Student Engagement

Student voice, participation and leadership

The IPBS Student Council was rebuilt in 2019 and since then has acted as a representing and administrative body for all IPBS-wide student-led activities with the aim to connect IPBS Students throughout the network and to empower the community spirit. Moreover, it is the connecting body between the IPBS universities and the students as the Student Council Leads attend the semi-annual IPBS Meetings and strengthen the IPBS network and fruitful exchange between universities, professors, programme directors and students. This allows to take the students’ voice actively in the decision-making process into account with regard to the best shape of their educational experience.

The following graphic shows how the Student Council is structured

If you’re an IPBS Student and want to play an active role within the network, you can apply for open Rep and Lead positions in the Student Council at the beginning of every academic year. Please follow us on LinkedIn to not miss application deadlines or email us at



There are various events throughout the year that the IPBS Student Council either organizes or is represented at:

  • Coffee Chats 
    Coffee Chats are casual but intriguing online sessions hosted by the IPBS Student Council to connect students worldwide. The short sessions are designed for alumni to share their ideas, knowledge, and insights on their career decisions with current students in the network. Previous sessions featured Christopher Schell, COO of Intel, Josefine Durr, Analyst at BlackRock, and Laura Proefrock, ex-McKinsey and Chief of Staff at Peppy.

The following sessions will be advertised via email through your local representatives and LinkedIn:

  • IPBS Student Forum
    IPBS Student Forum: An annual 1-2 day networking event designed for students and alumni of the entire IPBS network. The forum provides a unique opportunity for participants to engage in career advice sessions, network with successful alumni, and take part in various interactive activities.

    Past Forums: 

    – Madrid 2023: The revival of the IPBS Student Forum, setting a standard for an annual event for networking and professional development within the IPBS community.

    – Dublin 2024: Featured a day of workshops, keynote sessions, and an exclusive dinner, followed by a day of social activities and tours around Dublin, fostering connections and lasting friendships.

    Stay tuned for more information on the IPBS Student Forum 2025, which will be communicated via LinkedIn.



Just get in touch with us, we are happy to answer your questions.

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Colleen Duong 

Program: Canadian-Irish
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Current Institution: DCU Business School
Phone: +353 89 231 9767

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Maja Hennig

Program: German-Irish
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Current Institution: DCU Business School
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Anne Quevillon

Program: Canadian-French
Year: 3
Current Institution: NEOMA Business School
Phone:  +33 06 52 52 39 23

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