Students Staff

7 July 2020

We need you to join the YUFE Student Forum.

Filed under: News — Laura Mathias @ 11.08 am

Are you an Essex student (undergraduate or postgraduate) who is committed to student-centred Higher Education? Are you eager to be a part of an innovative alliance consisting of ten universities from ten different European countries?

Then apply to co-create one of the first European Universities with our students and staff.

Diversity and inclusivity are at the core of the YUFE identity. We strongly encourage students from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

What is YUFE?

The YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) alliance consists of ten universities from ten European countries. YUFE aims at bringing radical change to higher education by establishing itself as the leading model of a young, student-centred, open and inclusive European University. YUFE is a pilot for the opportunity to re-think mobility across European countries and an inclusive education across different institutions.

What is the YUFE Student Forum?

The purpose of the Student Forum is to make sure that the perspective of the students is always present in the realisation of the YUFE vision. Each university of the YUFE alliance has committed to have three students participate in the Student Forum and the working groups that will oversee YUFE’s implementation.

What is your role?

As a YUFE member your role will take many forms. You will:

  • work with fellow students and your Institutional Coordinator to communicate relevant YUFE activities to Essex students and communicate their input to the wider YUFE Student Forum
  • work with the representatives of all other YUFE partners as part of the YUFE Student Forum to ensure that the input of students is reflected in the development of the alliance
  • participate in one of the eight thematic YUFE working groups, for instance in ‘Diversity and Inclusivity’ ‘YUFE in the city,’ or the ‘Student Journey’, which will make the YUFE vision a reality.

An ideal candidate has good communication and organisation skills and is open-minded. You need to be able to dedicate sufficient time (10 hours per month) and be willing to engage in European travel (when we can travel again).

This is a voluntary opportunity, but that all expenses due to YUFE travel will be covered.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to take part in making history and change the education landscape of Europe?

Send your application, including a CV and a motivation letter (max. 1 page), by Friday 24 July, 5pm to Dr Nadine Rossol. Please use the subject line “YUFE Student Forum Application”.

We will schedule a 20 minutes virtual interview for Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 July.

Find more information on the YUFE website or by contacting Essex’s YUFE coordinator Dr Nadine Rossol, or our current Essex student involved in YUFE Laura Robinson.

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