The students of a higher education institution form the student body whose democratically elected representative body is the student council. Student councils represent and protect the interests, needs and opinions of all of its students. The student body exercises the students’ right to self-government and independently decides and organises matters of student life based on the students’ interests, needs, rights and obligations, supporting the development of the students into enterprising and responsible citizens.

Read more at § 18 of the Higher Education Act- Student body and student council

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