Meet your candidates!

Miljaemilia Wala

Department of human geography

I am candidating to be a student representative in the representative assembly to further have an influence on the education within social sciences. My name is Miljaemilia and I am a first year student in the BIDS program. My reason for candidating for the representative assembly is my interest towards the union and my will to contribute to a better education for everyone. Even though my experience as a student representative thus far limits to being an alternate student representative in the BIDS steering group, I believe I would be a great member of the representative assembly. Moreover, it would be a privilege to influence and be part of decision making in the social sciences union during the representative assembly.

Frida Helander

Department of human geography

I've been active in the union for all my three years at Lund University and I think I have some experience to contribute with. I'm studying urban planning, a rather small and interdisciplinary program, and I believe in more representatives from all the social sciences.

Joyce Banks

Department of human geography

Department of polticial science

Hi, my name is Joyce. I’m currently a second-year student working towards my bachelor’s in development studies with a major in political science. I have previously been active in the Social Sciences Student Union in the event and election committees. While I do enjoy being an active member of the student union on committees, I would like this opportunity to represent my peers at the Representative Assembly to assure their needs are met and to create a better learning environment. As a member of the Representative Assembly, I will advocate for increased sustainability and student inclusion in decision making processes.

Karl Gustavsson

Department of political science

Dear members of the social scientist student union,
I'm once again asking for your vote to be a part of the representative assembly which would be my second time being in the R.A. I have been active in the student union since the fall semester of 2017 and had several different positions in the organisation such as board member, mentor, student representative and chairperson of the Education committee. Through my experience and commitment in the organisation, I believe I would do a good job in representing different part of the organisation and its members. I’m a firm believer in that for an organisation to be the best it can, it needs to adapt to its surroundings and not be stuck in old ways. There is always potential to grow, both in numbers but also as an organisation. My student union is a student union for all students at our faculty, regardless your political affiliation, if you study in Lund or Helsingborg, political scientist or social worker. Everyone is needed and everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at karl.gustavsson@samvetet.lu.se.

Ellen Edman

Department of political science

I want to be a member of the RA because I want to help develop the Union in a manner that students wish for. I am a student of peace- and conflict studies and have been active in the programme association LUPEF for a long time. I have furthermore been the president of the study council at the department of political science. I think that I am a great representative for other students since I have been active in the student life and have heard and acknowledged opinions of students in my former positions. In december 2019 I was a member of the RA and I therefore have valuable experience and knowledge in student politics and decision making structures. Vote for me, because I will be a devoted RA member.

Carl Lundahl

Department of political science

My name is Carl Lundahl, I am 22 years old and currently working on my bachelor-thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies. I am humbled by the fact that i received a nomination, I truly was not expecting it.
I have been studying in Lund since 2017 and been a member of Samhällsvetarkåren just as long. During the autumn of 2018 I was active as a "fadder" during the novice-period, which I enjoyed very much since it enabled us "faddrar" to help new students to find a community, friends and to make sure that everyone was happy with their new life as students. Considering the number of years I have spent in Lund and the activities I have participated in, I believe that I have some experience as to what would be good for future social scientists. That is the main reason why I would like to candidate; to make sure that the focus of Samhällsvetarkåren is on the well-being of all the different students who arrive at our fine university, wether these students may be from a small town, a huge city, somewhere far off, somewhere near etc. Also to make sure that resources are allocated as to facilitate a better environment for all different students.

Ebba Rosendahl

Department of political science

My name is Ebba and I study my sixth term in Political Science and Economics. It was as a mentor during the Union's novice weeks I became interested in the Union's work and every member's opportunity to influence their education. I've been elected to the Representative Assembly two times before but have also been a part of the election committee, event committee and the ball project group. I have valuable experience from our programme association, LUPEF, as a member of their election committee. I often take a diplomatic role in discussion, yet never afraid to give my opinion and stay loyal to my sense for right and wrong. So with a genuine interest in working for a better education, I look forward to trying to improve our time as students in Lund in all ways possible!

Malin Ridström

Department of political science

Hello!

My name is Malin Ridström and I am currently the president of LUPEF, one of the member organisations of the Social Sciences Union. As president, I am interested in the Union's work and especially its work with the university education. It would be a great opportunity for me to get greater knowledge and insight in the Union's organisation, and it would be amazing to have the opportunity to make a difference for our members.

Milla Marzelius

Department of political science

Hi dear member of the Social Science Student Union!

My name is Milla Marzelius, I am a 23-year-old political science student from Gothenburg who, once again, am hoping to gain your trust as your representative in the RA.

I wish to participate in the RA because I believe that student representation matters, and because I’ve seen how it can make a difference in my and other students’ education. My two past times in the RA, my time as a student representative in the Department Board of Political Science and my experience from the board of LUPEF have taught me a lot about student representation, university politics and the representative assembly, and I now hope to use these experiences to continue to represent your interests.

