Every two years the ÖH-elections take place. All students - even those, who are taking a semester abroad at an austrian university - are eligible to vote.
You elect the people who will represent you in the coming two years in regards to your major. There's three levels:
- governmental representation: this plane will represent you in the entirety of austria. The governmental representation watches out to keep new laws and policies student-friendly. They also offer a selection of social options and services.
- university representation: this plane works directly with the technical university of graz. The main focus here lays on dealing with lecturers and the university's rectorate. The inter-universital representation also offer direct consultation, individual representation and other services to improve your everyday life as a student.
- student council: Your respective student's council is directly responsible for their own major. They assist you with questions about individual classes, mediate between lecturers and students and are your first go-to for anything regarding your major.
Representation works better, the more students join in!