The most important students have is their education, and there are few things that is more important than ensuring the quality of it. The Education Committee are working with this, with the main goal of improving and developing the economics education at Uppsala University.
In order to do so we work on two operational fronts. The first is that we are responsible for study surveillance. This means that we critically review the education to be able to make suggestions for improvements, and that’s why it is important for us to hear your opinion. The second is we together with our project groups work to arrange activities that complements the education. For example “Excel course”, where students will be able to learn both basic and more advanced techniques in Excel.
We also work strategically through a study council, Strategic Education Council (STRUT), where we discuss major education-related questions and actively work with our opinion program to improve our education.
The education committee currently consists of 3 project groups:
The main purpose of the Case group is to educate students in the academic and practical problem solving, so called case-solving. Case knowledge is something that company’s often asks for and we want to give the students an opportunity to learn more in this area. The Case group will have two meetings each month, where there will be theoretical as well as practical sessions.
The Sustainability group organizes lectures, workshops and anything in the topic of sustainability. We work to educate, inspire and interest students in sustainability and understand the importance of a sustainable society.
The Lecture group organizes interesting lectures for the purpose of educating students in subjects that complement the education. We invite individuals who have expertise in their field.
If you have a burning interest in a particular subject or within any of our project groups, please feel free to contact us! Hopefully we in the education committee together with you can create something!
To participate in the education committee there is no requirement of prior experience or knowledge, so come and get involved – at a meeting or in a project, it’s with you the change begins! If you have any thoughts or ideas on how we can improve, please do not hesitate to contact us!
The President of the Education Committee is responsible for the committee’s budget, and utmost responsible for the committee’s operational activities. This means responsible for project groups and any education-related event in order to develop the committee to what the student requests. The President is also the vice president of the Strategic Education Council (STRUT), which is the association’s strategic forum for questions regarding education.
The Vice President of the Education Committee works closely with the president and is responsible for more or less the same tasks. The Vice President is the Secretary for the Strategic Education Council.
One way to influence how our committee works, as well as expressing wishes about what you want to see more from, is attending our committee meetings. We try to keep the meetings dynamic and will have different themes at our meetings, where we focus on something specific and relevant such as exchange studies, course selection or GMAT. Our meetings are at 15.15 PM on Thursdays in even weeks and we always offer snacks and coffee!
Do you have trouble getting old exams for your course? We have compiled an archive of old exams that you can find if you log in and visit http://uppsalaekonomerna.se/filarea/.
Have-your-say is a project that offers students an opportunity to influence their education by answering questionnaires concerning different areas of education among other things. Within this project we also organize focus groups where students get a chance to discuss their education in a more relaxed atmosphere with teachers as well as representatives from the concerned institutions at Uppsala university.
This project is a lecture where we invite representatives from various institutions to present their subjects and fields of study in a joint lecture. All the subjects are within business, economics and statistics. The idea of this project is to offer the students more information about the courses that are available to them, which course they should take if they want to specialize in a particular area and what they can work with after their graduation.
Career night offers the students an opportunity to meet former business and economic students, so-called alumni, who are now on the job market. The invited alumni tell about their time at the university, and their way to the job market, and also what their careers have looked like. The idea of this project is to let students take advantage of the opportunities that await them when their studies are completed.
Bokbytardagarna are held at the beginning of each semester and offers the students an opportunity to sell and buy used textbooks. All sales are handled by an appointed project team, which means students just need to submit their books and set a price they wish to sell them for. The project team takes care of the rest.
Future as an Employee
Future as an Employee is a project that provides students with important tools for future job interviews. During this project, students will not only learn how to solve a case in the best way possible, but also learn how to excel at a job interview. This project is one of our newest, and we aim for this project to take place once every semester.
These courses is meant to give fundamental knowledge in Excel. The courses will be held twice during the semester, a beginners course and one that goes deeper into applications.
Swedish Nationals Business & Economics
SM i ekonomi: SM i ekonomi, is a swedish nationals in Business & Economics. It is organized every year during the spring semester. The project team is in charge of organizing the round at Uppsala University. The winning team will then get to travel to the big final and defend the title that we won in 2015!
To choose day
To choose day is arranged in time for the course selection that occurs every semester. During the day there is the opportunity to speak with representatives from different institutions to gain a better insight and guidance in the existing courses.