ESHPM Council

What is the ESHPM Council?

ESHPM has its own staff and student participation council, called ESHPM Council. This council in fact is functioning as a faculty council and has the right of co-determination with the Daily Board (DB). The ESHPM Council has eight members: four representing the staff and four representing the students. The term of office for staff members is two years and for student council members one year.

What are the tasks of the ESHPM council?

We primarily safeguard the interests of students and staff. Minimally six times a year we meet with the DB, consisting of the Vice-Dean (Hans Severens), Director of education (Antoinette de Bont), Director of research (Pieter van Baal) and Director of operations (Suzanne van der Pluijm) to discuss the state of affairs in ESHPM. We prepare these meetings in our own council meetings. All meetings are public and related documents are publicly accessible in principle. The range of our tasks is defined in ESHPM’s Internal Regulations. Our tasks are in accordance with the legally granted powers of a faculty council. They include the right of assent as regards ESHPM’s Internal Regulations and the Teaching and Examination Regulations. We also advise the MT, by request or on our own initiative, on the institutional policy regarding education and research and on financial and/or organisational issues. For that matter, the ESHPM Council has the authority to issue proposals and to make known its views on all matters pertinent to ESHPM. Furthermore, the staff representatives have the right to advise on, for example, ESHPM’s organisation and functioning, its staff policy, and reorganisations.

The ESHPM council is there for you!

It will be clear that participating in the ESHPM Council offers the opportunity to engage in joined-up thinking, discussing and deciding on matters of importance to the education, research and organisation of ESHPM. We are open to receive suggestions for issues that you think should be discussed with DB members.