Faculty Student Council
Each year Nanobiology is represented by two students on the Faculty Student Council. At the moment the FSC is comprised of 9 members that represent the student population of the faculty of Applied Sciences.
The FSC are involved in all sorts of matters that are important to students and represent their interests on the faculty level. Where the board of studies is more focussed on the courses of our programme and their composition, the FSC is concerned with the bigger picture. Are there possible measures that would improve all Applied Sciences’ programmes?
An example of one of our portfolios this year is the new building. A new building brings start-up problems (for students and faculty) where we try to find solutions to with the faculty. We are also busy with improving the quality of teaching assistants within applied sciences and with the successor of Blackboard (Brightspace).
Of course the Nanobiology students of the FSC are working on problems that only concern Nanobiology students. For example, we are looking into the decentral selection process, which will be implemented next academic year.
To make sure that the FSC actually produces results, we have a meeting with all members once a week. Next to that we have a large meeting every six weeks with all programme directors, programme coordinators, the head of Educational and Students affairs and the dean of the faculty. Here we talk about the problems and improvement in and for the faculty.
Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the FSC? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or come and talk to us.
Gabriele Kockelkoren and Myrthe Smit
FSC AS 2016-2017