Students and staff participate in decision-making at the level of the university, the faculty and the individual degree programmes, in student councils, works councils and programme committees.
The Central Works Council is elected from the works councils of the seven faculties and the Joint Works Council for executive staff and shared service units. The Central Student Council is partly elected directly and partly selected from the faculty student councils.
With the Executive Board, central councils discuss matters affecting the university as a whole or a majority, such as housing projects, finance and education and research.
The CSR and the COR meet each other in the Joint Meeting.
OR - Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA) (intranet)
OR - Faculty of Medicine (AMC) (intranet)
Every degree programme has a Programme Committee (sometimes a cluster of related programmes share one Committee). Programme Committees consist of an equal representation of students and lecturers, and advise on the design of the curriculum, quality assurance, and policy choices.
Trade unions negotiate terms and conditions of employment (cao). You can influence this through your trade union. Within the UvA the trade unions FNV, AC/AFZ, CNV Overheid and VAWO/CMHF are united in the University Committee for Local Consultation (UCLO).