The Student Council is, next to the OC, the most important formal student representation within the University of Amsterdam. It is due to the student council that the UvA keeps aware of current and new problems which then can be addressed. Because where better to search for problems and best practices at our Faculty then with the students them selves, surely not in the corridors or offices of UvA’s Head Quarters. Therefor, the student council is a good source of information and a valuable partner for tackling problems and implementing solutions, helping students at the university.
What does the student council do?
The council advises and decides on a multitude of different issues ranging from computer facilities, study rooms and catering, but also on the more study related issues like exams regulations and study material. Through the faculty council the student has an official voice within the faculty. And that is important as it is the way for for students to tell the UvA what students find important. So the student council acts on behalf of the students and asks for active participation from all students, not only to vote during the student council elections but also to inform us about problems and developments. So: if you have problems that are not being solved or if you don’t know where to go with your complaints, tell the student council. Only then can the University of Amsterdam address the issues that matter.