For sections

This page is intended to guide the sections in how they can increase their influence and streamline their involvement with the union.

Resources and support from the union

The union offers the sections a wide range of resources to strengthen their activities and monitoring of student interests.

Financial aid

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

For projects within monitoring of student interests or environmental work, it is possible to apply for funding from the union's project and climate funds. Decisions on dividends are made by the board and are regulated in the Regulations for Project Grants.

Knowledge exchange and networking

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

  • Council of presidents: For section presidents to discuss leadership issues. (
  • Council of economy: For the exchange of experience between cashiers. (
  • Council of pubs: For collaboration on events. (
  • Council of communication: For those who work in information and marketing. (
  • Council of reception: For collaboration on receptions. (
  • Council of sponsorship: For discussions on sponsorship and business contacts. (

Each section association also has a contact board member to facilitate communication with the union's board. (

Physical resources

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

  • Bulletin boards: To put up approved posters on campus. (Contact:
  • Printers: At Uthgård for sections' use, with logging of prints.
  • Mailbox: To receive mail at Uthgård.
  • Blip: Access to the union house for a refundable deposit. See Guideline on Alarms and Passport Blips. (Contact:
  • Bocken: The union's car. behold Guidelines for the use of UTN cars.
  • Barn: Warehouse space that can be rented. See Barn Inventory Guidelines. (Contact:
  • Rent Uthgård: Discounted prices for sectional events. See Pricelist for renting Uthgårds festsal and Guidelines for rentals.
  • Hörs: 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 union.
  • Axfood customer card: Sections can use the union's customer card for purchases at Snabbgross in Boländerna. Payment must be made directly with private 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.

Involvement and impact

The role and function of the section and the section association

Section affiliation is determined by the student's education programme or choice of stand-alone courses. Each member of the union belongs to a section, which is represented by a sectional association with its own board and finances. These associations are responsible for representing their members in the union 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 union, with members representing the sections proportionally to the number of members in each section. The council governs the overall activities of the union and makes decisions on regulatory documents and appoints some officials. Active participation in council meetings is crucial to sections' influence over the direction of the union.

The board - management and follow-up

The union's board, elected by the council, works to realise the council's visions and directs the daily work of the union. The board is responsible for appointing officials and acting as support for involved members.

Management team - central administration

The management team consists of remunerated student liaison officers and other central roles within the union, all with specific responsibilities. They work from the union house Uthgård.

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 union's choices.

Union magazine Techna

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

Regulatory documents

The union has several regulatory documents that regulate how the organisation's operations are to be conducted. These can be found in the union's document archive


It is important that the section association reports its elected officials to the union as soon as they are appointed. Otherwise, the union cannot consider that they are elected, and they lose the right to participate in the work. As a rule, reporting is made at the end of each semester to UTN's student liaison officer - Head of Academic Affairs – External Affairs at If the Section changes representatives during the semester, this shall be reported as soon as possible to:

Monitoring of student interests

The section has a crucial role in influencing the education and study monitoring of the union. By organising 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.

Standing committee of educational affairs

Sections actively participate in the standing committee of educational affairs, chaired by the union's student liaison officers, where they discuss issues such as course evaluations and courses read by multiple programs. The standing committee of student welfare, under the leadership of the head of student welfare affairs, provides the section's representatives with a platform to cooperate on issues related to student well-being and working conditions. The International committee, lead by the unions' head of internationalisation, focuses on coordinating and collaborating on internationalisation projects.

The Opinion Program

The section can also influence the opinion program, 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 program can be submitted in order to reflect the interests of the section and thus contribute to a change in the way monitoring of student interests is carried out at the faculty centre and university centre level.