Student's ombudsperson

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The Student's Ombudsperson articulates its activity with the management of the Student's Association, the Director and the other organs and services of IPAM.



What does the Student’s Ombudsperson do?

To receive, manage and reply to complaints from students.

To make recommendations to the competent bodies, teaching staff and other departments in order to correct any unlawful or unfair acts regarding the students and the improvement of the services provided.

To point out the deficiencies of the regulations in force, approved by the statutorily competent bodies, by making recommendations for their implementation, alteration or making suggestions for the elaboration of new governing rules.

To give an opinion on any matters concerning the Ombudsperson’s activities, at the request of the Board of Directors or the Director of IPAM-Lisboa.

To contribute to the drafting of a code of rights and duties to applied at IPAM-Lisboa by all those who attend the Institution.

To draft an annual report of Ombudsperson’s activities.

To give an opinion on the recommended actions in order to improve the quality of the teaching-learning experience, based on the issues brought forward to the Ombudsperson.

Student Ombudsperson

Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, Assistant Professor

Sara Rodrigues de Sousa has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese and French Studies) and a Master's degree in Romance Studies from the University of Lisbon. In 2010, she obtained her PhD in Literature and Culture Studies, specialising in Comparative Studies, from the same institution. Her main research topics include Literary Heritage and Tourism, Iberian Literature and Rhetoric.

At the European University, in addition to teaching various courses, Sara Rodrigues de Sousa has also held other management positions, such as coordinating the Language Laboratory and co-coordinating the Hotel Management programme, as well as participating in the university's Scientific and Pedagogical Councils.

When should I contact the Student Ombudsperson?

In general, and within the foreseen deadlines, the Student Ombudsperson should be contacted after other competent bodies of the Universidade Europeia have been consulted. Contact with the Ombudsperson (including requests for appointments) may be made by e-mail to or through this form:

Get in touch with the Ombudsperson
Lisbon: +351 210 205 702Porto: +351 220 280 502Online: +351 210 205 702