At every level of Utrecht University, students and staff help develop policy and give advice to the different governing bodies. A well-organised student representation system is critical to the functioning of the University. Do you want to get involved? As a student member of the board of a governing or representative body at Utrecht University you 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. Ruxanadra Marinescu
  • prof. dr. Anne Marie Korte
  • prof. dr. Thijs Weststeijn
  • Kristel van Soeren (student member)
  • Niki Haak (student member)
  • Diana Willemijn Helmich (student member)
  • Akiko Hakuno (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 play 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) and 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.

Student Members

The student members are Maikel Shamon (BA Philosophy) and Siebren Teule (RMA History).

Directors of Education


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.

Student organisations

  • Vidius – represents the interests of all students in Utrecht (information only in Dutch)
  • LSVB – national union of students – federation of 23 student unions
  • ISO – inter-city students’ union – largest national students’ union in the Netherlands

Compensation for board activities

If you wish to get involved in a governing or representative body at Utrecht University, you may qualify for financial support.