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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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.