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What position are you running for?



What is your motivation to run for elections?

Working against injustice and towards people having a good time are my top motivations.


What do you want to accomplish in this position?

Firstly, I want to complete the tasks prioritized by the student parliament in their plan of action. This is achievable by figuring out the strengths of the people in the student parliament and the other students, and then working towards them reaching their potential.

Secondly, my personal goal is working on the social aspect of the student life. The students should feel at home and be proud of their institution. I think the best way of doing this is by working with the local initiatives at the university. Both by working with the ones that already exist and by facilitating for other initiatives.

Thirdly, we must strive to actualize and account for the student parliament as the highest democratic organ for the students.


What challenges do you think this position might bring?

It is important to facilitate a good environment for discussions and debates. We need a space where people dare to disagree and where they feel like their opinion is taken seriously. One must use each other’s perspectives in a constructive way, and work together towards a common goal. This will most definitely be a challenge, and I intend to work with it every single day.


What issues are important for you?

I am passionate about ensuring that students feel at home at UiO, and that they shall be proud of studying there. Proud of attending a university that provides a first rate environment for its students, that delivers first class education, delivers outstanding research and that really takes its social responsibilities seriously. I also want the Student Parliament to be perceived as a relevant and important resource for the students. For this reason, I will be working closely with student committees, societies, sports clubs and other arenas where students meet, so that together we can take the University of Oslo to the next level!


What relevant experience and abilities do you have that make you suitable for this position?

What relevant experience and what abilities make you suitable for this position?

I have worked as leadership-training coordinator for KFUK-KFUM Norway for three years. Here I have worked with developing leaders in local societies like choir, scouts and leisure clubs, so that they may cultivate local young leadership. From this experience, I have learnt much about how local commitment is created, how it is maintained and also, sadly, how it might collapse. Furthermore, I have always been a kind of student council nerd, and have been representing students on various arenas like the student council, operations committee, school- and environment council, yearbook committee and/or russestyret, continuously since 8th grade.

At university, I have been head of the buddy system at the Faculty of Theology, representative in TSU, worked two terms as Student Ambassador, sat for two terms in the Student Parliament’s Environmental Committee, sat one term in the Student Parliament for Green List and also been the list’s leader. I have worked closely with the Executive Committee and I am therefore well aware of the tasks and responsibilities this position entails.

As a leader, I am concerned with helping others up and forward; I want to ensure that they do not burn all their energy and facilitate for commitment, creative solutions and a good and positive working environment. Now I ask for your trust, so that I can use my commitment, my time and competence to make UiO a cool and cosy place to study.






Published Apr. 24, 2017 11:23 AM - Last modified Apr. 24, 2017 11:23 AM
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