STRUCTURE OF THE
STUDENTS’ UNION

 

The Students’ Union (SU) is Semmelweis University’s organization responsible for student services and the representation of student interest.

The SU is a body of student-elected representatives that surveys the students’ opinion and presents it in front of the University itself and its leadership; represents students in the University’s main decision-making bodies, together with offering services for the students.

All members of the Students’ Union are active university students. All six faculties of the University (FOM, FOHAPS, FOHS, FOD, FOP, APF) represent themselves in the SU through their own student representatives, Furthermore, the faculties delegate student representatives to the highest faculty bodies, the Faculty Councils.

The Central Bodies serve as the other fundamental pillar ensuring the functioning of the Students’ Union. The Central Bodies include the Congress and the Presidium.

The Congress is the main democratic decision-making body of the SU. The decisions made in the Congress represent the SU’s collective opinion, and are forwarded to the other University units as well by the adequate SU representatives.

The Presidium, one of the main decision-making bodies has lesser authority than the Congress, but due to low staff numbers, its reaction time is much faster. Moreover, the Presidium is responsible for realizing SU projects, and for elaborating innovative ideas.  The members of the Presidium are the SU president and vice-presidents, as well the head of the faculties, the lead desk officers and presidential commissioners and the secretary.

SU headquarters and the Szinapszis HQ are located in Nagyvárad téri Elméleti Tömb (NET), however, there is also another student office in the Faculty of Health Sciences Building. The SU operates a student center, a study hall and a student lounge for the students as well. The Students’ Union is also the responsible editor of the student magazine Szinapszis.

The SU represents the students’ voice in the bureaucracy of the university. Our representatives provide advice for their fellow students in need. Our colleagues organize events and seek to realize innovative ideas.

We are delighted to welcome any students that are enthusiastic, willing to make a difference or are simply just interested in what the SU does.