The Amsterdam University of the Arts has a council for the whole school (HR), and each faculty of the AHK has a faculty council (FR).
The participatory councils are the formal bodies for students and personnel with whom the Governing Body and heads of faculties discuss matters bearing on policy and course content. Two members of each faculty sit on the HR (a member of staff and a student member), as well as a member of staff of the Service Bureau. Membership of the HR or FR is for two years and is by election.
The faculty councils deal with matters concerning the faculty, while the council for the whole school deals with matters that concern the school as a whole or transcend the faculty level.
The councils have the right of approval and recommendation, depending on the matter at hand. These rights are specified in the participatory council regulations.
Download the rules and regulations of the participation council (PDF, Dutch)