The Study Councils
Ultuna Student Union has six study councils that organize the study monitoring for our educational programs. The study council works for and represents students in one or more programs. The councils consist of a chairman, a vice chairman and 4-6 members. Half of the members of the study councils are elected at the November union meeting and half are elected at the May union meeting and the term of office for the members is one year. Vice chairmen of the study councils are elected twice a year - at union meetings in November and May. The vice chairman sits for the next six months and then chairman for six months. It is the study councils that, together with the union's vice chairman with responsibility for educational issues, carry out most of the education monitoring.
The Education Monitoring Committee
Approximately every four weeks, the Ultuna Student Union's Education Monitoring Committee (StudU) meets, which consists of the chairmen and vice chairmen of the study councils and is led by the union's vice chairman with responsibility for educational issues. In this forum, the study councils cooperate with the issues that are currently being pursued, and there is also a discussion about how the union should respond to current educational policy issues within the university's various bodies. Since the union's vice chairman with responsibility for educational issues represents Ultuna student union in a lot of decision-making bodies at SLU, StudU's meetings are very important so that the union's opinion and position in SLU's bodies can be as well rooted among students as possible.
Faculty boards and program boards
The advocacy work takes place both in formal bodies and committees at SLU and through daily contact with teachers and other staff at the university. The most important channel for being able to influence their education program is probably that each individual student gives feedback directly to their teacher through conversations but also through course evaluations that are to be carried out after each completed course. The formal advocacy work is handled for the most part by the union's president and vice president with responsibility for educational issues. Both of these people work for a year full-time in the union, primarily in advocacy work and study supervision towards the university. In addition, the chairman and vice-chairman of the study council play a major role in the formal advocacy work by representing the students in the various education committees. It is in the program committees that much of the operational work around a training program takes place, it is in these bodies that many of the issues that are relevant to the program are addressed. The union's president and vice president with responsibility for educational issues represent the students in the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Science and in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.