For sections

This page is intended to guide the sections in how they can increase their influence and streamline their involvement within the student body.

Resources and support from the Corps

The Corps offers the sections a wide range of resources to strengthen their activities and study coverage.

Financial aid

Sections can apply for financial contribution for student monitoring activities. Criteria such as regular study councils and active participation in the work of the Corps must be met to qualify for the grant. Detailed criteria can be found in the Rules of Procedure for Section Grants.

For projects within study monitoring or environmental work, it is possible to apply for funding from the Union project and climate funds. Decisions on dividends are made by the Board of Directors and are regulated in the Regulations for Project Grants.

Knowledge exchange and networking

The corps has several councils where section representatives can exchange experiences and receive support:

  • Council of Presidents: For section presidents to discuss leadership issues. (ordfar@utn.se)
  • Council of Treasurer: For the exchange of experience between cashiers. (kassor@utn.se)
  • Clubmaster Council: For collaboration on events. (klubbar@utn.se)
  • Communications Council: For those who work in information and marketing. (info@utn.se)
  • Reception Council: For collaboration on receptions. (soc@utn.se)
  • Sponsorship Council: For discussions on sponsorship and business contacts. (na@utn.se)

Each section association also has a board contact to facilitate communication with the corps board. (styrelsen@utn.se)

Physical resources

Sections have access to the physical resources of the Corps to facilitate their operations. See, among other things Guideline for booking UTN resources.

  • Message Boards: To put up approved posters on campus. (Contact: info@utn.se.)
  • Printers: At Uthgård for sections' use, with logging of prints.
  • Mail Tray: To receive mail at Uthgård.
  • Blip: Access to the Union House for a refundable deposit. behold Guideline on Alarms and Passport Blips. (Contact: klubbmastare@utn.se.)
  • The check: The corps car for the needs of the sections. behold Guidelines for the use of UTN cars.
  • Barn: Warehouse space that can be rented. behold Barn Inventory Guidelines. (Contact: ekonomi@utn.se.)
  • Rent Uthgård: Discounted prices for sectional events. behold Pricelist for renting Uthgårds festsal and Guidelines for rentals.
  • Hear: The sections can, through the union, receive a discounted price from Hörs, the owner of Café Ångström, when ordering lunch lectures or similar. Be sure to specify section when ordering, as the invoice is set at the corps.
  • Axfood Customer Card: Sections can use the union's customer card for purchases at Snabbgross in Boländerne. Payment must be made directly with private funds or section money; invoice payment is not allowed.
  • Coffee Thermoses and Coffee Makers: If available, coffee thermoses and coffee makers can be lent to event sections. For reservations, contact the cafe manager and be sure to read through the information document on coffee making.

Engagement and impact

The role and function of the Section and the Section Association

Section affiliation is determined by the student's degree program or choice of stand-alone courses. Each member of the corps belongs to a section, which is represented by a sectional association with its own board of directors and finances. These associations are responsible for representing their members in the Corps and are governed by the “Rules of Procedure of Sections” established by the council.

Council - decisions and representation

The Council is the highest decision-making body of the Corps, with the members representing the sections proportionally to the number of members. The Council governs the overall activities of the Corps and makes decisions on governing documents and appoints officials. Active participation in council meetings is crucial to sections' influence over the direction of the corps.

Board of Directors - management and follow-up

The corps board, elected by the council, works to realize the council's visions and directs the daily work of the corps. The Board of Directors is responsible for appointing officials and acting as support for committed members.

Management team - central administration

The management team consists of remunerated study watchers and other central roles within the Corps, all with specific responsibilities. They work from the union house Uthgård and are part of the core activities of the corps, including study monitoring and project management.

Nomination Committee - Representation and Influence

The Nomination Committee prepares elections for the Council and is composed of representatives from the sections. It is important that all sections are represented to ensure a broad impact on corps choices.

Union magazine Techna

Techna is the corps magazine that reviews the corps activities and reports on events within the faculty and the corps. It is an important source of information for members.

Corps Steering Document

The statutes of the Corps are the basic documents that describe the purpose and structure of the organization. The Council establishes rules of procedure and other governing documents that govern how the corps and sections should work and cooperate.

Reporting

It is important that the section association reports its elected officials to the corps as soon as they are appointed. Otherwise, the corps cannot consider that they are elected, and they lose the right to participate in the work of the group. As a rule, reporting is made at the end of each semester to UTN's study watchers with educational responsibility for the technical trainings at utb-f@utn.se. If the Section changes representatives during the semester, this shall be reported as soon as possible to: utb-f@utn.se.

Study monitoring

The section has a crucial role in influencing the education and study coverage of the corps. By organizing student councils and engaging student representatives, the section is able to drive change in program councils and other local groups. These representatives, if well informed and with clear assignments, are key players in bringing about changes that affect the specific interests of the section.

Education Committee

Sections actively participate in the Corps Education Committee, chaired by the Corps Education Officers, where they discuss issues such as course evaluations and courses read by multiple programs. The Study Social Committee, under the leadership of the Student Social Officer of the Union, provides the section's representatives with a platform to cooperate on issues related to student well-being and working conditions. The International Committee, headed by the Corps' International Officer, focuses on coordinating and collaborating on internationalization projects.

The Opinion Programme

The section can also influence the opinion programme, which is the union's position on higher education policy issues and which gives the student representatives a mandate for their work. Proposals for amendments to the opinion programme can be submitted in order to reflect the interests of the section and thus contribute to a change in the way study monitoring is carried out at the faculty centre and university centre level.