You are part of a strong community
In 2010 Chalmers university decided, alongside the union, to maintain the mandatory union membership that prevailed since long in Sweden.
Being a member is mandatory however it is affordable, beneficial and crucial for our operations because it give the students power and mandate to influence both educational matters and make our own decisions regarding almost everything. It makes us independent. How about the fee? Part of it is for your student division, also proving plenty of support, fun and opportunities. The rest is divided into costs for our staff helping us run this complex organisation, run our multiple facilities and general costs for running a business.
If you are a PhD student, you can email the student union desk and get help with becoming a member!