Employee participation

Joining a participational body offers you the opportunity reflect on and discuss important issues. There are several bodies you can join as an employee. Make your voice heard and contribute to the future of Radboud University.

Participational bodies

Works Council

The Works Council (OR) represents the interests of university staff. They determine how to spend the 500-million-euro budget and discuss policies and all issues concerning staff members at the university. The Works Council has advisory and consent rights.

Themes: education quality, budget, student welfare, social safety, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability
Consults with: University Student Council, Executive Board, policymakers
Duration: 2 years
Election period: May/June

Representative Council

As a member of the Representative Council (OC), you consult and advise on a wide range of issues that affect your faculty. The Representative Council consists of staff members employed at the relevant department. You represent the interests of your colleagues.

Themes: education policy, direction, facilities and amenities, internationalisation, ICT
Consults with: Faculty Student Council, Works Council and Faculty Board
Duration: 2 years
Election period: May/June

I can make a real difference in the Works Council
Rian Bobbink
Rian Bobbink Member of the Radboud University Works Council (OR) Read Rian's story
We want to make a real difference for our colleagues
Martine Gulden
Martine Gulden Radboud Services OC chair Read Martine's story

Meeting with other bodies

University Joint Assembly

During the University Joint Assembly (UGV), students and employees discuss university-wide topics with the Executive Board. The UGV assembly’s agenda includes matters that relate to general and strategic policy. Agendas and meeting minutes of the UGV can be viewed by students and staff.

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Faculty Joint Assembly

Each faculty has a Faculty Joint Assembly (FGV), which is where the Faculty Student Council and the Representative Council confer with the Faculty Board. The FGV assembly’s agenda includes matters that relate to educational policy and the faculty’s facilities.

Contact information

Questions about employee participation? Please contact the Official Employee Participation Secretary.