THE STUDENT DEMOCRACY

The Student Democracy at UiS speaks for the students, and is organized by the Student Organization at UiS (StOr).

By standing for election or voting in the student election, all students can take part in student democracy!

Student democracy at UiS

At all universities and colleges, students must have at least 20% co-determination according to the Universities and Colleges Act. 

The student election

Anyone who is a student at UiS can both stand for election as part of a list, and vote on lists in the student election. Through the student elections, 19 permanent representatives are elected to the Student Parliament. The election is a list election, where a list must consist of a minimum of 5 people. It is quite easy to make a list and vote.

The Student Parliament

The Student Parliament is the highest student democratic body at UiS, and consists of 19 representatives. At least twice a semester, the representatives and the working committee in StOr meet at a parliamentary meeting. Matters concerning the students at UiS are discussed here, as well as the party politics of the various lists. At the end of the discussion, concrete measures are adopted to make everyday life better. The Student Parliament meetings are open to everyone, which means that all students who wish are welcome as observers. The Student Parliament is also responsible for electing:

1. The working committee in StOr
2. The Patron Committee in Patron
3. The control and quality committee
4. The election committee
5. Institutional councils, boards and committees

Executive Committee

The working committee in StOr is the student organisation's executive body, and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. The work committee functions as the Student Parliament's mouthpiece, and consists of four students who are all exempt from studies for one academic year. The working committee consists of:

1. leather
2. Deputy head
3. Education officer
4. Welfare and learning environment manager


Together with the working committee, there is also an organizational consultant who is employed by UiS, and who acts as an adviser to the working committee.

It's not necessarily super intuitive
Joakim R. Ramsland
Former head of StOr