Programme Committees

The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences has four Programme Committees, each for every study. The committee advises the director of the study on all proposed changes to the structure and/or organisation of the programme. They also guard the quality of the programme and can offer advice, whether on request or on its own initiative on all matters concerning the quality of the teaching and/or the organisation of the programme. The committee consists of staff and student members.

You can contact your Programme Committee by e-mail:
- Psychology:
- Pedagogical Sciences:
- Public Administration:
- Sociology:

The Faculty Council

The Faculty Council of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is an elected body that represents the interests of the employees and students. This Council advises the Faculty Management on issues pertaining to educational and research activities, but also other issues concerning the ESSB community. The meetings of the Council are public and can be attended by any interested person.
The Faculty Council is permanently open to issues that are of general interest to the ESSB community. Students and employees are encouraged to flag relevant suggestions, incidents, and other events that can contribute to prioritizing issues and providing well-informed advice to the Faculty Management. So it is important to get input from the Programme Committees.

Especially important is the fact that the Faculty Council has to approve every year the Examination Regulations for the new academic year. Please feel free to contact the Faculty Council:

The Boards of Directors

Every study at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences has a board of directors. These boards consists of the chairman of the institute, the education director, the sciences director and a student member. These students can represent the students in the decisions made by these boards. So it is useful to have them, because they can explain why a decision is made by the board and they can take the input from an Educational Committee in their meetings.

Faculty Management Meeting

The Faculty Management Meeting is the highest layer in the hierarchy of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. In the Faculty Management Meeting the Dean takes place together with the Faculty Director, two staff members and a student member. Every year the Education Officer of the board of Cedo Nulli will be put forward for this function. The Faculty Council then decides of this person is appropriate for this function.

The Education Officer of Cedo Nulli

The Education Officer of the board of Cedo Nulli is responsible for the student representation of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. He or she will make sure that the different student representation bodies will be in contact with each other, so that they can exchange information and work together. This is very important for the functioning of the student representation.
The Education Officer organizes different meetings for the different students of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences which take place in the different bodies of the student representation (for example Faculty Council, Board of Directors, Educational Committees).


When we put down all the bodies of the hierarchy and the student representation, we will get this overview:
1. Executive Board Erasmus University Rotterdam
- University Council
2. Faculty Management Meeting 
- Faculty Council
3. Board of Directors of (Psychology, Public Administration, etc.)
- Educational Committee of (Psychology, Public Administration, etc.)

Do you have questions about how to participate in the student representation of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences? Or do you have comments, ideas or complaints about the education? Send an e-mail to and the Education Officer of Cedo Nulli can send you the the right place.