Apply for the UF Gothenburg board 2016

Are you interested in foreign affairs? Do you want to be a part of developing one of the largest student societies at the University of Gothenburg? Then you might be the one we are looking for!
The Society of International Affairs (UF Göteborg) needs a new board for 2016. You can apply for the following posts:

As the president, you lead the work of the board and manage relations with external contacts of the association. If the other board members need help with their tasks, it’s your job to help them out.

Vice President:
As the vice president, you share some of the tasks of the president. You’re also the main responsible person for applying and reporting on grants, together with the treasurer.

As the treasurer, you manage the bookkeeping and administer ingoing and outgoing payments. You’re also the one selling membership and entrance tickets at our lectures. Together with the vice president, you’re responsible for applying for and reporting on grants.

As the secretary, you register new members at our lectures and administer our member register. You also write the protocols at the board meetings.

Heads of the lecture committee:
(3 positions)
As the heads of the lecture committee, you plan and host lectures weekly throughout the semesters. Important tasks include managing your budget, booking lecture halls and coordinating security measures on some instances, as well as organizing the work of the active members in the committee effectively. As a fun bonus, you’ll have the chance to go out and have dinner with many of the invited lecturers.

Head of the event committee:
(2 positions)
As the head of the event committee you are responsible for two main things, the film club and study-trips. For the film club you’re responsible for selecting documentaries to screen and host these events every other week throughout the semesters. The study-trip abroad is arranged every semester and you are the leader of the trips. The trips are funded through a combination of grants and participant fees, so keep in mind that going on trips requires you to spend some of your private money. Besides these task you also organize social activities for members, for instance parties.

Head of the PR committee:
(2 positions)
As the head of the PR committee you have a few areas of responsibility; organize class visits, arrange a welcome mingle for new students at the start of each semester, inform about how to become active in UF at events, strategically plan how to market our events together with the other committees, leading the “high school project” (organizing UF lectures for high school students), updating our website and social media and last but not least designing the posters for the events. You have the active members in the PR committee to help you with these tasks.

Editors-in-chief of Utblick:
(2 positions)
As the editors-in-chief of Utblick, you lead the work of the editorial staff of our quarterly magazine on international affairs. Important tasks include managing the contact with the printing house, providing feedback to writers’ ideas as well as editing the magazine before it goes into print. You’re also encouraged to keep the website of Utblick updated with new articles.

Head of the radio committee:
(1 position)
As head of the radio committee you are responsible for a weekly radio programs focusing on the issues of today’s society through a global perspective.

Head of the MUN committee:
(2 positions)
As the head of the Model United Nations committee, you recruit participants for local simulations and delegates for conferences in Sweden and abroad. In organizing the local simulations, you research topics and provide guidelines to the participants. You also chair the sessions. In organizing participation at conferences, you make applications to participate and prepare together with the delegation. You also coordinate practical matters like travel and housing. To your help with these tasks, you have the active members in the MUN committee. Travel to international conferences are only partly funded by grants, so keep in mind that holding this position requires you to spend some of your personal money.


We are also looking for the following commissions of trusts:

Election committee:
(4 positions)
You read applications for board positions and conduct interviews with the applicants. You then make nominations to the annual meeting, or the board when it comes to by-lections.

(2 positions)
As the accountants, you review the work of the board and make sure that they follow the by-laws and the operational plan as well as managing the economy soundly. If the board feels unsure about any of these things, you provide them with your advice.

Financial accountant:
As the financial accountant, you review the accounting and work of the board and make a recommendation to the annual meeting whether to give the resigning board freedom from liability or not. If the treasurer is unsure about anything regarding managing of the economy, you provide him/her with advise.


Interested in any of these positions? Send us your CV and a personal letter to election(at) Last day to apply is December 6th 23:59. Please note that you can apply for (but not hold) several positions, or make a “general application” for all positions. If the election committee think you would be a good board member, they will call you to an interview.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact either the election committee at election(at) or the president at president(at)