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Here you get some short information about what GH is and what activities we have.
What is GH-nation?
GH is short for Gästrike-Hälsinge nation. It is one of the thirteen student nations in Uppsala. Founded in 1646, it was originally composed of students from the two historical provinces of Gästrikland and Hälsingland, which are situated in the east coast of central Sweden. Today it has 2000 members who come from all parts of Sweden as well as all corners of the world. GH-nation is located in a beautiful late 19th century building at Trädgårdsgatan 9 in central Uppsala.
Okay, so what is a nation?
A nation is an organization concerned with the leisure time of its members as well as of all students in Uppsala. A nation offers study halls, housing, libraries, but also pubs, clubs, low cost meals, and traditional parties. It is entirely run by students, most of whom work voluntarily.
Who are responsible for running GH-nation?
There are five students employed full time on GH and:
- The first curator (1Q) is the administrative and executive head of the nation. 1Q is responsible for issues regarding the members of GH, the nations building, the student housing, contacts with university representatives, the student union, the media and so forth.
- The second curator (2Q) is responsible for the economy of the nation. 2Q is in charge of book keeping, salary payments, and loans to members.
- The third curator (3Q) is head of personal, employment, and the daily activities of the nation.
- The head of kitchen (KXM) is in charge of the nations supplies of food and beverages.
- The rental manager is in charge of the nations rentals. She is the one to contact if you want to hold a disputation party or similar
Furthermore there are about 100 people working voluntarily with everything from running the pub, the club nights and the restaurant to carry the nation’s flag, welcoming new members and documenting the life of the nation photographically.
Pub, club, and restaurant? Tell me more about that!
The pub is the pride of GH nation. Located in the top floor of the southern wing of the nation’s building, it sports one of Sweden’s biggest assortments of micro brewed beer from all over the world. It is open seven days a week from 6 pm.
GH nation has also refined the Swedish tradition of fika into an abundant smorgasbord of hearty sandwiches, delicious pastries, freshly brewed coffee, and cold smoothies. The fika is open every Saturday from 12 o’clock.
Every Saturday evening from 6.30 pm GH hosts a student priced fine dining session on the ground floor of the nation’s building.
Sundays mean brunch at GH. And brunch means an all-you-can-eat buffet composed of hot and cold food. It opens at 11 am.
How do I get to work at this fabulous nation?
What else can I do at GH?
Landskap is one important aspect of nation life. Dating back to the 15th century, it is one of the oldest still existing democratic traditions of Sweden. A landskap is the legislative body of the nation and all members have the right to attend it and cast their vote in different issues regarding the nation. A free meal is served afterwards. It is definitely worth a visit.
A gasque is a formal, student party composed of a traditional dinner followed by club style party. A semester in Uppsala is not complete without visiting at least one traditional gasque.
A cleaning day is held approximately one Sunday every month. The purpose of it is simply to clean the nation’s building. If you clean for just four hours you are awarded with a free party when the cleaning is done as well as breakfast and lunch during the day.
How do I get in touch with the nation?
The 1Q and 2Q have the following reception hours: monday-thursday 11 am - 1 pm
The 3Q have the following reception hours: monday-thursday 11 a.m. - 13 pm and also thursdays 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
On these hours the Curators will be at their offices and can assist you with your errands in person or by phone. Other times it is not certain that they have time to help you immediately. If you can not visit us during the reception hours, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment.
1Q: +46 (0)18-666 141 email@example.com
2Q: +46 (0)18-666 142 firstname.lastname@example.org
3Q: +46 (0)18-666 143 email@example.com
KXM: +46 (0)18-666 144 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Manager: +46 (0)70-160 92 33 email@example.com
To contact the International secretaries please send a e-mail to 1Q.