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This page provides an overview on which parties run for the Central Student Council (CSR) and what their views are.

De Vrije Student

In our party, the freedom of the student is essential. For the tuition fee, it should be possible that you can expand your knowledge to the utmost level and have the best education possible. By focusing on digitalization, a lower binding study advice (BSA) and flexibilization of studies, we thrive to realize this vision. Our party ensures an accessible university, where every student can develop him- or herself. We want to create space for your own completion and generate personal attention.

  • Digitalization: online lectures, online readers and following your courses on the internet.
  • Reasonable food prices: the current canteen prices do not match the average student's financial situation. The price for a basic sandwich quickly reaches four or five euros. 
  • Flexibilization: paying per course for students who don’t follow a full-time study. Personal development next to your study is important. Flexible studying is the solution for this.
  • Pro-diversity, against quota: we want a diverse university in multiple ways - also in terms of politics - but we are opposed to positive discrimination. The current diversity policy is nothing more than symptom control. This money can be spent in better ways e.g. improving the quality of education.
  • Less growth, more quality: According to the 'Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019' the master-studies at the UvA score below average in comparison to other masters offered in the Netherlands. Amongst others, we believe that the growing number of students lead to lower quality of our education.
  • Flexible BSA: the binding study advice (BSA) should be lower. There should be more space for your own choice of courses and extracurricular activities. A high BSA inhibits the personal development of students.
     

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UvASociaal

Diversity, sustainability, accessibility and transparency, these values sum up Uvasociaal in one sentence. We were founded in the year 2006 and since then have worked tirelessly to get the voice of the average student heard in the decision making process of the university. Our members have taken large scale initiatives such as the sustainability minor in the Faculty of economics and business, which will be offered starting next year and silent/contemplation rooms across the university. All of our members believe that we have a vital part to play in improving the university and we welcome everyone who feels they can help us in representing the students.

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Inter

Inter is a party founded on the values of transparency and democracy; we are striving to push these values all the way up to the most influential decision-makers at the university in order to give students a voice and the power to change real policies. We provide a platform for students to get involved in university politics and learn about the policies implemented at our institution through open meetings and publication of our minutes every week. 

We aim to find a balance between the interests of all students, Dutch and international. We believe that diversity of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds enriches the educational experience; therefore, we advocate for a more inclusive UvA.

Our law faculty representatives are currently involved in the dossiers concerning education, mental health, sustainability, digitalisation, and internationalisation / diversity. We care about the quality of your education, your general welfare, your future, and your opportunities. 

We Stand For:

  • Transparent and democratic decision-making
  • Quality of education and academic flexibility
  • Diversification of backgrounds of the student body
  • A balance between Dutch and international interests
  • Improved student welfare
  • Sustainable policies and practices
     

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SLAAFS

SLAAFS was originally founded out of discontent with the student council at the Faculty of Science. We noticed the elections were nothing but a popularity contest and that the political party system prevented people from strongly bringing forth their own opinion.

With SLAAFS people join the council on their own, with their own opinion. You can learn a lot from a year in the council. That's why we ask our candidates to give back their grant to the faculty. As a party, we do this in the form of free beer, which also helps us with the elections' popularity contest, keeping in contact with voters and making a council year more fun.

  • With SLAAFS you can join the list with your own positions, you'll get your own posters and your own flyers, with your opinion!
  • With SLAAFS the person with the most preference votes will be the first one in the council, despite their original position on the list.
  • We see the work we do for the council and the experience as enough reward and give the money back in the form of free beer

You can find us at the borrel on the 3rd of April, or reach us at slaafnwi@gmail.com.

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Red UvA

Red UvA is the only party that has an outspoken activist attitude. This way we distinguish ourselves strongly from other parties. Do you still believe in the say of student councils after all the stories about burn-outs, docile council members and the lack of power? Then you should not vote for Red UvA. Do you believe in solidarity between faculties in the struggle against thinking in terms of efficiency and do you trust people with experience who actually know what they are talking about? Then Red UvA is worth your vote. We will not be a part of the five-day long addressing of whichever student may come through the door, but instead organise and attend actions, digitally offer information about the party and answer questions. Just like we did last year.

Red UvA will not actively take part in the student council.When members of the party attain seats, then we will give the money coming with those seats to action groups at the university and refugee organisations. We do this because we think the money is better spent this way than on the non-say of formal student representation. Moreover, we think that you can currently achieve more with actions than with council activities. We will therefore not cease to exist after the elections. We will keep fighting for a better university.

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