Vote LV, Vote Forward
Letteren Vooruit strives for sustainable progress at the Faculty of Arts. Take a look at how we want to represent every student.
education must be monitored to ensure a smooth transition back to in-person learning.
of students must be ensured by highlighting its relevance on the agenda of the Faculty Board.
must be empowered by increasing transparent communication between students and the Faculty.
Internationalisation, Decolonisation & Inclusivity
on study material, staff body diversity, and solving language barrier.
Student Mental Health & Support
by raising awareness towards resources, the help of community through study associations and stress management through mentoring and partnering with other students.
Quality of Education
on Covid measures, active learning, student satisfaction, and discrepancies.
Sustainability and Renovation
with sustainable renovations, dietary options, and collaboration.
Communication and Transparency within the Faculty
through the language of communication and clearer understanding of organisational structures alongside the use of social media.
BA American Studies
BA Minorities and Multilingualism
BA International Relations and International Organization
BA International Relations and International Organisation
dos Santos Bendixen
BA History and European Languages and Cultures
BA Media Studies
de Lorena Birne Staats
BA European Languages and Cultures
Over recent years, Letteren Vooruit has become increasingly dedicated to giving Student Wellbeing the attention it deserves. Especially given the circumstances of the past academic year – one fraught with isolation and difficult changes, – Letteren Vooruit plans to bring resources for Student Wellbeing to new levels of awareness. Students should be able to obtain the support they may need, without the burden of locating these pathways placed solely on the students.
Quality of Education
As the Faculty of Arts transitions to blended learning and in-person education, Letteren Vooruit will fight for the high academic standards of education and research to be upheld. The transition should go as smoothly as possible and put the interests of students first.
Unity and Cooperation
The Faculty of Arts, a diverse community drawn from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds, should use its differences as strengths. The Faculty of Arts should be a space where everyone feels welcome. In order to help realise this, Letteren Vooruit will make sure that the opportunities for international and native students are of equal value.
Facilities and ICT
The upcoming academic year will require the Faculty to rethink its use of both the digital and the physical space. The pandemic has increased the imminent need for the availability of digital lectures, as well as transparent and informative communication between students and teachers. Letteren Vooruit will focus itself upon promoting better facilities to accommodate the students of our Faculty, in order to create an inclusive faculty.
The current financial situation at the Faculty of Arts is unsustainable. Letteren Vooruit, over the past years, has put work into improving the financial situation. However, the future of the Faculty remains uncertain, and it is clear that work needs to be done. Letteren Vooruit will request clear and specific data regarding budgeting and the financial prospects of the Faculty, and will continue to work with other Arts Faculties in the Netherlands to ensure that budget cuts do not negatively impact students.
International students are becoming more involved in the University’s policies, hence Letteren Vooruit emphasises the value of bilingualism in the Council. Therefore, we will ensure that the Faculty Council’s agenda and notes, as well as the rest of the materials covered, are published in both English and Dutch, so that they are accessible to any student interested in the Faculty Council meetings. Also, we will provide handy access to all the documents that should be of interest and we will give clear guidelines on where they can be found.
Decision-making at the Faculty of Arts takes place on various levels and can often seem untransparent for those not familiar with the system. Letteren Vooruit will make sure that the organisational structure of the Faculty as well as the opportunities for students to participate and make their voices heard are clearly communicated with students, so that they are aware which body to address with which questions and suggestions. Secondly, we would like to make the voices of Master’s and PhD students more heard in the Faculty Council, as these students are often under-represented.