Vacancy Member Faculty Council of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Vacancy member Faculty Council Social Sciences

For our fraction in the Faculty Council of Social Sciences we are looking for students who would like to represent the interests of all students at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the development of the policy of the Faculty Board. Please note: The vacancy is open again, check the Instagram-page for the new deadline!


What is VUUR?

The name VUUR is a dutch abbreviation for United Councils of Utrecht University. We are a student participation party that is active throughout the university. With council members in various faculties, we are an important player in determining the course of the university. Important documents, such as the faculty budget, the faculty strategic plan and rules regarding examining, are submitted to the faculty council (FR) for approval. In this way, as a co-decision maker, you can supervise the management and policy of the faculty and make improvements where possible. There is also room to submit your own initiatives to the Faculty Board.


Who are we looking for?

We would like to see students with strong content on our list for the 2021 elections. Naturally we would like to see students who (want to) be involved in the organization of the Faculty of Social Sciences. In addition, the ideal candidate has the following qualities: (pre, no requirement)

  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Result-oriented and realistic;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Assertive and proactive;
  • Collaborate in a team;
  • Perseverance;
  • Any previous experience with student participation / management.


What are you going to do?

As a councilor for VUUR your activities include:

  • Analyzing documents and formulating policy advice;
  • keeping good order within the faculty as a whole;
  • To get into policy documents on specific themes;
  • Maintaining contacts with many interested discussion partners and the supporters (fellow students and VUUR);
  • Presenting your own initiatives or points of view and defending them;
  • Participate in the activities and training of VUUR.


  • The time investment is 0.3-0.4 FTE (12-16 hours per week);
  • The formal start date is September 1, 2021;
  • The fee for council work is approximately € 3,500 per year;
  • A budget for education and training for the council;
  • Presence during the elections (April 6-8) is mandatory;
  • The induction period starts from June and can be combined with side activities.


What do we offer?

We will do everything we can to optimally prepare the selected candidates for the elections and the following council year. Training and workshops, but also fun and balance! As a member of VUUR you also get to know many involved people from all kinds of disciplines in a short period of time. This offers excellent opportunities to stimulate your development and expand your own network.


How can I apply?

Do you recognize yourself in the profile above and have you become enthusiastic about the work? Respond quickly! You can apply by sending your CV and a motivation letter (max. one A4) to Include at least one point/theme in your application letter that you would like to discuss in the Faculty Council. That may be very concrete, but may also be a general idea. The deadline can be found on the Instagram-page of the faculty.

The first interviews will take place at the beginning of March to get acquainted. All VUUR candidates will then be announced mid-March.



If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact us! You can reach us via Then we will answer your question as soon as possible! Also check the Instagram page of the faculty council for more information and news.