Role of student councils
Student councils discuss and contribute ideas on important themes like quality of education, student well-being and mental health, student housing, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. The Central Student Council (CSR) represents the entire UvA, while each individual faculty also has its own Faculty Student Council (FSR). You can vote for the Central Student Council and for the Faculty Student Council(s) for the faculty/faculties where you study.
Who can you vote for
In total, 15 parties are participating in the elections, 7 of which are competing for seats on the CSR. The number of parties participating differs per faculty. Find out which parties you can vote for. Still not sure? Try the Kieswijzer voting tool. It helps you discover which party best represents your views by asking your opinion on 23 statements about policy issues, such as whether the UvA should cut its ties with Shell, and whether the UvA has a responsibility to arrange student housing for all students.
Election debate: 10 May
On Wednesday, 10 May, the leaders of the 7 parties battling for a spot on the central student council will debate with each other during the Room for Discussion Election Debate.
How can you vote
You can cast your vote at stem.uva.nl or via the official election notice sent to your student email account. You can vote from 09:00 on Monday, 8 May until 23:59 on Friday, 12 May.
Impact of your vote
The student councils consult with the Executive Board and the deans and have the right of consent and the right to be consulted. As such, they can make a difference on important matters. By exercising your right to vote, you decide which parties are elected to the students councils to represent you in the consultations with the Executive Board. And if you are still unconvinced of the need to vote, do it for charity.
For each vote cast, the UvA will donate €1 to a charitable cause
For each vote cast in this year’s elections, the UvA will donate €1 to charitable cause. Based on the results of a poll we conducted on Instagram, this money will be donated to KWF Dutch Cancer Society. Voting takes little effort, and with your vote you help to maintain a strong democracy in our university and you contribute to KWF Dutch Cancer Society. So your vote will definitely have an impact. Exercise your right to vote!
Cast your vote