Each year the group of Masterini elects two student representatives whose most important task is to act as “go-betweens” in all communication to and from the student body and the EIUC/E.MA academic and administrative staff.
According to the E.MA Statute (the “Venice Charter”), Art. 8 § 2, the student representatives have consultative status in the E.MA Council, the highest decision-making body where all universities participating in the programme are represented. The student representatives participate in the E.MA Council meetings generally taking place in December (when the distribution of students to the second semester universities is decided), and at the end of the academic year, in September.
In addition student representatives are traditionally involved in the meetings of the E.MA Academic Curriculum Group and E.MA Executive Committee taking place usually in April/May, where the two bodies make a thorough evaluation of the past curriculum and elaborate proposals in view of the successive academic year.
The student representatives are moreover acting as facilitators in the evaluation process concerning both first and second semester courses by reporting to the E.MA Council in December on behalf of the student body and by collecting information on behalf of the students located all around Europe about the development of second semester activities.
The student representatives for the E.MA 2012/2013 are Christine Donovan and Stefan Van Uden.
Christine holds a BA in International Studies and a BA in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. After two years of studying /teaching /searching in South America, she held the position of Senior Analyst for the Consulate General of Mexico to the Carolinas. In the evenings, she taught English as a Second Language to adults at a local community college.
Stefan Van Uden
Stefan obtained a LLM degree in International Laws at the University of Maastricht. During his studies, he participated in exchange programs with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Stellenbosch University and Université Toulouse Capitole I. He was also engaged with Amnesty International Students Maastricht and worked as a student assistant on Human Rights and Democratisation at the University of Maastricht. Next to this he worked as an intern at the Sub-Sahara Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.