Duties of the Student and PhD Student Ombudsperson include protection of the rights of individuals studying at the University of Silesia in Katowice and mediation in conflict situations. Since September 2020, this function has been performed by Agnieszka Bielska-Brodziak from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Silesia – Associate Professor of Law, Professor of the University of Silesia, legal advisor and court mediator. The Ombudsperson helps students, doctoral students, postgraduate students and participants of other education forms solve their individual and group problems.
Ombudsman and her team
The team which supports the Ombudsman in these activities is currently composed of: Marlena Drapalska-Grochowicz and Marek Suska – lawyers popular with students and cooperating with them in student research groups and university legal clinic. The team is still being formed, but it already has clearly defined goals – to ensure the most effective handling of single issues, as well as to prepare systemic solutions to problems related to respecting the rights of students, doctoral students and postgraduate students.
Website and contact with Ombudsperson
A new website has been created in order to provide efficient communication with the Ombudsperson and her team: us.edu.pl/ksztalcenie/rpsid. You will find out there how to report your problem and ask for support, as well as when you can expect an answer to your query. In the “Remember” section you will find practical guidance on how to avoid many potential misunderstandings and help some procedures run faster.