Join Stura!

Throughout the year, did you feel that things could have been better at KU Leuven?
Do you want to…
👉 Participate in creating a better university for all students?
👉 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, July 1st 2022.
  • In the subject line you mention “Candidacy mandate [academic year] – 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. The availability of each mandate can be found behind the function title.

Daily Board

Chairperson

As chairperson, you are the head of the Student Council. In other words, you make sure the Student Council stays running. The chair takes place in the Executive Board (GeBu) with the Rector and Vice-rectors.

Vice-Chair

As vice-Chair, 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 Administrator

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.

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.

International (1 free spot)

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).

UNA Europa (2 free spots)

As UNA Europe mandatary, you are responsible for representing KU Leuven students in the UNA Europe Student Board, among others. Within this mandate you work closely together with the mandataries International.

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.

Diversity & Inclusion

As a Diversity & Inclusion 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.

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.

Student Services

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

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.

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 Board meetings (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 for Academic year 2022-2023 will be held on July 1, 2022. 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’ 2022-2023 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.