Student Council

The Student Council is the central body for student representation at the VUB. The elected members defend your interests and appoint the student representatives for other councils.

More about the Student Council

International Student Platform

The ISP works with the Student Council and STUVO Council, representing the interests of international students, ranging from the availability of language courses and housing to activities on campus

More about ISP

STUVO Council for Student Services

Aside from a Student Council, each university in Flanders must also have a STUVO Council. Contrary to other schools, the Council at VUB is made up solely of students. As a matter of fact the representatives in the Student Council and the Council for Student Services are the same.

The STUVO Council represents the policy and the representation of VUB students in terms of student facilities: food, housing, social services, medical and psychological services, transport and student activities. That means they are the policymakers and manage de VUB-budget concerning student services.

They also advise on partnerships VUB creates with organisations providing interesting student services. For example Publiq, offering discounts with your student card when you want to go to the cinema, theatre, expositions, etc in Brussels, Flanders and Europe!

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Faculty Council

Why does the Faculty Council do?
 

The Faculty Councils determine the general policy of the faculties and exercise supervision over the faculty boards and the faculty offices.

Faculty Council

Student representatives 2022-2023

To be announced.

Faculty Council

Apply as a candidate to represent your faculty
 

The faculties organise the recruitment of student representatives in the Faculty Council. Are you interested and do you want to know which steps to take to become a student representative?

Interested to find out how you can apply?
Contact your faculty secretariat 

Faculty Council

What can you expect as a student representative in the faculty council?
 

As a representative in the Faculty Council, you help the university to get better. Not only that, it’s also a great learning opportunity and interesting experience, which will definitely come to use in your professional life: taking part in meeting, debating, working together as a team, learning how a university works, and so much more. It’s a nice way to meet some new people as well.

The Faculty Councils meet at least 4 times a year, and a meeting is usually 2 hours long. As a student representative, it’s important to be present and actively take part in these meetings. This means:

  • Prepare for the meeting (prepare the agenda and useful documents)
  • Add topics to the agenda yourself
  • What’s your personal opinion on the topics? If necessary, reach an agreement on the students opinion with your fellow student representatives
  • Take part in discussions and be the voice of students
  • Get back to the students with follow-up information

Study Programme Committee

What does the Committee do?
 

Almost everything in your study programme is discussed in the Study Programme Committee. Think about the vision, contents, goals, programme, study materials,... The voice of our students is absolutely essential in this discussion.

Recent realisations
  • More profiles in the Sociology master, based on students' interests.
  • Brainstorming with a teacher about a new English handbook for Arts and Archeology.
  • Introducing the possibility of a month long voluntary internship in Farmaceutics.

Study Programme Committee

Who's in the Study Programme Committee?
 

At least a third of the voting members are students. The rest is made up of teachers, assistants, alumni,...

Overview of all different committees and representatives

Study Programme Committee

Apply as a candidate for your Study Programme Committee
 

The faculties organize the recruitment of student representatives in the Study Programme Committee.

Are you interested and do you want to know which steps to take to become a student representative?  
Contact your faculty secretariat 

Study Programme Committee

What to expect?
 

As a representative in your Study Programme Committee, you help the university to get better. Not only that, it’s also a great learning opportunity and interesting experience, which will definitely come to use in your professional life: taking part in meeting, debating, working together as a team, learning how a university works, and so much more. It’s a nice way to meet some new people as well.

The Programme Committees meet at least twice a year and most of the time, once a month at most. As a student representative, it’s important to be present and actively take part in these meetings. This means:

  • Prepare for the meeting (prepare the agenda and useful documents)
  • Add topics to the agenda yourself
  • What’s your personal opinion on the topics? If necessary, reach an agreement on the students opinion with your fellow student representatives
  • Take part in discussions and be the voice of students
  • Get back to the students with follow-up information

Study Programme Committee

Representatives per study programme

Check the full overview of the student representatives in your study programme.

Social Sciences and Solvay Business School

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Medicine and Pharmacy

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Educational Master

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Engineering

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Physical Education and Physiotherapy

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Languages and Humanities

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Psychology and Educational Sciences

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Law and Criminology

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Sciences and Bo-engineering Sciences

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