The PhD council is a gathering for both official PhD representatives as well as any PhD student with ideas or opinions. At our informal meetings (about 6 per year) we discuss relevant UHasselt news and policy changes, and take action whenever needed.
Apart from bringing together elected representatives from the board of directors, the faculty and department councils as well as the doctoral school boards and management teams, we also appoint additional representatives for:
- Doctoral School council & VLIR workgroup DS
- Food commission
- Library commission
- Council for Student Facilities
Every member - whether they take up a mandate or not - is informed about current affairs and can apply this knowledge in their own environment and spread it amongst colleagues.
We start each meeting with updates from our representatives and then continue with a more in-depth discussion on relevant topics. These can be just about anything related to the work and life of a PhD student at UHasselt, ranging from doctoral school and university policies to practical organisational issues at the department level or to the supplying of food in the cafeteria.