The Union Election 2019

The Union Election is approaching
– make a difference!

This month the yearly union election will take place. This gives you the possibility to influence your education, student life and everything that goes on in Medicinska Föreningen. By casting your vote in the election you make your voice heard in regards to the activities and workings of the student union. If you feel like you want to represent your co-students and engage yourself in the active management of the student union, we encourage you to candidate for Fullmäktige!

What is Fullmäktige?

The management of Medicinska Föreningen is decided upon by its highest deciding council, Fullmäktige. The council is summon on average three times per semester. During these meetings, which are held during the evening, the council makes decisions regarding the activities and future of the student union. This is where, among others, the Board of MF, student representatives and many of the positions of trust in the union are voted and decided upon. The council also approves the budget, the activity plan, and decides the guidelines and regulations of the student union. Fullmäktige is composed of 29 members.

What is expected of me?

In order to be elected a member of Fullmäktige, you must be a student member of Medicinska Föreningen. Ahead of each meeting you will receive a summon and the agenda and any additional documentation to be discussed during the meeting that you shall read ahead of the meeting. During the meetings you will participate and discuss the points on the agenda. The meetings last approximately two to three hours and food will be served. The primary language of Fullmäktige is Swedish, which means that all documentation is in Swedish and you are therefore expected to understand Swedish at such a level that you can follow all the cases being handled.

How am I elected?

After submission of candidacy you will participate in the general election that will transpire between the 24th and 31st of October. You can also contact your programme section – your section will be allocated seats in Fullmäktige and can elect you as section representative to Fullmäktige. If you are chosen by your programme section you are unable to participate in the general election.

Your candidacy shall include the following:

  • First- and last name
  • Programme/course(s) that you are enrolled in
  • E-mail address and phone number
  • A picture of you
  • A short motivation (maximum 100 words) in Swedish and English

E-mail your candidacy with the subject ”Kandidatur till Fullmäktige” to: [email protected] or submit a written candidacy at the student union service desk.

Your candidacy should be submitted by the 24th of October at 12:00 pm.

If you have any questions about the election, the Council, or anything else, send an email to:

[email protected]