By-elections to positions of trust

Overview of the vacant positions open for by-elections*:

  • Student representatives on department and faculty level
  • Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Education Committee
  • Study Council Chairpersons and Members of the Education Committee
  • Vice Labour Market Coordinator
  • Vice Event Coordinator
  • Members of the Election Committee
  • Chairperson and Members of the Nominating Council
  • Delegates to SFS FUM

Student representatives*

*Swedish required for some positions

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Click around in the Education drop-down menu to see our vacant positions at each department and at the faculty.

As a student representative on a department level, you represent the students of your department in a department board, a steering group for a programme, or in a group on matters such as work environment or equality. In most groups, there are both ordinary student representative positions and alternate student representative positions. The difference is that the ordinary representative attends the group’s meetings in ordinary cases, and the alternate representative steps in when the ordinary is unable to attend. Both ordinary and alternate student representatives participate in the meetings of their department’s Study Council, and contribute to the Study Council’s discussions on the common priorities of the students at the department.

As a student representative on a faculty level, you represent all students at the faculty in either the Faculty Board, the Faculty Education Board or other groups that work with making faculty-wide decisions and on securing the education quality of the entire faculty. At the faculty level, the alternate student representatives are also involved in the work to a large extent. Faculty-level student representatives anchor their work with the student union Education Committee.

Läs mer om vad det innebär att vara studentrepresentant i reglementet kap. 17 och handboken för studentrepresentanter.

Any questions on the work of student representatives can be sent to pres.fak@samvetet.lu.se!


Education Committee

Chairperson and Vice Chairperson

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Vacansies: 1 Chairperson and 1 Vice Chairperson

The Education Committee is responsible for and handles education matters and student welfare matters within the student union, as well as for coordinating the student union’s study councils. The education committee acts preparatory for the representative assembly in educational and student welfare matters.

The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Education Committee are responsible for leading the work and coordinating the meetings of the committee. They should also be of help for the board in errands regarding the education monitoring and educational matters.

You can learn more about the Education Committee and what it entails to lead its work in the by-laws, chapter 14.
Any questions on the work of the Education Committee can be sent to pres.fak@samvetet.lu.se!

Study Council Chairperson (Member of the Education Committee)

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Vacancies: Members of the Education Committee and Chairpersons in the Study Councils at the following departments:

  • Gender Studies
  • Graduate School
  • Communication and Media
  • Human Geography
  • LUCSUS
  • Psychology
  • Sociology of Law
  • Sociology
  • Political Science

A Study Council chairperson coordinates the Study Council of a certain department by organising its meetings and keeping in touch with the student representatives in their Study Council. The chairperson of a Study Council is also the representative of that Study Council, as well as the representative of the students at their department, in the Education Committee.

You can learn more about the role as a Study Council Chairperson in the by-laws, chapter 14-15.
Any questions on the role as the chairperson of a Study Council can be sent to pres.fak@samvetet.lu.se!


Vice Labour Market Coordinator

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Vacancies: 1 Vice Labour Market Coordinator

The Vice Labour Market Coordinator’s main job is to assist the Labour Market Coordinator. This often means that you would be project leader for at least one group under the labour market. The time commitment can often be decided together with the labour market coordinator depending on how much time you have free. However a minimum of 5 hours a week would be needed to complete the basic work that the role entails.

You can learn more about the role as the Vice Labour Market Coordinator in the by-laws, chapter 21 and in the Actitve Member’s Handbook. Any questions about the role can be sent to arbetsmarknad@samvetet.lu.se!


Vice Event Coordinator

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Vacancies: 1 Vice Event Coordinator

The Vice Event Coordinator’s main job is to assist the Event Coordinator. The Vice Event Coordinator also holds a special responsibility for Slaget om Samvetet. The time commitment can often be decided together with the Event Coordinator depending on how much time you have free. However a minimum of 5 hours a week would be needed to complete the basic work that the role entails.

You can learn more about the role as the Vice Event Coordinator in the by-laws, chapter 20 and in the Active Member’s Handbook. Any questions about the role can be sent to event@samvetet.lu.se!


Election Committee

Term of mandate: fall term 2021
Vacancies: 2 ordinary members

The Election Committee is in charge of the election of the Representative Assembly, held every fall and spring. Since the ordinary meetings for the RA are held once a semester, the Election Committee is responsible for one election. To the election, all members of the student union have the right to vote for who they think should be part of the student union’s highest decision making body. The Election Committee is responsible for encouraging people to candidate and presenting the candidates to the members for the election. The committee also organizes the election itself, and works to make the process as democratic and representative as possible.

You can learn more about the work of the Election Committee in the by-laws, chapter 12 and in the Active Member’s Handbook. Any questions about the work of the Election Committee can be sent to pres.fak@samvetet.lu.se!


Nominating Council

Term of mandate: fall term 2021
Vacancies: 1 chairperson, 4 ordinary members and 2 alternate members

The nominating council prepares the elections held at the Representative Assembly. This means the nominating council interview candidates for internal positions of trust, such as the board and the fulltimers. After the interviews they nominate one person per position, or decide to propose to leave it vacant. The main responsibilities are preparing role descriptions, requirement profiles, cases, conducting interviews, discussing and analysing candidates, and preparing recommendations for the Representative Assembly.

You can learn more about the work of the Nominating Council in the by-laws, chapter 11 and in the Active Member’s Handbook. Any questions about the work of the Nominating Council can be sent to pres.fak@samvetet.lu.se!


Delegates to General Assembly of SFS (SFS FUM)*

*Swedish required

Term of mandate: the academic year 2021/2022
Vacancies: 2 ordinary delegates

The SFS FUM delegates are responsible for representing the Social Sciences Student Union in Sweden United Student Unions’ (SFS) highest decision-making body at their annual spring meeting. The delegates also participate in the preparatory work, by discussing propositions, motions and other meeting documents and propose changes by writing motions together with the delegations of the other student unions in Lund University’s alliance (LUA).

You can learn more about the role as a SFS FUM Delegate in the by-laws, chapter 19 and in the Active Member’s Handbook. Any questions about the work of the SFS FUM Delegation can be sent to pres.stu@samvetet.lu.se!


*About the by-elections:

Ordinary elections to the student union’s positions of trust are made by the Representative Assembly. To enable for the student union to fill important vacancies during the time in-between RA meetings, the RA has made a standing delegation to the board to by-elect department-level student representatives, members of the Election Committee, and delegates to SFS FUM (regulated in the by-laws, chapter 3 § 1). In addition, it is delegated to the Education Committee to by-elect to student representative positions at the faculty level (By-laws, chapter 14 § 5).

For the fall of 2021, the RA has also decided upon a special delegation to the board, which enables the board to by-elect a chairperson and members to the Nominating Council, a Vice Labour Market Coordinator and a Vice Event Coordinator. Finally, the RA also decided to delegate to the Presiding Committee to by-elect a chairperson and vice chairperson of the Education Committee, as well as members of the Education Committee (Study Council chairpersons).