Organization of Education

Education Office
The Education Office is responsible for coordinating and organizing teaching and education within the faculty. This includes matters such as student administration, examinations and the examination registration process, timetabling, student supervision and quality assurance. At the moment, Pieter Rotteveel is interim manager of the Education Office.
Contact: onderwijsbureau.beta@vu.nl 

Programme Committees
Each degree programme has its own programme committee, as required by the Higher Education and Research Act. The committee includes an equal number of staff and student members. 

The Programme Committee is responsible for:
- advising on teaching and education, including the Academic and Examination Regulations;
- conducting an annual evaluation of the way in which the Academic and Examination Regulations are implemented;
- making recommendations, either on its own initiative or on request, on all matters relating to teaching in the degree programme in question. 

Examination Board
The Faculty Board appoints a separate Examination Board for each degree programme. The Examination Board draws up rules to ensure that examinations are organized properly, and issues the results of examinations. It appoints examiners and can provide them with guidelines on the assessment of examinations. 

Faculty Student Council
The Faculty Student Council (fSR) is the official consultative body for students at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences. The fSR monitors the quality of education and represents the interests of the students within the faculty’s decision-making procedures. The fSR forms a link between students and the faculty board and thus makes an important contribution to decision-making. 

The council always likes to know what is happening within the faculty. Student input is therefore very welcome. If you have a problem that you would like the fSR to help you with, please do not hesitate to contact them. (NIEUWE CONTACTINFO TOEVOEGEN)