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University & Faculty Councils and Programme Committees

The university council and faculty councils are democratically elected co-participation bodies that represent both students and staff of the university and its faculties. Co-participation also takes place at departmental level through programme committees.

The University Council

The role of the university council is to critically observe and advise the Executive Board and, when applicable, to assist the board with important decisions. The powers of the University Council are laid down in the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) and the University Council Regulations (both only available in Dutch).

Faculty Councils

Every faculty has a faculty council. After the university council, the faculty council is the second highest co-participation body within the university. Faculty councils consist of both staff and student members. Find out more under your faculty tab or in the organisational structure.

Programme Committees

Every programme has a programme committee. Within programme committees, lecturers and students come together to discuss the education provided by the programme. Programme committees provide both solicited and unsolicited advice to programme boards, faculty boards and faculty councils, concerning the quality of education, the course and examination regulations (OER) and educational facilities. If further information is available about your programme committee, this can be found under your programme tab.

Playing a role in co-participation?

Are you interested in playing an active role in co-participation at Leiden University? To gain a clearer picture of the various co-participation bodies, you are welcome to attend their public meetings. For more information about co-participation via the university and faculty councils, you can contact the parties that are active within these councils. You could also consider  founding your own party. If you would like to become a member of a programme committee, get in touch with your programme’s own committee.

The LUMC Student Council consists of seven students of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They are elected during the university elections. In cooperation with the M.F.L.S., they commit to serving the interests of LUMC students for a year. The Student Council advises the LUMC Executive Board on various educational issues. This includes assessing and determining the Education and Examination Regulations (OER in Dutch).

LUMC Student Council 2016-2017

Hi there! Consisting of eight students, the student council gives voice to (bio-)medical students’ opinions. As a student council, we advise the Board of Directors and meet with the dean regularly in order to do so. We strive to make things better in and around our faculty this year. We’d be glad to hear what you think about issues concerning courses, study facilities or anything else, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Reach us via studentenraad@lumc.nl or send a private message to our Facebook page.

Student Council 2016-2017

The Student Council 2016-2017 consists of the following students:

Sander Sandkuyl - Chair
Josje Rademaker - Secretary
Eva Wassenberg - Vice chair
Thaïs Tong - Member SAC
Jeroen Ginjaar
Marnix Timmer
Fleur van Velthoven



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