List Sefa

For many years, List Sefa has been actively involved in building student success at the University of Amsterdam. Ambition, proactivity, innovation, diversity, consistency, transparency, sustainability – are our main values that form the 4 pillars of our policy plan.

In the academic pillar, we aim at developing more proactive educational innovations including more interfaculty cooperation, better quality of online and offline education, better exam and resit options, besides better opportunities for on-campus employment and tutoring. Our social pillar focuses on better student life on campus by the organisation the best events and festivals, and proactive communication of opportunities to the student body.

At the same time, we are planning to organise more on-campus recruitment events and intership fairs to ensure your smooth transition from academic to career life in our career pillar. Finally, the civic pillar aims at empowering our students in terms of limitless opportunities we have to make this world better by tackling the topics of volunteering experience, sustainability and campus facilities. We are extremely happy to turn the most promising ambitions into reality and make University of Amsterdam a better place since 1922!


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

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

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

Numerus Fixus (a limited number of students in a programme) should only be implemented in case there is a capacity constraint.
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

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

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

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

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

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.
Neutral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University is internationalising too quickly.
Disagree

The University must invest more in sustainability.
Fully agree

Student psychologists should be available at each campus
Fully 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.
Fully disagree

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.
Fully disagree

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

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

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

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

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