The Advocacy Committee 2023 is recruiting again!

The Advocacy Committee is a body within SHS whose role is to support the Executive Boards work with external advocacy. External advocacy means making the SHS voice heard in society. To a large extent, this entails being active in different organizations SHS is a member of or carries an interest in – e.g. the National Union of University Students in Finland, Finnish student sports federation and World Student Capital.

The committee meets regularly to discuss interesting matters and organizes other activities – earlier the committee visited Rud Pedersen, a public affairs consultancy. 

The committee has been founded to raise interest and awareness of the issues SHS works with and is simultaneously a platform to discuss matters related to external advocacy. The committee goes under the acronym IBU, derived from the Swedish word for external advocacy. IBU 2023 is chaired by the Executive Boards responsible for academic affairs, Emilia. 

Apply by May 10th with a short, freely formulated application where you describe why you are interested to join the Advocacy Committee and which issues you find interesting to (including a fun picture of you).

If you have questions or thoughts about the committee you can ask them via or ask me personally! Joining the committee requires no prior experience – this is the place to get it!

The Committee’s working language has been Swedish. Knowledge of Swedish is good to have because some of the work is done with organizations using this language – however many issues can be discussed in English. English-speaking students are encouraged to apply to bring a different dimension – we’re sure we’ll make it work together! More information on SHS External Advocacy: