The Saxon Law on University “Freedom“ stipulates that students may participate democratically in the organisational processes of their university. In concrete terms, this means that members of FaRaPhy participate and vote in university and faculty committees.
The faculty council is the administration committee of our faculty. It appoints the StuKo and the examination board.There the deans and senators report on their work in their committees. There is also a disussion about the actual processes in the faculty and academic affairs. In the faculty council are three students which were directly elected into the committee for one year.
The examination board is one of the university policy committees in which selected members of the student council can participate. The main task of the PA is to respond to applications from us students and to act in accordance with the examination and study regulations. The meetings usually take place every four weeks. In these, the second repeat examinations and completed internships are usually voted on, as well as applications for crediting for academic achievements, for example during a semester abroad.
The StuRa is your representation at university level. As a rule, plenary sessions are held every two weeks and deal with university policy topics and/or areas of student life. The StuRa is non-partisan and independent. It represents the interests of the students of the University of Leipzig. It supports financially AG's and student initiatives and represents a platform for the exchange of opinions. In addition, there are also tangible things such as a job exchange, social counselling and legal advice.
The QSK is a faculty-wide committee subdivided into the faculty council and deals primarily with the quality of teaching at our faculty. One of its main tasks is the establishment of an evaluation procedure. For us, the QSK is particularly interesting for one reason: it is equally staffed with students and lecturers/employees. This enables the student representatives to meet the professors at eye level and has a large right of co-determination.
The study commissions each consist of 3 students and 3 teachers and are therefore made up of equal numbers of students and teachers. This ensures that the interests of students and teachers are equally taken into account. Topics such as the general structure and course of studies as well as module contents etc. are dealt with, so the StuKos are very important from the student's point of view due to their influence.
The PhD Representation is a self-representative body of a member group of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences of the University of Leipzig. It serves to network, organise and advise all doctoral students of the Faculty and the associated institutes. An elected member of the representation takes part in the meetings of the Faculty Council in an advisory capacity. One member is also represented in the committee for the revision of the doctoral regulations.