For the second year in a row SAM handed in a memo on the BSA. We did this for two reasons. Firstly the continuous switch between online and offline education had a large impact on the quality of the education that was provided. Secondly, as the Trimbos report showed, students mental health was massively affected by the pandemic. We believe that due to these two circumstances students were not able to perform at their best level and therefore the BSA should changed just as last year. In the memo we asked for the BSA to either be lowered or become non-binding. While we do believe that the BSA motivates students and creates a realistic view of the pressure within a program, we did not believe the regular requirements were appropriate at that time. The BSA should be in line with movements within the education system which may happen during a pandemic, both in the aspect of quality of education as well as in the aspect of wellbeing.
We are happy to announce that the convenant for the elections of 2021-2022 is signed by all participating parties! You can read the convenant here.