Join Stura!

Throughout the past year, did you feel that policy could have been better?
Do you want to…
👉 Participate in creating a better university after the pandemic?
👉 Be the voice of more than 60,000 students?
👉  Have an influence on what happens at KU Leuven?
👉 Work in a close and diverse team?
 
Then Stura really is something for you! 🤩
 

Welke functie past nu het best bij jou? Kom erachter op zaterdag 1 mei!

Je bent meer dan welkom om eens binnen te springen op onze Discord server, waar je vragen kan stellen over álle functies binnen Stura of gewoon om een gezellig babbeltje te slaan met het huidig team. 😉
 
De eerste 50 aanwezigen krijgen bovendien een toffe goodie van Stura!
Genoeg redenen om even te komen kijken, toch?
 
We zien je daar!

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Wait, who?

The Student Council KU Leuven is the official student council of the Catholic university of Leuven. We represent all students of KU Leuven on all campuses in Flanders. We are the voice of the students in the areas of education, diversity, ICT, internationalization and sustainability, both within the university and at the Flemish level.

In this way, we strive to ensure that all students can enjoy democratic and high quality education in a pleasant environment. Our mandataries support cases such as the milestone and deliberation package, the calibration test, teacher evaluations and many others. Through student representatives from all faculties, we gather the opinions of all students and, based on these, work with KU Leuven to optimize our education.

Mandatary, what's that?

A mandatary at Stura is a volunteer who works to proclaim the student voice at numerous meetings. For example, if you are a mandatary for Diversity, you go to the diversity council and the working groups that fall under it.

How do I become part of Stura?

  • You can submit your candidacy by emailing your CV and cover letter to kiescomite@stura.be.
  • Deadline: eight days before the next GA. There will be a GA every two weeks.
  • In the subject line you mention “Candidacy mandate 2021-2022 – first name surname“.
  • You can run for any mandate, but for most mandates basic knowledge of Dutch is a must.
  • Questions? Send an email to werving@stura.be

List of mandates

Below we give an overview of the mandates at the Student Council KU Leuven. Each mandate also includes a mandate profile where you can find more information about what the mandate exactly entails and what you can expect from it. 

Daily Board

President

As president, you are the head of the Student Council. In other words, you make sure the Student Council stays running. The President sits in the Executive Board (GeBu) with the Rector and Vice rectors.

Vice-president

As vice president, on the one hand, you take on full support of the president. On the other hand, you ensure a pleasant working atmosphere within the team. The vice-president is a member of the Academic Council.

General Manager

As a General Administrator you are responsible for the non-profit organization behind the Student Council KU Leuven. You are responsible for the finances and infrastructure.

Campus Coordinator

As Campus Coordinator, you will ensure that the KU Leuven Student Council adequately represents all students on all campuses at KU Leuven.

Academic Council

As a Mandatary Academic Council you represent all KU Leuven students in the Academic Council. You will work around the long-term vision of KU Leuven and take on a key role in the Student Council Board.

Group Director

As a group director, you are a listening ear for the problems and concerns of the FO chairs from your group. You organize regular group meetings to inform them, but above all to bring them together and create a mutual bond.

Director KU Leuven

As a mandatary Director KU Leuven you represent the students in the Board of Directors of KU Leuven. This deals with the business policy of the university and determines the overall strategy of KU Leuven.

External

As external officer, you are responsible for the communication between Stura and external partners. You are also in charge of the representation of the KU Leuven students at the level of the KU Leuven Association and on the Flemish level through the Board and the GA of VVS, the Flemish Association for Students.

Student Services

As a mandatary student services (Stuvo), you sit in the decretal Stuvo council, as well as in other meetings related to the policy area 'life'. You maintain contacts with all campuses and sub-stuvo boards.

General Board

Education Council

The Education Council is the hub of Education Policy at KU Leuven. Advice is formulated for the Academic Council. As Education Council representative, you sit in various working groups, for example on the milestone.

Coronacommissioner

As a Corona Commissioner, you will look into the corona situation at KU Leuven. It is important that the campuses are not lost sight of. You follow up the three task forces and are the contact point for this case.

Institutional Review

During the 2021-2022 academic year, KU Leuven will be visited by the Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) to assess whether the university is able to guarantee its own quality. As an Institutional Review Officer, you will be fully responsible for this visitation.

International

As a mandatary international, you create a university where international students feel welcome. You serve on the Council on International Policy (RIB) and the Interfaculty Development Council (IRO).

Diversity

As a Diversity Mandate, you will make the effort to create a more inclusive university by advocating the interests of all KU Leuven students on the Diversity Council, as well as on various related advisory bodies and committees

Sustainability

As a Sustainability Mandate, you will make the effort to create a more sustainable university by championing the interests of all KU Leuven students on the Sustainability Council, as well as on various related advisory bodies and committees.

Culture

As a Culture Officer, you are a member of the KU Leuven Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee (CKE). This committee is responsible for cultural affairs at KU Leuven and advises the policy on cultural policy and budget spending. cultural policy and budget spending. In addition, you are co-responsible for the Centenary Celebration that will take place in 2025.

Libraries

As a Libraries mandatary, you help shape library policy. You are in close contact with the FO's connected to the libraries and defend the interests of the student council with the board of the libraries and learning centers.

Educational Master

As a mandatary Educational Master you coordinate the representation of the Educational Master students. You will attend various bodies on behalf of the Student Council.

Communication

As communication officer you are responsible for the communication strategy and promotional campaigns of the Student Council KU Leuven. You ensure that the Student Council KU Leuven is known within the student community.

ICTS

As an ICTS Officer, you are responsible for student representation on the various advisory boards and decision-making bodies that set short- and long-term priorities regarding ICT in education.

FAQ

Are you a student at KU Leuven? Then you can become a mandatary! However, you also have to be elected by the General Assembly. Experience in a POC or at Faculty level is definitely a plus, but for most mandates not a requirement to stand for election. 

As a mandatary, you go to meetings that are relevant to your mandate. This number varies greatly depending on what mandate you want to do. In addition, where necessary, you will write a note for the General Assembly (GA). This is a discussion of a topic where the GA holds a discussion and takes a position afterwards. Your job is to provide the necessary context on the topic and answer any questions during the discussion. Finally, you are expected to attend the General Office (Monday evening every two weeks) and the General Assembly (Friday evening every two weeks). 

You will present yourself to the members of the General Assembly and answer a few substantive questions afterwards. You will be given preparation time for this. The Neutral Election Committee runs the elections. These are a few people partly from the current team and partly from the General Assembly. once you are elected, you are a member of the General Board. This “is” Stura. 

The deadline to run for office is eight days before the actual election. The next election GA’s will be held on November 12 and 26. If you want to run for office then, please submit your candidacy no later than eight days in advance at kiescomite@stura.be with the words “Candidacy mandate ‘x’ 2021-2022 first name surname” in the subject of the email.

Your candidacy includes your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to do a particular mandate.