What is the Humanities Section?
The Humanities Section is one of the four sections of the Uppsala Student Union. The sections are all responsible for 3 of the faculties within Uppsala Student Union's area of activity. The aim of the sections is to bring the activities of the Union closer to the students and thereby make it easier for students to influence their campus, department or faculty.
The Humanities Section, or HumSek, organises and engages students studying humanities subjects at the Faculty of Languages, History and Philosophy or the Faculty of Theology. Housed in the English Park, the section works to ensure that students have the best possible time studying.
One of HumSek's main tasks is to ensure student representation, i.e. to appoint students to all decision-making or preparatory bodies within the three faculties. You can find out more about HumSec's vacant student representative positions by clicking on "Become a student representative" in the menu above.
HumSek also works to promote the involvement of the Union Associations who are active in the section's field. Associations are central to the Section's activities and much of the Section's work is done in collaboration with them. Most associations are linked to a programme or department and offer a wide range of activities. All information about HumSeks Union Associations can be found below.
The Humanities Section covers all students studying at any of the following faculties:
Faculty of Linguistics
- English Department
- Department of Linguistics and Philology
- Department of Modern Languages
- Department of Nordic Languages
faculty of arts
- Department of Archives, Libraries and Museums (ABM)
- Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of History
- Hugo Valentin Centre
- Department of History of Ideas and Learning
- Department of Arts and Sciences
- Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
- Department of Literary Studies
- Department of Musicology
- Centre for Gender research
Faculty of Theology
- Department of Theology
The Section Council is the highest decision-making body of the Humanities Section. Council members are representatives of the Section's associations, who are also students from the Section's three faculties. Their task is to advance the Section's activities, decide on activities and finances, appoint student representatives and strengthen HumSek's student societies. This is done through regular meetings, section-wide events and by awarding project grants to associations. You can find all the minutes of the section councils under documents.
Student monitoring is one of the most important missions of the Union. As the name suggests, it is about monitoring studies, more specifically, ensuring that the situation of students at the university is acceptable. At Uppsala Student Union there are two full-time faculty coordinators who work on student influence and advocacy with the university.
The Faculty Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that the quality of the programmes within the section's area of activity is good and that the University complies with the rules and guidelines in place. For example, you can turn to the faculty coordinators for questions concerning student involvement and the quality of your education.
HumSek's office is located at the English Park in room 7-1016, in the corridor outside Matikum.
Our Faculty Coordinator is located at Uppsala Student Union at Övre Slottsgatan 7, 753 10 Uppsala
Mail to the President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail to the Faculty Coordinator of the Humanities Section Klara Fröberg: email@example.com
If you want to get involved
Getting involved in Uppsala Student Union is a great opportunity to have an impact on your education, as well as a great experience to add to your CV. You choose how much you want to get involved. For more information, contact the HumSek President.
For example, we are currently looking for a Vice President, Treasurer and Communications Officer for the Humanities Section! For more information, please contact Humsex chair Elsa Ewert.
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