Being on the Board
If you want more information about UCMSA Universalis in general, we recommend looking at our Home page or About page. The Universalis Board is composed of the Social Board, Academic Board, and Executive Board.
You will spend approximately 10-20 hours a week on Universalis, depending on ambition and position. You will be attending events and meetings quite often, sometimes travelling across the country to other colleges. Being on the Universalis Board means representing your student body, bridging communication between staff and student, and fostering a community worth studying with.
Do you have any questions or maybe want to discuss the positions over a coffee? Hit us up at email@example.com or shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram!
Check out the open positions below!
How to Apply
To declare your candidacy for a position, you will need to submit your CV and a motivation statement, both around one page (each).
President and Chair candidates send both documents to the IB (at firstname.lastname@example.org) before Monday, May 2nd 2022, at 23:59. Chair Candidates will then prepare for a Live Q&A/Debate on May 9th 2022, at 19:00, where questions are answered and short speeches are given..
Non-Chair/Non-President candidates send both documents to us (at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) before Monday, May 2nd 2022, at 23:59. Non-Chair Candidates will be interviewed in the following week(s).
Candidates for the President, Academic Chair, and Social Chair positions will prepare for an Election Debate (and Q&A) on May 9 2022, at 18:15, where the ballots will then be sent digitally for the following couple days. All non-chair/non-president positions will be voted in at our General Assembly (on May 19th)and all positions will be officially recognized then. This Assembly will be held live, on-site, in the Lecture hall from 18:30 onward.
All applications sent in by May 2, 2022 at 23:59 (digitally, see above)
President & Chairs Candidate Debate Q&A on May 9th, 2022 at 19:00 (in the common room)
Election General Assembly May 19th, 2022 (onsite in the lecture hall at 18:30)
Be our President
Contact Stephen McCarthy or the Independent Body for questions or send an email to
The President is responsible for the association. The tasks of the President are:
1. Appointing either the Treasurer or Secretary to fulfill the role of Vice-President;
2. Attending UCM Management Team meetings to represent all members of the Association;
3. Managing the administration of the organization;
4. Guiding the other members of the MoU;
5. Upholding the mission statement of the organization and ensuring that all members are
made aware of, and comply with the statutes and the policy manual;
6. Communicating with the Independent Body, the Advisory Council, the Academic Board and
the Social Board;
7. Maintaining a clear vision for the future of the Association;
8. Preparing and chairing Board meetings;
9. In conjunction with the rest of the Board, calling, and preparing General Assemblies per
Article 6 and Title 3;
10. Coordinating the writing of semester reports and presenting this in the first General
Assembly of the next semester;
11. Assisting the Treasurer in their duties as required;
12. Being responsible for all external contacts that are not designated elsewhere in the Policy
Manual to other Board members;
13. In case of a tie during a vote, the President shall cast the deciding vote.
The Academic Chair is accountable for all executive decisions made by the Academic
Board. The tasks of the Chair are:
1. Appointing one of the AB executives to fulfill the role of AB Vice-Chair;
2. Planning and chairing the weekly AB meetings;
3. Attending Management Team meetings, typically every three weeks;
4. Attending weekly meetings with the vice-dean of student affairs;
5. Ensuring a semester plan is established;
6. Communicating, in a transparent manner, with the Treasurer of the Board about
7. Maintaining proper communication within the AB;
8. Maintaining proper relations with the other bodies of the MoU;
9. Ensuring that all executives on the Academic Board write their part of the semester report
Contact Giulia Petrilli or the Independent Body for questions or send an email to
Contact Sara Hock for questions, or send an email to
The Academic Events Executive is responsible for the organization of AB events. The tasks
of the Events Executive are:
1. Organizing and maintaining an overview of the events of the AB;
2. Coordinating the logistics of AB events. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Communicating, mostly via email, with relevant event attendees, such as guest
speakers and UCM alumni;
b. When relevant, negotiating compensation with attendees concerning travel
reimbursement, or monetary compensation. This is best done in cooperation with
the Treasurer of the Board;
c. Developing new event ideas, and coming up with new concepts for existing ones such
as ‘Life After the Bubble’, ‘Curriculum Fair’, ‘UCM Forum’, ‘Comments and Cookies’,
The Academic Internal Executive is responsible for internal communication between the
AB and association members. The tasks of the Internal Executive are:
1. Advertising events of the AB, for example via Facebook or Instagram;
2. Managing the social media presence of the AB;
3. Making, printing, and distributing posters for AB events;
4. Working closely with the AB Events Executive on the logistics of AB events wherever
Contact Michelle Reitano for questions or send an email to
Contact Jola Gockel for questions or send an email to
The Academic External Executive is responsible for keeping a good rapport between the
UCM AB and academic boards of other university colleges associations. The tasks of the
External Executive are:
1. Maintaining a relationship with the AB external executives of fellow members of the
2. Attending monthly meetings with the UCSRN Academic Council;
3. Attending General Assemblies of UCSRN;
4. Representing the Association in communications with the Freiburg University College, to
facilitate the yearly exchange.