SHAPE FHML

SHAPE, founded in 2018, is a representative party that offers an experienced and fresh look at the state of affairs. This year, our list of candidates consists of students with experience in the faculty council to guarantee continuity; on the other hand the list consists of new candidates who provide a fresh perspective on developments within our faculty. This variety allows SHAPE to offer new innovative ideas while preserving the continuity of past initiatives. Furthermore, we find it essential to make our faculty council an integrated part within the representation regarding all levels. Through our close ties with fellow students, associations and student representatives within and outside the FHML, we make a difference together.\

The past year 1658 votes have been cast in the faculty council elections for FHML. Approximately 40%(!) of these votes were cast on SHAPE candidates, resulting in four seats, a large amount of responsibility and an even bigger drive for change. In the past academic year, SHAPE representatives have made tremendous efforts on your behalf. As SHAPE representatives we have realized a faculty wide call for the Quality Agreements, giving all members of our community a chance to realize educational improvements.  Furthermore, we initiated the UM Strolls initiative: creating an infrastructure to promote short walks on breaks for everyone. Besides, we contributed to equal opportunities for all students, especially in terms of facilities during online education and examination. Conclusively, SHAPE representatives were involved in the realization of the faculty bar, advocated for renewed and equitable policy regarding space for student organizations and built upon earlier initiatives regarding increased capacity of study spaces and continuing the ‘Toilet paper’ to create more insight in what the representation is acting upon.

For the upcoming election you can expect nothing less from us. We stand for critical and constructive representation on all relevant topics, because of our broad perspective. In line with previous achievements and participating upon future developments, we based our election programme on four core pillars: improving education, healthy studying, community feeling and transition to the post-COVID-19 era. Curious to what we have planned regarding these themes? Please find our election programme at partijshape.nl or reach out to us through Instagram or Facebook. We are rooting for you to vote and remember: Vote SHAPE, to shape our university.

To take a look at our whol election program, click the following link: https://www.partijshape.nl/candidates-and-plans

Juul Hennissen

Juul Hennissen

The past two years, I was able to represent you with great passion in our Faculty Council as student-president and I would like to run for SHAPE again! In current uncertain times, knowledge and skills form the basis from which new initiatives and improvements must be realized upon.

Through my competence in student representation and my involvement in education (in terms of tutoring and organisation) over the past years, I acquired the necessary experience and connections to transform student’s interest into actual policy. With help of your vote, I would love to continue representing you within our Council next year!

Eva Visbach

Eva Visbach

My name is Eva Visbach and I am studying Health Sciences, the mental health track. I am looking forward to work together with SHAPE on a sustainable, transparent and inclusive faculty. The upcoming year I want to use my experience as a board member of the Patient As a Person Foundation, and as a former member of the student association. One of the pilars that I would like to focus on as a council member is the improvement of the student’s wellbeing, by making mental support easily accessible for everyone, reducing stress and promoting a healthy lifestyle among students.

Matthijs Bosveld

Matthijs Bosveld

My name is Matthijs Bosveld, currently a fifth year medical student. I am very glad to be running for a place in the Faculty Council (again!). Besides finishing a Master in Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management, I have experience with (board)positions for numerous student initiatives at our faculty, such as IFMSA and Patient as a Person Foundation. Additionally, I am an initiator of SUZY, with the aim to provide professional, authentical jobs for FHML students. My main objectives as a member of the Faculty Council will be ensuring continuity on topics as the Quality Agreements, student initiatives and UM Strolls.

Siem van Niekerk

Siem van Niekerk

Hi everyone, I´m Siem van Niekerk, I am 20 years old and a first year medical student. As a first year student I hope to provide a new perspective in the faculty council and ensure continuity by running multiple years. The main reasons that I am running as a candidate in the elections for the faculty council are to ensure that during the COVID pandemic students still get ample opportunity to socialise and to help combat the lack of motivation that so many students face because of the online education. With your support I hope to realise these goals.

Leanne van Eijsden

Leanne van Eijsden

I am Leanne van Eijsden and once again I put myself forward as a member of SHAPE. In my second year of medicine, I have been an active member of the Faculty Council and currently I am one of the representatives for third year medicine students. With these experiences, I have gained specific interest in educational improvement by being able to make your own educational package, creating more and new contemporary masters and programme specific improvements. Keeping a critical eye on the investments of the Quality Agreements and having input from students are key points for the improvement of education!

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

Hi! My name is Sophie and I am a second year student from the physician-clinical investigator master in Maastricht. I have spent the last two years actively and enthusiastically being part of the study association AsKlepiOs where I spent time evaluating the mental health of our members.

I would now like to fight for improvements of the wellbeing of students from within the faculty council. We need more awareness around mental health in the university, a more sustainable environment for the students, and more availability of healthy yet affordable food on campus. To fight for these, I need your vote!!!

Mikaella Loizou

Mikaella Loizou

I’m a third year medical student of the International Track of Medicine. What I find important this year is to ensure a safe and accessible campus where we can enjoy on site education once more. When needed, online education should be provided with an intelligent and interactive way. Coming from an international background myself, I find that being inclusive towards other cultures has been a main pillar of the Faculty. Whether that’s by having more international tutors and cultural educational activities. It’s important that we understand the Dutch but that they also understand us, and that's the magic of it!

Orwa Zarrouk

Orwa Zarrouk

Hi! My name is Orwa. Currently I am in my second year of the bachelor Medicine. This year has been a tough year for many with its own challenges. Together with SHAPE it would be my pleasure to try and make upcoming year better. We think education on campus should be accessible and equitable. We would also like to improve the current state of online education, mainly by having clear and transparent communication.

Nienke Bosma

Nienke Bosma

My name is Nienke and I am in my third year of the bachelor in medicine. I am also a member of the study association MSV Pulse. If I am elected to the Faculty Council, I would like to commit myself to all students. It is important that everyone feels at home on campus. I would like to improve communication within students and between students and the teachers. In addition, it is important that there is transparency about the subjects that the students work on within the faculty council. Do you also want to increase the community feeling? Vote SHAPE