The Students Union was founded during the 1992-93 academic year. Its aim is to contribute to the development of the Department and to ensure high level educational procedures.
One of the primary aims of the Union is to facilitate the smooth introduction of new students in the academic community. In addition, the Union organizes lectures and seminars so as to keep its members updated on issues related to employment opportunities and developments in the field of Computer Science. Other aims include the promotion of culture within the Department and its active participation in scientific conferences and workshops. The Students Union has also set up a lending library for the benefit of its members. The library contains books related to the undergraduate courses.
The administrative organs of the Association
The students participate in the Department General Assembly as well as in other administrative bodies of the University e.g. in the Senate. The number of students’ representatives in the General Assembly equals 50% of the Academic Staff members.
The Head and the Deputy Head of the Department are elected by a body of electors that comprises of i) all Academic Staff members, ii) all undergraduate and graduate students, iii) all research and teaching assistants, scientific associates, Specialized Educational Personnel members, and Specialized Administrative and Technical Staff members of the Department.
The Students Union elects a Steering Board comprising of 7 members as well as five-member boards for each year of studies. All students’ representatives are elected during the student elections that take place yearly in the beginning of April.
The Students Union Steering Board is responsible for all issues related to students. All decisions are taken by the Students General Assembly, which is the main governing body and convenes when deemed necessary. The five-member boards for each year of studies deal with issues that are specific to this year. The students’ representatives in the Department’s General Assembly participate in the Department administration, for example in the screening of applications for the transfer of students from equivalent University departments or in the decision-making for issues such as the Department Curriculum and its implementation (in what refers to student-related issues). In other issues, such as the selection of members of electoral bodies or the distribution of the Department yearly budget, the students’ representatives have no voting rights and can only express their opinion.