Join the YUFE Student Forum!

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The university is looking for students to join the the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) Student Forum.

Are you an Essex student (undergraduate or postgraduate) who is committed to open, inclusive, non-elitist, and student-centred higher education?

Are you eager to be a part of an innovative alliance of ten young research-intensive universities from ten European countries and four non-academic organizations?

Then apply to co-create one of the first European Universities with our students and staff!

Diversity and inclusivity are at the core of the YUFE identity. We strongly encourage students with all backgrounds and identities to apply for the Student Forum.

What’s YUFE?

The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance consists of ten universities from ten European countries. YUFE aims to bring radical change to higher education by beng the leading model of a young, student-centred, open and inclusive European University. YUFE is a pilot for the opportunity to re-think mobility across European countries and an inclusive education across different institutions.

What’s the YUFE Student Forum?

The purpose of the Student Forum is to make sure that the perspective of the students is always present in the realisation of the YUFE vision. Each partner university of the YUFE alliance has committed to have three students participate in the Student Forum and the working groups that will oversee YUFE’s implementation. 

What’s your role?

As a YUFE Student-member your role will take many forms. You will:

- actively work with other students and your Institutional Coordinator to communicate relevant YUFE activities to Essex students and communicate their input to the wider YUFE Student Forum

- work with the representatives of all other YUFE partners as part of the YUFE Student Forum to ensure that the input of students is reflected in the development of the alliance

- actively participate in one of the eight thematic YUFE working groups, for instance in ‘Diversity and Inclusivity’ ‘YUFE in the city,’ or the ‘Student Journey’, which will make the YUFE vision a reality

An ideal candidate has good communication and organisation skills and is open-minded. You need to be able to dedicate sufficient time (min. 10 hours/month as an indication) and be willing to engage in European travel (when we can travel again).

It is important to keep in mind that this is a voluntary opportunity, but that all expenses due to YUFE travel will be covered.

Ready to apply?

Send your application, including a CV and a motivation letter (max. 1 page), by  July 27 (10am, UK time). to Dr Nadine Rossol, Please use the subject line “YUFE Student Forum Application”.

The university will schedule a short (20 minutes) virtual interview for July 28th or July 29th. For more information see the YUFE website or contact Essex’s YUFE coordinator Dr Nadine Rossol,


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