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 //uppsalaekonomerna.se/filarea/.