Students' Self Governance

What we do

The course specific Students Committee (StugA) consists of an elected group of students from the Faculty 5. The StugA attends to the issues of the students of the faculty. However, we,re a point of contact for all members of the geosciences faculty - be they students, staff or professors.
As such, we serve as intermediary between the students on one side and teachers and administration on the other. We represent your interests to the teachers and administration and help to solve conflicts as well as convey constructive criticism to the decision makers.

We organise the Orientation Week for first semester students and make sure that the Barbara party and the Summer festival can happen. Additionally, we are a port of call for prospective students, whether they are new to university life or want to change universities. We are happy to help you find the information and contacts you need to successfully start your studies here.

If you have ideas or suggestions (or criticisms), please do not hesitate to take them to us - the StugA can only thrive with active participation from all our students. Everyone who enjoys working in a team and who wants to be an advocate for their fellow students is cordially invited to join us.

Student representation in the faculty committees

  • Faculty Board
    The Faculty Board is the highest executive committee in the department. It consists of 7 professors, 2 academic staff, 2 other staff and 2 students. Each status group elects its representatives in the university-wide election every summer semester. The Faculty Board elects the members of the other departmental committees and of the deans office.
    Faculty Board
  • Advisory committee for study affairs
    The advisory committee for study affairs is mainly tasked with ensuring high quality in teaching. It is comprised of 4 students, 2 academic staff and 2 professors. The committee meets 4-6 times per year. Course evaluation, improvement of exam regulations, management of the field trip offers as well as topical issues are what the advisory committee is concerned with.
    Undergraduate Committee
  • Examination Boards Bachelor/Master
    The examination boards are concerned with all matters relating to their respective exam regulations. They also propose new exam regulations or improve existing ones. The faculty has three examination boards: one for the B.Sc. program, one for the M.Sc. Geowissenschaften and M.Sc. Marine Geosciences combined and one for the M.Sc. Materials Chemistry. They consist of 2 professors, 1 academic staff and 2 students.
  • Promotion Committee
    The promotion committee handles all matters pertaining to PhD-students, such as the approval for starting a PhD.
    PhD Committee