Member opinions

Uppsalaekonomerna is an organisation that is constantly changing. Our operations are defined and formed by our members and therefore we are always trying to pay attention to what our members thinks and wants. The main way in how we do this is via our annual member survey. Below we present some opinions that have been expressed over the years as well as some actions we have taken to improve the student union as a result.

Did you know…

…that we have as many people coming to Borgen to get involved in projects as we have coming to mingle or to study?

The purpose of Borgen, Uppsalaekonomernas residence, is to act like a second home for both our members and project members. Our association should reflect openness and transparancy and we’re actively working for it to remain that way. Whether you are comming for a quick lunch, studies or working on a project our doors are always open.

…that our members are just as interested in becoming an active member no matter what term they are studying?

Uppsalaekonomerna have several projects within various areas – everything from international career trips, to the possibillity to make an impact on the studies through the Education Comittee. Since it is our members that keep our association alive and thriving it is important that we are making sure that both our new as well as our older members stay interested in being an active member. To have active members from different terms contributes to diversity and perspective, that is why it is important for us that our members feel that they are welcomed regardless of whether you are just finishing your thesis or just recently participated during the Welcoming weeks.

Actions

During the member survey of 2017 it was shown that 13% of the members considered the application process for becoming a trustee to be intimidating. To address this issue, the nomination committee has decided to arrange workshops focusing on public speaking to increase the possibillity for students to apply for becoming a trustee.

About the member survey

Each year Uppsalaekonomerna arrange a member survey in which we attempt to hear our members’ opinions about the student union and our operations. Normally, the survey is around 30 questions long divided in several parts: an introduction with some basic questions, and after that follows questions about active engagement in Uppsalaekonomerna, Borgen, study monitoring, business related questions, social activites as well as a final section that is different each year. The survey ends with a contest where the best answers to a final question is awarded with a secret price.

The member survey is usually held in may each year and you can do it both online and at Ekonomikum.

Do you have an opinion about something that we could change or improve and you do not want to wait for the member survey? Fill in the form below.