Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Faculty Student Council do?

The Faculty Student Council of Social and Behavioral Sciences (FSR FMG) writes (un) solicited advice to the dean, meets every six weeks with the board of the faculty in which we represent the students, has a strong position in the realization of the OER’s and meets internally twice a week. So many talking and consulting! The FSR FMG consists of two committees and deals with many different topics in these committees. Examples of advice can be found on the website under ‘Advises’. You will also find the various topics that we deal with on this site.

How do you get in the FSR FMG?

To enter the FSR FMG, you can stand for election at the student council elections by joining a party or setting up a party yourself. Click here (‘here’ is een link) for more information.

Why would you want to be in the FSR FMG? 

You have influence! For a year you are in the representative advisory body of the University of Amsterdam. You get to know organizational structures and management processes, effective meetings, collaboration, writing (many) opinions and you work towards a goal with a team. Representing students causes you to take a critical look at things that you didn’t think about before, because it might seem unchangeable. How much time does it take to be a council member? On average, as a general councilor you will spend about 15 hours a week doing council work. This can change a lot. There are two meetings every week; the committee meeting and the plenary meeting with the entire council. Hereby (of course) everyone’s schedule is taken into account. As a member of the Daily Board (DB) you will spend about 20 hours doing council work. You will then meet three times a week, namely with the DB, the committee you are on and the plenary meeting.

Do I get money for being in the FSR? 

Yes, you receive 275 euros from the UvA profiling fund as general councilor for 6 months. As a DB member you get this money for 8 months. Every month you receive an expense allowance of approximately 122 euros per month. How does our faculty work? Our faculty is a complicated one. There are four different domains, namely Communication Science; Psychology; Pedagogy, Educational Sciences and Teacher Training; and Social Sciences. The bachelor’s and master’s programs of the domains are also administered separately.

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