What we study
The RUG 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 courses and disciplines, which not only lead to a degree, but also to a successful future.
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Your study firstly needs to provide you with academic knowledge about your field, but secondly provide you with valuable experiences that cannot be found within the lecture hall.
Skills such as leadership and communication can be improved in many ways, one of which is interdisciplinarity. Therefore it is essential to incorporate this in the curriculum.
Lijst Calimero handed in a memo suggesting a decentralization of Career Services. We propose that career coordinators are set up for each faculty so that students can get career support that is tailored to their studies or field.
The UG has a framework for acquiring, and staying in contact with, alumni. Alumni are an invaluable source of work experience which should be given to students. Students should be informed of this network earlier and it should be integrated into their study.
Every study program should offer the possibility to do an internship, so that experience in the work field can be gained.
The UG offers 180 study programmes, each of which offers different insights. Lijst Calimero believes that it increases the quality of education if multiple disciplines can be taught to students.
All students should have the opportunity to do a minor, as this is the ideal moment to explore different fields of study. Next to this, existing minors should be evaluated so their value can be optimised.
Information provision towards students about taking courses from other programmes should be improved. The possibility of creating university wide courses should also be investigated.
General extracurricular courses should be organised and promoted to students. This would give students the option to learn about subjects without needing to get any ECTS for it.
Research is one of the fundamentals of a university. As such, we want the UG to make the best out of the available research and the opportunities it offers.
The driving forces of fundamental and market driven research are quite different and faculties should ensure that they are not out of balance.
Lijst Calimero is establishing a university-wide research sharing platform for students and staff. Opportunities should be shared more broadly within faculties so that all students have an equal chance. These opportunities should also be shared across faculties to increase interdisciplinary research.
We want to make sure that the allocated funds from quality agreements are spent on increased student-staff ratio, more personalised education and better quality facilities for education.