Are you interested in representing UvA students on a Faculty Student Council or on the Central Student Council? Not sure whether it's something for you? This page explains what sitting on a Student Council involves, how much time it will take up and what's in it for you.
The CSR comprises 14 members who are democratically elected on an annual basis. Seven members are elected directly, while the other seven are delegated by the Faculty Student Councils.
There are a number of different roles within the CSR: chair, vice-chair and three committee chairs. They constitute the Management Board (DB) of the CSR and work full-time, around 40 hours a week.
The other seven delegated members work around 20 hours for the CSR and another 15 hours for their own Faculty Student Council. The two remaining council members spend around 20 hours a week on the CSR.
Faculty Student Councils each have a maximum of 12 members. These members are all directly elected from the candidates of the various parties that are active within the faculty. The Faculty Student Councils are subdivided into committees or task forces, which focus on specific portfolios, such as educational quality, housing & finance, and ICT & student facilities.