Welcome fair and extra annual meeting

UpF will be present at the welcome fair on the 19th of January between 10:00 and 15:00 in Lindellhallen. Come and renew your membership, participate in our quiz with a chance to win a prize, or just to stop by and say hi!

We would also like to remind all of our members about the extra annual meeting on the 19th of January where new board members will be elected. The meeting will take place at 16:00 in S506. See our calendar for more information.

Welcome fair on Facebook
Extra annual meeting on Facebook

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Summary of the travel info meeting

ENGLISH BELOW!

För er som missa informationsmötet eller kanske missat något så kommer här en kort sammanfattning. Har du frågor? Kontakta vår reseansvarige Magdalena Andersson på travel@upfu.org

Var: Huvudstaden Jerevan.

När: 13:e – 21:a april.

Pris: Ca 3000-4500 kr.

Vad ingår i priset: Flyg t.o.r. från Arlanda, boende och frukost.

Vart ska vi bo: Kantar hostel Yerevan. Fräscht, centralt och höga betyg på Tripadvisor och Hostelworld.

Vad vi kommer att göra där:

Studiebesök på människorättsorganisationer, Svenska ambassaden, universitet, minnesplatsen för folkmordet etc.

Fritid kommer även att finnas, då man tex. kan gå på lokala marknader, göra utflykter, besöka vackra byggnader, kyrkor och andra sevärdheter, åka och vandra i kaukasiska bergen (rankad som en av världens top 15 bästa vandringsleder, enligt resetidningen Vagabond).

Visum: Behövs ej för svenska medborgare.

Lokal tid: + 3 timmar (2 timmar före svensk tid när vi har sommartid).
Elektricitet: 220 V

Valuta: Dram (AMD), 1 SEK = 52 AMD

Språk: Armeniska, men vissa talar även ryska och engelska

Religion: Ortodox kristna

Kuriosa: Från huvudstaden Jerevan ser man berget Ararat, känt från Första Moseboken (8:4) där Noas ark ska ha strandat efter syndafloden.

Om detta låter intressant så anmäler du dig genom att skicka ett mail med kontaktuppgifter till travel@upfu.org. Vi har ett begränsat antal platser (20 st), så urvalet kommer ske genom slumpmässiga lottningar där alla medlemmar får delta. Det ska sägas att aktiva medlemmar har viss förtur på en del av platserna. Men ju tidigare du anmäler dig desto större chans att du blir utvald. Sista anmälningsdag är den 4:e januari. Efter lottningen så kontaktas du av oss för bekräftelse av din intresseanmälan. Tackar du då ja så betalar du en deposition på 500 kr samt skriver på ett kontrakt.


For those of you who couldn’t attend at the info meeting regarding the trip we have put together a short summary. If you have any further questions, contact our Head of Travel Magdalena Andersson at travel@upfu.org.

Where: The capital Yerevan.

When: 13th – 21th of April.

Cost: About 3000 – 4500 SEK.

What’s included in the price: Return flights from Arlanda, lodging with breakfast.

Where will we be staying: Kantar Hostel Yerevan. Located in the centre of Yerevan with high ratings on Tripadvisor and Hostelworld.

Activities: We’ll visit NGO’s, the Swedish Embassy, the university, the genocide memorial and much more!

In your spare time there’s much to do in Yerevan! Visit the local markets, hike in the Caucasus mountains, be struck by the old churches and much more!

Visa: Not needed for Swedish citizens.

Local time: + 3 hours.
Voltage: 220 V

Currency: Dram (AMD), 1 SEK = 52 AMD

Language: Armenian, but also russian and some english speakers.

Religion: Orthodox Christians.

Fun fact: From the capital Yerevan you can see the mountain Ararat, known from Genesis (8:4) where Noah’s Ark is told to have stalled after the great flood.

If you’re as intrigued by this as we are you can apply by sending an email with your contact details to travel@upfu.org. We have a limited number of seats (20), so the selection will be by random raffles in which all members can participate. It should be said that active members are given priority. But the sooner you apply the better chance you have to be one of the travelers! Application deadline is January 4. After the draw you will be contacted by us to confirm your interest. If you still want to go you just raspond YES, pay a deposit of 500 SEK and sign a contract.

Vacancies in the UpF board 16/17 (Updated)

Here is a reminder to apply to our board!
Are you interested in international affairs and the many perks of being involved in Umeå Association of International Affairs (great fun, new friends, sharing and contributing to knowledge)? Do you want to commit further to the association by becoming part of our incredible (but humble) board? There will be some seats to fill at the extra annual meeting in January, which means that you can apply to them!
Except for the post that has been announced already (see the below for the full list of posts) we are also looking to fill the position of Editor. Are you interested in foreign affairs? Do you like writing or grafic design? In that case you should apply for our post Editor!

