As a student, you have the right and the opportunity to represent your interests and needs on a political level and to influence the decisions of your university. One of the most important bodies for this is the student parliament (Stupa). It offers you the opportunity to actively participate in the shaping of your studies and your university.
What is the Student Parliament?
The student parliament is the highest democratically elected body of the student body at German universities. It consists of student representatives and has the task of representing your interests and controlling the work of the AStA (General Student Committee).
In addition, through its political mandate, the StuPa can make statements on behalf of the students and take a stand on university policy issues.
The student parliament at Heilbronn University
The parliament consists of 28 seats:
- 7 student senate members
- 7 delegates of the student councils
- 14 Members by direct mandates
The head of the StuPa is the chairperson with his or her two representatives. These offices are elected annually by the student parliament.
Meetings are usually held 2 weeks prior to the university’s Senta meetings. The meetings are open to the public and the exact dates and venues are announced in the calendar of events.
Other bodies that represent your interests
In addition to the student parliament, there are other bodies that represent your interests, such as the student council or the AStA. The Fachschaftsrat is the body of the students of a certain subject area, which represents the interests of the students towards the university and the department management. The AStA is the executive body of the StuPa and implements the decisions of the parliament.
Registration for the next session
Involvement in the student parliament
Working in the student parliament gives you the chance to actively advocate for your interests and improve your skills in areas such as organization, negotiation and teamwork. In addition, you can make valuable contacts through your work in the student parliament and qualify for your future career.