Wermlands Nation is a place that welcomes everyone.
We offer a wide range of activities so that everyone can find something – or attend everything, for that matter! These activities are for the active, the environmentally conscious, or the one who just wants a place where they can meet friends, both old and new! It's a place to hang, to dance, to learn, to laugh, and so on and so forth!
The nation was formed in 1682, then with as many as four enrolled students: Johannes Eric Ahlström, Johannes Edberg, Johannes Tringholm and Magnus Norgreen! The inspector was elected Andreas Stobæus, professor of Roman Poetry and Eloquence.
This was back in a time where students had to become a member of the nation corresponding to the region which they came from, their Landskap! Today, you are free to pick the nation which fits you the best.
Today, Wermlands Nation is one of the oldest Student Nations in Lund, 340 years old and counting.
Towards the end of World War II, Wermlands Nation needed to face the growing issue of the housing shortage for its members. With Lund University’s ever growing enrollment, previous solutions, like renting a room from a relative, were no longer a viable solution. In 1949, we opened the doors of our new nation house at its current location Stora Tvärgatan 13. This was the first Nation housing in Lund! It stood out from its surroundings with its modern design on the northern edge of the old area called Nöden. Over the decades the area surrounding Wermlands Nation has changed with the demolition of buildings and shifting of streets. As a result, the building now sticks out, whereas it before stood in line with the surrounding buildings.
By the 1950s, Wermlands Nation had already outgrown its new house that had opened less than a decade ago. Finally, in 1957, an additional house was ready to become a home for new students and Wermlänningar, especially.
In the 1920s, Wermlands was also the home of a rather famous guy, a guy who was later to become the prime minister of Sweden, and the person to hold that office for the longest time – Tage Erlander!
There are a lot of fun student pranks and other things that has passed during these 340 something years, most of them you will have to ask the older members to tell you about! ;)
Today, Wermlands is the most southern and western nation of Studentlund. Despite this, we are also one of the more centrally located in the city of Lund! Isn't that quite neat?
The Kuratel is the operative leaders of the nation. All Kuratel members have different responsibilities, but you can always find them in the office, at Stora Tvärgatan 13 - unless they're at some ball! Come by for a cup of coffee or send us an email if you have any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kurator (Q) represents the nation both internally and externally. Q also leads the work of the Kuratelet and the entire student association. In addition, Q must promote cohesion, be a role model and uphold a good mood at the nation.
You can contact the Kurator if you have questions about your membership, nation's policies or values, the board or anything else regarding the nation's image (or anything at all really)!
Contact Q here.
Prokurator ekonomi is the right hand of the Kurator and responsible for the nation's economy. PQE takes care of accounting, submits budget proposals and makes financial statements once per semester.
Send a message to PQE if you have any questions about nation's economy och investments, your payments to the nation or if you trouble with payments.
Contact PQE here.
Donate to nation here.
Prokurator Social is the staff- and activity manager of the nation. PQS is responsible for foreman wellbeing, scheduling and internal activities. PQS is also responsible for upgrading and maintaining the restaurant- and bar-activities, including ordering the food and drinks.
Turn to PQS, if you have any questions about activities at the nation, if you want to work in the pub/frunch or if you want to organize an event.
We are currently in need of a PQS. Sound like the job for you? Contact the kuratel at email@example.com
Husförman is the kuratel member whose responsibilities include contact with HSB (the organization responsible for the house). Husförman is the landlord for the people living at the building and takes care of smaller fixes in the building.
Husförman is your contact person, if you have any questions about the rooms or apartments at the nation, if you want to apply for housing or if you have trouble with your Wermlands-accommodation.
Contact Husförman here.
The board consists of the inpectorate, the kuratel, 4 expert members and 4 student members.
Emily Boyd (Inspektor)
Martin CE Asker (Proinspektor)
Torbjörn Jönsson (Proinspektor)
Every member has a right to attend the board's meeting.
You can contact the Kurator if you want to attend a board meeting or have questions about it, or anything else regarding the nation.
Contact Q here.
A foreman is a special active position at Wermlands Nation. Being a foreman is a big responsibility, but also loads of fun! Apart from hanging out with your friends while working, there's a whole load of benefits you get from it.
There are several different foreman positions, ranging from more hands-on position such as being responsible for the kitchen, bar or frunch to "exp & culture" positions such as PR foreman, Environmental Coordinator, Fanbärare, or Choir foreman.
All of the foremen get a so called Green Cards, which gives free entrance to all other nations. Foreman also get food tickets valid at the nation. The more you work, the more food tickets you get. You can trade these for free meals during our events.
The Kuratel also organize regular foreman activities, for example a foreman trip and foreman fun. All of this is entirely free as a thank you for your hard work.
It's a perfect way to partake in a lot of extra fun during your student life in Lund!
HOW DO I APPLY?
The vacant posts will be announced by the nomination committee on our website and Facebook page four weeks before the Landskap, nation meeting. You can nominate yourself or others that you find suitable for a post. You do this by filling in the linked form on the announcement. After that, the nomination committee will contact the candidates to book an interview.
During the interview the nomination committee will ask post you have applied for, if you know what the responsibilities will be, and why you find yourself suitable for the position.
When the interview is over, the nomination committee will discuss whether they find you suitable for the position or not. If you get nominated you have to come to the nation meeting and present yourself and answer some questions that the others attending the meeting might have. After this, the nation meeting will vote and if you get a majority you have officially been elected!
If you don't get nominated, or miss the nomination period, you can always go up as a counter proposal by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . This happens if more people apply than there are vacancies, or the nomination committee doesn't believe that you would be suitable as foreman. You can go up as a counter-proposal until a week before the nation meeting, landskap.
If you have friends coming to Lund on a visit, you might want to show how the student life is in Lund. Then you can buy a guest card that allows them to enter all the nations!
The requirement is that they are students at a university or college. Studying at Lund University does not qualify for a guest card. In that case, you are advised to join Studentlund and a nation.
You will need either an original or clear copy of their ID with matching student ID (where validity date is clearly stated). The guest card costs 100 kr. This is then valid for 7 days.
Guest cards are sold during office hours.
Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesdays: 17:00 - 19:00
Landskap, the nation meeting, is the highest decision-making power at the nation. There are four official landskap during the year called Lagtima Landskap. There is also a possibility to call for an extraordinary Landskap called Urtima Landskap.
All members are welcome to join and entitled to vote.
During these meetings the nation's budget and yearly balance are determined and our Foremen, Board and Kuratel Members are elected.