According to § 46a HG NW the University appoints a representative in each faculty being responsible for student assistant issues within the respective faculty. This Representative of Student Assistants shall be elected by all the students entitled to vote within the respective faculty. For every representative a personal deputy is elected as well.
Furthermore a respresentative (including a personal deputy) is elected being responsible for issues of student assistants who are not assigned to any faculty. For this representative all students of Bielefeld University are entiteld to vote.
The term of office is one year. The elected persons form the Board of Representatives of Student Assistants; the current composition can be found here.
The elections are held annually at the same time as the elections to the Senate and the Faculty Committees. The Electoral Regulations of Bielefeld University in the version of 15 November 2019 (German version only) shall apply.
Board of Representatives of Student Assistants elects one member as Speaker (including a personal deputy) who become non-voting members of the Senate.