NovUM FASoS Faculty Council

Dear FASoS Students,

Our faculty is a centre where students from all over the world come together to study the Arts and Social Sciences. We, from NovUM, see a lot of unused potential within our faculty. Because of that we, Dylan, Maaike, Niklas and Mara present you our proposals for what we want to improve in our faculty.

Internationalism: 

  • We want to create a FASoS community, as we can see at the Medical Faculty and University College where students interact and spend more time at the faculty. We want to do this through creating better study places at FASoS, projects with all the studies and organising events so you can meet your fellow Fasos students.

  • The faculty can create a help desk to support students with the translation of Dutch documents. Both peers and teaching staff should be able to help people with this.


Sustainability 

  • Positive incentives for sustainability work far better then negative actions. For example, we would like the possibility for a discount on coffee if you bring your own cup and paper-based cups next to coffee machines. 

  • We want to include insect houses and more different kinds of flowers within the grounds of our faculty, this is good for both sustainability and biodiversity. Additionally, we also want the FASoS garden finished. 


Education

  • On diversity and inclusivity, we want to create a safe space to talk about racism and sexism in the classroom and how to deal with it. Also, we consider decolonisation of the literature of the programs an important subject that deserves more attention. 

  • More focus on Mental Health, we want to do this through more support from students and staff regarding this subject, arts and craft sessions and training sessions on topics such as anxiety, burnout and stress.

  • We want to strive towards more uniformity in feedback and grading on assignments. We often see that tutors grade differently and give different amounts of feedback. We would prefer more consistency here. 


  • It is important to ensure that in all courses the privacy of students is always ensured, therefore we have taken action concerning the publication of grades to all participating students in a recent European Studies exam. 



Do you want to help us achieve these goals? Vote NovUM!

As we are standing to become your voices in the council towards the board of our faculty, we will not simply fight for our own ideas. We want to speak up on behalf of all students at FASoS, representing your interests. Therefore, we will need your input, by telling us your concerns and suggestions for the faculty! If you want to be represented by a team of engaged, open-minded and motivated students, vote for NovUM!

(Kevin) Dylan Seijmonsbergen

(Kevin) Dylan Seijmonsbergen

My name is Dylan and a ES student. If you look at Fasos you can see many a place where different people with different nationalities and cultures come together to spread the learning of the arts and social sciences. The divers’ backgrounds provide us with a unique learning experience you can only get at FASos. I have been in student councils before in my former learning institutions.

I want to be there for you students to get better representation, help with any documents they provide only in Dutch. Lastly I would like to create a real Fasos community

Maaike van Uum

Maaike van Uum

I am Maaike van Uum a second-year student European Studies.  As a current FASoS Faculty councillor, I wish to be re-elected to continue the projects I have been working on as a student representative as well in my role as chair of the DIAS working group (Diversity, Inclusivity, Accessibility, Sustainability) on the following points: 

  1. More Diversity and Inclusivity in the classroom as well in the literature.
  2. More attention to supporting and helping the Mental Health of students and staff.
  3. The promotion of Biodiversity and Sustainability at FASoS.
Niklas Erkes

Niklas Erkes

Mara Sandru

Mara Sandru

Hi everyone, I'm Mara, a first-year European Studies student. You might know me as a Student Representative, but I want to take things further, thus running with NovUM for the Faculty Council. 

Sustainability is the main pillar I want to focus on, by making sure that interested FASoS students are informed through lectures, but also by bringing visible changes in the Faculty. 

Vote for the change you want to see!

Felix Heuner

Felix Heuner

Lipolit

Lipolit

Olsi Sokolli

Olsi Sokolli

Sarah Cloes

Sarah Cloes

Morayo Ifafoye

Morayo Ifafoye

Alexandra Panou

Alexandra Panou

Strudwick

Strudwick