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

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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OpRecht

  • No paternalism: studying at our faculty increasingly feels like being back in high school. Compulsory attendance, strict thesis deadlines and mandatory digital assignments do not belong at university.
  • More democracy and transpareny: students should be represented at all levels. Communication about important changes should be clear and timely (like new exam and retake dates). All vacancies should be made public.
  • More decentralization: the faculty should be able to make its own decisions, not the central board. The central board should refrain from making decisions about the content of education and research at our faculty.
  • For all students: we strive for a more inclusive and diverse faculty and represent all students, including international students.

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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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