In May 2017, representatives of the International Students’ Association Council were elected to the HSE Student Council for the first time. They will serve until February 2018 when a new election will take place. The International Student Association Council (or International Student Council for short) currently consists of five students from CIS and Baltic countries, and three students from other countries.
In December 2015, HSE elected its first Student Ombudsman — master’s student Ivan Chernyavsky. In an interview with HSE, Ivan talks about his upcoming plans, as well as the problems that he already faces in his new role as Ombudsman.
HSE is holding elections for the Student Council and for the post of Student Ombudsman or rights defender. Grant allocations and student expulsions, financing student projects and renewing degree courses are just a few of the things student self-governing bodies are involved in but it’s enough to show why every student should vote.