About our organisationWhat is the Student Council?
Our key values are important and they represent the quality of our work. The student Council’s main purpose is to provide an environment for improving our university. We do it all together, hand in hand, as we believe that when we collaborate, we can achieve great things.
Being a part of the Student Council means that you have a direct influence on the quality of studies, areas, and services provided by ITU. We strive for these values:
- We are motivated and passionate.
- We are efficient and effective.
- We are curious and creative.
Join our organisation
We are always looking for more volunteers and students interested in either collaborating with us or joining the organisation. We strive to match our members competences with positions and tasks that can help the organisation reach it’s goals, while still being a rewarding experience for our volunteers.
The Student Council must be the primary and most significant independent student organization, with great influence in decision making at IT University of Copenhagen.
To achieve our vision, we aim to accomplish certain objectives:
- Influence ITU`s educational and administrative decisions,
- Make important decisions when it comes to the study environment,
- Fight for our rights of a World Class Education in ITU,
- Contribute to National Student Politics organisations in Denmark,
- Establish communication with other student organisations around ITU and the European Union so we could share our knowledge and insights based on current regulations.
Where can you make an impact?
There are different types of responsibility and focus-areas. Find out which one fits you best!
Student Council Board
A board is elected to oversee the functioning of the organisation and the follow up on the execution of projects decided upon the Student Council Meetings. An election is held annually during the General Assembly, where any member of the organisation can vote for the chairman,vice-chairman, treasurer and 2 more board positions.
Student elected representatives (sometimes referred to as SERs’) are students who submitted their candidacy during the IT yearly Election and have been awarded a seat in the various collegiate bodies of the university, where student input is used to improve the quality of the study environment, in accordance to danish law.
We are always looking for more volunteers and ideas! Every semester we gather new students who join the organisation, find interesting projects and start making an impact. Join our Meet & Greet event in the beginning of the semester, or contact us if you would like to join the organisation later in the year.
In the Subject Area Teams you will participate in developing your own education. You will be participating in developing courses, specializations and on the whole participate in ensuring coherence in the education. You might also get the possibility to be part of a appeals board, who handles complaints about examinations.
- The Subject Area Team for Business
- The Subject Area Team for Digital Communication
- The Subject Area Team for Computer Sciences
- The Subject Area Team for Games
The Study Board is set up to ensure the students´ influence on education and teaching. The Study Board must ensure planning, completion and development of education and teaching at ITU. The Study Board ITU is composed of 8 members appointed by the subject area teams and 2 members elected directly for the Board of Studies ITU.
As a member of the Board of Studies you will be participating in:
- Working out suggestions for new curricula
- Approving plans for organization of teaching and tests
- Making statements and discuss issues on education and teaching, which the Vice Chancellor, or a person authorized by the Vice Chancellor, presents.
The Academic Board makes statements to the vice chancellor concerning the internal allocation of funds and strategic science- and educational areas and plans for the knowledge sharing. It is also the Academic Board who gives out PhD- and doctor´s degrees. The Board can make statements on all academic issues of great concern for the activities at ITU and must discuss all issues presented by the vice chancellor.
The Board of Directors is the highest authority of the IT University. The Board of Directors is composed of 1 chairman and 8 members. The Board of Directors represents the interests of the university as an educational and scientific institution and establishes the guidelines for the organization, the long-range-activities and the development of the university.
- As a member of the Board you will participate in making decisions concerning:
- Finances and budgets for the ITU
- The strategy for the long-range-activities at ITU
The organisation updates the Bylaws after each General Assembly and makes available the document for any student to read. Improvements and edits are only made during the General Assembly, or during extraordinary assemblies if they are called by the board or by the council.
It is required that all members of the organisation get together at least once a year, and hold a General Assembly. The meeting is held to vote for a new board of directors, decide on a work plan for the next year and make suggestions to the organisations bylaws. Amendments to the bylaws must be received by the Board of the Student Council, 1 week before the meeting at the latest by email submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org