The Student Organization of Agder is an interest organization for all the students at the University of Agder. Our main purpose is to ensure the student’s academic, social, economic and general wellbeing
The Student Parliament 2020/2021
Every year new student representatives are being elected to the Student Parliament (SP), the faculty boards, the board for the teacher education unit and boards and committees at UiA. The election takes places in two different turns. The election for the Student Parliament, faculty boards and the board of the teacher education unit is announced on the 08th of March and the election for different boards and committees is announced on the 07th of April.
Did you know that you have the right to vote?
All students at UiA have the right to vote when it comes to the election for the Student Parliament, faculty boards and the board of the teacher education unit. Between 3rd of May and 12th of May you can vote for the candidates at your faculty or teacher education unit who you want as your representatives. Use your vote, every vote counts! To use your right to vote is important for the democracy and so that STA shall have the best possible representatives in our highest and important decision- making bodies.
You will find the link to the digital voting room here, during the voting period in May.
What is the Student Parliament and how do you stand for election?
The Student Parliament (SP) is the highest decision – making body of STA and constitutes the top student voice at UiA. SP is where different cases will be discussed and passed
on behalf of all the students at UiA. It consists of 25 student representatives divided between the faculties and the teacher education unit, who promotes the interests of their fellow students. The Student Parliament meets ones a month, in the months of September to November and January to May. The meetings are being held every second time in Grimstad and Kristiansand, and STA pays for the transport. During the situation with Covid- 19, the meetings have been held digitally.
Stand for election to the Student Parliament on behalf of your faculty or teacher education unit. You can find more information on how to stand for election and the candidate form on this page (scroll down for english): MORE INFORMATION AND CANDIDATE FORM. The deadline for standing for election is 19th of April. After this there will be a week of digital voting between 3rd of May and 12th of May where your fellow students can vote for you.
What is the faculty board/the board of the teacher education unit, and how do you stand for election?
The faculty board/the board of the teacher education unit is the highest organ at the faculties and teacher education unit. It consists of employees and students who decides what priorities and measures the faculty/teacher education unit shall work on. Two student representatives, on of each sex, will be elected for the faculty boards. When it comes to the teacher education unit, three student representatives will be elected for the board. You can stand for election to these boards from the 08th of March, and your fellow students can vote for you between 3rd of May and 12th of May.
Boards and committees – what are does and how do you stand for election?
At UiA there are many different boards and committees you as a student can have a seat in. Examples of these are the Learning environment committee, the Academic affairs committee, the University board, and the Complaints committee. In addition to this, there are several different committees in STA, such as the international and communication committees. Last, but not least, you can stand for election to the STA-board that work every day to promote the student voice at UiA. When you have a seat on boards and committees you can work directly with the cases and thematic that interests you, in addition to receiving useful experience and insight. Many of the boards and committees at UiA is remunerated.
The election is announced on 07th of April, and the deadline for standing and guaranteed to be interviewed by STA`s Election committee is 07th of May. The sitting Student Parliament will vote on the candidates they want to win at the election assembly on 19th of May.
More information and candidate form will come on this page 07th of April.
Often asked question:
Do I have to speak Norwegian to join?
No, it is open to every student at UiA. The big meetings (like the Student Parliament) in STA are often in Norwegian, but STA will always work for good solutions so all can participate in the best way. At UiA Norwegian is the official working language, but we encourage you to stand for election for the committees at UiA as well, and together we will find a good solution. A diverse student voice is important to us students and our student life.
If you have any questions, please contact STA on email@example.com.