The Academic Student Council, ASC, is UCU’s elected student body that represents student interest in all academic matters. The five members that form the Academic Student Council work together with students, teachers and staff members of ‘College Hall’ in order to positively reflect upon the quality of the UCU education. ASC involves students in this process thereby holding 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 has 4 seats in the UCU Council, UCU's co-decision making body, together with 4 other members from staff and faculty. The UCU Council advises the Dean on UCU policy, such as budget proposals, and other issues it deems necessary as well as providing him with advise and consent to changes in the academic rules and regulations. In addition to that, one of the ASC members has a seat in the highest decision making body within UCU, the College Board.