At Utrecht University, there are all kinds of committees in which you can think about education:

  • Programme Committee (OC): the quality of the education in your study programme
  • Faculty Council (FR): the faculty policy in the area of education, research, finances, personnel & organisation (together with the faculty board) 
  • The Board of Education Directors: educational matters and developments within the faculty. 
  • The University Council: UU policy in the field of education, research, finance, personnel & organisation (together with the UU Executive Board). 

In addition, you can always register as an assessor for your department, for the Faculty of Humanities or for the entire UU.

Do you want to get involved? 

Then sign up for one of our representative bodies. You will gain a lot of experience and learn to think and decide constructively about changes and improvements in a big organisation.

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  • prof. dr. Berteke Waaldijk
  • dr. Ruxandra Marinescu
  • dr. Katja Rakow
  • prof. dr. Thijs Weststeijn
  • Thomas Batelaan (student member)
  • Pleun van Lieshout (student member)
  • Bernadette van den Berg (student member)
  • Heike de Wit (student member)

The curriculum committee Arts and Culture (research) is responsible for the following programmes:

  • Art History
  • Gender Studies (research)
  • Musicology
  • Religious Studies

What does a curriculum committee do?

Curriculum committees are representative bodies comprised of students as well as lecturers. They are responsible for advising on the Education and Examination Regulations and its annual evaluation, guarding the quality of education and addressing problems that might arrise. If so requested or of its own accord, they advise the Board of the study programme and the dean on all academic educational matters.

The opinion of students plays a key role in the tasks of the curriculum committees. Through evaluations of the several programmes and course evaluations, curriculum committees review academic education and teaching. Half of the committee is comprised of students. So do not hesitate to contact them if you have an issue that you think needs to be addressed.

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.