The next elections will be held from 05 to 07 December 2023.
Whom can I vote for?
The question is easy to answer: students from our student faculty!
Five different committees must be newly staffed with student members: the faculty student council, the senate, the extended senate, the faculty council and the divisional council. Students sit on each of these bodies, representing student interests and helping to determine the future of the university, faculties and courses of study.
For more info on the committees, see the “What do I vote for?” section further down this page.
Enjoy browsing and make a good choice!
Why should I vote?
Because elections are basically a good opportunity to influence and shape things.
Students can contribute their experience and observations from a very large crowd. Your interests are not represented – as in the Bundestag – by political parties vying for voters’ favor, but by individual volunteers who decide together. That is why it is important that you vote. Only through a high voter turnout can we show that our students are behind us. This significantly increases the power of our arguments!
When and where do I vote?
The university elections 2023 will take place at the university as well as as postal vote. From 05 to 07 December you can vote in the foyer of POT/13 in front of the FSR office:
- 05.12.2023: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
- 06.12.2023: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
- 07.12.2023: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
At these times, candidates will be handing out free punch, mulled wine and biscuits to all voters.
What do I vote for?
You can elect the student council, as well as the student representatives of the faculty council, the departmental council, the senate, the extended senate, and the student equal opportunity representative. You should know the student council by now. You have three votes for it, which you can distribute among one to three candidates as you wish.
In addition to the student council, you also elect student members to other committees: To the Faculty Council (two), which manages the fate of the entire faculty, to the Divisional Council (three), to the Senate (four), which is responsible for the entire university, and to the Extended Senate, which meets only for the election of the rector and the adoption of basic regulations (four more).
How can I vote?
Just be there in the foyer, take your student ID with you and the election committee will hand you your ballot papers.
Where can I find additional information?
If you have any questions, you can always contact us.