As student, employee or grant PhD you can join a representative advisory body to discuss the university-wide issues that form the focus of the strategy of both our university and your faculty or service department. During the elections you can put yourself forward as a candidate for the University Council or your own Faculty Council or Employees’ Consultative Body. Students and staff vote to determine who they wish to represent them.  

When are the elections?

Every year, the Central Electoral Office organises elections for the student seats in the University Council. And every two years for the staff seats. The next elections for the student seats (and for vacancies in some staff bodies) will be held from 16- 18 May 2022.

Elections for the Faculty Councils and Employees’ Consultative Bodies

Click the links below for information about the elections for your council:  

Elections for the University Council

Student parties  

Until 14 April, all students had the chance to stand forward as candidates. This year, this resulted in two student lists and more candidates than available council seats. Interested in finding out who put themselves forward as candidates? Check the candidacy lists below! Interested in what the parties stand for? Check the video below. 

    1. Lijst VUUR 

    1. 1. T.H.J. (Lune) De Rijck, Humanities 
    2. S.A. (Susannah) Burger, University College Utrecht 
    3. I. (Ismaïl) Sarti, Science 
    4. M.P.J. (Morris) Verholt, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    5. T.V.J. (Tamara) Luiken, Geosciences 
    6. J.R. (Jona) Van Santen, Humanities 
    7. H.S. (Hugo) Wagenmakers, Law, Economics and Governance 
    8. C.C. (Chiara) Stam, Humanities 
    9. F. (Fiona) Holdinga, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    10. D. (Dylan) Van Tongeren, Science  
    11. S.M. (Sybren) Waaijer, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    12. M. (Maureen) Wirds, Humanities 
    13. F.H. (Rik) Kleijer, Geosciences 
    14. F.C.E. (Felicia) Koops, Humanities 
    15. A. (Anneloes) Krul, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    16. A.D. (Abraham) De Boer, University College Utrecht 
    17. K.W. (Kleis) Klijsen, Geosciences 
    18. K.A. (Kaz) Winter, Humanities 
    19. R.E. (Rémi) Ter Haar, Humanities 
    20. J.G. (Joy) Schutte, Geosciences 
    21. K. (Kim) Van Dorp, Humanities 
    22. D.E. (Doyke) Schokker, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    23. P.A. (Pepijne) Van Rooijen, Humanities 
    24. A.T. (Annemarijn) Oudejans, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    25. J.S. (Job) de Jager, University College Utrecht  
    26. S.C. (Sophia) De Winter, Humanities 
    27. L.C. (Laura) Brafine, Humanities  
    28. T. (Tom) Buster, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    29. E.F. (Eline) Pothoven, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    30. V.M.L. (Veronique) Scharwächter, Humanities 

    2. Partij voor de Utrechtse Student 

    1. M.E. (Maud) Duurkens, Law, Economics and Governance 
    2. C.S. (Kees) De Vries, Law, Economics and Governance 
    3. E.P.C. (Emar) Kronenburg, Geosciences 
    4. M.W.M. (Michiel) Jekel, Science 
    5. J.E.M. (Julie) Brinkman, Law, Economics and Governance 
    6. B. (Bram) Van der Avoird, Law, Economics and Governance 
    7. F.A.M. (Frederike) Hoefakker, Law, Economics and Governance 
    8. M.A.W. (Maurits) Sprong, Law, Economics and Governance 
    9. L.U. (Lay) De Jong, Science 
    10. V.M.P. (Valerie) Lhoëst, Law, Economics and Governance 
    11. J. (Jordi) Van den Hoven, Humanities 
    12. J. (Jesper) Vink, Law, Economics and Governance 
    13. A.G.M. (Anne) Van Bentum, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    14. N.D. (Nathan) De Boo, Science 
    15. M.D. (Marte) Voorneveld, Science 
    16. F.S. (Finn) Den Boeft, Humanities 
    17. P.C. (Philippa) Steensma, Medicine/Science 
    18. S.O. (Sebastiaan) Thomassen, Medicine 
    19. C.A.J.(Charlotte) Stikkelbroeck, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    20. P. (Patrick) Dekker, Humanities 
    21. A.M. (Dries) Van Akkerveeken, Law, Economics and Governance 
    22. I.J. (Ilse) Smit, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    23. D. (Daan) Veldhuis, Science 
    24. V.S.J.T. (Valerie) Van Eck, Law, Economics and Governance 
    25. S. (Silke) Westerbeek, Medicine/Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    26. S.J. (Sjoerd) Hopman, Law, Economics and Governance 
    27. J.A.W.M. (Jules) Van Lith, Geosciences 
    28. N.H. (Noralie) Collée, Social and Behavioural Sciences 
    29. N. (Nick) Noteboom, Humanities 
    30. S.A. (Sifra) Meijers, Law, Economics and Governance/Humanities 


    What is the schedule?

    Week of 7 March 2022

    Students and relevant employees receive an e-mail to check their listing in the electoral roll.

    8 March – 14 April 2022

    Submission of candidate forms and consent forms

    25 April 2022

    Announcement of candidate lists (public meeting)

    16-18 May 2022 (23:59)


    20 May 2022

    Announcement of election results (public meeting)

    More information

    Do you want more information about the elections? Read the regulations or contact the secretary to the Central Electoral Office, Anne Marie Partridge