Getting involved in the Student Union is not only fun and a great way to meet new friends, it also gives you important experience for your future career. There are a variety of things to get involved in within the Student Union, so there’s definitely something that you’ll enjoy being a part of!

What can I get involved in?

To make your choice a bit easier, we have divided the UnionÂ’s activities in two different parts. If you want to be involved in making important decisions both within the University and the Union, student influence and representation is your thing. Would you rather become awesome at planning events and activities, then student social life is your thing.

Quick examples on how you can be involved:

Student influence and representation

Student social life

What does it take to be involved?

First of all, you don’t need any experience! All you need is to spend some time on your new engagement, and enjoy yourself! In the end, you decide how much or how little you want to be involved and there is something for everyone whether you have 1 hour or 10 to spend on your spare time. We are always happy to see students being involved to make the study time greater for your peers! Talk to your Studentombud or the person in charge of each area for more information.

What do I get out of being active in the Union?

As an active member of the Student Union, youÂ’’ll get the opportunity to get to know interesting people with similar interests as you, and chances are youÂ’ll make friends for life. You choose how much time youÂ’’ll spend on your commitment, but some things take more time than others. Student Union involvement also gives you valuable experiences, and you are always able to receive a certificate stating that you have been active in the Student Union. This certificate provides you with a head start when you finish your education and begin to look for a job, as many employers see it as a big plus to have engaged alongside your studies.

There’s so many things you can do at the Student Union! Widen your horizon, or stick with what you’re comfortable with already. Every different way to be engaged gives you different opportunities and experiences. You can influence how the Union is governed and what the Union should do while you are a member of the Council FUM. By sitting in the various committees of the university, you ensure that your area and your education are as good as possible and directly affect your and others’ study situation. Join a student association, group or section, and experience some great educational and social events. You can also organise them yourself!