020

020 believes that student politics must change fundamentally. What allows for 020 to bring forward this change is our unique approach to student politics. We have a dedicated team of researchers to assist our candidates with writing thorough policies that address the issues of the students in a pragmatic and realistic manner. On top of this, when the University’s bureaucracy makes the implementation of our policies difficult, we take matters into our own hands as was seen with our Project Major events who helped countless students decide what major to pursue, as well as our booklets that inform students on a variety of topics.


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

The University must invest more in sustainability.
Fully agree

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.
Fully agree

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

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

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.
Fully agree

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

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

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)
Agree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Agree

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

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

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.
Neutral

The University is internationalising too quickly.
Neutral

Student psychologists should be available at each campus
Agree