Our election program

For 17 years, Lijst Calimero has been committed to ensuring high quality education at the University of Groningen (UG). Our party has been the most substantive, with a vision based on the idea that students come here to receive a challenging, interesting and thought-provoking education. This is a type of education that we want to ensure for all students, while being an inclusive and sustainable university.

Our vision

Our vision is based on three themes. We want to improve How we study, What we study and Where we study.

How we study

Quality education should be delivered to the students of the UG through a variety of different, stimulating ways. Lijst Calimero has always worked for the implementation of small-scale education, which is the best way of education. Now, during the corona crisis, it is of utmost importance to have excellent digital education. We hope that the university comes with innovative and succesful ideas to improve education as a result of this.

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What we study

The UG is not just a place where you acquire knowledge about a certain subject and then obtain a diploma. It goes much further than that. The university is a place where you acquire valuable skills, not only by studying, but also by challenging yourself and others. In this way, students are offered ways of thinking and skills from different disciplines and disciplines, which not only lead to a degree, but also to a successful future.

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Where we study

The environment and circumstances of your studies are fundamental to high-quality education. Lijst Calimero, therefore, places the well-being of students at the centre of its policy. In addition, we are committed to improving housing for new students, study facilities, and the inclusiveness and sustainability of our university.

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In short

How we study

  • Encourage small scale education
  • Invest more money to improve student-staff ratio
  • Diversify the methods of assessment in programmes
  • Implement Learning Communities to improve small-scale education
  • No budget cuts at faculties in favour of other faculties (Commissie van Rijn)
  • Make education more accessible to students with function disorders
  • Open up the Honours College
  • Only use selective masters when the capacity limited
  • Use blended learning as a complement to existing education
  • Record non-interactive lectures
  • Expand the wellbeing portal on brightspace
  • Keep staff up to date on digitalisation
  • Only teacht courses in English when it adds value
  • Make language courses more available
  • Decolonise content in courses

What we study

  • More focus on employability within curriculum
  • Decentralize Career Services
  • Create more room for internships
  • Ensure minor space for more programmes
  • Provide better information about courses in other programmes
  • Improve the situation of scholarship PhD students
  • Balance fundamental & market-driven research
  • Implement the career alumni system
  • Reduce academic hustle culture

Where we study

  • Hire more student psychologists
  • Use mental health first aid to train staff
  • Develop Groningen wellbeing iniative
  • Start using student health ambassadors
  • Improve social safety at the UG
  • Offer trainings on social safety to all students
  • Scale back international marketing
  • Improve communication and support concerning housing
  • Increase support for students and staff from areas of conflict
  • Implement sustainable development minor
  • Improve communication on sustainability
  • Create more vegan and vegetarian options at the caterer of the UG
  • Change plastic cutlery to more sustainable alternatives
  • Reduce waste in the university
  • Create a green and sustainable Zernike Campus
  • Reduce energy use in university buildings
  • Make education flexible for students who persue extracurricular activities
  • More support for international student associations
  • Overcome language barriers to improve integration
  • Make sure that the UG communicates in a way that is accessible e.g. Braille
  • Prevent misgendering through presence lists and offer gender-neutral bathrooms
  • Give access to more workspaces
  • Provide information on available workspaces
  • Improve connection with campus Frysl├ón
  • Make sure that the process of decision-making is transparant
  • Provide documents regarding decision making in both Dutch and English
  • Create a training day for student representatives

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This podcast is aimed at informing students on topics that concern them the most. It is important with the upcoming elections that students know who they are voting for and what they are voting for. Your voice is important, your vote is important!
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