It’s that time of the year again! We’re more than excited to announce that we’re looking for new members to join our Una Europa Local Student Task Force! This is a group of student volunteers working together with each other and staff members to raise awareness about Una Europa among University of Helsinki students in addition to working together with students from the other 10 Una Europa universities to co-create events, ideas, campaigns, and other initiatives.
If you are wondering why you should apply for the local task force, you can take a look at our blog from last fall when we were recruiting local task force members, answering some of the most common questions you might have and what’s really the deal with this local task force! 😊
The most important thing to know about the local task force is that we’re open for all students, from bachelors and masters students and also PhD candidates. All programs and faculties are welcome and we are open for both international and Finnish students. Basically, we are interdisciplinary and international and aiming to be as inclusive as possible!
Currently the Local Task Force is organized in three teams:
- The communication team
- The events team
- The network and community team
You can read more about the activities and tasks of each team in this Google Doc.
While we have a structure in place, there are plenty of place for new ideas, suggestions, and creative proposals! This is a work in progress and constantly developing.
We are looking for people who are:
- Interested in trying out new things
- Looking to challenge themselves
- Able/willing to communicate in English (no need to be a native speaker 🙂 )
- Excited to work with a team and create things together
- Proactive and engaged
- Committing to participate in regular meetings and taking the responsibility to implement ideas
What has the local task force been doing so far?
Great question! This blog is a good example of one of the things! The communication group is responsible for the blog, where one student is the editor of the blog and other students contribute to the blog.
The event and networking teams have been organizing events and gathering people, connecting with new collaborators and been thinking up new ideas that you will soon hear about for this spring or help to plan if you join the Local Task Force!
Check out these blogs to see a bit more what the Local Task Force has been up to the past fall:
Fresher’s Adventure Una Europa activity
Joining the launch of the Micro-Credential in Sustainability
This spring will only increase the opportunities for the Local Task Force members to dream up, plan and execute activities. We will be at the guidance corner, Sustainability Science Days and much more! The Local Task Force will soon be planning the program for spring, so new members will be able to still participate as well.
Una Europa is a community of people who want to imagine the future of higher education and what we think European collaboration could look like. It’s for people who like working together to achieve big things and create new initiatives. It’s a chance to work together with other students, staff and academics within the University of Helsinki and also with students and staff from across our 10 partner universities.
We hope this sounds as exciting to you as it does to us!
If yes, please don’t hesitate, but click right here, to start your application for the Una Europa local task force at the University of Helsinki!
If you have any questions, you can contact Stinne Vognaes, Una Europa student engagement coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).