SLAAFS - Eerlijk, Simpel, Bier

SLAAFS originated from discontent over the party system of the student council elections at the Faculty of Science, which caused only abstract promises to be made, that more often than not weren’t realized. That’s why the candidates of SLAAFS represent their own views and opinions while SLAAFS as a party makes only one promise: free beer! We want to give back to the student directly, which we do so with our free beer drinks. In this way we bring the council closer to the students and create more of a community at our university.

Every one of our candidates represents their views and opinions, so every promise made is kept whenever possible. If you want to know the specific points of our candidates, you can take a look at our website slaafs.com or have a chat with one of our candidates at various student campuses! The candidates with the most preference votes will be the ones joining the council for us. At SLAAFS you can be as serious as you want to, as long as you have the support and votes of your fellow student.

Our motto is ‘Honest, Simple, Beer’. We are honest about our goals, we don’t make it any harder than it has to be and above all, we have our free beer drinks to give back to our supporters.


Click on any motion below to see the parties explination



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

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

The examination of curricula goes hand in hand with decolonisation and should be prioritised within the Diversity approach of the UvA.
Neutral

Decisions must be made as decentralised as possible.
Neutral

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.
Neutral

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

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

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

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

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)
Neutral

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

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

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

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

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)
Neutral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Neutral

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.
Neutral

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.
Neutral

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

Master programmes with limited admission numbers should prioritise admission of students from our own bachelor programme that function as preparation of said master programme
Neutral

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

The University is internationalising too quickly.
Neutral

Student psychologists should be available at each campus
Neutral

The University must invest more in sustainability.
Neutral