As your representative, I will make sure that students’ rights, mental health, diversity and social as well as environmental sustainability remain a consistent theme in all of the union’s work and political aims. I especially hope to push for increased active means to include international students, students from both of our campuses and students from our under-represented departments.

Vera Kjessler

Department of political science

Hej!

Felicia Forsberg

Department of political science

My name is Felicia and I study to become a teacher and a bachelor in political science and therefore I have a great interest in the politics of education. As head of education in LUPEF I am a part of the decision-making process within the association and especially in matters that concern the education for our members. I want to be a part of the representative assembly to make a difference within the union and be a voice for our members.

Emma Wikström

Department of political science

My name is Emma Wikström and I'm a fourth semester politices student studying economics. I would like to go to the Representative Assembly to learn more about the union and get new insights.

Isabel Gråby

Department of political science

Hi! My name is Isabel and I am on my 4th term in the peace and conflict program. I have been a student representative since last fall, because I think that student involvement and representation is very important. I want to become more active in the Student Union, and that is why I want to be in the RA! I want to continue working on improving the quality of our education and also encourage more students to become active and involved in the work the Student Union does.

Thea Sandin

Department of political science

Hello! I am a 21-year old PPE student that is currently on my third semester in Lund and I am studying political science this term. Ever since I was young I've been interested in the rights of students and through-out my life I've been a student representative, the secretary general of one of Stockholm's biggest student unions and, most recently, I am the class representative of my program. With this I would like to highlight my passion for student rights and student organizations and that is also why I would like to candidate to the Representative Assembly. With a student union that is as big as this one it is important to have driven people that engage in it so that we continue to make a difference. Please consider me to be a representative in the assembly.

Karin Andersson

Department of political science

Hello everyone! My name is Karin Andersson and I’m currently on my last term of studying peace and conflict at Lund University. During my study period, the idea of the individual's ability to influence the world through consciousness and commitment was realized. As secretary of Lund University's Political and Economical Association (2018-19), a politically and religiously independent association, useful knowledge of policy writing, mediation and board work was obtained. As engaged in various boards at the Social Sciences Student Union, and currently as acting chairperson of the nominating council, these characteristics were developed further. My belief and desire is that my qualities, will and objectivity will help me represent the members of this great union adequately.

Viktor Sundt

Department of political science

Hi! My name is Viktor and I am studying my 4th semester in Lund, aiming to complete a bachelor's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. I was a member of the RA this fall and am running again because I think meetings of this sort are lots of fun! They are also very important for the democratic functioning of our student union, and lots of important matters of decision will be brought up. After having become active in the student union as a Student Representative this past fall, I have expanded my involvement to include chairing the Study Council of my department, and joining the Nomination Council. I would like to use the insight I have gained through my involvement to help make decisions that will make our union more visible and welcoming for more students to get involved. A union with more active members is a stronger union!

Moa Andersson

Department of political science,

Department of psychology

Dear members of the Social Science Student Union,

My name is Moa and I'm currently on my forth semester of the bachelor program I peace- and conflict studies. This semester I've decided to take a short break from my studies in political science to study psychology. This means that I'm not only representing students at the department of political science - I also represent those at the department of psychology.

This year I've been an active member in the student union as a student representative in the steering group for the peace- and conflict program and in the equality committee at the department of political science, and last semester I was also part of the RA. I believe that this commitment gives me insight and an understanding for how the union functions as well as what questions that has been on the table during the last year. As I think the student union is one of the most important organisations for us to impact our education and policies at the university, I would gladly be part of the RA again and decide upon which direction we should go.

I hope you'll give me your trust!

Peace & love (and solidarity),
Moa

Oskar Kindberg

Department of political science,

Department of sociology

Hello!

My name is Oskar and I am once again asking for your vote. I have been in the representative assembly since 2016 and I think that my experience and knowledge of the student union is to be helpful during the representative assembly.

I have previously been the vice president with responsibility for student welfare matters of our student union and I believe that the knowledge I attained during that year is an asset when discussing the upcoming budget proposition as well as the political action plan.

For this representative assembly I am hoping for good discussions and debates on the important matters as well as making conscious elections of future representatives of the student union.

I hope you have a great day!

Maja Straht

Department of psychology

I have been an active member of the Student Union since 2017 when I started as Labour Market Coordinator, and then continued my work as a student representative and chairperson of the Psychology Study Council. I have also been an ordinary member of the RA three times before. I have a long experience working in the Student Union and I think that is an important perspective in the RA.

Hugo Härmark

Department of psychology

It all started when my mom, met my dad, and they fell in love, and they had me. Hi I'm Hugo. And my life is kinda crazy.

I've sat in the RA once before and have since been an active member of the union. I wish to continue contributing to the union to the best of my ability. It's important to listen and take all views into account when making a decision. It's more important to do so in an appropriate manner.

