Student Union Election

Voting in the Student Union election isstudents´ most important way to influence decisions taken by the Student Union and the university. By voting you empower the Student Union´s deciding bodies and help us improve educational quality and student life for everyone.

This page contains all necessary information about the election process, how to apply for a board position and how to vote in the 2021 Student Union Election.

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Important dates

February 1: The Linnaeus Union opens for applications and nominations.

You can apply for different positions within the Student Union board. Last day for applications is March 24..

March 29 - April 12: The nomination committee will contact and interview all applicants.

April 19: The nomination committee will present all electable candidates.

The Student Union election lasts April 28 - May 5. All active members can vote for electable candidates.

May 6 - 17: The nomination committee presents the elected candidates for the various positions.

The new Student Union board is presented at the annual meeting on May 18.

Vote in the election

Why should I vote?

Voting in the Student Union elections are students' most important way to influence decisions taken by the Student Union and the university. By voting you empower the Student Union´s deciding bodies and help us improve educational quality and student life for everyone. Also, by voting you get a chance to win one of our twenty gift cards!

How to vote

On April 28 all Student Union members will get an e-mail with a unique personal link to the election form. Please check your e-mail Trash folder and contact us at info@linnek.se if you do not receive it. Once you have voted you will get a confirmation mail with another link for participating in the gift card draw. You can vote (and change your vote) until May 5.

Candidates

President

Anton Jakobsson (Recommended)

Anton is 25 years old and will in June take a bachelor's degree in Political Science. During his studies at Linnaeus University in Växjö, he has been active in the student life of Växjö where he first sat as project manager in SAMVETES educational association where he was mainly responsible for arranging the introductory weeks for the new students. After this, he also sat as co-operation manager in Smålands Nation before he got the role as president of SAMVETES board 2020.

With his previous experience in the student life of Växjö, we believe that Anton will continue to lead the work forward within the union. Since he has been involved in association life, he will be able to see things from an association perspective to continue the good cooperation with the student associations in both Kalmar and Växjö. He is ambitious for the position and through his experience in the student life in Växjö, he will continue his knowledge to do a good job as president. He also expresses a curiosity and interest in also getting involved in how Kalmar's student life is and will use this to improve the business. His heart issue is the students' financial situation and the security situation on campus. Through communication with students, creating relationships also externally, further developing collaborations with the municipalities, public and private companies, he wants to use what he sees, an enormous potential, to develop Linnekåren.

Student Life Responsible Växjö

Ali Al-Zargani (Recommended)

Ali is 22 years old and will in June take a bachelor's degree in sociology in Växjö. During his studies, Ali has been very involved in student life. He has been on the board of Småland's nation for three years, one year in Samvete and has in addition been a mentor for Linnaeus University and a representative for both Vision and the sociology programme's program council.

Ali vill bidra med sina erfarenheter för att skapa engagemang och lugn när studentlivet kan återupptas efter pandemin. Om han blir invald kommer han kämpa för att inkludera de internationella studenterna, stärka bandet mellan styrelser och deras medlemmar, men också kommunikationen mellan föreningarna och kåren. Som socialt ansvarig vill han anamma en ledarroll där hans fokus kommer vara att stötta, hjälpa och kommunicera. Vi i valberedningen anser att Ali kommer bidra till en inkluderande, transparent och stödjande miljö där Växjös föreningar och Linnekåren kommer ha ett bra samarbete.

Clara Sundqvist

Clara Sundqvist is 22 years old and is taking her bachelor's degree in European Studies this year in Växjö. During her studies, she has been involved in student life through Smålands Nation, where she has held the positions of committee manager, vice president and party manager.

As student life responsible in Växjö, she feels that this is the natural step after graduation as she is passionate about students having the best time possible during their studies. Clara wants to be able to respond positively to the students and reduce conflicts between the union and the student associations. She also wants to improve communication between the union and the various boards on the Växjö campus as she believes that this is lacking in the current situation. Clara is a stress-resistant, positive and focused person who is passionate about the students' best interests.

Student Life Responsible Kalmar

Mathias Reinius (Recommended)

Mathias is 25 years old and has studied media entrepreneurship. During his studies, he has been involved in the student association Meskalin and in Sjösjukan's student pub. Entrepreneurship is close to his heart and with knowledge from it he wants to help improve student life which made him want to apply for the position of Social Officer in Kalmar.

With his insight on how the student life of Kalmar works, we believe that Mathias will be a good supportive hand to the student associations. If Mathias is elected he wants to work for the union to contribute to creating more community between the associations in Kalmar. This can be by creating more joint activities for the students to get to know people in other student associations. He also wants to further engage the students by including them in what kind of events to do through for example voting. We in the Nomination Committee believe that Mathias will contribute to creating a better collaboration with Linnekåren and all associations in Kalmar with his helpful and inclusive personality.

Responsible for Educational Matters Växjö

Jessica Hagström (Recommended)

Jessica is 26 years old and will take a bachelor's degree in the social sciences program with a focus on political science in June. She is currently a part-time member of the Linnaeus Corps, but has also been very involved in the various faculties at Linnaeus University in Växjö.

