Roel Notten new Ombudsperson Students

From 21 August, Roel Notten (43) will be the Ombudsperson Students. This is a new position that Utrecht University will fill jointly with Eindhoven University of Technology.

New position

The Ombudsperson Students is a new position at UU. As a student, do you have a problem that arose during your studies? And does this lead to a question, dilemma or conflict in which the help of the complaints coordinator of the faculty or university did not offer a sufficient solution? Then you can request the help of the Ombudsperson Students. This makes the new position a so-called "second-line facility".

The Ombudsperson Students is independent and provides impartial advice and/or mediation. When necessary, the Ombudsperson Students will refer the student elsewhere within the university.

Roel Notten

Roel was also once a student at UU: he obtained a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's degree in International Relations. Meanwhile, he has gained a lot of relevant work experience, for instance as a Neighbourhood Mediator and as a Complaints Officer at ROC Midden Nederland.

Roel Notten's working hours are Monday and Tuesday from 09.00-13.00 in the Administration Building, Heidelberglaan 8. He can be reached at +31 6 39 58 68 47 and

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