Student representation


Student representation at UCM
The Academic Council’s Internal Executive, Treasurer, External Executive and Events Coordinator represent you in the Board of Studies while the Social Board’s President, Acquisition Executive and the Academic Council’s Chair represent you in the Management Team.”

Election Procedures
New members of the Social Board are proposed by the former members based on skill and motivation and need to be approved by the General Assembly. The Social Board’s President is elected directly by the student population by simple majority vote.The Academic Council is proposed by the former members based on skill and motivation and needs to be approved by the General Assembly.

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Our role in the Management Team
The MT is a body consisting of staff members and two student representatives – one from the Universalis Social Board and one representative from the Academic Council – that supports the Dean in the management of UCM. The weekly meetings are crucial in order to keep each other updated on current and prospective issues of student body, academic and organisational affairs. The MT meeting may also be used to request information from the staff or to communicate the views of the student body to the staff. The AC focuses on acting as a bridge between the student body’s opinions and the UCM administration through statements which are made based on surveys conducted among the students.

Our role in the Board of Studies
The Board of Studies safeguards the quality of education and acts as an advisory body to the UCM management on content and quality of the UCM curriculum. It consists of four staff members from different faculties and four student representatives, whose main task is to keep track of the course evaluations, identify recurring and pressing issues and approach students directly in order to get information about the quality of the courses and the problems at hand. Apart from evaluating the quality of the courses, the Board of Studies engages in several other tasks, such as revising the UCM Teachers Handbook and Course Catalogue, approving or remarking about changes within the Rules and Regulations of UCM and constantly reflecting about the quality of UCM as a learning institution in order to consider ways in which it can be improved.

How YOU can have a say at UCM

  • Take part in the General Assemblies, and let your vote count. – Every proposed motion is voted upon by all students that show up at the General Assembly! Additionally, you can vote upon proposed members of the Academic Council and Social Board during election time and approve or reject the Board’s financial reports.
  • Hand in motions to the General Assembly. – Is there something you would add, change or adjust in the policy manual? Every student at UCM is a member of Universalis, and therefore eligible to hand in motions to the General Assembly to get them voted upon by the present students.
    – How to hand in motions to the General Assembly:
    –  Fill out the ‘Motion Form’ under UCMSA Documents. The form essentially requires you to explain what you want to see changed, why, and what you want to implement instead of it.
    – Hand in the Motion form to the Social Board’s Secretary at least one week in advance of the GA.
    – Get the motion voted upon by the GA. Descisions are made based on simple majority vote.
  •  Approach your representatives in the Academic Council and Social Board directly with your questions, issues and concerns or write them an email – every representative is responsible to listen to student’s input and take it seriously. Often problems can be resolved directly this way. If your problems concern a specific course, or the general organization and finances of UCM, the representatives have the power to put student’s proposals onto the Board of Studies’ and Management Team’s agenda to get them discussed.

 

Last Tuesday we organized our Active Members night at Brandweer! Big thanks to everyone who came to enjoy some drinks, snacks and board games with us. We had fun and hope you did too! ... See MoreSee Less

Our first Summer Week event: Netflix & Grill! On Monday we are doing a nice barbecue in the courtyard, including vegetarian/vegan options. Afterwards, we will screen a movie. Vote for which movie you want to be screened in the poll of this event. There will be 50 cents beers too! Tickets are 3 euros. Money from ticket sales goes to charity! ... See MoreSee Less

Netflix & Grill

June 26, 2017, 6:30pm - June 26, 2017, 4:00pm

Our first Summer Week event: Netflix & Grill! On Monday we are doing a nice barbecue in the courtyard, including vegetarian/vegan options. Afterwards, we will screen a movie. Vote for which movie you want to be screened in the poll of this event. There will be 50 cents beers too! Tickets are 3 euros. Money from ticket sales goes to charity!

All of the new committee boards are requested to meet briefly to get to know their new executives and treasurer, get a brief overview of how semester plans work and assistance in filling them out if necessary, meet other committee boards with whom they may want to collaborate, and ask the board any questions they have about the upcoming semester! ... See MoreSee Less

Committee Planning Meeting

June 21, 2017, 6:10pm - June 21, 2017, 12:00pm

All of the new committee boards are requested to meet briefly to get to know their new executives and treasurer, get a brief overview of how semester plans work and assistance in filling them out if necessary, meet other committee boards with whom they may want to collaborate, and ask the board any questions they have about the upcoming semester!

Last GA of the year! Make sure to be there as we will vote for the new proposed board members of the Social Board, Independent Body and Academic Council. We will also vote on the allocation of the leftover budget. After the GA, we will have snacks and free Corona's!

Proposed board members Social Board:
Treasurer - Maartje Lemmens
Secretary - Eleanor Kelly
UCSRN executive - Stephen McCarthy
Social executive - Paulina Raniecka

Proposed members Independent Body:
Sinan Akkurt
Sebastiaan Olislagers
Felix Boxler

Proposed members Academic Council:
Treasurer - Mattia Bertolini
External executive - Lennart Salek
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Election GA

June 15, 2017, 6:30pm - June 15, 2017, 2:30pm

Last GA of the year! Make sure to be there as we will vote for the new proposed board members of the Social Board, Independent Body and Academic Council. We will also vote on the allocation of the leftover budget. After the GA, we will have snacks and free Corona's! Proposed board members Social Board: Treasurer - Maartje Lemmens Secretary - Eleanor Kelly UCSRN executive - Stephen McCarthy Social executive - Paulina Raniecka Proposed members Independent Body: Sinan Akkurt Sebastiaan Olislagers Felix Boxler Proposed members Academic Council: Treasurer - Mattia Bertolini External executive - Lennart Salek

It took a while but here they are! The pictures from the Summer Gala 2017. A big shout out to Party Committee for organizing this. Photo credits go to Andreas Hahn. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

It took a while but here they are! The pictures from the Summer Gala 2017. A big shout out to Party Committee for organizing this. Photo credits go to @[100000038493148:2048:Andreas Hahn]. Enjoy!

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