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As a student party, we want you to have a great time during your study period. Our priority lies in student well-being and we want everyone to feel heard and at home, regardless of where you come from or what program you are studying.

We want you to feel good about yourself, and if there are problems, big or small, you can always come to us. We are here to listen and support you, because it is important that you can focus on your studies.

We also believe that course evaluations are important and want you to receive feedback from them. It is important that teachers know what is going well and what can be improved, but we also think it's equally important that you know what teachers think about their performance.

Together, we can work towards an even better and socially safe study environment and better facilities for students. Whether you are a member of a study association or not, everyone is welcome and can participate.


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The UvA should address problems such as systemic overwork and bad working conditions among its teachers by giving out more permanent contracts.
Fully agree

All lectures should be available online, independently of COVID-19 cases or quarantine regulations
Fully agree

Admission to programs with a limited student capacity should be based on merit rather than random selection through a lottery system
Neutral

The Binding Study Advice (BSA) should be abolished
Disagree

The Numerus Fixus (a limitation in the number of students admitted) should be used to stop the growth of the university
Agree

The UvA should invest in more accessibility for students with functional limitations as well as sensitivity towards these students
Fully agree

The executive board of the university should be elected through an open election by the students and worker’s body
Agree

As a way to curb the growth of the university, Dutch language courses should be a mandatory part of all programs
Neutral

Academic freedom is as equally important as social safety.
Neutral

The University must prioritise active diversity policies, including decolonization, as mentioned in the 2016 Diversity Report
Agree

The UvA should involve students in long term plans for study spaces and teaching facilities according to the expected growth in student population
Fully agree

All food options (including meat) should be available at the university cafeteria
Neutral

Students wishing to take honours courses should be able to do so based on their motivation, regardless of their grades
Fully agree

There should be no mandatory attendance for seminars/ tutorials
Neutral

Programs should have the sole responsibility in deciding whether they teach in Dutch or in English
Agree

All board members of study associations should receive equal financial support from the University
Neutral

Student councils should support occupations as a legitimate means of protest at the university
Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to provide mental health support for students. Therefore, the university should not spend extra resources on this
Fully disagree

The university should stop the prioritisation of students from outside the EU in regard to university provided student housing.
Neutral

The UvA should offer free menstrual products at each campus
Agree

The UvA should cut ties with fossil fuel companies like Shell
Disagree

More investment is needed in interdisciplinary education (providing students with more than just one perspective on a particular subject, such as honours, PPLE or IIS programs)
Neutral

The number of international students in a council should be representative of the number of international students within a faculty, or the University (same for Dutch students).
Neutral