What we do


Student participation at Tilburg University takes place at three levels: The University Council, the Faculty Councils and the Educational Committees.

University Council

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.

Faculty 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.

Program Committees

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.

Here is an overview of the students per program committee:

Communication and Information Sciences

  • Robin Heijne (BSc Student, BDM)
  • Kian Janssens (BSc Student, BDM)
  • Ramon Verhulst (MSc student)
  • Dirk Goosen (MSc student, NMD)

Ba & Ma Online Culture

  • Niels van der Ven (Ba student)
  • Alex Sinke (Ba student)
  • Aimée Overhof (Ma student)
  • Charlotte Mutsaers (Ma student)

Ba & Ma Philosophy

  • Mike Muijen (Ba student)
  • Charlotte van Veen (Ma student)
  • Lara Parodi (Ma student)


Ba Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Rianne Janssen
  • Noelle Warmenhoven
  • Melanie Schenider
  • Cornee van Beek

BSc Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

  • Lara Oral
  • Codrin Mironiuc

MSc Data Science and Society

  • Dmitrijs Surenans
  • Ramon Pieternella
  • Imme Wagemans

University Forum

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.

Dante Gala

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.