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:

• Ahmed Daniyal Shahid (Secretary)
• Jozef Saranko (PR)
• Katharina Nicole Rennert (University Officer VU)
• Vongai Batidzirai (President)
• Brunna Torino (University Officer UvA)

For all your general questions about the HSC or the honours programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at honoursstudentcouncil@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Facebook.

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 policymakers, they seek to guard the quality of the Honours Programme.
• Keep in contact with the students of your faculty;
• Evaluation of the content of the faculty’s Honours Programme;
• Promotion and organize bonding meetings;
• Meet with other faculty representatives four times a year and a closing meeting.

More information on the Student Faculty Representatives of the VU University.

The Honours Student Council is looking for Faculty Representatives!

Dear VU/UvA Honours student,
Do you want to contribute to the quality of the honours programme, and boost your CV at the same time? We are looking for new Faculty Honours Student Representatives (FHSR)! In order to maintain and improve the quality of the Honours Programme and provide students with an opportunity to ask questions about the programme, every faculty has a FHSR.

If you are interested in becoming FHSR, please send your CV and a short motivation (300 words) to honoursstudentcouncil@gmail.com before the 15th of November

More Information

As FHSR, you will responsible for:
• Promoting the Honours Programme within your faculty.
• Keeping close contact with the honours coordinator at your faculty, about promotion and other relevant topics.
• Answering questions from students at your faculty about the Honours Programme, via email.
• Working together with the Honours Student Council on their annual survey about the quality of the Honours Programme.
• Attending the meetings with all the FHSRs of the VU/UvA (twice a year).

These tasks will take about 3 hours per week. As reward for your efforts, you will receive a certificate from the VU Honours Coordinator at the end of the year.
The FHSRs are recruited and assisted by the Honours Student Council, which is the main student representative body of the Honours Programme at the VU and the UvA, and is part of honours study association Extensus.
In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Kind regards,
Jozef, Brunna, Ahmed, Katharina & Vongai
Honours Student Council 2019 – 2020

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