Partij MFAS

We are a student party that has taken part in the elections at the Faculty of Medicine for several years now. Our core values are quality of education, freedom of choice and development, and an optimal studying environment. These past years we have worked hard to follow up on our three values with concrete actions to make sure the decisions made by the faculty are in the best interest of the students.


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Diversity quota and registration of ethnicity should be part of the Diversity policy of the UvA
Disagree

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

Student parties that receive any kind of support from external parties, such as national political parties or companies, should be excluded from participating in the student council elections.
Agree

Vegan or vegetarian food - with optional meat options - should be the standard in the canteen, so the University can lead the example in terms of sustainability.
Agree

The Rector Magnificus and deans must be (directly) elected by students and staff.
Neutral

Students and researchers must be able to conduct research on everything, even if it is against current values ​​and norms.
Disagree

The Binding Study Advice (BSA) should be abolished.
Neutral

Members of a Programme Committee (a representative advisory body of the individual study programmes) should be elected by the group they represent.
Agree

The University must invest more in sustainability.
Agree

The University is internationalising too quickly.
Disagree

Student psychologists should be available at each campus
Agree

The University must prioritize active diversification, including decolonisation, as mentioned in the 2016 Diversity Report.
Neutral

Student parties that receive any kind of support from student associations should be excluded from participating in the student council elections.
Neutral

Decisions must be made as decentralised as possible.
Agree

The examination of curricula goes hand in hand with decolonisation and should be prioritised within the Diversity approach of the UvA.
No opinion

The UvA must actively facilitate the transfer from HBO (university of applied sciences) to WO (academic university education).
Agree

Budget cuts should come at the expense of smaller educational programmes.
Disagree

Programmes should decide for themselves whether English will improve the quality of education.
Agree

The University should provide its students more (aid with) housing
Agree

Every student must be able to pay per study point at the UvA (flexible studying).
Agree

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

The University must take into account the holidays of all religions.
Agree

All lectures should be available online, independently of the quarantine.
Fully agree

There should be no sanctions for absence from lectures and tutorials.
Disagree

Prioritizing efficiency in education leads to belittling of students and must therefore disappear.
Agree

Entry selection is detrimental to the accessibility of the university and should not take place.
Agree

Study associations should be encouraged and financially supported by the University.
Fully agree

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 programmes)
Agree

Political Diversity should also be included in the Diversity approach of the university
Agree

The University must invest more in improving the silent rooms.
Disagree

Money put into student participation by the University should be invested in free beer for students.
Disagree

The University should tailor curricula based on the needs of the labour market.
Disagree

Course coordinators must have the freedom to make decisions about education, such as the content of courses and examination.
Disagree

The UvA should invest more in supporting the mental health of students.
Agree