Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Below you see an overview of the students currently representing DOPE at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Hi, we are Dani and Noor, and we are two second year students of the Faculty of Psychology andNeuroscience. We are the two representatives for Dope the upcoming academic year. Our points ofaction for the upcoming academic year are diverse and innovative.

Firstly, we think it is important to have experienced tutors for every course, to ensure that the qualityof the tutorials is as optimal as possible. Currently, the study psychology at FPN offers some courseswithout a tutor present. A lot of insecurity regarding the exams and a decrease in quality ofeducation is experienced because of this. Therefore, all the courses should be guided by experiencedtutors. Secondly, it is important that course literature and manuals are up to date. With updatedliterature and manuals, the quality of the tutorials can be improved. Thirdly, we want to create aclear distinction between the English and Dutch track. The faculty of Psychology and Neuroscienceoffers Psychology in two different tracks. The Dutch track, however, sometimes gets exams orprojects in English. Students in the Dutch track are not well informed about this and can thusexperience difficulties making their exams or feel less certain about their capabilities of the Englishlanguage. Clear communication about this is needed and we believe offering two different tracksmeans that the faculty should be able to offer all exams and projects in Dutch as well. Fourthly, wewant to ensure that the budget of the faculty is used in the most efficient way so that students canreceive optimal education. Fifthly, we believe that ensuring that it is very important that all lecturesare recorded. During the Covid pandemic we have experienced that recorded lectures are veryvaluable and also provide certainty and a reliable study source for students. We want to ensure thatthere is clear communication towards students about the recordings of the lectures, so thateveryone can effectively use this source. During Covid we have experienced that mental health isvery important as well. Especially during the elongated periods of studying in solitude, which resultsin many students experiencing mental health issues. We believe it is important that our faculty theirresponsibility in this matter and supports their students in these tough times. Sixthly, we want tofocus on possibilities to organize career days or informative meetings to guide students after theirBachelor. This can be very helpful for students who are not sure about what they want to study orwhat job they would prefer after graduating for their bachelor. Lastly, we want to make sure that allstudent opinions are integrated into the faculty council. We believe that this interaction is veryvaluable for a faculty, so that we can keep on improving and growing.

We hope that with your help we will be elected and that we will get the possibility to represent youin our faculty council in the upcoming academic year.