The University College (UCSC), is University College Utrecht's elected student body that represents student interest in all academic matters.

The six members that form the University College 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”. The UCSC is dependent on student involvement in this process, and thereby holds a range of different research activities; from small-scale focus groups to large-scale student opinion surveys. The UCSC also functions as an open source of information for students and facilitates them in their initiatives.

The UCSC holds official positions within the organisational structure of University College Utrecht. It has four seats in the University College Utrecht Council, the college's co-decision-making advisory body, together with four faculty members. In addition to that, one of the UCSC members, the Student Assessor, sits in the main governance body, the Management Team, along with the Dean and Managing Director, with the Director of Education acting as a visiting member. Within the educational policy making body, the UCU Board of Studies, one UCSC member acts as a formal student representative, with the Student Assessor also being a visiting member. Together as the UCSC board, we work with the college to ensure the student voice is heard and included in shaping managerial, administrative, and academic policy, such as decolonizing our curriculum and giving input on the UCU budget.

Along with these official positions the UCSC also holds a strong connection with the five clusters at UCU. The Academic Affairs Officers works with the cluster chairs, fellows, and student track representatives to improve individual classes and tracks.

Above all, the UCSC holds the positions and determination to better this University College; all we need is student involvement and support to make a change.

Please order your books as soon as your spot in a course has been guaranteed.

Second-hand book sales

You can buy books second hand in different ways. For example, you can buy your books from the student-run Facebook group ‘End of Year Sales Page’.

Buying new books

Among others, you can consider ordering your books via:

Deliveries

Ship your books to:
[your full name]
Maupertuusplein 1 - [your own mailbox number]
3584EE Utrecht (The Netherlands)

At the start of the semester when many people order books, packages are picked up at the Reception Desk at specific times. These will be communicated by the Reception team each semester. You will always receive a message when a package has arrived for you.

The UCSC strives to help make your academic experience a positive one. Student opinions are essential in achieving this. If ever you have a complaint or suggestion on academic or college governance matters please communicate these to the UCSC by dropping into the office, sending an e-mail (ucu.studentcouncil@uu.nl) or speaking with UCSC members in person. Your comments will always be taken seriously, and in confidence. The UCSC will get back to you with a reaction as quickly as possible. Of course, suggestions for solutions to problems are more than welcome as well. Even if we aren’t immediately able to solve your individual problem, we can usually work on preventing it from occurring again for other students.

The AAOs constantly monitor their clusters in order to detect any issues which may develop. Students are encouraged to approach AAOs with their concerns. The AAO in question can then decide to conduct a focus group in order to discover more about the issue. They will invite the relevant students to meet with them, usually in the UCSC office, and discuss the problem. It is typical that the fellow is invited to the end of the focus group and is allowed to comment on the concerns brought up. The minutes of the focus group are compiled in a report and sent to the fellow and cluster chair. The students and fellow are allowed to comment on the report before it becomes official and gets published. The results and suggestions are usually taken up, and courses are improved this way.

 

Maupertuusplein 1
3584 EE Utrecht
Email: ucu.studentcouncil@uu.nl
Facebook: UC Student Council
Telephone: +31 30 253 9884

Office hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 13:00-14:00 (during semesters)

The UCSC Office is located in Dining Hall, immediately on your right when you enter.