Session 07.11

How to turn student representation into student engagement: Insights from two European University alliances

Student representatives play a vital role in protecting student rights, being a voice in decision-making and serving as an important link between a university and its students. Nevertheless, the idea of what a student representative is and how students should be involved differs vastly between countries and universities. In this session, two European Universities Initiative alliances – EUGLOH and EUTOPIA – discuss the traps to avoid and some concrete ideas for how to spark student engagement.


  • European-funded programmes
    • European Universities Initiative


  • Emily Helmeid, 
    Université Paris-Saclay, France


  • Isabelle Nilsson, 
    Lund University, Sweden
  • Karin Jonson, 
    Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Charlotte Malle, 
    Université Paris-Saclay, France
  • Paul-Adrien Viala, 
    Cergy Paris Université, France