Student representation


Student representation at UCM
The Academic Council’s Internal Executive, Treasurer, External Executive and Events Coordinator represent you in the Board of Studies while the Social Board’s President, Acquisition Executive and the Academic Council’s Chair represent you in the Management Team.”

Election Procedures
New members of the Social Board are proposed by the former members based on skill and motivation and need to be approved by the General Assembly. The Social Board’s President is elected directly by the student population by simple majority vote.The Academic Council is proposed by the former members based on skill and motivation and needs to be approved by the General Assembly. The Academic Council’s Chair is elected directly by the student population by simple majority vote.

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Our role in the Management Team
The MT is a body consisting of staff members and three student representatives – two from the Universalis Social Board and one representative from the Academic Council – supporting the Dean in the management of UCM. The bi-weekly meetings crucial in order to keep each other updated on current and prospective issues of student body, academic and organisational affairs. The MT meeting should also be used to request information from the staff or to communicate the views of the student body to the staff. The AC focuses on acting as a bridge between the student body’s opinions and the UCM administration through requests or views brought forward in person/via email or Facebook or during UCM Forums. Students’ concerns or ideas are taken very seriously by the management so don’t hesitate to contact us to give input!

Our role in the Education Program Committee
The Education Program Committee safeguards the quality of education and acts as an advisory body to the UCM management on content and quality of the UCM curriculum. It consists of four staff members from different faculties and four student representatives, whose main task is to keep track of the course evaluations, identify recurring and pressing issues and approach students directly in order to get information about the quality of the courses and the problems at hand. Apart from evaluating the quality of the courses, the Education Program Committee engages in several other tasks, such as revising the UCM Teachers Handbook and Course Catalogue, approving or remarking about changes within the Rules and Regulations of UCM and constantly reflecting about the quality of UCM as a learning institution in order to consider ways in which it can be improved.

How YOU can have a say at UCM

  • Take part in the General Assemblies, and let your vote count. – Every proposed motion is voted upon by all students that show up at the General Assembly! Additionally, you can vote upon proposed members of the Academic Council and Social Board during election time and approve or reject the Board’s financial reports.
  • Hand in motions to the General Assembly. – Is there something you would add, change or adjust in the policy manual? Every student at UCM is a member of Universalis, and therefore eligible to hand in motions to the General Assembly to get them voted upon by the present students.
    – How to hand in motions to the General Assembly:
    –  Fill out the ‘Motion Form’ under UCMSA Documents. The form essentially requires you to explain what you want to see changed, why, and what you want to implement instead of it.
    – Hand in the Motion form to the Social Board’s Secretary at least one week in advance of the GA.
    – Get the motion voted upon by the GA. Descisions are made based on simple majority vote.
  • Join the UCM Forum and let your voice be heard. Every period, the Academic Council shares its most recent work and invites all students to take part in the discussion. Prior to each UCM Forum, all UCM students can propose topics and vote on those. The most popular topics will be discussed during the UCM Forum. This is the perfect place for everyone who cares about the education at UCM.
  • Give your opinion during Comments and Cookies in the Common Room. The Academic Council represents your academic interests and needs to know what you think. If things are unclear, the Academic Council gathers student input for particular topics: Share your thoughts, perspectives, criticism, and ideas while having a cookie in the Common Room.
  • Approach your representatives in the Academic Council and Social Board directly with your questions, issues and concerns or write them an email – every representative is responsible to listen to student’s input and take it seriously. Often problems can be resolved directly this way. If your problems concern a specific course, or the general organization and finances of UCM, the representatives have the power to put student’s proposals onto the Board of Studies’ and Management Team’s agenda to get them discussed.

And here they are! New members of the Social Board have been officially passed and are currently being transitioned into their new positions!
Here's your Social Board for the Spring semester:

Bojana Raković - President
Ruben Dominguez Payne - Secretary
Hannah Grijns - Treasurer
Eleanor M. Kelly - Acquisition Executive
Stephen A. McCarthy - External Executive
Paulina Raniecka - Social Executive
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Hello hello sweet UCMers!!

