On Sunday, 8/9, the annual UPS Day took place, which is a kind of fair where all the committees of the association are represented. There was great interest in the event and during the day the notorious election for the association’s recentior representative was also organized. It was great to see that so many people showed interest in the post. The person who finally won the election was Elias Norin, congratulations to you! During the year, he will attend UPS board meetings and act as the freshmen’s voice outward.
Do not despair if you ran for office but did not win the election, as there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in the association. The various committees’ start-up meetings is taking place during this and next week, which means that the event planning for the autumn has kick-offed. Even if you missed the start-up meeting for the particular committee you are interested in, you are warmly welcome to get in touch and sign on afterwards. Contact information for the respective committees can be found under the heading “Association”> “Committees”.
This Saturday (14/9) our eminent Event and Culture Committee (EKen) is organizing an event at Uppsala Culture Night. At 6pm, those who are interested will meet at Saluhallen, and from there walk together to various events that are arranged around the city centre and then finish off with socializing on a nationpub. No pre-registration is required. Hope to see you there!
Welcome to Uppsala and the Degree of Bachelor in Political Science at Uppsala University. The new semester is approaching fast and we are looking forward to meeting you all!
It can feel scary to arrive in Uppsala as a new student, there are many new and exciting things happening all at once in a foreign city. Uppsala is a large and unique student city that usually requires some prior knowledge to get around. To help you newly arrived, Uppsala Politices Students (UPS) organizes welcome days as a chance to get to know those you will study together with as well as swedish students and the fantastic city of Uppsala! More information about the welcome week can be found in an email sent out together with the acceptance letter.
We have thought out some valuable tips before the semester begins!
Food Meal-prepping is a hot tip! To make it easier for you, cold lunch boxes are recommended during the kick-off week and during your first days of the semester. We also recommend grocery-shopping at stores such as Ica Väst and Willys to save some extra money. Becoming a “plus-customer” is a good idea!
Transport Uppsala is a city known for bicycles as the major transportation-vehicle and it is the most convenient and economical way to get around the city. Buy a used one on sites such as www.blocket.se or in a bike shop.
Nations Make sure to join a Nation, or multiple! The opportunity will be given during the first day of the kick-off week to obtain a national card, but we recommend getting it even earlier to avoid any queues. Uppsala’s nations has an endless variety of things to offer and get involved in. More information about the different nations can be found here: https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/study-and-live-in-uppsala/the_student_nations/
And lastly, we encourage you to attend the kick-off later in August: it is a lot of fun and much appreciated by both new students and second year students who participates. Also, don’t forget to attend the events organized by Uppsala Politices Student organization (UPS) during the first few weeks of the semester, it is the perfect opportunity to try out and see what feels fun to get involved with.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Uppsala universities Politices master programme. We hope that you are as excited as we are for the start of the semester! Along with your acceptance letter you will also receive an invitation to the “Master welcome week”. Read it carefully and make sure to sign up for an amazing week with all the other new master students. Remember to sign up before the 22nd of august to secure your full experience.
The summons and meeting documents have been sent out by mail the 8th of April. The documents are in Swedish, but if you have any questions you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The positions that are going to be appointed are:
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
EKen – 1 president and 5 commissioners Interpol – 1 president and 5 commissioners KoMa – 1 president and 5 commissioners Polmagasinet – 1 president/editor and 5 commissioners SpAken – 1 president and 5 commissioners The Committee of Communications – 1 president and 5 commissioners The Committee of Education – 1 president and 5 commissioners The Committee of Radio– 1 president and 5 commissioners The Committee of Webb – 1 president and 5 commissioners The Master’s Committee – 1 president and 5 commissioners
Editor/publisher, Polmagasinet 2 Equality Officials Band Official Choir Official Photography Official Spex Official PolRiks-representantive
If you have any specific questions about a certain position, don’t hesitate to contact the committee or the presidium.
To candidate for a position you contact the election committee at email@example.com. You can candidate for a position at the meeting as well, but it is easier for the election committee if you submit your candidacy beforehand. It also gives people the opportunity to vote for you in advance. The candidacies will be presented in the Flash on May 2. Note that you can also nominate others for a position.
If you can not attend the meeting and want to candidate for a post you can send your candidacy to the election committee. You should write a short presentation with a motivation and enclose your phone number.
Everyone who has paid the membership fee is qualified to vote during the meeting. As mentioned before you have the right to vote in advance if you are not able to attend the meeting. To do that, you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting. It needs to be very clear who you are voting for. The election committee will determine if the vote is valid. The election committee for this annual meeting consists of Filip Hellberg and Emma Hansen.
Contact email@example.com if you have any further questions.
If you wish to present a motion to the meeting it needs to be firstname.lastname@example.org at hand at least one week before the meeting (April 29). Contact the presidium if you have any questions concerning motions.
To be a new student in Uppsala can be confusing and terrifying. It can be difficult to find your way around in a new city and the student life in Uppsala is unique and demands some knowledge to know your way around it. Therefore, Uppsala Politices association (Uppsala Politicesstuderande in swedish and UPS in short) arrange a welcome week for all new students. This way you will learn your way around the city and get to know your fellow classmates before the lectures even begin.
This years intro week, with the theme “Battle of the ages”, take place between the 24th of August until the 31th of August. This week will be full off competitions during the day and festivities during the night. Everything is arranged by so called “faddrar” – older students who have done nothing this past year except waiting to take care of you new students.
To be a part of this week make sure to sign up. More information is to follow. Make sure to follow us on facebook “Uppsala Politicesstuderande” so you don’t miss any important information. If you have any more questions, email us at email@example.com or give us a call!