University Student Council
The University Student Council (USR) is the Participation Council of and for the students of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The council is mainly engaged in the quality and accessibility of the education and the student policy of the VU. The USR has many competenties: right of consent and advisory on fields of strategic policy, organization, governance, financial support for students and the Student Charter. In this way we can ensure that the voice of the students shall always be represented within the organization. In addition, the council members try to influence the policy of the university in various ways through consulting with employees policy makers and give their own opinion. Members of the student council are also part of the Joint Assembly, in which the staff council is also represented. In this assembly meetings are held about the university budget, annual report and the strategic plan. Thus, the USR is always involved in the important decisions taken at the university.
Faculty Student Council
The Faculty Student Council (FSR) is the highest student participation body within their faculty. The FSR is there to represent the interests of students, which means that through the FSR, students have a say and say in the decisions taken at and about the faculty. The FSR is the link between students and the Faculty Board. In order to function optimally, it is important that the FSR knows what is going on among the students and what the bottlenecks and problems are. Do you have a question, a problem or do you have ideas or suggestions, let us know!