English entry requirements, complaints about Unit4 and plans for sports and culture facilities on campus. Those are some key topics the University Council discussed with the Executive Board this morning. Read about them in this overview.
The University Council (UC) rejected the UT’s plan for measures in various COVID-19 scenarios. The Council felt that the presented approach was not sufficiently detailed and didn’t offer effective university-wide rules. ‘We need to think of uniformity, not just leave it up to the programmes.’
With the election dust starting to settle, a trend which has been forming for years becomes even more evident. Student columnist Niels ter Meer (23) has some statistics and some thoughts on representational politics, with a sliver of hope.
Is Shaping2030 where it should be? How can the AFAS system be further improved? And will the new numeri fixi scare students off? Those are some key topics the University Council discussed with the Executive Board this morning. Read about them in this overview.
The parties DAS and UReka disagree with columnist Niels ter Meer's criticism of the University Council, they write in submitted letter. 'We as student representatives are convinced that the University Council of the UT is a front runner in how student representation should be organised.'
It’s election time again! And this time, in our very own local democracy. But, in part, it seems more like a failing democracy-lite, per student columnist Niels ter Meer (23).
The waiting lists for student psychologists are too long, there should be more clarity about the future of Twente Pathway College next year and programmes that fall between faculties should be governed better. Those are some key topics the University Council discussed with the Executive Board this morning. Read about them in this overview.
The University Council (UC) has, once again, expressed its concern about the low English language requirements of international students at the UT. Rector Tom Veldkamp agrees there is a problem and will propose a solution in September. ‘But if we raise the bar for international students, we also have to raise the bar for Dutch students.’
From a work pressure action plan to ‘when is the corona crisis formally over?’. The University Council and the Executive Board discussed a plethora of topics this morning. Read about the most important discussions and outcomes in this overview.
The University Council unanimously votes in favour of the joint Creative Technology programme the UT wants to offer together with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 2023 onwards. While the council supports the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ of the UT, it still has concerns about the viability of the business case.
The University of Twente starts a pilot for offering free menstrual products to students and employees. The pilot is scheduled to begin in May and will entail placing baskets with menstrual products in several UT bathrooms. The plan was approved by the University Council today.
The University Council (UC) is concerned about PhD candidates who are not employed by the UT. During today’s meeting in Horst, the Council advised the Executive Board to clearly define the status and the rights of these ‘scholarship-PhD’s’. ‘We want to provide proper support mechanism and treat them equally.’
Information on how get help should be more readily available to UT students and employees, believes the University Council. This point was raised several times during yesterday’s meeting of the Council and the Executive Board.
The University Council (UC) is concerned about the AFAS-HR system used at the University of Twente. ‘We hear frustrations and complaints about the system from within the whole UT community,’ the UC told the Executive Board during a plenary meeting today.