Johanna Malmström

Department of psychology

Hi! My name is Johanna and I’m currently studying my sixth semester at the psychology programe. I am a member of the board of Lundapsykologerna (one of the programe associations within/under the social sciences student union) and have been active in the union before, both as a head mentor (twice) and as part of the nominating council 18/19. I’ve been an ordinate member of the representative assembly three times before, but I’ve only participated in two meetings. I want to candidate for this years RA mainly because I think it’s important with a broad representation and participation from different programes. I also think that I can contribute to the meeting because of my insight in the organization (because of my role as an ordinate member of the nominating council 18/19) and my interest in making the social sciences student union even greater than it is today. Thank you!

Elin Bergström

Department of psychology

My name is Elin Bergstrom. I have been active within the student union for quite some time, both part- and full time. This will be my third year doing something with the Representative Assembly, I was a member 17/18, sent documents to (and partly organised) it in 18/19 when I was the presidial responsible for student welfare matters, and during the RA Autumn 2019 I was a volunteer helping out. I think it would be very fun to be a deciding part of the RA again, and believe that I can use my previous knowledge both about the student union's structure, budget and steering documents to help the Student union move forward.
All the best,
Elin

Angelica Forsell

School of social work

I'm candidating to the representative assembly because I feel that it is very important that everybody in the union take this opportunity to make difference and make their voices heard in the union. As a part of Socionomsektionen I feel that I want to be at the meeting to bring our view on different topics.

Christina Nilsson

School of social work

My name is Christina Nilsson and I’m studying my fourth term at the social work programme. I am also the accountant at socionomsektionen. I love being engaged in student matters and would love to be apart of the representative assembly.

Ashraf Khoshiwal

School of social work

Because I've been it before and I thought it was fun.

Jespher Johansson

School of social work

I have a long history of engagement in the social work studentsection and it is safe to say that I , now after having completed the programme have an insight in the interests of the social work students. both through my own experience and through friends still studying

Oskar Åhl

School of social work

The RA is the best possible way to make positives changes for the Social Science Student Union, and in turn for all of our members who studies Social Science. I wish to candidate to take part in these changes and improved future, and to represent all the students of social work. Please vote for me!

Magda Oparowska

Department of service management and service studies

My name is Magda and I'm currently studying service management and logistics. I like meeting new people and discussing tv-series. I wish to candidate because I believe I could contribute with new ideas and discussions that would impact and improve the student union. This is mainly since I firmly believe that in order for change to happen you must engage yourself, but you must also listen to other people and encourage them and their ideas.

Sofia Zetterlund

Department of service management and service studies

Department of gender studies

I care so much about the social science student Union, I’m coming home from my exchange at University of Toronto, just so I can attend the RA meeting. I’m definitely not coming home because of Corona!

Beata Svidén

Department of sociology

Hey! I'm a first year student of social psychology, and I wish to candidate because I think it is important that students from every part of the faculty are represented in important decisions regarding their education. The student union plays an important role in education surveillance and support for every student, and I hope that my experiences can help improve that work. The student union does a lot of great things that many students might never hear about, or understand that they can participate in. Therefore, I will push the importance of broad and clear communication if I'm elected to the Representative Assembly.

John Espling

Department of sociology

Hello! I'm John, a socialanthropology student, and I hope I can help the Representative Assembly make decisions based nuanced and fair arguments. Actually I'm just a painter in way over his head, but at least I know how to paint with a fine brush as well as with the idiomatically broad one. I'd like to learn and, albeit unlikely, help out.

Greta Ehlers

Department of strategic communications

My name is Greta Ehlers, I am a student at the department of Strategic Communication where I am currently attending the Master's Programme in Strategic Communications. In my spare time I am active in two boards, one national board which is the board of Barndiabetesfonden and the other is Svenska Diabetesförbundet/Ung Diabetes. I am interested in decision making processes and would very much like to get further involved in Lund student life.

Karolina Boyoli

Department of strategic communications

My name is Karolina Boyoli. I am 24 years old and I am originally from Stockholm. I have studied in Lund since the fall of 2016. I am currently doing a Master’s in Strategic communication but I have a Bachelor’s in Political Science from LU.

I want our union to:
- Increase representation in the parts of the union where representation is weak.
- Become more attractive to members and especially new members so that more people become active.
- Keep creating bigger social events so that all union members have a chance to meet and socialize to create a greater union spirit.
- Be proud of our old traditions as well as creating new ones such as a ball and a novice period.

I see my educational background as an important part of my candidacy. I have the experience of studying a subject with a programme association (Political science and Peace and conflict studies with LUPEF as the programme association). As well as Media and communication that doesn't have a programme association or section and has weak representation in regards to student representatives. Further, as a master student i study with international students which again is another group. My previous experiences gave me the chance to experience different parts of the education that the student union represents.

During my time in Lund I have been an active member of both the programme association LUPEF and the Social Sciences Student Union. I have been an active member of the social sciences student union for three years now and have been a member of the assembly for the past four rounds (2,5 years) I have previously been president of LUPEF, been an active part of the study council at the department of Political science, been a student representative in three different groups, delegate to SFSFUM as well as head of communications for the unions mentorship programme. These experiences give me a solid base for another round in the Representative Assembly.

 

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