Our election program

For 16 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 you study, what you study and where you study.

How you 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 you 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 you 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 you 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)
  • Improve digitised testing
  • No protoctoring (takeover of PCs) during exams
  • Record lectures so students can rewatch them
  • Make digital progress checks available
  • Create a UG app
  • Improve the website of the UG
  • Only internationalise programs if quality of education and employability increase
  • Train English of teachers to C1 level
  • More free Dutch and English language courses
  • Give course material in the language of the course
  • Extensively study tools for application procedure of programmes
  • Offer a broader range of pre-masters
  • Reduction of tuition fees for non-EU students who have a graduation delay due to corona

What you study

  • Improve Soft skills gained within curriculum
  • Decentralize Career Services
  • Integrate Young Alumni network
  • Include workfield in the curriculum by offering more internships
  • Ensure minor space for more programmes
  • Provide better information about courses in other programmes
  • Create Extracurricular Classes
  • Balance fundamental & market-driven research
  • Create a central platform for research opportunities for students

Where you study

  • Make the Well-being Week into an annual campaign
  • Hire more student psychologists to reduce waiting lists
  • Uncover the effect of corona on well-being
  • Train Study Advisors to detect mental health problems in an early stage
  • Focus on prevention of student stress instead of focussing on a cure
  • Improve the housing situation for all students, no student can be homeless
  • Stop short-stay contracts
  • Decrease international marketing budget
  • Improve role of sustainability in education
  • Enable small associations to improve sustainability of the UG
  • Introduce energy officers at faculties to improve 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
  • Create flexibility for students participating in extracurricular activities
  • Professionalize student representation
  • More support for international student associations
  • Overcome language barriers to improve integration
  • Establish emergency fund for students with financial difficulties due to corona
  • Provide information to students about how the UG is organised
  • Provide facilities for students with a handicap
  • Provide better information for disabled students
  • Reopen study places at the university ASAP
  • Give access to more workspaces
  • Provide information on available workspaces
  • The caterer of the UG needs student friendly prices
  • Promote access of facilities UG for students of Campus Frysl├ón
  • Financially support associations which struggle due to the corona crisis
  • Involve faculty councils in appointing new faculty board members
  • Provide documents regarding decision making in both Dutch and English
  • Create a training day for student representatives
  • Abolishment of the loan system (#nietmijnschuld)
  • Support for youth in national decision making (Coalitie-Y)