Already during her year as a part-time member, Jessica has been very interested in student politics and already knows what it takes to sit as an education supervisor in Växjö. She wants to continue her work to ensure that students receive high-quality education, and contribute to raising the voice of the students. In Jessica, Linnekåren will have a woman who is social and happy, but at the same time puts her foot down and will bring students' opinions forward with a solution-oriented communication. She will be effective in her work, and also highlights the aspect of collaboration with education supervisors in Kalmar so Linnaeus University offers the same regardless of place of study. We in the Nomination Committee believe that Jessica will contribute with an important insight into the Linen Corps, experience and a drive to continue the work that has begun and also new challenges.

Responsible for Educational Matters Kalmar

Martin Thysell (Recommended)

Martin is 40 years old and has a law degree from Lund. He has extensive experience of board work by having served as chairman of a tenant-owner association with about a hundred apartments, but also sat on the Environment and Building Committee, the Children and Education Committee and the City Council.

Through his work with law, he knows how important it is to delve into details and to create a good quality in his work, but most importantly he is used to bringing someone else's action. He is good at making people feel seen and cared for. He will be independent, flexible, committed, and find creative solutions that others do not see. With his incredible competence, we in the Nomination Committee believe that Martin will be the one who looks after the students' interests, reduce the injustices that arise in the studies and be a fair and responsible link between students and the university.

Board Representative Växjö

Antigoni Alvanou (Recommended)

Antigoni Alvanou is 25 years old and started studying for her master's degree in Mathematics and Modeling in Växjö 2020. As she is an international student, we see that this will help the student union's relationship with the exchange students in both Växjö and Kalmar.

Antigoni is passionate about student health issues and wants to help students in this by beeing on the student union board. She also wants to be a support for students who have come into conflict with the university. Even though she has no previous experience of board work, she sees it as something positive, she wants to absorb all the knowledge she can get and with that knowledge be able to reach out to students who feel that they do not get their voice heard. She is a good listener, driven and responsible person who will be an excellent board member.

Antonia Bohrisch (Recommended)

Antonia Bohrisch is 24 years old and is studying her second semester at her master's degree Business Process Control & Supply Chain Management in Växjö. With her burning commitment to previous non-profit work and her willingness to help students with their studies, we believe that Antonia will be an excellent addition as a part-time member.

As a part-time member, she sees an opportunity to learn more about the university world and also a way to integrate more into Swedish society. She is passionate about safety on the Växjö campus and wants through this position to develop and create greater security for students. She will also be a good link to the international students. Antonia is driven, engaging and incredibly positive as a person and will be able to contribute with new perspectives that the student union benefits from.

Emilia Kulevska (Recommended)

Emilia is 23 years old and began her studies in the political science program in the autumn of 2020. Since then, she has been interested in students 'rights and obligations and now wants to take a seat on the Linnaeus Unions' board to work on these issues. By engaging in non-profit activities for several years, Emilia has accumulated experience of board work, statistics and administrative work. Among other things, she has been chairman of a youth association.

As a part-time member, Emilia wants to work for students' well-being and create meeting places where students can share experiences. Emilia wants all students' study time to feel valuable and safe and therefore wants to work to ensure that all students know their rights and obligations. She is a driven, determined and responsive person who is easy to bring her own and others' case. With the attitude that “different opinions are a strength”, we in the Nomination Committee believe that Emilia can do a lot of good for the Linnaeus Unions' development.

Board Representative Kalmar

Frida Ikonen (Recommended)

Frida Ikonen is 22 years old and studies journalism and media production in Kalmar. A great interest of Frida's is communication, which she engages in both in her spare time and in her studies. She has previously been a member of youth unions and worked with environmental and sustainability issues.

Frida is an active and driven person with both feet firmly on the ground. As a part-time member, Frida wants to be a voice for the students she meets and be part of a network where they work together to make a difference together. With good knowledge of and interest in both communication and sustainability issues, Frida can contribute important perspectives for the student union's development.

Ludvig Karlsson (Recommended)

Ludvig Karlsson is 21 years old and has been studying Nutrition and Food Science in Kalmar since 2019. During his studies, Ludvig has been involved in student life and various educational issues by being chairman of CNaS, student representative and by sitting in the syllabus committee and the education council in health and life sciences.

As a part-time board member of the student union, he wants to raise the students' views on educational issues. He also wants to improve the relationship between the student union and the Kalmar students, which he can do with the help of his wide network of contacts on the Kalmar campus. Ludvig is a positive, social, responsible and energetic person who is passionate about getting involved on various fronts where he can help students.

Alexandra Elofsson (Recommended)

Alexandra is 28 years old and is studying in the basic teacher program with a focus on grades 4 - 6. During her studies, she has for several years been involved in the educational association Karolin and has held various board positions, currently as president. Through these assignments, Alexandra has arranged introductions and other events for students and carries with her important experiences about how Kalmar's student life works and what students demand.

As a part-time member, Alexandra wants to work to strengthen the contact between the educational associations and the student union, continue the work for a student pub in Kalmar and work for better well-being among students. With good experiences and a passionate commitment to student life, we in the nomination committee believe that Alexandra can contribute very well in her role as a part-time member.

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