There are multiple ways to give your opinion or have a say in education, study facilities, and other study related subjects. There is a representative advisory body on programme, faculty, and university level. 

The Degree Programme Advisory Committee provides the Board of Studies with both solicited and unsolicited advice regarding the Master's programmes and minor programmes. The Degree Programme Advisory Committee advises with regard to quality, organisation and policy.

The focus is mainly on the annual update of the Education and Examination Regulations (OER) and course assessments. All GST courses are evaluated by a group of lecturers and students based on surveys that are distributed to all participants. The results of those evaluations are public and will be used during the development of a future version of the course.

On the Committee, a total of fourteen lecturers and students represent the various degree programmes within GST (the one- and two-year alpha/beta/gamma Master's and the Minor in Education).

The student members can be reached by mail:


The lecturers who are currently members of the Degree Programme Advisory Committee are:

  • Erwin Mantingh (alfa, chair)
  • Janneke Corvers (alfa)
  • Liesbeth de Bakker (beta)
  • Marjolein Vollebregt (beta)
  • Bjorn Wansink (gamma)
  • Tim Favier (gamma)
  • Niels Nannes (gamma)

The student members for 2019-2020 are:

  • Lise Berghuis (alfa)
  • Raisa van der Knaap (gamma)
  • Heleen Lingers (alfa)
  • Maril de Man (gamma)
  • Olivier Sitvast (alfa)​
  • Vacant (beta)
  • Vacant (beta)

Marijn Smeets (FSW Education and Student Affairs) supports the Degree Programme Advisory Committee as Official Secretary.

The Faculty of Science includes six Departments (Biology, Chemical Sciences, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematical Science, and Pharmaceutical Sciences), each with its own Department Board and Education Advisory Committee (EAC). A Board has one student member, EACs have several student members.

Science Education and Communication is represented by student member Corwin van Schendel. Contact Corwin to find out more about how you can contribute to policy making.

Give your opinion

  • By filling in the course evaluations you can give points for improvement for specific courses;
  • In the National Student Survey (NSE), you can give your opinion on all aspects of the programme and Utrecht University’s facilities;
  • Visit the student representative in the representative advisory body (provided in the yellow drop-box) and present your suggestion;
  • Do you have a complaint or objection? See Complaints, objections and appeals.
  • Do you not know who to turn to with a question, remark or complaint about the university? Then ask your question at the student government desk on Facebook. You will receive an answer within one work day. The desk makes sure your problem gets sent to the appropriate student governance body, which will then keep you updated on their progress in solving it. 

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

More information is available: University Council.