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2022 Elections for Participation

Every year elections take place for the representatives in the central and decentral Councils at Tilburg University. In 2022 elections will be organized for both students and employees from Monday, April 11 (employees) and Tuesday, April 12 (students) until Thursday, April 14. Students and Employees can vote for both the University Council and their own Councils (School Council or Division committee).

Who can you vote for?

In 2022, both staff and students can vote. Below is a list of parties and division committees that can vote for.

University Council

Voting advice tool student elections Tilburg University Council

Do you want to know which student party for the University Council suits you best? Consult the voting advice tool.

Go to the the voting advice tool 

  • The voting tool has been developed in consultation with student parties SAM and Front.
  • The voting tool is part of a research project by Dr. Christine Liebrecht and Dr. Naomi Kamoen of Tilburg University.
  • The voting tool is written in English and is best completed on a laptop.
Faculty Councils Schools

Faculty Council TiSEM

Faculty Council TSB

Faculty Council TLS

  • Vrijspraak (students)
  • Active TLS (students)
  • TLS Employees (staff): No elections are required. The number of candidates is equal to the number of seats. 

Faculty Council TSHD

Faculty Council TST

  • Perspicuum futurum (students): No elections are required. The number of candidates is lower than the number of seats. 
  • Lijst der Lijsten (staff)
  • TST Connected (staff)
Division Committees University Services (staff only)

Election required for:

No elections required

The number of candidates is equal to or lower than the number of seats. 

  • Division Committee AS
  • Division Committee FS
  • Division Committee LIS
  • Division Committee HR
  • Division Committee ES

Electoral turnout students

Day 1: April 12, 2022
  Turnout rate
Universiteitsraad 23% = 4678 votes (in 2021: 20%)
TiSEM 23% = 1848 votes (in 2021: 22%)
TSB 24% = 1118 votes (in 2021: 23%)
TLS 22% = 1044 votes (in 2021: 20%)
TSHD 20% = 626 votes (in 2021: 18%)
Day 2: April 13, 2022
  Turnout rate
Universiteitsraad 29% = 5865 votes (in 2021: 24%)
TiSEM 30% = 2333 votes (in 2021: 27%)
TSB 30% = 1395 votes (in 2021: 27%)
TLS 27% = 1276 votes (in 2021: 24%)
TSHD 24% = 753 votes (in 2021: 22%)

Electoral turnout staff

No elections required for TLS and the division committees AS, FS, LIS, HR en ES as the number of candidates is equal to or lower than the number of seats. 

Day 1: April 11, 2022
  Turnout rate
University Council 31% = 720 votes
TiSEM 33% =135 votes
TSB 38% = 134  votes
TSHD 36% = 90 votes
TST 45% = 24votes
Finance & Control 46% = 35 votes
Marketing & Communication 39% = 34 votes
Day 2: April 12, 2022
  Turnout rate
University Council 39% = 926 votes
TiSEM 40% =162 votes
TSB 48% = 171 votes
TSHD 43% = 113 votes
TST 62% = 33 votes
Finance & Control 64% = 49 votes
Marketing & Communication 51% = 45 votes
Day 3: April 13, 2022
  Turnout rate
University Council 41% = 984 votes
TiSEM 42% =173 votes
TSB 50% = 177 votes
TSHD 47% = 124 votes
TST 66% = 35 votes
Finance & Control 65% = 50 votes
Marketing & Communication 53% = 47 votes

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. 

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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 Education and Examination Regulations and the Strategic Plan. Each School at Tilburg University has its own Faculty Council. 

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Division committees

The university has Division committees for the divisions of University Services. These Division committees promote employees’ views in the area of policy and decision-making. A Divisional committee has the right to endorse decisions and the right to be consulted. The committee speaks directly with the division director. Amongst other things, the committee ensures openness and anti-discrimination. It also discusses labor conditions and workload. The committee has the right of consent and advice.

Read more on the Division Committee

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.

See also: Privacy Statement Election Process