Can’t wait for a new board?

Fortunately, there will be a new one next academic year. But how does forming a new board actually work? Well, I’d like to explain that 🙂

A new board starts with a few enthusiastic members who are eager to take over and lead the association next year. You might be thinking, “why would you want to do that?”. The answer is quite simple; it’s fun. Alright, now that you’re convinced, how does this actually work? How do you become a board member? Here’s the step-by-step guide:

  1. Decide which position you like the most. You have the choice of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Internal Commissioner, and External Commissioner. If you want to know what each role entails, talk to a (former) board member at the courts, and we’ll be happy to explain.
  2. Once you’ve chosen your position, find a few friendly people who are also interested in board work. You can also apply on your own, but it’s much more enjoyable to be on the board with a fun group. You can even do a group application where you indicate that you want to serve as a group. You’ll need at least 3 people (Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer), but we recommend having 5 board members. Those extra two people add a lot of extra fun, and you can distribute the workload more comfortably.
  3. Send your CV and motivation to If you want to do a group application, have your prospective Chairperson also send your group application to
  4. Attend an interview. Well, that’s part of the process.
  5. If you’re accepted as a candidate board member, keep your mouth shut until the announcement drinks (last or second-to-last drinks of the year). Maybe we can keep it a secret this time :).
  6. Be announced as a candidate board member! During this event, you’ll have a cheap night out. Everyone will congratulate you, and you’ll probably get a bit too many free drinks.
  7. The current board (that’s us) will help you prepare for your board year. Everything important will be explained, you’ll receive guidance on writing a policy plan, and all essential knowledge will be passed on to you.
  8. Schedule your handover General Members Meeting (ALV).
  9. Get hammered at the handover ALV.
  10. Enjoy your board year.
  11. Write a slightly too long piece for the website about forming a new board.
  12. Be replaced by a new board after your term.
  13. Retire within the association, but stay involved in a few committees because being completely retired is also boring.
  14. Complain about the new board. After all, your board did everything better, right?

FAQ: “What is the workload like?” It depends on your involvement in the drinks and activities. If you often attend the drinks and activities, you should expect weekly meetings (a fun evening with your board) and an average of about half a day per week on board tasks. The workload can vary throughout the year, depending on the role. It’s especially busier at the beginning of the year. If you’re not frequently present at social activities, it’s still expected of you as a board member.

“Is it really that much fun?” Yes, otherwise, we wouldn’t have done it a second time :).

“Are there others interested in board work?” Well, you’ll have to figure that out for yourself. Approach some people during training, toss, activities, or in the restroom. If you have trouble finding a group, we’re happy to help. But it’s the most fun if you can put together a fun group yourself.