Yesterday the UvA announced that TU professor Peter-Paul Verbeek will replace Karen Maex as Rector Magnificus of the UvA. Dr. Verbeek, who specializes in Technological Philosophy, will start in October 2022.
In late May student elections were once again held and the results are in. On average 15% of the student voted for their faculty councils and 11% of total students voted for the Central Student Council (CSR). Or about 6.500 and 4.510 students respectively. A shockingly low number that in any democracy would lead to questions about the system. This all leads to the question: what can the UvA do to increase student participation?
The UvA students held an unannounced protest at Roeterseilandcampus on Tuesday, June 7th, to bring attention to the meagre sum of money that the government has decided to give to students. The rally was held to promote the large protest that will take place at Dam Square on June 11th.
The election week is ongoing. After presenting six faculties our YOUVOTE series is coming to end! However, there is one more faculty to highlight. Somewhat lost and forgotten, we present you with what politics looks like at the Faculty of Dentistry! All the candidates are placed on one common list for Kies ACTA. We asked Bas Bostelaar, one of the candidates, a few questions about this matter as well as what Kies ACTA wants to offer for students.
Given the fact that the UvA’s medical faculties (UMC/AMC) are one of the largest and furthest removed from the regular campuses, the most interaction average UvA students have with the faculty of medicine is when they see the log-in option on canvas. But what really goes on over there? And how are the student parties working to overcome this divide and improve their faculty? YOUvA Today looks at the faculty's two parties in the run-up to the student elections.
Ladies and gentlemen, Elections in the making at UvA: on 16th May, in the light of the Central Student Council Elections (16th-20th May), the leading candidates of the parties presented their vision and their agenda with regard to the university changes. Candidates were asked to answer questions articulated by the two presenters of the Room for Discussion.