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    Who is the Student Council

    Through the Student Council, your interests are defended in any VUB governing body and committee. The Student Council consists of 20 members and each university student can apply for a membership. Elections take place around spring break.

    The Student Council defends your interests at our university and beyond.

    What does the Student Council do?

    The students play a pivotal role in the execution of student policies at the VUB. Each VUB administrative seat consists of a minimum of 10% students. At the beginning of each academic year, the Student Council appoints student representatives to participate in various VUB boards or committees. 

    In addition, the Student Council holds the following powers:

    • Defending the interests of students
    • Spontaneously issuing written opinions on all matters affecting students
    • Making decisions vis-à-vis policies of the various student services
    • Adopting the budget and allocation of social grants
    • Approve the annual report 'Student Services'
    • Formulation of proposals on cooperative agreements

    Recent activities:

    • Quicker access to exam timetables
    • Lockers and a bread machine on campus
    • More spacious student study spaces with better opening hours
    • Free earplugs at student parties
    • Transparent point system for the distribution of grants under the recognised student associations
    • Opening of the Lounge Bars 1050 and 1090

    You can read the full policy plan for the 2019-2020 academic year here.

    Representation in the field of "student facilities".

    Council for Student Services

    The Council for Student Services 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.

    At our university, the representatives in the Student Council and the Council for Student Services are the same.

    Members

    You can find an overview of the current composition of the Student Council here.

    Each student can apply for candidature.

    How to apply as a candidate

    Find more information on how to join the Student Council here. Don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions!

    Meetings

    As a VUB student, you can attend meetings, view the reports and submit agenda items yourself.

    Any VUB student may attend the meetings.

    Attend a meeting

    Every student at the VUB is entitled to attend meetings of the Student Council as observer. The council's meeting agenda can be found here (Dutch only).

    Consultation of timetables and reports

    Via the Sharepoint website of the Student Council you can view the agenda and approved reports (login with your NetID and password, agenda available one week before the meeting, Dutch only).

    You can submit agenda items yourself.

    Proposals for agenda items

    Each VUB student can propose agenda items for the Student Council. Agenda items must be sent to the secretary of the Student Council via this template. You can seek help or advice from the secretariat or council members in filling out or adding to the agenda item template.

    Fourteen days prior to the Student Council meeting, there is an agenda overview during which at least the Student Council chairman and secretary are present. They scrutinize the proposed agenda items in terms of content, clarity, completeness, and so on.

    Financial Support

    The Student Council provides annual subsidies to the recognised student organisations. In addition, the council can support the initiatives of students and student associations via the project funds.

    The aim of the project funds budget is to support new projects which:  

    • expand the range of leisure and entertainment opportunities and educational activities available to VUB students; 
    • are innovative and ambitious in nature; 
    • promote the appeal of the VUB and/or of Brussel as a college city; 
    • enhances the wellbeing of students and improves their connectivity above existing networks.

    There are two deadlines for applying project funds for activities which will take place in the semester thereafter:

    • 20 November
    • 1 April

    Until these rules will be integrated in the Student life Codex you can find them here.

    Both application form and template for budgeting are right under here.

    Request

    Project Funds

    Budget

    template

    ORGANISATIONAL AND COMMUNICATION SUPPORT

    Students and student organisations who wish to organise projects or events can request support in organising and communicating their events.

    Organisational


    EVENTS (TD, BBQ,...), MULTIMEDIA / LOGISTICS, ESPLANADE ACTIVITIES, LOUNGE 1050 & 1090

    More Information

    Communication


    EVENTS / NEWS ON STUDENT PORTAL, VIDEOSCREENS, VUB TODAY, NEWSLETTER

    More Information

    Rules


    THE STUDENT LIFE CODEX, READING ROOM REGULATIONS...

    More Information

    Join the Student Council

    Every VUB student can apply as a candidate for Student Council.

    Elections

    Every academic year during the second semester the student council elections are organised. The VUB students then choose their representatives by voting for their candidate(s).

    There are two representatives chosen for each faculty and four university wide representatives. Together they form the Student Council consisting of twenty members.

    Procedure

    After the candidacy period, the election committee decides whether the candidates are admissible. All accepted candidates will be announced officially to the student community. After a short appeal period, all definitive candidates are announced.

    After the announcement, the election period starts. It takes at least 3 weeks, but can be extended by the election committee. For valid elections a participation quorum of 25% is needed.

    Status of student representatives

    Members of the Student Council bear an enormous responsibility. The VUB Rules of Participation grant, therefore, a special status to student representatives. This includes, amongst other things, the granting of a special status for Reflex Students (art. 4 of the Teaching and Examination Regulations).

    More information on the procedure

    Consult the regulations

    MEMBERS OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL 2019-2020

    On this page you will find an overview of the members of the Student Council for the academic year 2019-2020.

    Chairwoman & Vice President

    Chairwoman
    Sofie FERAUGE

    Vice president
    Quentin Lievyns

    Coordinators

    Coordinator Jette
    Lio EGGERS

    Coordinator student services
    Mohamed BOUSSABAT

    Coördinator international affairs
    Paulina RIOS MAYA

    Student Representatives

    RC
    Sueann VANDEPUTTE

    WE
    Sasha SOLAU

    IR
    Wouter KUIJK

    IR
    Liesl DE PAUW

    ES
    Lisa JONGMANS

    ES
    Bernd WETHMAR

    GF
    Audrey DEVOS

    GF
    Jolien LERSBERGHE

    Advising members

    ES
    Jonnick FONKE

    ES
    Viktor LOX

    TELEPHONE
    +32 2 629 30 87

    EMAIL
    STUDENTCOUNCIL@VUB.AC.BE

    ADDRESS
    PLEINLAAN 2, 1050 BRUSSEL C.2.023
    FACEBOOK
    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/STUDENTENRAADVUB

    INSTAGRAM
    @STUDENTENRAADVUB

    DOCUMENTS (DUTCH)
    HTTPS://VUB.SHAREPOINT.COM/SITES/ORG-STUDRAAD