who has been granted the support, the student supporter, and the coordinator for students with disabilities, where they review what the student supporter's task should be in the individual case.

What should a student supporter not do? The student supporter should not do writing work for the student with a need for support, or other efforts that could be equated with cheating. The supporter is welcome to discuss the content of study materials, but in cases where this can be equated with "joint studies", it should not be reported as working time, and thus does not provide compensation. If a student or student supporter is unsure of what is included in the assignment, the person in question must contact the coordinator for students with disabilities, to sort this out.

What is the salary? The student supporter receives a fee of SEK 160 per hour (excluding holiday pay, before tax).

How do you report as a student supporter? You report hours worked on four occasions per year:

  • In January:  November, December and January are reported.
  • In March: February, and March are reported.
  • In June: April, May and June are reported.
  • In October: August, September and October are reported.

You find the time sheet below (document "tidrapport").

How do we get in touch? The student in need of support can ask a student he or she trusts. Afterwards, a joint meeting is held with the coordinator for students with disabilities. Another solution is for the coordinator to advertise in class for a student supporter.

Please note that students with disabilities are covered by confidentiality, which means that you may not disseminate information about these students.

Employment contract

Employment contracts are usually written for one semester at a time. At each semester change, a reconciliation is made as to whether the support is to continue as before or whether there is to be any change. The work can also be interrupted during the current semester if necessary. Always contact the coordinator for students with disabilities if something needs to change.

Payment

For payment, enter an account at Swedbank, see https://staff.ki.se/salary.

Viktoria Hansson

Coordinator for students with disabilities