Elections at AU: Who should get your vote?

It’s time for AU students to cast their digital ballots. But who should get your vote? Here’s a short presentation of the six lead candidates for the AU Board and the platforms of the three student organisations.

[Translate to English:] Jakob Rosenkrands Uldall mener ikke, at universiteterne har taget studerendes stress alvorligt. Det vil han lave om på, hvis han bliver valgt til bestyrelsen. Foto: Ida Marie Jensen.

Frit Forum (Free forum)

Jakob Rosenkrands Uldall

  • Age: 21
  • Degree programme: 1st semester, history of ideas

Former and current political/volunteer experience:

  • 2018 - present Volunteer at Fairbar
  • 2016 - present: Member of the permanent committee of the Aarhus branch of the Social Democratic Youth of Denmark

Sebastian Algren Fuhlendorff Thomassen

  • Age: 23
  • Degree programme and semester: Political science, 3rd semester

Prior political experience:

  • Chair, Frit Forum Aarhus since October 2017
  • Member of Frit Forum Aarhus Board since October 2016

Konservative Studenter (Conservative Students)

Mikael Brorson

  • Age: 22
  • Degree programme: Theology, 7th semester

Former and current political/volunteer experience:

  • 2015 - present: Editor of cultural magazine Replique
  • 2012-2015: Chair of Sønderjyllands Konservative Ungdom (youth wing of the Conservative People’s Party, Southern Jutland)

Karoline Poulsen

  • Age: 25
  • Degree programme: MSc in economics and business administration, finance and international business, 3rd semester
  • Currently on exchange in China at Xiamen University

Former and current political/volunteer experience:

  • 2017 - present: Member of Aarhus BSS Academic Council
  • 2017 - present: Member of the Business Administration Board of Studies

Key issues for conservative students:

  • Higher academic standards – lower admissions to the university.
  • Parking spots for students again.
  • Anonymisation of applications for exemptions.


The Student Council

Line Dam Westengaard

  • Age: 25
  • Degree programme: Study of religion MA with subsidiary subject in social science, 1st semester.

Former and current political/volunteer experience:

  • 2018 - present Student representative on the AU Board.
  • 2017-2018: Chair of the ARTSCouncil and member of the Arts Academic Council.
  • 2016-2017: Member of the board of studies at the School of Culture and Society. Member of the degree programme board  for the study of religion and Arab and Islamic studies.

Ditte Marie Thomsen

  • Age: 24
  • Degree programme: 7th semester, education science.

Former and current political/volunteer experience:

  • February 2018 - present: Vice-chair of the degree programme board for the education science programme
  • 2017 - present: Chair of the ARTScouncil
  • May 2016 - present: Member of the executive committee of the student council at DPU (the Danish School of Education)
  • February 2017- February 2018: Student representative in the degree programme board for the education science degree programme
  • February - August 2017: Member of the ARTScouncil executive committee


The Student Council’s key issues:

  • The best decisions are made at the local level
  • Strengthening the academic environment
  • Greater focus on research-based teaching
  • Digitisation that improves the quality of education