Honours’ Student Council

The Honours’ Student Council (HSC) was established in September 2013 by several honours students of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University (VU). Being part of Extensus, the HSC is responsible for evaluating and preserving the quality of the honours programme through its annual survey. Additionally, we aim to create a communication network between the different honours programmes of the VU, the UVA and AUC. We are trying to reach this goal through our regular meetings with the VU-UVA Honours Committee, to express the honours student’s opinions, contributing to the improvement of the programme.

The current Honours Student Council consists of the following members:
  •  Jennifer Aveling (PR Officer and Contact UvA/VU)
  •  Amber Besseling (PR Officer and Contact UvA/VU)
  •  Benjamin Arnods (Chairman)
  •  Jo-Anne Kramer (Extensus representative)
  •  Melody Boëtius (Secretary)

For all your general questions about the HSC or the honours programme, please do not hesitate to contact us: honoursstudentcouncil@gmail.com


Our Mission

  • Building a strong student communication platform between VU-UvA-AUC in the collaboration of the Honours Programmes of the Universities
  • Strive towards equality between both universities concerning the HP
  • Participate in policy making by participation in the VU-UvA Honours Committee
  • Gaining student’s opinions about topical interest, content and quality of the HP

Student Faculty Representatives

The Student Faculty Representatives of the VU University and the University of Amsterdam both consist of about 12 students from the different faculties. They have the responsibility of keeping close contact with the students and the coordinator of their own faculty. By evaluating the faculty’s Honours Programme and forming a bridge between students and policy makers, they seek to guard the quality of the Honours Programme.

  • Keep in contact with the students of your faculty
  • Evaluation of content of the faculty’s Honours Programme
  • Promotion and organize bonding meetings
  • Meet with other faculty representatives four times a year + a closing meeting