Councils and committees: University level

The Student Parliament sometimes adds members to councils and committees throughout the year. We also have an election meeting for the university board and executive committee in May.

The University Board
The university’s highest decision-making body. They decide on the university’s overall strategic activities and operations. This is where the most important issues are decided.
Student representatives: 2 permanent + 2 deputy

Board for Student Affairs (formerly the Complaints Board)
Complaints about individual decisions means complaints from students about e.g. formal errors in exams, loss of study rights, lack of study progression, etc. The board is responsible for cheating cases at OsloMet.

The Fitness to Practise Board
Makes decisions in cases of exclusion on the basis of academic and personal qualifications. Suitability applies to students in teaching and health and social services, and the student representatives should be from the programs that are subject to suitability assessment.

Learning environment committee
The Learning Environment Committee is an advisory body at OsloMet that assists the university management in matters related to the learning environment. The aim of the Learning Environment Committee is to initiate and follow up on matters relating to students’ physical and psychosocial conditions at the institution. The committee aims to participate in the planning of measures relating to the learning environment and to be involved in the development of issues relating to student safety and welfare.

Research and development committee
The committee advises the management on issues relating to research and development activities at OsloMet.

Education committee
The Education Committee is advisory to the university management. The committee shall contribute to the development of OsloMet’s educational programs. The committee shall also help to ensure that the institution has a comprehensive education strategy and a socially relevant study portfolio of high-quality programs that reflect OsloMet’s academic profile and uniqueness. The committee also lays down supplementary provisions within the framework of regulations relating to the programs.

The allocation committee for activity funds
The allocation committee for activity funds is responsible for distributing OsloMet’s activity funds, which are intended to support student culture and activity. Grants are awarded twice a year. The criteria for allocation are specified in separate regulations. Perfect for those who want to help increase student volunteering and association work and like finances.

Appointment committee for teaching and research staff
The appointments committee is for those who are good judges of character and are concerned with appointing the right people for OsloMet. This committee approves job advertisements, appoints expert committees and awards promotions.

Appointment committee for professors, researcher 1 and senior lecturers
The appointments committee is for those who are good judges of character and are concerned with appointing the right people for OsloMet. This committee approves job advertisements, appoints expert committees, awards promotions and approves applications to continue in the position beyond the age of 70.

Culture committee
Are you interested in cultural offerings for students at OsloMet? The cultural committee is responsible for the cultural offerings at OsloMet and plans a cultural calendar for each semester. The cultural calendar consists of concerts, performances, film screenings, lectures on various topics, etc. As a student representative on the cultural committee, you help to plan and find activities for the cultural offerings.

Steering group for INTERACT
INTERACT is a center for interprofessional education about and with children and youth. The INTERACT project started in 2016 and was established in 2017. The steering group will be close to the project and work to make strategic decisions for the center. It is desirable that the student representatives come from studies that deal with children and young people. It may be an advantage to have a degree in social care, but this is not a requirement.

The student parliament’s internal positions
All the positions below, with the exception of the student parliament’s own representatives, are elected at the election meeting, but are the Student Parliament’s own representatives.