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Elections on the Participation of Tilburg University

In April 2020 elections took place for all participatory councils at Tilburg University. The elections are organized for both students and employees. You can vote now.

Check the Election's Blog for the most up-to-date information

Elections for staff

The elections for employees will take place from May 11 up to and including May 14.

Elections will be organized for:

  • The University Council
  • The School Councils (Faculty Councils)
  • The Divisional committees (which will form the Service Council)

University Council

The University Council consists of nine employees and nine students from the university. They are elected through annual (students) or biennial (employees) elections among all students and staff. The council is a serious interlocutor of the board and formally influences the policy and the state of affairs within the university.

The council reviews proposed decisions of the Executive Board and brings issues from within the organization to the Board’s attention. Where necessary, the Council will use its rights to correct the Board’s proposals or issue proposals of its own.  In this way, the University Council contributes to a healthy and balanced distribution of interests and influence within the university. 

Students can vote for:

Staff members can vote for:

School (Faculty) Councils

The Faculty Council consists of employees and students from a School. The council represents the interests of students and employees in the field of education, research, policy and decision-making. To this end, it advises the Management Team, on request or otherwise, on matters and developments within the School. In addition, the council has the right of consent for matters such as the School’s regulations, part of the teaching and examination regulations and the Strategic Plan. Each School at Tilburg University has its own Faculty Council. Check the parties below for additional information:

TiSEM

TSB

  • Stimulus (students)
  • Active TSB (students)
  • TSB Staff (staff): over the course of the last two years, we have established a good relationship with the Management Team of TSB. They are open to and listen to our input, and also solicit for it. Discussions during the School Council overall occur in an orderly and friendly fashion, but if needed can also be firm, but fair. We would like to maintain and continue this relationship with the Management Team of TSB. Topic-wise, we have four main points of interest:
    • Focus on both staff and student well-being
    • Quality of research
    • Quality of education
    • Positive culture

In the last two years, in particular the first point has been something that we emphasized by putting work load on the agenda of each council meeting. With the current crisis, this element has gotten another dimension, that we also continue to address and discuss with the Management Team. We are happy and honored to represent you and your interests as a TSB staff member.  In case of any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to the current chair Hans van Dijk (j.vandijk1@tilburguniversity.edu).

TLS

  • Vrijspraak (students)
  • Active TLS (students)
  • As the number of candidates is not larger than the number of seats, no elections will be organized. 

TSHD

TST

As the number of candidates is not larger than the number of seats, no elections will be organized. 

Division Committees

The university has Divisional Committees for the divisions of University Services. These Councils promotes employees’ views in the area of policy and decision-making. A Divisional Council has the right to endorse decisions and the right to be consulted. The Councils speak directly with the division director. Amongst other things, the Council ensures openness and anti-discrimination. It also discusses labor conditions and work load. A Division Committee has the right of consent and advice.

Lists

  • ES - ES staff
  • MC - MC staff
  • FS - The number of candidates is equal to number of seats, no elections needed. 
  • LIS - The number of candidates is equal to number of seats, no elections needed. 
  • HR - The number of candidates is equal to number of seats, no elections needed. 
  • AS - The number of candidates is equal to number of seats, no elections needed. 
  • FC - The number of candidates is equal to number of seats, no elections needed. 

Electoral Committee's Office

In accordance with article 3.1 of the Election regulations the Electoral committee consists of three to five members. The members and, if necessary, no more than three deputy members are appointed by the Executive Board of Tilburg University for a period of two years.