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University elections - your vote counts

On 13 to 16 November 2017, students and academic staff at AU will elect representatives to the university's numerous councils, boards and committees. If you are interested in standing for election, now is the time to get involved. You can also make a difference by voting for the candidate who you think is best qualified to have an influence on your degree programme.

2017.10.10 | Louise Asmund-Hjorth

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You are welcome to stand for election to – or vote for candidates for – the AU Board, the local boards of studies and academic councils. PhD students can also stand for election and vote in elections to PhD committees.

Read more about the various councils, boards and committees.

Register to become a candidate from 23 October to 27 October 

If you are interested in standing for election, you can register your candidacy from Monday 23 October at 9:00 to Friday 27 October at 12:00. However, it is a good idea to submit your candidacy registration form as early as possible in the period so that any errors can be corrected before the deadline expires.

Click here to read more about how to stand for election

You can also contact your current local representative on the board of studies for more information.
Boards of studies at Aarhus BSS ǀ Boards of studies at Arts ǀ Boards of Studies at Health ǀ Boards of Studies at SCITECH

Download a candidacy registration form here

Check your voting rights

Check your voting rights well in advance of the election. You can do so by logging in to the election system with your civil registration number and your password for Self-service (mit.au.dk). When you have logged in to the election system, you can see which bodies you can vote for and when.

New students who enrol in their degree programmes after 1 October should contact the Election Secretariat at valg@au.dk to be assigned voting rights.

When can you vote?

You can cast your vote electronically at au.dk/valg during the election period 13 November at 9:00 – 16 November at 16:00.

Log on to the system with your user name and password for Self-service (mit.au.dk). You cannot vote by post or by paper ballot.

Get involved and find out more about student politics

On many degree programmes and at many faculties, there are academic committees and university political groups that meet to discuss what they would like to see changed in their programmes or at the university. If you would like to find out more about student politics, contact the members of your local board of studies or academic council – or one of the student political organisations.

See a list of all the student political organisations at AU here

Additional information

See the schedule for the election here

If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to contact the Election Secretariat at 8715 3325 or send an email to: valg@au.dk

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