"The secret of getting things done is to act"
Student participation at Tilburg University takes place at three levels: The University Council, the Faculty Councils and the Educational Committees.
The university councils deals with matters that influence the university as a whole. Examples are cooperations with other institutions, Innovations in education, housing, finances, etc. Student party SAM and student party Front represent student interests in the university council.
Tilburg University has five different faculties: Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), Tilburg Law School (TLS), Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (TST) en Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD). Each faculty has a faculty council, that deals with matters like educational programs within the faculty, exam regulations and finances.
Every study program has an educational committees. Like the university council and the faculty councils, the educational committee consists of both students and staff. The educational committee discusses the content of study programs (curriculum), the evaluations of courses, results from the national student survey and the amount of enrolled students.
Using the motto ‘Stronger Together’, all student participation organisations form the the University Forum. Student parties Front and SAM, the Faculty Council parties and the student-assessors of Tilburg University have joined forces to create a platform, where we can come together to talk about all matters discussed in the different participation bodies of Tilburg University.
Discussing these matters, exchanging ideas and learning from each other will improve the quality of the student participation and will make sure that we as students are represented in university politics even better. This way we can become thé voice for the students in Tilburg!
TSHD Teacher of the Year
Every year, Fractie Dante organizes the TSHD Teacher of the year elections. The winner of this events gets to participate in the university-wide elections. Last year, CIS teacher Juliëtte Schaafsma won the award. This years elections will take place in April 2019.
The Dante Gala is organized every year with the goal of improving the social cohesion between TSHD students in an informal way. The gala is organized by a special committee, with members from the four study associations of TSHD. Pictures can be found on the student party Dante Facebookpage.