Quality agreements - students

As a student, you may have an influence on the substantiation of the quality agreements, even if you are not a member of the participation council. The board and the participation council are supposed to ensure a broad engagement of the community of the university or the university of applied sciences.

Due to the quality agreements, extra money becomes available for improvements of education. Your institution can spend it on six themes. This can make a difference for you too: perhaps more money will be allocated towards securing smaller groups or intensified supervision for your courses. Or perhaps the board of your university or university of applied sciences - or that of your faculty, domain, or academy - chooses to spend the money on improving academic and career development counselling or better facilities. You can ask your representatives in the participation council for more information about the allocation of these funds.

Three tips

  1. If you have ideas about what is necessary for improvement of education at your educational program, you may always approach the educational program committee. For ideas concerning the buildings and workplaces, it is best to approach the participation council of your university or university of applied sciences, or that of your academy, domain, or faculty. Through the quality agreements, they may be able to free up more funds for matters you consider to be important.
  2. Whenever you share experiences or ideas, it is good to not only do this verbally, but also send your input via email. This ensures that there is a record of your input, which facilitates your representative to more easily transfer this information to your colleagues or potential successors.
  3. If you would like to engage yourself in the quality agreements, becoming active in the participation council may be suitable for you. Get in touch with the participation council at your institution in order to get more information on what this would entail.

Would you like to know more about the role of the participation council? Please visit the pages for the central councils,decentralized councils and educational program committees.