The Union Election 2020

The Union Election is approaching
– make a difference!

In October the yearly student 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 get involved in the active management of the student union, we encourage you to candidate for Fullmäktige! Send in your candidacy latest on October 18th.

What is Fullmäktige?

Fullmäktige (FuM) is the student union council i.e. the highest decision-making body of Medicinska Föreningen. FuM is summoned on average three times per semester. During these meetings, which are held in the evening, FuM makes decisions regarding the activities and future of the student union. This is where the Board of MF, student representatives within central parts of KI and many of the positions of trust within MF are elected. FuM also approves the budget, the activity plan, and decides the guidelines and regulations of MF. Fullmäktige is composed of 29 members.

Why should I candidate?

As a member of Fullmäktige, you have the chance to affect the direction of Medicinska Föreningen – how do we make sure that the education at KI keeps the highest quality, how do we make the student life at KI the best it can be? What should the different parts of MF focus on and who should hold the important positions of trust within MF and as student representatives at KI? In FuM you learn a lot about MF’s organisation and gain valuable experience and merits for your education and working life. You also get to meet student from other semesters and other programmes at KI, and get food at every meeting!

What is expected of me?

In order to be elected as a member of Fullmäktige, you must be a student member of Medicinska Föreningen. Become a member or check your membership here. Ahead of each meeting you will receive a summon and agenda and any additional documentation to be discussed during the meeting, which 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 discussions and decisions being handled.

How am I elected?

After submission of your candidacy you will participate in the general election where all MF members vote. You can also contact your section – your section will be allocated seats in Fullmäktige and can elect you as section representative to Fullmäktige. If you are chosen by your section you can’t participate in the general election.

Candidate now!

You candidacy should 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]. Your candidacy should be submitted by the 18th of October at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions about the election or  FuM, please send an email to the Election Commission (Valnämnden) at [email protected]