Student government and participation

It’s important that you play a part in designing your programme’s teaching, facilities and organisation. There are many ways you can share your views and improvement ideas with those involved in advising and decision-making.

Give your opinion

  • You can propose course-specific improvements in your course evaluations.
  • You can comment on all aspects of the programme and on Utrecht University’s facilities in the annual National Student Survey (NSE).
  • You can directly contact the student members on the representative advisory bodies (see the yellow fold-out boxes below) to make your suggestions.
  • You can also, when relevant, submit a complaint, objection or appeal.

Become active

You can also -if elected- become actively involved as a member on representative advisory bodies. Effective representative bodies are key to the effective functioning of the whole university. Being a student representative is a rewarding learning experience in constructive thinking and group decision-making to bring about change in a large organisation. 


If you want to get involved in a governing or representative body at Utrecht University, you may qualify for financial support from the University in the form of a compensation for board activities.