2 May 2013
Last month we presented the first edition of our new (and yet to be) regular event - the Think tank.
It was a brainstorm meeting between the students and the Dean, who joined forces to tackle 4 major issues at our faculty :
- Study success measures
- Separation of the English and Dutch tracks
- Incoming and outgoing exchange students
- Integration of international students in Amsterdam
More than 30 people attended the meeting and discussed possible future changes concerning these topics. There was a great deal of useful suggestions which will definitely facilitate the improvements of our faculty. The Board and administration requested the input, and we submitted it to them shortly after the Think tank.
By the time your are reading this, we have already had a formal meeting with the Board, the education directors, teachers’ union and other important decision-responsible people from the FEB to give them the ideas they asked for. We discussed the outcome and ideas of the Think tank and agreed on future actions that need to be taken to implement the students’ suggestions. We will keep you posted!
To put it straight, the Think tank proved to be a great, results-generating idea. Students and administration working together for a better faculty appears to be an optimal way of improving quality of education and the atmosphere at the FEB. We as a Student Council believe that the close connection between the ones studying and the ones guiding the course of the faculty needs to be preserved and further developed and this is why we are planning on making the Think tank a regular event. Join us next time and maybe you will be the one deciding the future of the FEB!
16 April 2013
22 February 2013
Dear UvA student,
The elections for the 2013-2014 Student Councils are about to begin.
The Student Service Point features all the information you need on student participation at the University of Amsterdam (UvA):
The Central Student Council and Faculty Student Councils are set to take up their duties in September. The new council members will be elected this spring. The Electoral Register (which specifies who is entitled to vote in the upcoming elections) was compiled last week. Check your personal details in the Electoral Register to find out whether you are also entitled to vote:
If your name is featured in this register, you are entitled to vote.
You can also announce your candidacy for one of the Councils.
The election campaign will be followed by the voting period. Voting will take place from 13 through 17 May, and will be conducted digitally. You will receive a personalised, digital invitation to vote, stating which councils you are entitled to vote for. All major UvA locations also feature voting computers that will direct you to the voting application.
For now: please consult the Electoral Register!
26 January 2013
The voice of the students will finally be heard on the topic of abolishing the study week! The court hearing will take place on the 28th January (Monday) from 10:45 – 11:45 in Utrecht. You are more than welcome to join us and support the cause!
Exact address : Building “Woudstede” at Zwarte Woud 2 – Utrecht.
P.S. The hearing will be in Dutch only
18 December 2012
Important note to all students who received their diploma from UvA in the last 1.5 years !
The conversion of the Dutch grades in international standards on these diploma are wrong and not the same as stated on the website! All students from this period are recommended to apply for a new diploma, UvA guarantees that they will be sent asap (probably within a month) For all those interested: the conversion which officially (and correctly) applies are according to the NUFFIC standards.
If you have further questions concerning this topic you canof course contact us.
21 November 2012
We are looking for a new council member to take the position as Communication Officer. In this position, you would be responsible for the communication between the students and the faculty, but also actively participate in working groups concerning all different kind of topics.
Who we are looking for:
As we currently do not have a master student in our committee, it would be great if we could find a master/ and or econometrics student to better represent this part of the University. However, every student is welcome to apply! You should have some free time next to your studies and especially be highly motivated to help us improving the study experience at the UvA!
What you have to do:
Next Tuesday from 12.30-14h one of us will be at our room (E2.09). Everyone is welcome to pass by and we will explain a little what we (the FSR) are doing and what your tasks are going to be. After that we will announce a date (probably the week after) until when you have time to submit your creative and personal motivation letter. It is mainly important for us to get to know you a bit and your motivation why you would like to be in the council. Depending on how many applicants we have we might schedule short interviews.
Important: If you cannot make it on Tuesday, please let us know and we will schedule another appointment! It is important for us that you first get an idea of what we are doing before applying!
If you have any further questions, you can write an email or call
jana.zarges @ gmail . com or 0619043729
Hope to see you soon!
13 November 2012
The Student Councils are currently looking for a creative student to design their new “style”, that is labels, logos and sort of a model for our websites. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to exploit their creative side and additionally it will be financially rewarded. You will be able to see your work on posters, flyers, university newspapers and during elections!
We are also looking for a student that can restructure and design our new websites. This will be in cooperation with the student designing the new “style” of the councils. It will also be financially rewarded. Are you familiar with wordpress and motivated to help the councils with this project?
Send your CV and motivation before 10 December to jet.vangenuchten @ studentenraad . nl
(applications can be sent in Dutch or English. The applications will be viewed by one student in the Central Student Council. If you have any questions concerning the positions you can always contact us or Jet van Genuchten (CSR email see above) )
8 November 2012
Who is the best lecturer of the whole UvA?
Docent van het jaar (“lecturer of the year) is a campaign organized every year by all student councils of the UvA. It aims to reward teachers that put effort in their lectures and make them worth going for.
Do you have a teacher that always motivates you to come to lectures, brings up interesting topics and debates and makes you feel you learned a great deal from this course? Then nominate her/ him:
From every faculty, study associations will make a short list of the teachers that were nominated. One of them will then be chosen and promoted by the study association. A jury (of students from different faculties) will decide between a shortlist of teachers (one from each faculty).
This is a great opportunity to reward teachers not for their academic capabilities only, but for their teaching skills! The teacher chosen will receive a great prize.
Support good teachers of the FEB and nominate YOUR best teacher of 2012!!!
If you have more questions concerning the process you can of course contact us or check the website.
1 October 2012
we need your help!
As one of the arguments of the faculty was that they did not inform us (the students) because they thought it would not be a “big deal”, we are now collecting arguments against this. It would be a great help if some of you could write a short letter stating why you are against the study week and what it changes in your studying/ planning- so how it affects you. You can send it to fsr.feb @ studentenraad . nl with subject: argumentation studyweek.
As we might want to use these letters during the process, please also let us know if you agree that your name is on it. If not, we will just use your arguments and show the letter anonymised.
Many thanks in advance!!!