University Council 7 October 2016

October 07, 2016

This year’s first University Council did not have a full agenda. Nevertheless, fractie SAM was critical.

The Koopmans building will be renovated from the beginning of next year. This has major consequences for the study associations in Koopmans and Prisma. Partly, due to fractie SAM , these associations will be well informed now and in the future.

Fractie SAM notes that the reserves of the faculties are still increasing. This money should go to the board and improve the University, and has successfully pressed the Executive Board for extra investment incentives at the faculties.

Our main focus was on the survey. Together with fractie Front , we submitted an initiative proposal to realise a bicycle repair shop on the campus. This proposal states that both SAM and Front see the need for a bicycle repair shop. We differ in our views on how to set up the bicycle repair shop. The joint proposal can be found here, and our vision on the problem here, including the Business Case of Enactus.

To top it all off, our chairman gave a wonderful speech, with our plans and vision for this year. Here you will find the text:

De student kan niet meer kiezen voor lang studeren. Bedrijven vragen daarnaast wel het maximale. Een studententijd zonder onnodige belemmeringen is gezien het nieuwe leenstelsel dan ook wel op zijn plaats.
De student heeft recht op goed onderwijs met een goede kwaliteit aan docenten.
De student heeft de keuze voor een stage of exchange zonder vertraging op te lopen in zijn programma.
Of twijfelt de student toch nog over de keuze voor een minor Data Science, die de student uit zijn comfortzone haalt.
Een diploma is niet meer het eerste vinkje op je cv, maar het cv is volledig afgestemd op de student.
Een diploma dat uitdraagt dat je bepaalde soft skills bezit en waarbij je trots mag zijn op de naam Tilburg University. Een diploma dat je niet belemmert in nevenactiviteiten, doordat flexibiliteit door middel van digitalisering in het onderwijs centraal staat.
Een student die zich bewust is van Corporate Social Responsibility, en zijn opdrachten enkel digitaal in hoeft te leveren.
Een student die behoefte heeft aan een bestuursjaar, waarbij hij niet hoeft te betalen voor vakken die niet gevolgd worden.
Een student die samen met zijn vrienden kan proosten op het allerlaatste tentamen van het jaar, dankzij de invoering van een uniform jaarrooster.
Maar bovenal is je studententijd natuurlijk nooit geslaagd zonder dat je een biertje hebt kunnen doen in een prachtige sportkantine.
Fractie SAM hoopt dat deze student over een jaar de Tilburgse student is. 

In English:

The student can no longer choose to study for a long time. Companies also ask for the maximum. Given the new loan system, a student’s time without unnecessary obstacles is therefore in order.

Students are entitled to good education with a good quality of teachers.

The student has the choice of an internship or exchange without delay in his program.

Or does the student still have doubts about the choice for a minor Data Science, which the student gets out of his comfort zone.

A diploma is no longer the first check mark on your CV, but the CV is fully geared to the student.

A diploma that promotes the fact that you possess certain soft skills and that you can be proud of the name Tilburg University. A diploma that does not hinder you in secondary activities, because flexibility through digitisation is central in education.

A student who is aware of Corporate Social Responsibility, and only has to submit his assignments digitally.

A student who needs a management year, in which he does not have to pay for subjects that are not followed.

A student who, together with his friends, can toast to the very last examination of the year, thanks to the introduction of a uniform annual schedule.

But above all, of course, your student days have never passed without having been able to have a beer in a beautiful sports canteen.

SAM hopes that this student will be the Tilburg student in one year’s time.

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