 

Editor
The editor has responsibility for distribution of the association’s’ magazine Utpost. Among other things, it is the responsibility of the editor to assemble editorial staff when creating the magazine; writers, graphic designers and photographers. Preferably, you should have an interest for reading and writing and have a vision for future editions of Utpost as well as the development of the editorial work. There has been a discussion about developing a web-based magazine and our vision is therefore that the editor is willing to start the procedure of transforming the magazine.

 

Head of Communication (PR)
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.

 

Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.

 

SAIA-representative
The Umeå Association of International Affairs is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.

 

Head of Podcast
A new position for the next semester is the Head of Podcast. In this position you’ll have a lot of freedom to develop both the podcast itself but also the position as a whole, and that requires that you have the ability to work independently. You will work closely together with the Heads of Programme and Head of Activity to create a common theme in the work of the association, for example by working on the same political themes and reaching specific target groups. Previous experience is a merit but not necessary. What’s most important is that you have ambition to develop the position and create a team that together can create this new platform for debate around international politics. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board.

 

Does any of these positions appeal to you? Then, please read on for important information.

 

HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS? Send us an e-mail and tell us you’re interested. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just include your contacts. We will respond to all e-mails by setting up a “fika” where we’ll answer your questions and you may tell us more about yourself. It’ll be sort of like an interview but more fun (hopefully!) :)

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 9/1
It will still be possible to nominate yourself and/or others for the vacancies at the annual meeting.

 

QUESTIONS? E-mail us: valberedning@upfu.org
Our best regards;
Elvira Fritzell, Tilda Molin and Clara Höglund
Election Committee

UpF Christmas dinner party, slot 4

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On this lovely afternoon we open the fourth slot in our advent calendar!

Vacancies in the UpF board 16/17; Apply now!

Are you interested in international affairs and the many perks of being involved in Umeå Association of International Affairs (great fun, new friends, sharing and contributing to knowledge)? Do you want to commit further to the association by becoming part of our incredible (but humble) board? There will be some seats to fill at the extra annual meeting in January, which means that you can apply to them! The open board positions are:

 

Head of Communication (PR)
Being Head of Communication means responsibility for marketing the association. You will be in charge of the website and communication via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further, you will be responsible för creating a monthly newsletter and you will be in charge of and lead a committee. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board. You should have good planning skills as well as motivation to develop the association further. It is mandatory to be able to write and talk in English.

 

Head of Programme
Being head of program means responsibility for planning and arranging lectures. You will also be in charge of and lead a program-committee. The head of program is also a member of the board which requests active work within the board. Preferably, you should be creative and have ideas on how to develop the association. You should have good planning skills as well as social competence and collaboration skills.

 

SAIA-representative
The Umeå Association of International Affairs is a part of the Swedish Association of International Affairs (SAIA) and therefore one person should be sent to represent the local association at the national level. Your task is to bring forward local issues and concerns to the national level and thus act as the central communication channel between the different levels. You should have ambition on how to develop the cooperation between the different associations. Preferably, you should have experience from working within an organization or association and furthermore you need to have the possibility to travel to attend meetings four times a year.

 

Head of Podcast
A new position for the next semester is the Head of Podcast. In this position you’ll have a lot of freedom to develop both the podcast itself but also the position as a whole, and that requires that you have the ability to work independently. You will work closely together with the Heads of Programme and Head of Activity to create a common theme in the work of the association, for example by working on the same political themes and reaching specific target groups. Previous experience is a merit but not necessary. What’s most important is that you have ambition to develop the position and create a team that together can create this new platform for debate around international politics. The position is a part of the board which requests active work within the board.

 

Does any of these positions appeal to you? Then, please read on for important information.


HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS? Send us an e-mail and tell us you’re interested. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just include your contacts. We will respond to all e-mails by setting up a “fika” where we’ll answer your questions and you may tell us more about yourself. It’ll be sort of like an interview but more fun (hopefully!) :)

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 9/1
It will still be possible to nominate yourself and/or others for the vacancies at the annual meeting.


QUESTIONS? E-mail us: valberedning@upfu.org

Our best regards;
Elvira Fritzell, Tilda Molin and Clara Höglund
Election Committee

UpF Christmas dinner party, slot 3

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Third slot in our advent calendar! If you want more information about the christmas party on the 8th of december, check our calendar or the event on Facebook.

UpF Christmas dinner party, slot 2

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Today we open the second slot in our advent calendar and it seems like you’ve all been very good this year! If you want more information about the christmas party on the 8th of december, check our calendar or the event on Facebook.

/ Santas little helper