To introduce ourselves, we are Annelot Pannekoek, Kasia Kiedrowska, Joris van der Werve and Nik Hartog representing Maastricht Student Representation Party DOPE this year in the upcoming elections for the Faculty Council. We wish to participate in the election process in order to help take flaws out of the system, optimize the learning environment, encourage personal development of student, encourage stronger communication between the students and faculty members, urge for more transparency in sustainability, and push for the availability of more learning spaces for all current and future students.
We are a diverse group of students, studying Dutch Law and European law, and originate from a wide variety of places, such as locally here in Maastricht, throughout the Netherlands, and even internationally from Poland. Through this, we believe that we can create an diverse experience from all aspects of our faculty, and optimize efforts in order to identify the flaws in our faculty that need to be approached. Through shared norms and values, we are determined to work hard and will go the extra mile to achieve what we want to achieve. We hope that through our efforts we will bring the students more in touch with the university and let their voices be heard.
Specifically, with regards to issues in planning tutorials, many students struggle with the timeslots. We want to achieve a mechanism where students can sign themselves up for a specific tutorial, and if not, are otherwise are assigned to one. Similarly, we want to encourage the implementation of a mentor that meets with students when needed to guide the freshmen through the first year to make sure the pass rate overall will increase.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add or to change, but when there is nothing left to take away or change. As the work is not done yet, we will do our best to make it better step by step along the way.
Vote DOPE for a better UM tomorrow!