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Greetings to all!
My name is Jonathan Pano and I am the newly elected President of UNYT Student Union.
People may have the question on why we chose to enter in the elections. Why did we choose to run under the name “YOUTH AWAKENING”? In the following sentences, I am sure that all of you will get these answers.
I and my team have tried to build a platform which will help and benefit students of UNYT. Our main slogan is "REVITALIZING THE STUDENT SPIRIT AT UNYT". Our goal is also to bring the student union back to the students. In our program, we are focused on these four main points
- Active Student involvement in the every-day life in UNYT
- Creation of different platforms and opportunities to train and increase the capacities of the students
- Creation of different platforms for students to practice their professional skills and talents and also translating this into help to the community.
- Connecting the students with prestigious businesses in and outside of Albania to give them the best opportunities for employment.
Why did we choose youth awakening? Because we as students need an awakening. And I truly believe that here in this university there are being educated the tomorrow’s leaders and through this university, the change will come not only in Albania, but wherever are students will be present.
In this country where youth wants to leave and never turn its head back, where people are uninspired and everybody wants to change but expects someone else to do it for them… I am telling you something, change comes bit by bit, by taking one step at a time, by working hard, by breaking the ice, but most importantly, by doing the things with a pure heart.
As this institution is educating Tomorrow’s Leaders, I feel the great responsibility to perform in my best capacities together with the student union and also to create memories together and get experiences that will last a lifetime. I encourage all students, especially freshmen students that will begin their studies this year, to join one of our many clubs and be part of the active student life of UNYT.
The Student Union, or the student’s government, is the representative of the UNYT student community in every aspect of the student life. The Student Union provides a direct channel of communication with the UNYT Administration to the student community as such, it enriches the student life by organizing different events, trips, parties, tournaments, and responds to student’s needs or complaints. The goal is not only to organize students for specific objectives from time to time, but also to bring them close to each other, creating a healthy and friendly community.
Representing the Students to the Administration
The Student Union is responsible for the students to have their voice heard by the UNYT Administration. Individual concerns may be expressed through other ways as well, but the Student Union is the best structure to speak in the name of the community as a whole. As such we are determined to support every student initiative aimed at improving student life. The House of Representatives is a body created to bring students closer with their government. Every major of the UNYT will have one representative, so every group of students with similar needs or desires will have the opportunity to have their voice heard by regular, direct contact with their representative.
Enriching Student Life
The Student Union, except for its role as a representative of the students, is also committed to organize different events, social or academic in nature, for a colorful Student Life. Although it is our duty to take the initiative in the organization of these events, new ideas and suggestions are more than welcomed. Our aim is to offer a large variety of activities, from the debate competitions, to the hiking trips in the mountains. After all, rather than simply a learning one, being a student is a life experience.
New Ideas and Initiatives
Every student who has an idea that he/she would like to develop into a project, should feel free to contact us, and sure to have our support. The Student Union has the power to create special ad hoc committees dedicated to specific projects. The Executive Board remains highly enthusiastic of the possibility to help students bring to life their ideas and projects. One example is the UNYT Radio project, which will be a great possibility for the students majoring journalism, but not only. Complaints and needs (academic, economic, etc.) are also welcomed since they offer another opportunity to improve student life.
The Student Union is Your Government
The Student Union is the government of the students. As such, it does its best to remain in continuous contact with the community and the individual, receiving the input for new initiatives, or the feedback for other ones. Every student can express his/her own needs to the Executive Board directly or to the House of Representatives. Both structures will have their own schedule (including meeting with the students hours) published on the door of the Student Union Office as well as by e-mail. Your requests, desires, ideas and feedback are at the core of our activity, so do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you feel the need to.
Elections are held annually in May for the positions of the Executive Board. Every student has the right to vote, and to run for any position of the Board, as long as he/she fulfills the academic criteria (for more information please consult the constitution of the Student Union)