Besides the very important Student Body Elections, also the Committee Elections of HSRW are taking place this year.

From 4 May until 6 May 2021 students will be able to vote for the student candidates of the Senate, the Faculty Boards, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Special Needs Commissioner for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses.

The difference between the aforementioned and the student self-governance institutions (AStA, StuPa, FSRs) is crucial. The Senate is the highest legislative body of the UNIVERSITY. Also, the Faculty Boards, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Special Needs Commissioner for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses are university institutions. Therefore, it is very important that students bring in ideas and opinions, that reflect the interest of the student body – of all of us.

You are interested in running for one of these positions? Great! Candidate nominations can be submitted to the election committee until 13 April 2021. The procedure of running for these committees is explained on the university website: https://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/page/gremienwahlen-20202021

If you run for these positions, you will not just have an influence on important decisions that are taken at the university level, you will also make the students voices heard! As a student representative at the aforementioned committees, you take part in shaping our student life. Besides that, you learn new (soft)skills, reach better understanding of the university structure and boost your CV.