The main purpose of this article was to analyse the conditions created at the
university to support auto‑education
in the perception of students of pedagogics of the
University of Silesia in Katowice. Document analysis method was used in the study. The
analysis and interpretation covered documents intentionally created — essays, i.e. written
students’ expressions regarding subjects which are significant from the scientific perspective.
The participants’ task was to express their opinion on the specific components
of university activity, i.e. methods and forms of education, curriculum content, relation
between the teacher and student, venue, time, financial and organisational conditions in
terms of their significance for the course and level of students’ auto‑education.