The Academic Student Council (ASC), is University College Utrecht's elected student body that represents student interest in all academic matters.
The six members that form the Academic Student Council work together with students, teachers and staff members in order to “improve the liberal arts and sciences education from a student’s perspective”. ASC is dependent on student involvement in this process, and thereby holds a range of different research activities; from small-scale discussion groups (focus groups) to large-scale student opinion surveys. ASC also functions as an open source of information for students and facilitates them in their initiatives.
ASC holds official positions within the organisational structure of University College Utrecht. It has 4 seats in the University College Utrecht Council, the college's co-decision-making, advisory body, together with 4 faculty members. It works with the Dean, Director of Education and the Managing Director, for example on budget proposals, as well as providing them with advice and consent to changes in the academic rules and regulations. In addition to that, one of the ASC members, as part of the management team, has a seat in the highest decision making body within University College Utrecht, the College Board.
Along with these official positions ASC also hold a strong connection with the departments. The Academic Affairs Officers works with the head of departments, fellows and student representatives of tracks in order to improve individual classes and tracks.
Above all, ASC holds the positions and determination to better this University College, all we need is student involvement and support to make a change.