The students at a university has the right to influence everything that may effect us. Therefore students are part of all decision making boards, councils and groups at the university and we also meet the municipality on regular basis.
If you are interested in student politics and educational issues there are plenty of things you can do. You can become a course representative for your course, or you can candidate to some of the councils or boards at you faculty. Get in touch with your student ombud for more information.
Committees and bodies
The Union represents the students in all committees, groups and bodies of Malmö University. The student perspective is extremely important to the university and serves as a tool to improve education quality. The Union appoints representatives to these committees through five different meetings, called Student Influence FORUM. Find out more about Student Influence FORUM.
At your faculty
Parts of the Student Unions work in the faculties are conducted via the student committees. Each faculty has its own student committee consisting of dedicated students and the facultys student representative. You meet once a month and raise questions concerning your faculty. All students are welcome; contact your student ombud for more info.
At your program or course
Perhaps the most important part of student influence at Malmö University is the students right to influence their own education. On all programs and courses there are course and program representatives. As a representative you forward your classmates opinions and attend meetings that affect your education. Contact your student ombud for more information about how you can become the representative at your course or program.
Influence at the Student Union
Would you rather decide what the Union should work with? Then you should be a member of the student council. The Student Union Malmö is governed by a council, which is elected by students. The council – or FUM – is the Unions highest decision-making body and is responsible for all decisions and all activities within the Union. FUM consists of 29 members. 19 of them are elected by students in the Union election every spring, and another 10 are elected at Student Influence FORUM in the beginning of the fall semester. FUM meets 5-6 times a year and takes all general decisions for the entire year.
Working at the Student Union
You also have the opportunity to work full time at the Union. The Union has a president, a vice president and four student representatives who are full time remunerated, and have taken a break from their studies to work a year for the Union. To be able to get one of the positions, you must first be a candidate in the election, become one of the 19 candidates elected for FUM and then apply for the position you want. Working at the Union is stressful and demanding but also incredibly fun and enriching. You will attend long meetings, meet a lot of students and learn everything about Malmö University.