Student Bodies

On different levels, students try to serve the needs of the other students. Of course it’s possible to play a role in the student bodies yourself: in spring they all look for new members. See below for an overview for 2017-2018.

Educational Level

Education Committee Mathematics (OLC)

The Education Committee Mathematics (OLC) is tasked with giving advice on the education- and examination rules (OER), and the yearly judging of how the OER was executed. The education committee advises the education director and the dean when asked, and also on its own accord, with respects to all matters concerning education. Next to that, the OLC is the most important student body keeping watch on education quality. The OLC consists of teachers, student-members and a secretary. The education committee is therefore the primary student body where students make decisions on education, and improve overall quality together with members of the scientific staff. The education committee of this year consists of:

  • Dr. W.D. van Suijlekom — chairman
  • Dr. G.W.M. Swart — secretary
  • Dr. M.S. Solleveld
  • Prof. dr. E.A. Cator
  • Dr. W. Bosma
  • Michiel Maij
  • Luc van Schijndel
  • Isabelle Bloo
  • Els Hoekstra

Faculty Level

Faculty Student council (FSR)

The FSR is concerned with all faculty affairs that tangent to student interests. This is not only education, but also provisions (such as the study landscape). The council advises the faculty board and represents the students in meetings on study rules for example. Often the FSR advies, but on some subjects they can vote. This year’s council consists of:

  • Sharon Eckringa — chairman
  • Justin Domhof — vice chairman
  • Arwin Kool — secretary
  • Rosanne Wijgman — treasurer
  • Leoni Winschermann
  • Bas van der Zandt

Committee for educational policy (OBC)

Within the OBC the educational policies with impact all over the faculty. All managers of education are part of the committee. Every year two students take part too. The managers of education come to agreements within this committee. They are all individually responsible for the realisations of the agreements within their own institute.

University Level

University Student Council (USR)

The USR, together with the works council (OR) which contains employees of the university, has a say in the policy the executive board develops. The board presents their plans to the councils after which the councils can ask questions, make remarks, and give official advice about the policy. As with the FSR the university student council and works council have the right of vote on some subjects. Matters that are discussed are, among other things, the housing of the university, environmental policy, and other affairs that take place at a university broad level. Up to date information is to be found on NUmedezeggenschap.nl (in Dutch).
Every year, eight out of fourteen seats are elected during the university elections, eight for the student fractions (AKKUraatd, ASAP and De Vrije Student). The 6 other seats are taken by the umbrella associations for student associations (BOS), christian associations (CSN), charities and cultural associations (CHECK), international associations (ISON), sports associations (NSSR) and the study associations (SOFv).

National Level

Intercity Student Body (ISO)

The ISO looks after the interest of students at a nation wide level, and is the common discussion partner with the department of education. Almost every student council (as the USR) and student-political party is a member of the ISO. Furthermore you can go to the ISO for legal advice and training activities for studentboards and student participation members.

National Student Union (LSVb)

The LSVb is a federation of local Unions (like AKKU in Nijmegen) which too looks after the interests of students. By joining the discussion with the department of education and the society of dutch universties (VSNU) and organizing student protests the federation tries to make sure that the policymakers and politicians dedicate themselves for students interest. Just like ISO, the LSVb is available for training and legal advice.