Vacancy Member Faculty Council Science

Vacancy member Faculty Council of Science

For our fraction in the Faculty Council of Science we are looking for students who would like to represent the interests of all students at the Faculty of Science in the development of the policy of the Faculty Board.



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.



We would like to see students with strong content on our list for the 2022 elections. Naturally we would like to see students who (want to) be involved in the organization of the Faculty of Science. 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.



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 0,2-0,3 FTE (4-10 hours per week);
  • The formal start date is September 1, 2022;
  • The fee for council work is approximately €1100,00 tot €2200,00 per year;
  • A budget for education and training for the council;
  • Presence during the elections (May 16-18) is mandatory;
  • The introduction period starts in the last part of the academic year and can be combined with side activities.



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.



Do you recognize yourself in the above profile and have you become enthusiastic about the work? Respond quickly, the sooner, the bigger your chance to be in the council next year! Send an email to our board (, so we can direct you to the right person. Because the faculty works with departments, the election process is slightly different than for other faculties. We would like to receive your mail before April 7, in order to meet you before the final deadline for the faculty lists on April 14.

We will then schedule a meeting with you as soon as possible to get to know you. All VUUR candidates will be presented during the GMM in April.



If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please do not hesitate to contact us! You can reach us via We will answer your question as soon as possible!