Do you have a strong opinion on how to improve our education? Then let us know!

  • Fill in evaluations about the education at Utrecht University
  • Become active in one of our representative bodies

The first option is on a more personal level (evaluation) and the second (participation) you do together with a group of other involved students from a position in one of the governing bodies of the faculty or university. 

You can give your personal opinion about the education and the UU as an organisation in various ways: 

  • Education
    • Evaluate your course via Caracal so that your programme knows what needs to be improved.
    • In the National Student Survey (NSE), you can give your opinion on the general quality of your programme.
    • You can also contact your lecturer or the programme committee. This committee also includes fellow students from your programme.
    • Take part in the educational conversation that takes place once a year. You will discuss improvements, such as the relationship between courses, with education coordinators and lecturers.
  • UU as an organisation
    • Do you have a complaint? Then report it to the Humanities complaints coordinator.
    • You can always take your ideas to the student assessor of your department.

Participation is something you can do in addition to your studies. You gain experience in thinking about changes and improvements in a large organisation like the UU and, above all, it is enriching for your CV. 

  • Education
    • Programme Committee (OC): in the programme committee you are concerned with the quality of education in your programme
    • Student Assessor: the student assessor advises the departmental board on student and educational matters from a student point of view
    • The Board of Directors of Education: the Board of Directors of Education consults on educational matters and developments within the faculty.
  • UU as an organisation
    • The Faculty Council: the Faculty Council consults with the Faculty Board on faculty policy in the areas of education, research, finance, and personnel & organisation.
    • The University Council: in the University Council, you consult with the UU Executive Board on central university policy in the fields of education, research, finance, personnel & organisation.
  • Outside the UU
    • Vidius: supports all students who are active in the participation at Utrecht University
    • LSVB (Landelijke Studenten Vakbond): federation of 23 student unions
    • ISO (Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg): the largest national student union in the Netherlands

Would you like to become active in a representative body? Then you may be entitled to financial support from Utrecht University in the form of an administrative scholarship.

More information



  • dr. Mícheál Ó Flaithearta (chair)
  • dr. Natalia Petrovskaia
  • Lucia Komen (student member)
  • Manouk Jacobs (student member)

What is a curriculum committee?

The curriculum committee is a representative body which consists of both students and lecturers. The committee:

  • reports on the Education and Examination Regulations
  • guards the quality of your education
  • addresses problems that might arrise
  • reviews academic education and teaching
  • advises on all academic educational matters

A major source of information are course evaluations ans the annual evaluation of the.Education and Examination Regulations.

Half of the committee consists of students, so do not hesitate to contact them if you have an issue that you think needs to be addressed.

Studentassessor Colin Lammertink

Colin Lammertink is the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication's Student Assessor. Whenever you wish to comment on our education or how it's been organised, feel free to contact Colin:

What does a Student Assessor do?

A Student Assessor advises the departmental board on student matters and educational matters from a student viewpoint. In this way, the Assessor is your link to the departmental board.

The faculty of Humanities is divided into four departments. These departments are each headed by a board consisting of a Departmental Head, an Education Director, a Research Director and a Student Assessor. The four Department Assessors communicate with the faculty board. The humanities board also consists of a faculty wide Student Assessor, Wessel van Wijngaarden.

The Faculty Council consults with the Faculty Board regarding faculty policy on teaching, research, finances and human resources. The Faculty Council issues solicited and unsolicited advice, and has the right of consent in certain matters.

Check out the Faculty Council website (in Dutch) for more information.

Student representatives

Trans 10 (room K00.1A), 3512 JK Utrecht

The Board of Directors of Education consists of all the directors of education, the vice-deans of education and three students from the Faculty of Humanities. The board consults on educational matters and developments within the Faculty. The student members represent the interests of all students, provide advice and can add their own items to the agenda. They work closely with the faculty assessor and the student delegation in the Faculty Council.

Directors of Education

Student Members

  • Rosa van den Bos
  • Emily Nikbakht

The student members of the Board represent the interests of all students, give solicited advice and can put issues on the agenda themselves. They work closely with the Faculty Student Assessor and the student section of the Faculty Council.


The University Council is the central representative body of Utrecht University. The Council serves the interests of students and staff.

As a regular discussion partner for the Board, the council contributes greatly to the course of the university as a whole, as well as the state of affairs within the university. The University Council critically monitors the Executive Board, provides it with solicited and unsolicited advice and jointly decides with the Board on important matters.

The University Council is made up of twelve members of staff and twelve students from all faculties and support services. Every year, students elect new representatives, while members of staff do the same once every two years.


18 January 2021
Have you always wanted to have a say in the policy and organisation of the faculty? Then apply between 8 and 18 March for the Faculty Council.