The student council (StuRa) is a group of volunteers representing the student body of the TU Freiberg. It incorporates legislative and executive functions which are carried out by the Student Parliament (StuPa) and the General Student Committee (AstA) in many other German universities in one board.
The student council is comprised of maximum three students of each faculty who are being appointed by the student representatives (FSR). Therefore the student council is made up of at the most 18 members with voting power. Similar to the AstAs in other German universities the representatives of the student council form different units in which they care for specific topics. Furthermore a management board is constituted, comprised of a president, a spokesperson and two treasurers. The student council is responsible for the funds of the student body and its rulings are binding for the students. The council is receiving 7 Euro per student and semester for fulfilling its tasks. The money is used to sponsor sportive or cultural events but also supports various working groups and initiatives. In addition the student representatives of each faculty receive their own budgets which depend on the number of students matriculated at the respective faculty. The student council serves as a partner in solving problems related to your studies and offers support for example in regard to the Federal Student Loan (BAföG) or for any questions concerning the examination policies. Moreover, it cares for all interests of the students going beyond the scope of the faculty level.
Members of the student council
Apart from the elected members the student council is supported by a great number of freelancers. The realisation of many of our projects wouldn’t be possible without their active back up.
For organizational purposes the student council is subdivided into seven units which are being coordinated by the management board.
The unit Higher Education Policies represents your interests beyond the TUBAF and even state level. In cooperation with student bodies from other universities we deal with current tendencies in politics concerning the education sector and try to introduce our own ideas into the legislative procedure. Furthermore, we entertain contacts to many decision makers in the economy, politics and society to sensibilise the general public more than ever for needs and problems of the students.
One could say that we have the most pleasant of all tasks in the student council. Few paper work but all the more fun. We are responsible for the (financial) support of cultural and sportive events and the (co-)organisation of small and large activities. For example a variety of working groups are receiving financial and material support or we reimburse the travel costs to university sports competitions. Additionally, the student clubs are assisted in each semester. Hereby we set our focus on small-scale art performances (e.g. cabaret and readings) as these costs often can’t be covered in any other way. Problems with the progression of your studies? Questions about the exam policies? Surely not with our help!
The unit Studies and Education offers fast and professional help to all those who have slipped into a conflict with the university. We achieve our goal by intensive and critical analysis of laws and policies of the university. Moreover, we are in close contact with the members of other boards (like the senate) to keep ourselves updated on current internal developments. Lastly, it is our job to ensure a smooth ride through your studies.
Should you have any problems or questions regarding social issues, the unit Student Services and Social Affairs is your call. We offer assistance particularly in regard to the Federal Student Loan (BAföG) but also provide general social counselling.
Seven euro of your semester fee is going towards the student council. The treasurers oversee the proper usage and administration of the funds in the interest of the student body. Altogether they look after the economic feasibility on the spending side and the adherence to relevant laws and regulations.
The remaining two units are Public Relations and Equipment. The PR unit takes care of announcing and advertising events and also does typical press work. In doing so we want to provide the necessary transparency of our work towards the student body but also in regard to the general public. We receive great support from the unit Equipment, which provides help related to IT questions, maintenance and acquisition of hard- and software.
All other boards, including their functions, are listed in our board guide.