Candidate for the student parliament

Aleksander Torsteinbø

Age: 26 years old
Campus: Trondheim
Study programme: Pre-course for engineering education
Engaged, reflective, challenging

Candidacy

Priority cause: Student welfare
Hello, my name is Aleksander Torsteinbø, and I am studying a preliminary course for engineering education at NTNU Trondheim. I was elected in the autumn substitute-election and have been a permanent representative since. I am now running for re-election.

I have a background as an aircraft technician and have worked on helicopters within the civil sector and in recent years as an aircraft engineer on the C-130J Hercules in The Royal Norwegian Air Force. I also have leadership and command training from the Norwegian Armed Forces and have been a deputy team leader in The Norwegian Home Guard’s task forces.

The main reason I am running for the student parliament is that I am deeply involved in the student life, politics, and society in general. I think that the Student Parliament is a great arena to get involved and discuss topics that interest me. My most passionate cause is student welfare and I believe that it is the core of a good student environment. Everyone in Norway should be able to study regardless of economic and social background. I fight for improved student finances, and that we take better care of our student accommodation in the form of upgrading and maintenance.

From relevant experience, I have already sat in the student parliament for two months and received a fantastically good introduction to student politics in the form of seminars and participation in meetings. I also sit in the study program council for pre-courses as a program representative. I also have a lot of experience from the Armed Forces with difficult issues related to ethics, morals, and values.

I am a humble person and face people, challenges, and problems with an open mind. At the same time, I am also challenging and am not afraid to ask the difficult and critical questions. This helps me to see the matter from different sides and make the right choices.

Finally, I would like to say that I am curious and wondering and hope that this position can give me new knowledge, values, and ethics. I also hope to be able to use my knowledge, background, and commitment to give something back to the students.

Happy voting!
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