ABOUT US

Klaipėda University Student Union (KUSS) is a student union, founded in 1994, uniting students of Klaipėda University and representing student interests. KUSS is one of the strongest Western Lithuanian student organizations, currently uniting approximately 150  full members. Student Union operates as an umbrella organisation and consists of: Presidium team, Faculty Student Representation Units (FSA) and Dormitory Student Self-Government (BSS).

  • The central KUSS office is currently located in a student dormitory Karklų str. 5. It is the place where KU and KUSS problem-solving is pursued – in constant cooperation with the University Administration, KU students are represented at the level of Klaipėda city as well as at the national level. It manages LSIC matters, cooperates with social partners.
  • In each faculty, an autonomous Faculty Student Representation Unit operates (FSA). It performs in solving student problems of a particular faculty, provides relevant information, organises faculty events.
  • There are three Dormitory Student Self-Governments (BSS) which participate in solving student problems concerning living in dormitory.

Questions that can be addressed to KUSS:

  • Student identity card (LSIC);
  • Academic affairs;
  • Social affairs;
  • Any other matter/suggestion.

KUSS is an open, innovative and constantly developing organisation. Come! Know! Trust!  Kilk  Ugdydamas  Save,  Studente! (en. Rise by Educating Yourself, Student!)

KUSS Structure

Representation in the governing bodies of KUSS.

President

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Irma Vilutytė

How are student representatives elected?

President is elected by the Conference with a secret ballot for a one year term.

KUSS Council

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  1. Irma Vilutytė President
  2. Klaidas Drevinskas Presidium
  3. Diana Šarkaitė JTGMF
  4. Guoda Bružaitė JTGMF
  5. Rugilė Zelmikaitė SvMF
  6. Elisa Gudz SvMF
  7. Caden Chantz Johnson SHMF
  8. Karolina Timinskaitė SHMF

 

How are representatives elected?

The Council consists of:

  • the President;
  • A member of Presidium, whose candidacy the President puts forward for clearance during the first Council sitting;
  • 2 representatives from each FSA;
  • 1 representative from each BSS;
Documentation

Revision commission

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  1. Aistė Stalmokaitė
  2. Martyna Varkalytė
  3. Edmundas Jurkaitis

 

How are representatives elected?

The members of the Revision Commission are elected during the conference.

KUSS Conference

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FSA elected delegates.

How are representatives elected?

Conference consists of FSA elected delegates (14 from each FSA). Delegates to the Conference are being elected by the academic  subdivision conference (General Prefect meeting).

Representation in the governing bodies of KU.

Senate

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  1. Deimantė Bieliajevaitė
  2. Klaidas Drevinskas
  3. Kristijonas Starkutis
  4. Andželika  Rimkuvienė
  5. Irma Radavičiūtė
  6. Samanta Savickaitė
How are student representatives elected?

Representatives to the senate are elected by the KUSS Council.

Assessment commission.

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KUSS President Irma Vilutytė

 

How are student representatives elected?

The assessment commission must consist of at least one student representative, who is delegated by the Students’ Union

Academic ethics committee.

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  1. Samanta Savickaitė
  2. Irma Vilutytė
  3. Asta Žalinauskaitė

 

How are student representatives elected?

KU students’ union assign a single member who represents each of the KU organised study stages to the ethics committee.

KU council

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  1. Irma Vilutytė
  2. Jurgita Šilinskaitė – Venslovienė

 

 

How are student representatives elected?

One member of the Council is assigned by the Students’ Union in accordance to the Student’s Union statute or delegates a KU Council member, who doesn’t belong to the KU academic community for entire KU Council term of office period; Second student representative is the KUSS president ex officio.  

Competition commission.

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  1. Edita Jauniūtė
  2. Julija Bružaitė
  3. Beata Žymančiūtė
  4. Martyna Varkalytė
How are student representatives elected?

Compettition commission must consist of at least one student representative, who is assigned by the Students’ Union.

Faculty council.

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JTGMF

  1. Diana Šarkaitė
  2. Guoda Bružaitė

SVMF

  1. Rugilė Zelmikaitė
  2. Elisa Gudz

SHMF

  1. Caden Chantz Johnson
  2. Karolina Timinskaitė

 

 

How are student representatives elected?

FSA chairman and vice-chairman post;

Rectorate

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KUSS President Irma Vilutytė

How are student representatives elected?

KUSS prezidentas yra narys pagal pareigybę

Dispute investigation commission.

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The commission is assembled for the investigation of a specific dispute.

How are student representatives elected?

Representatives of the administration and students are equally divided. Student representatives are presented by the President of the Students’ Union.

Documentation

Qualification commission

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KUSS President Irma Vilutytė

How are student representatives elected?

Decision of the rector.

Strategy. Values. Goals.

Strategy of Klaipėda University students union 2018 – 2021 m.

Vision
Critically and constructively thoughtful, civic, KU community, aspiring for higher level of studies.

Mission
Purposefully working students organization, representing student interests, solving question
that are relevant for them and initiating changes.

Values

  1. Academicness
  2. Responsibility
  3. Openness
  4. Unity
  5. Activities continuity

KUSS strategic directions 2018 – 2021 y.

I direction – active representation of University students.

  1. Goal – To bring up level of university.
  • To have constant communication between KUSS representatives and KU community,
  • Representing students interests in KU management sectors.
  1. Goal – Studies environment.
  • Representing KU community by working together with the municipality of Klaipėda, youth and other organizations.

II direction. An environment favorable to students

  1. Goal – studies environment
  • To assure high level of studies and changes initiation, looking into students needs and requests.
  • To create culture of academical integrity in university.
  • To update studies process, and make learning material more accessible for students.
  1. Goal – Social and cultural environment.
  • To make foreign stundets integration in university and in the city better
  • Initiate problems solving in dormitaries and faculties.
  • Organise activities that will give KU students intellectual, cultural and entertaining competences.

III direction – Processes of organization.

  1. Goal – Improvement of communication.
  • To make sure that information inside the organization is moved and used correctly.
  • To bring up image of organization.
  1. Goal – students self – government community strengthening.
  • Bringing up competences of students representatives.
  • Constant monitoring and evaluation of organization.
  • Organizations cultures, traditions and values nurturing.