Do you want to be in the Board of Laureamko?
The Board of Laureamko consists of a chairperson, a vice chairperson and a maximum of 8 Board members. The Board is often divided into two teams – advocacy team and service team. Usually the chairperson leads the advocacy team and the vice chairperson leads the service team. This is not mandatory as this year has shown.
What do the Board members do?
The Board is divided into two teams. Advocacy and service teams. The advocacy team includes for example the student well-being, handling of feedback (from VoxBox), affecting the development of education, community and politics (together with other student unions from the Helsinki metropolitan area).
The service team includes tutoring (applying, selection and training), international affairs (including exchange students and international guests), campus teams (training and support), marketing and communications (Facebook pages, Instagram and web pages), deliverables (such as overalls) and events.
All these and more are broken into projects that the Board members manage. The projects depend on the interests and activity of the Board members.
In the Board you get to plan budjets and action plans for an organization, learn about project management and leadership, create cooperation agreements between organizations and associations, influence Laurea’s workgourps and of course you’ll have great opportunities for networking.
How is the Board selected?
The new Council of Representatives will choose the new Board for upcoming year in their formation meeting on 22nd of November. It is advised to come to the meeting as the applicants will be interviewed and if there are more than 8 applicants the interviews will determinate the selection.
First the chairperson will be selected. Then the vice chairperson. After that the rest of the Board members but they will be selected in a group, not one by one.
If you got interested submit an application to [email protected] before 20th of November. At the organizing party the applicants have the opporturnity to present themselves. In the written application you should tell who you are, where you come from and why you want to be in the Board / what you would like to do in the board. Although the Board has two teams and each their own tasks, traditionally the tasks and projects will be divided among the Board members in their first meetings.
The Board duty is for a year, from January to December and the members will get a small compensation for their work.