Verenigde Universiteit Antwerpen Studenten (VUAS) defends the interests of students and student associations at all levels. It consists of representatives of the presidents of two umbrella associations, i.e. UNIFAC (Stadscampus) and ASK-Stuwer (Campus Middelheim/Groenenborger and Campus Drie Eiken).
These umbrella associations are responsible for the practical organisation of on-campus student life. They coordinate collaboration between the various faculty associations, inform students about all on-campus events and organise numerous activities such as ‘cantussen’ (singing and drinking events), parties, a film week, cocktail parties, student balls, a go-kart race and several other events.
Along with the Student Council these umbrella associations ensure that students are represented in various bodies of the University of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp.