Life Sciences Representatives

Life Sciences Representatives (LSR) is a student initiative to represent the interests and rights of all Masters students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Utrecht University.


The LSR consists of at least one Masters student of every programme within the School, and preferably one from each track of the Masters in Neuroscience & Cognition. All student members of the Educational Committee (EC) and Board of Studies (BoS) are members of the LSR. In addition, at least one representative of the LS-associated student associations will take place in the LSR.


  • Represent the interests of all Master's students of the GSLS at the educational level,
  • Feedback between the student members of the EC and BoS and the rest of the students,
  • Identify problems Master's students experience within the course of their studies and try to resolve them, either by:
    • reporting and discussing the problems or complaints in the EC, BoS or programme coordinator meetings,
    • taking direct action or passing on the problem to those who are fit to handle it,
  • Fill the vacant student positions in the EC and BoS at the start of each new academic year,
  • Increase the coherence between the different programmes within the GSLS,
  • Promotion of the LSR and its functions to the new Masters students every year,
  • Handle the applications of putative new LSR members at the beginning of every academic year.
  • Responsible for the Buddy Programme for new international GSLS students (and students not from the UU).


Up to date information about the members from the LSR can be found on the GSLS Students' Site.

More information and contact

If you have questions or if you would like to join the LSR you can send an email to