1. Krijn de Groot
I am Krijn de Groot, third-year Future Planet Studies student with a major in earth sciences.Through my education, I am particularly aware of the importance and relevance o fsustainable development. I strongly believe that the university should have an exemplary role regarding sustainability. Therefore, I think there should be a place where experts, from different universities and knowledge institutes, can share their knowledge on sustainability.In this way, new (academic) connections might arise. Besides, experts can inspire one another and the students of the universities with their insights and thoughts. Moreover, I realize the importance of quality of education, which might be endangered with the transition to English education. The Science Park should be an open and sustainable faculty, where quality of education plays a central role. If I were to be elected, I will try more than my best to make the Science Park this faculty!
2. Willemijn Beks
Onderwijskwaliteit is LIEF.
Hi there everyone! My name is Feline Lindeboom and I’ve been a student at our lovely Science Park since 2014; initially of the interdisciplinary bachelor program Bèta-Gamma, but lately I’ve grown to become a real Mathematics student as well. A main purpose of our political system is to represent everyone and to me this is something that seems to be forgotten in Dutch politics lately. If I get elected for the for the Faculty Student Council, I intend to commit myself to participation from all layers of society – in this case the faculty – and thereby for broadly-based decisions. Furthermore I believe that my vision from both the program
3. Feline Lindeboom
Hi there everyone! My name is Feline Lindeboom and I’ve been a student at our lovely Science Park since 2014; initially of the interdisciplinary bachelor program Bèta-Gamma, but lately I’ve grown to become a real Mathematics student as well. A main purpose of our political system is to represent everyone and to me this is something that seems to be forgotten in Dutch politics lately. If I get elected for the for the Faculty Student Council, I intend to commit myself to participation from all layers of society – in this case the faculty – and thereby for broadly-based decisions. Furthermore I believe that my vision from both the program of Bèta-Gamma as well as the Mathematics program can be an interesting addition to mainly topics concerning the organization of education at the FNWI. To conclude: in general I am a happy student and I find it a pleasure to walk around and study at Science Park. However, it is always time for change and I see it as a privilege to guide these changes on behalf of the FNWI-students in a critical yet constructive manner.
4. Casper van Eijden
LIEF in your own way
I am Casper van Eijden and I am a first year student bèta-gamma. In this interdisciplinairy study on Science Park I learned about a lot of disciplines. I learned that all disciplines have their own strong aspects and that is why I think it is important that everyone get the time to follow the courses that he/she wants to follow. Also, I think it is essential that the opinion and the experience of students should be used when decisions are made. For many subjects, the input of students can be more used when decisions are made and I would like to improve this.
5. Nina Wagenaar
Studying is more than getting a degree
Dear reader, I am Nina, second year in Future Planet Studies with a major in Artificial Intelligente. I’m broadly interested and I’ve noticed that I’m not the only one. That’s why I believe that students have to get the freedom to enrich their education with extracurricular activities. If a student decides to plan their study differently than what is normal, that shouldn’t limit them in their choices of masters degrees. Every decision that is taken about education should bear the quality of education in mind. This is the most important if courses decide to teach in English instead of Dutch. Decisions must be taken as decentral ad possible. Courses can decide best for themselves.
6. Martijn Brehm
Decentralisation is my beLIEF.
Hi, my name is Martijn and I’m currently enrolled in the second year of the Bachelor Informatica. Just like everyone else, during my programme I’ve encountered things that could be improved: a professor whose courses are way too chaotic, a chronic shortage of places to study, an unequal distribution of workload between courses. I think many of the problems that we encounter as students are rooted in centralised decisions in which students play no roll. That’s why I believe that, if students will be heard, and when we get the chance to do something about our problems, the quality of educations can be drastically improved. I hope to be able to commit myself to this cause in the coming year.”
7. Simon Wittkamp
Connecting to improve
My name is Simon Wittkamp and I am a third year student in mathematics. As a member of the board of studies of mathematics, I noticed that studies are bound by certain rules which are imposed from above. This is not ideal. Programme directors and board of studies know what is best for their study, so they should be free to make more decisions of their own. This is one of the things I want to commit myself to if I am elected for the faculty student council. Also, I want to make sure the relations between the studies and student associations are preserved and, if possible, even improved. Another thing I find important is that the student council is visible and approachable for the students. The student council should always be available to students who have suggestions or complaints, so we can make our faculty even better.
8. Yoshua Maas
Better qualitative and structured education.
Hello, I am Yoshua, an AI student in his first year, The FNWI is a big faculty and therefore a very diverse one, especially with the amount of different studies available. However, the quality of education should not suffer because of its size, but this still happens. To prevent this, I believe management should be more decentralised. Centrally made decisions have led to many unforeseen consequences, doing the quality of education no good. Apart from that, I also find it important that there are cetrain forms of consistency within the faculty. It should be clear in which language a course is taught, in which language an assignment should be handed in or in whicht language exam questions should be answered. Above all this lectures in incomprehensible English should be prevented.
9. Alex Dekker
10. Katinka den Nijs
11. Kjeld Oostra
12. Bibian Borst