SNO Elections

Each year there will be an application and selection process to select next years’ president (from the old SNO leadership team) and 4 new SNO Executive committee-members to fill the role of vice-president, office manager, manager of the local team and public relations manager. This way all students get an opportunity to be a SNO leadership member and get the experience of working in an interdisciplinary and international team.

Selection of the President

Characteristics on which the president is selected from the preceding SNO Executive committee members:             

  1. High proficiency in speaking and writing in English
  2. Ability to keep deadlines and attend all meetings
  3. Gives constant input/suggestions/ideas
  4. Strong leadership experience
  5. Ability to lead a discussion
  6. Ability to delegate tasks as they arise
  7. Commitment to SNO objectives and purpose
  8. Decisiveness
  9. Highly organized
  10. Social, friendly and approachable

Each of the SNO EC-members will have to give points to all running candidates on these 10 characteristics in an excel file that calculates the score. The new president is the SNO EC-member with the highest score. They will score each member on each characteristic with a 5 points system:

1: Inadequate          4: Good

2: Sufficient              5: Excellent

3: Satisfactory

Selection of the SNO EC

It will be up to the SNO-team of that year to go through those applications and select the new vice-president, public relations manager, office manager and manager of the local team. Students have until the end of the second day of the conference to postulate.  If you have questions about the tasks of these functions, please contact the current SNO EC-member.

Requirements to postulate:

  • Must have attended a The Network, TUFH conference (except manager of local team)
  • Must be a student/just graduated
  • Present something during the conference (poster, workshop,…)
  • Understand, speak and write English
  • Be able to give time to SNO and be able to attend next year’s conference.
  • Applicants must mail sno.network@gmail.com  with a CV, a summary of what you are presenting at the conference and a motivation letter stating the following: Name, address (country), e-mail, university, what you are studying, what function you are interested in, why you think you would be a good candidate for that position, what you expect, what you would like to present at next year’s conference, what your goals are.

Election Procedure

  1. Election into the offices of SNO shall be by independent candidature and purely base on willingness to serve
  2. The incoming president shall be a member of the serving executive year and will be elected by members of the executives of the serving year.
  3. All elections shall be conducted by Serving Executives of the SNO and shall be by simple majority of the votes.
  4. No campaigning shall be allowed.

Selection of the Regional Representatives

It will be up to the SNO-team and Regional Representatives of that year to go through those applications and select the new Regional representatives. Students have until the end of the second day of the conference to postulate.  If you have questions about the tasks of these functions, please contact the current Regional Representative of your region.

Requirements to postulate:

  • Must have attended a The Network, TUFH conference
  • Must be a student/just graduated
  • Present something during the conference (poster, workshop,…)
  • Understand, speak and write English
  • Be able to give time to SNO and be able to attend next year’s conference.
  • Applicants must mail sno.network@gmail.com with a CV, a summary of what you are presenting at the conference and a motivation letter stating the following: Name, address (country), e-mail, university, what you are studying, why you think you would be a good candidate for that position, what you expect, what your goals are.