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If you would really like to have an influence and join in the discussion about the policies of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), why not stand for the Student Council elections? For the first time this year, FMG students will stand for the ‘district’ in which they are studying: Social Sciences, Psychology, Child Development and Education or Communication Science.

The district system, which is being introduced in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences for the first time this year, aims to ensure a more representative reflection of students in the Faculty Student Council (FSR). In recent years, the FSR has mainly included social sciences students, which has reduced the direct representation of students from the other districts.

District system will make sure the lines are short

The district system will now make it easier for the FSR to directly represent students within their own district, particularly as the lines of communication are very short. As a member of the FSR, for example, you will consult with your own director of education and above all with the Faculty dean. This will allow you to optimally represent the interests of both fellow students in your own programme and those of the entire FMG.

You can only stand and vote for your own district

Each district has been allocated seats in proportion to the number of students: Psychology has 3 seats, Communication Science 3, Social Sciences 4 and Pedagogical and Educational Sciences 2. If you run for office, you will do so for the district in which you are studying. During the May elections, students can vote only for candidates in their own district.

How do you apply?

In order to stand for election, you must join a party that is active in the FMG. There are two ways of doing this:
- You can contact an existing party that is active in the Faculty and stand on behalf of that party, or:
- You can set up your own party and stand as a candidate on behalf of that party.

To learn more about how it all works, set yup your own party or get in touch with a party, contact the FMG Faculty Student Council or see the entry in the A-Z list.