First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :)
After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/

The proposed Social Board members:
Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne
Treasurer - Hannah Grijns
Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly

The proposed Academic Council members:
Treasurer - Paul Grass
Events Coordinator - Freya Walker
Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman

The proposed Independent Body members:
Chih-Hsi Hu
Nina Hanz
Thilo Buchholz

Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there!

Lots of love,
Your Universalis Board
xoxo
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Election GA!

January 10, 2018, 6:30pm - January 10, 2018, 1:30pm

Hello hello sweet UCMers!! First of all, Happy New Year! We all hope you are well rested and have had beautiful holidays :) After the holiday season bliss, we are back for a fresh start in project period... which consists of electing your new boards! Let's be real, this is important - so show up at the Election GA this week! During this GA, we will be electing a new Independent Body as well as new Universalis Social Board and Academic Council Members. Please check out the policy manual on our website to see how the election procedures work. You can also find all of the other updated and relevant information at our website: ucmsauniversalis.com/ucmsa-universalis/documents/ The proposed Social Board members: Secretary - Ruben Dominguez Payne Treasurer - Hannah Grijns Acquisitions Executive - Eleanor Kelly The proposed Academic Council members: Treasurer - Paul Grass Events Coordinator - Freya Walker Internal Executive - Erick Jackaman The proposed Independent Body members: Chih-Hsi Hu Nina Hanz Thilo Buchholz Of course, there will be drinks and snacks afterwards! See you there! Lots of love, Your Universalis Board xoxo

The Festive and Frosty season is about to start! We're hitting the capital 'F' with a lot of fun events prepared just for you, sweet ucmers! To warm this cold time we are presenting the Winter Week - week full of attractions, beer/gluhwein/cocoa and Christmas songs!

Make sure to check the schedule and celebrate the beginning of winter with our community! For those who can't wait the first event is happening already on this Saturday(2.12) with our beautiful Winter Gala!

Tune in for more!
Your Social Board

Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Sustainable Wrapping Paper Workshop
Gluhwein Workshop: www.facebook.com/events/1769097690059273/
Ice Skating: EXCO goes ICE-SKATING
Cocoa Ceremony: Cacao + Mindfulness Meditation
Winter Soiree: UCM Winter Soirée
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UCM Winter Week

December 4, 2017, 10:30am - December 8, 2017, 1:30pm

The Festive and Frosty season is about to start! We're hitting the capital 'F' with a lot of fun events prepared just for you, sweet ucmers! To warm this cold time we are presenting the Winter Week - week full of attractions, beer/gluhwein/cocoa and Christmas songs! Make sure to check the schedule and celebrate the beginning of winter with our community! For those who can't wait the first event is happening already on this Saturday(2.12) with our beautiful Winter Gala! Tune in for more! Your Social Board Sustainable Wrapping Paper: www.facebook.com/events/159628627979026/ Gluhwein Workshop: www.facebook.com/events/1769097690059273/ Ice Skating: www.facebook.com/events/146980832599444/ Cocoa Ceremony: www.facebook.com/events/166351297290084/ Winter Soiree: www.facebook.com/events/321618651654259/

The festive time has come to UCM!
Make sure to celebrate the end of the Winter Week with your fellow students. Come to the Common Room and enjoy Cato food, choir singing, fairy lights and (most probably) some glitter!
Tickets: 2 euros
Feel the winter spirit, feel the warmth and all the love of this season!

See you there!
Your Charity Committee and Social Board
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UCM Winter Soirée

December 8, 2017, 6:30pm - December 8, 2017, 1:30pm

The festive time has come to UCM! Make sure to celebrate the end of the Winter Week with your fellow students. Come to the Common Room and enjoy Cato food, choir singing, fairy lights and (most probably) some glitter! Tickets: 2 euros Feel the winter spirit, feel the warmth and all the love of this season! See you there! Your Charity Committee and Social Board

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