Voting rights - What does my degree programme/position entitle me to vote for?

Students

In the current election circular, you can see the voting rights associated with your degree programme. The election circular is published at this website well in advance of the election. Full-time students have voting rights to the Board, academic council and to board of studies.  


PhD students

Your right to vote is determined by the PhD programme and the department you are enrolled in, and by whether you belong to one of the following three groups:

  1. Employed PhD students
  2. Non-employed PhD student admitted on the basis of a Master's degree
  3. non-employed PhD students admitted on the basis of a Bachelor's degree, including with credit transfer (the flexible model)

Group 1 votes as election group I for the Board, academic council and to board of studies. They vote as election group IV for PhD committee. 

Group 2 votes as election group IV for the Board, academic council and PhD committee.  

Group 3 votes as election group IV for the board, the academic council and the PhD committee, as well as the board of studies of the Master's degree programme on which they are enrolled.   

Members of staff

All employees working more than 18½ hours a week are eligible to vote for the Board.

Academic staff (VIP) are also entitled to vote in elections to the academic council at the faculty where they are employed. The same applies to technical-administrative staff (TAP), but only with observer status.

VIP are eligible to vote for the PhD committee when they teach on the programme.

VIP are eligible to vote for the board of studies when they teach within the area governed by the board of studies in question.