November 13 this year The Students' Parliament of the University of Gdańsk elected a new six-person Presidium.
Preparations for the elections began at the end of October, when, as in previous years, all faculty councils of the UG Student Government received notification about the date of the first meeting of the new term of office.
On November 6, the Parliament, which, according to the Rules of the Student Government of the University of Gdańsk, may decide on all matters of the Student Government, with the exception of matters reserved for other authorities, established the schedule of the election meeting, which, apart from the election of a new Presidium, provided for the selection of candidates for student representatives to the UG Senate and university committees. Due to the pandemic, the election meeting had to be conducted in a remote form. The Parliament unanimously adopted a formula providing for secret voting using the Microsoft Forms application, which has been accompanying many votes by various University bodies for several months, and the possibility of sending applications and election materials by e-mail.
By November 9, the faculty councils of the UG Student Government elected their representatives to the new Parliament. In accordance with the Regulations of the Student Government of the University of Gdańsk at the same day the facuty concils received detailed information on the first meeting of the new term of office, including the agenda proposed by the outgoing Parliament.
The e-mail of the UG Students' Parliament received several dozen applications for student representatives to the UG Senate and university committees, but only Agata Myszka, the former chairwoman, decided to run for the position of the chairman of the UG Students Parliament, whose decision to stand was supported by 10 out of 11 chairmen of the faculty councils of the Self-government UG students. Election materials of the candidate containing a summary of the ending term, plans for the new term, basic information about the remaining candidates for the new Presidency and encouragement to contact us by e-mail were sent to all persons elected to the Parliament for the 2020-2022 term of office. In addition, the Office of the Students' Parliament of the University of Gdańsk declared its readiness to send e-mails on between people elected to the Parliament for the 2020-2022 term of office, introducing a dozen or so hours on duty for this purpose.
Before the start of the election meeting, there were sparse voices in fovour of organising video conference discussion of the election for the chairman and members of the Presidium using a platform enabling real-time discussion, but members of Parliament decided by an overwhelming majority that a real-time discussion was not needed, recognizing the previously established forms communication to be sufficient.
42 out of 43 members of Parliament attended the hearing on 13 November. Agata Myszka's candidacy, and therefore the entire Presidium proposed by her, was supported by 34 members of the Parliament, 5 were against, 1 abstained, and the remaining persons did not take part in this vote. Thus, the Presidium of the UG Students' Parliament was elected for the 2020-2022 term, composed of:
- Agata Myszka (Faculty of Social Sciences) - chairman
- Bartosz Chojnacki (Faculty of Biology)
- Agata Kuryś (Faculty of Philology)
- Damian Makowski (Faculty of Chemistry)
- Barbara Siewruk (Faculty of Economics)
- Michał Zielonka (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science)
Candidates for representatives to the senate and university committees of the University of Gdańsk were also elected, among which there were students from all departments of our Alma Mater.
At the end of the meeting, the Chair thanked the Members of Parliament for their participation and support, expressed the hope for good cooperation and congratulated the people elected to each committee. Agata Myszka received numerous congratulations from members of the Parliament and faculty councils of the Student Government of the University of Gdańsk and other members of the academic community as well.
Posted by Press Office of University of Gdańsk