Participation at the UT

Staff can help shape UT policy. Their influence is greater than, say, a company’s works council. UT staff can influence:

  • the course established by the Executive Board for the university as a whole via the University Council (UR) and for UT terms of employment via the labour unions (OPUT)
  • policy for their respective faculty, research institute or service via the decentralised councils.

Students have a lot to say at the UT. They can even directly influence UT policy with respect to:

  • the course established by the Executive Board for the university as a whole via the University Council (UR)
  • policy for their respective faculty or programme course via the Faculty Council (FR) and Programme Committees (OLCs).