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Role of student delegates

Psychology

From the third year onwards, in each specialisation of the Psychology Bachelor's programme, there is active participation of student delegates. There are a number of student delegates for each specialisation. Their three main focus areas are:

  • study-related activities, such as colloquia and excursions
  • organising drinks ('borrels') for the programme group's students and staff
  • education: assessment of domain-specific education and panel conversations

Panel conversations

Students and the lecturer of a particular course get together in panel conversations in order to discuss potential points for improvement of the course. During these meetings, which are often informal in character, attendees assess the course in terms of what works well, what doesn't work well, and what can potentially be adjusted. The student delegates often take the initiative for such panel conversations, as they are closest to both parties: the lecturer and the students.

Run for and by students 

The student delegates act on behalf of their fellow students. They are easily approachable as they are part of the same specialisation. ‘Borrels’ (drinks) provide the opportunity to meet your fellow students and lecturers in an informal way.

You can approach the student delegates of your specialisation for different kinds of matters:

  • ideas or questions about a seminar, excursion, borrel or other activity
  • discontent about an exam or assignment
  • ideas related to the domain-specific education
  • getting involved as a student delegate

Mutual contact

The student delegates of the various research domains maintain close contact with each other, as well as with other student bodies. The student delegates of KP and KLOP performed a play together last year, and the delegates of W&O and SP organised a combined borrel to strengthen the bonds between their domains.

Ombudsstudent 

Once every one or two months, the ombudsstudent organises ‘STOP’ (acronym for ‘Studenten Overleg Psychologie’): the Psychology Student Assembly, enabling all parties to stay up to date with each other's activities and developments.

STOP is accessible for everyone, also for those who are not a student delegate. If you are just curious about what happens at STOP, contact the ombudsstudent for information and meeting dates.