Kristianstads Nation got its name from the city Kristianstad in Scania. Historically students at Lund University used to join the nation representing their home city, but now we welcome students from all over Sweden and all over the world. Despite this, we kept the best of being a
Scanian Nation: In our house, the sun always shines!
Kristianstads Nation was created in 1890, when the growing Scanian Nation (Skånska nationen) had to split up in to 5 smaller nations. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter where you come from when you choose which Nation to join- whoever joins Kristianstads Nation belongs to the same family!
For several decades, our community has shared experiences, created memories and welcomed new members who have kept writing the story of the Nation. Do you need some help understanding the gobbledygook of older members? No worries, here is a little list to help you navigating our Nation’s references!
Through everything we are doing, from pubs to sport activities, we have one objective: creating events and an environment that will help establish links among people. To do so, we are trying to keep close to our values and we hope you will come to share them!
our community is what makes us great
you can't stop the sun from shining!
there's always time to hang out
what is better than good food when bringing people together?
let's learn from what we do and who we meet
The nation's meeting
The nation's meeting serves as the nation’s highest governing organ. All members are entitled to vote at the meetings that take place three times per semester. Here representatives are elected, the budget is decided and other reports are reviewed.
Inspector and Pro-Inspectors
Jan Eric Larsson is the nation’s Inspector and keeps an eye on the nation. The Inspector is the nation’s principal representative, which means that he is the president of the nation meeting and the senior staff meetings.
Our Pro-Inspectors, Ola Troedsson and Emma Odsell Jangö, help the Inspector in his work and also keep an extra eye on issues regarding the nation’s economy. Pro-Inspector can be explained as deputy Inspector.
Seniors are the board of the nation. They prepare cases before the nation meeting and discuss the strategic guidelines for the nation.
The Senior Staff Notary
The Senior Staff Notary records the nation meetings and senior staff meetings and ensures that these protocols are adjusted and posted. The Senior Staff Notary is also responsible for the nation’s archives.
The quratel is the nation’s highest executive body and consists of two people working full time; the Qurator and the ProQurator Economy, and four people working part time; the ProQurator Social, the PR-manager, the Dungeon Master, and the Notary.
The quratel leads the nation’s everyday business to actively promote diversity and equality within the nation as well as to actively discourage discriminatory treatment. They consult the senior staff before major investments or decisions of strategic importance. They also fulfill the tasks and follow the guidelines decided by the nation meeting or seniors.
Every activity is run by one or two formen.
Foremen are responsible of:
– performing to the best of their ability, and of developing and leading the work of his/her workers
– responsibly managing the resources made available by the nation
– together with ProQurator Social continuously evaluating and improving his/her work
– training new foremen
– participating in various activities for the foremen
Workers help the foremen during the activities. They can help with anything from cooking to taking pictures. They are usually members of the Nation, but other students in Lund can also come and try it out.
The Nomination Committee
The nomination committee interviews and prepares all the nominees for elected office, except those elections prepared by the senior staff .
The House Board
The house that we use, Snapphanegården, is managed by the house board. Residential building economy is managed separately from the nation.
The residential building board consists of Inspector, Proinspector, and Qurator, as well as representatives from each dorm.
Catja Freiburghaus and Tobias Mörtlund volunteer as the nation’s nonprofit accountants. They review the nation’s accounts.