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 Unions 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
- Influence as member of the Student Union Council (FUM)
- As a student representative in the University’s boards, councils and bodies
- Be a student representative in your course and program
- Represent your education through the Union’s sections
- Come to your local Student Council
- Join our committees
- Working at the Student Union
Student social life
- Be a part of the Student Union’s many student associations and groups, such as our Student Pub and our Student Union Magazine SUM
- Socialize with your peers in the Union’s sections
- Be a part of the Student Union’s activities
- Introduce the new students to MAU at our introduction weeks
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, you’ll get the opportunity to get to know interesting people with similar interests as you, and chances are youll make friends for life. You choose how much time you’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!