As a Speaker I am the chairman for the Guild Meetings. The ordinary meetings are Spring Guild meeting (VT) and Fall Guild meeting (HT) 1 and 2. Sometimes there are also extra board meetings. My task is to make sure that the meetings run as smoothly as possible and are conducted in the right way. Together with the Student Board am I, as a Speaker, responsible for sending out summons to all the Guild members for the Guild meetings.
It is a lot of fun being Speaker since the mission is really important. When a board meeting is going well it benefits everyone in the Guild. You learn a lot about meeting formalities and how it should be used. Even if it is an advantage to have attended many meetings before it is not a prerequisite, you learn as you go.
As Auditors we are the Guild's review body. It means that we are in charge of double-checking so everything is done right. It falls on us to, among other things, control that the Guild's accountancy is done in the right way, to read protocols of the meetings and present the audit report at the Spring Guild meeting. The audit report is the auditors informed opinions about how the Student board acquitted their mission during the past year. Since the audit report is presented at the Spring Guild meeting the term of office is three semesters long.
As an auditor you should be well informed about the Guild’s operation and that is why it is common that old Student Board members become auditors. You also have to be able to put your foot down the Guild’s best if the student board mismanage their mandate or in another way mar the Guild. Since it takes a lot of time you should have a burning interest for the Guild and its operation so the work will be well done.
The Biotechnology Days are a weekend when biotechnology students from the whole country meet to attend a fair, some inspirational lectures and party with each other. As a Biotechnology Contacts you represent The Guild of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (The K-Guild) at the Biotechnology Students (BTS) board meeting. When the Biotechnology Days are arranged in other cities we organize the trip there, as well as the distribution of tickets to Lund. The years when Lund arranges the Biotechnology Days the Biotechnology Contacts are the persons in charge and they also appoint a project group, the BTD Group. We are also the authorized signatory for the organization of the Biotechnology Students.
It is very fun and inspiring meeting students with the same education from different universities and exchange experiences and visions with each other. It is also fun to get to know someone closer, since there are only two Biotechnology Contacts and therefore the collaboration is usually really good! The year when Lund is in charge of the Biotechnology Days it is extra worthwhile since then you also get to work with economy and corporate contacts.
Her Tech Future Contact
Her Tech Future is arranged every year and collects 120 girls from south Sweden that study their second year at a technical or scientific program at high school. The event gives during three days an insight into how it is studying at a university as well as informing about different education programs. The days are filled with interesting lectures and exciting labortatings, while the evenings invite festivities. As a Her Tech Future Contact you are in charge of the contacts with the responsible persons at LTH. We are also in charge of finding female mentors from the Guild that can take care of the high school girls while they are in Lund.
Her Tech Future Contacts are periodized project volunteers. You get nominated during the autumn and are only a volunteer until the summer. Her Tech Future is a really important event to inspire girls to be engineers. It is therefore fun to be a part of this! When inspiring younger girls to make the same career choice as yourself you get a lot back. This is a good opportunity to inspire and share thoughts about how it is being an engineer.
Member of the working group K at Science Village
As a member of the working group you participate and influence the future of the Guild by representing the K-guild’s students in all questions regarding Science Village. You have a large collaborative work with representatives from The Student Union at LTH (TLTH) as well as the other concerned guilds at LTH to be able to form a common opinion. Science Village is discussed over the whole LU and the progress is going fast which means that your work is important and will make a difference for the students and the K-guild in the future at Science Village.
Tandem Relay Contacts
Tandem Relay Contacts are periodized project volunteers. You get nominated during the autumn and are only a volunteer until the summer. If you like big festivities, burn for a good team spirit and try how it is having responsibilities then Tandem Relay Contact would suit you! You do not need to know anything before, you will learn everything necessary on the way. It is a fun relay to be a part of and as a Tandem Relay Contact you even get to attend for free thanks to the work you do.
The Tandem Relay is a competition on tandem bikes between Göteborg and Lund where 1000 students participate and happens in the middle of may. You go by bus to Göteborg and then bike in a relay back to Lund. The ones who do not bike party on the busses on the way south. As Tandem Relay Contacts it is our task to come up with a team that represents the K-Guild and then be in charge of the team during the relay. We are also in charge of the contact with the Tandem General and the rest of the central sport committee at LU.