Next week the styrIT aspiration period will continue on the IT Discord!
The schedule for the aspiration will be as follows:
Mon 12th April: Case evening with SAMO in styrIT, as well as snIT and EqualIT
Wed 14 April: Jeopardy
Thur 22 April: Case evening
Tue 27 April: The prisoners on Discord
Are you interested in aspiring for styrIT?
Join our channel on the IT slack workspace: #aspa-styrit-21
If you missed our kickoff and info evening, here is a description of what we do in styrIT:
What does styrIT do?
styrIT is the board of the IT division and works with a wide range of questions, many of which may not be noticed by a lot of our division members. Partly there are things that we are required to do as defined in the division statute and ruleset, among these are to lead the function of the division, calling to division meetings each study period as well as acting as the substitute för the division meeting in its absence. Apart from this styrIT is rather open to whatever one wants to do and sometimes they have to respond to current situations. As styrIT one often gets to work a lot with the school as well as the central student union. During the year 20/21 we have worked on, apart from the operative functions, mainly Covid-19 related things to make sure our members are as safe as possible when at campus, and on student premise questions. What's most important however is to create benefits for our members. Below is some information regarding the different posts in styrIT.
As president of the board, your responsibility is not only to lead the group but also to represent the division and its members. Also, together with the treasurer, you have the ultimate responsibility for the entire division's operations and finances.
Leading the group means ensuring that the other board members can work and feel well while doing so. This is often done by planning work and meetings so that everyone's opinions can emerge as well as being vigilant about what works and does not work in the group to make all board members work as well as possible!
Representing the division means that you need to be sensitive to different opinions and try to summarize them to fairly represent what the division wants in meetings with the student union and the university. At the meetings, you will have the opportunity to influence the activities of both the university and the student union, such as expanding the student premises and influence decisions that will impact the division for years.
If you are interested in applying, please contact me (gurr) on slack, or at email@example.com so we can talk about the questions you have and what the post would mean for you.
StyrIT's treasurer handles the division’s financial resources. They are also responsible for the division’s accounting system and for teaching this along with the general treasurer's work to committee treasurers. During the year they also need to support the division's committee treasurers when they come up with difficult situations regarding finances.
The treasurer also needs to keep a regular watch on the division's finances and learn the laws and regulations regarding finances in order to be helpful during board & section meetings.
In addition to this, you are also a regular board member and a large part of the time goes to doing what you want and are interested in, just like everyone else on the board.
As SAMO in styrIT, your responsibility is to represent the student division's opinions on the work environment and psychosocial health. You will work a lot with the university to improve the work environment by going on inspection rounds, noting what is bad for the work environment, taking up suggestions for how it can be better. It also means talking to other division members to get an idea of where the problems with the premises are and how the premises could be better.
To continue with the psychosocial part, it is mostly the same as the work environment but focuses on how people feel instead. It sometimes means that you have to take difficult conversations in order to be able to refer people to where they can get support and help. It is important that in the end, the Program Manager is always ultimately responsible and not you personally! In addition to the program manager, you also have some contact with Sara Thornadtsson Chavarria, who is the gender equality and equal treatment coordinator at the university.
There will be some work that is similar to snIT's work because it can often go hand in hand that a course has poor quality and therefore those who take it feel bad. So it is important to communicate with them in such situations.
Finally, you not only have your board and the university to rely on. But to carry out projects that improve the working environment and the psychosocial environment, there is also the student union where you will have a lot of contact with the Student Welfare Officer and SU, the committee for all SAMOs. SU is twice per study period and is the best forum for exchanging ideas and getting support, as many problems and projects are common for all divisions.
The most important thing in SAMO's work is simply to listen to division members and have a lot of empathy. So that you can make your and others' voice heard towards the university! If you have any other questions or thoughts, feel free to contact me (putte) either through slack, or at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As vice president of the board, your choice of work is fairly free but you have two main responsibilities: you’re the entertainment manager and you’re responsible for the chair meetings throughout the year.
As the entertainment manager in charge, the vice president usually handles matters regarding culture and entertainment in the student division.
The second part is the chair meetings. These meetings are between the chairs of the different committees and societies within the division and often deal with topics that affect larger parts of the division.
Another task is to assist the president when needed. This doesn’t necessarily have to be your job but it naturally falls on you if nothing else is said. Apart from these things the role is very free and you’ll get lots of time to work on projects in the division that are in your interest so take advantage of that!
The secretary of the board is a, by the division ruleset, defined post in the board which is responsible for keeping records of the board meetings as well as making sure that the board and division meetings are published in a correct manner. Apart from this, it’s a rather open post that one can choose to do whatever one feels like or whatever is required at the time. During the past year (as well as some previous years) the secretary has also handled a lot of the surrounding work for the division meetings such as calling to the meeting, writing a suggestion for the agenda and nominating themself as the division meetings secretary.
Member of the board
As a member, you have no specific task. The role can thus be interpreted fairly freely, but in the past year, our members have worked to both supporting the other committé members, and also helping with tasks that do not fall into any clear category. Some examples of areas are being responsible for IT questions, master students, and communication (social media, etc.). In addition to the immediately supporting role, there is also the opportunity to take on and manage your own projects within styrIT, as you do not have a fixed role that eats all of your time. As this role changes depending on what you do with it, it is also the most flexible post in terms of time.