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 and Neuroscience. We are the two representatives for Dope the upcoming academic year. Our points of action 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 quality of the tutorials is as optimal as possible. Currently, the study psychology at FPN offers some courses without a tutor present. A lot of insecurity regarding the exams and a decrease in quality of education is experienced because of this. Therefore, all the courses should be guided by experienced tutors. Secondly, it is important that course literature and manuals are up to date. With updated literature and manuals, the quality of the tutorials can be improved. Thirdly, we want to create a clear distinction between the English and Dutch track. The faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience offers Psychology in two different tracks. The Dutch track, however, sometimes gets exams or projects in English. Students in the Dutch track are not well informed about this and can thus experience difficulties making their exams or feel less certain about their capabilities of the English language. Clear communication about this is needed and we believe offering two different tracks means that the faculty should be able to offer all exams and projects in Dutch as well. Fourthly, we want to ensure that the budget of the faculty is used in the most efficient way so that students can receive optimal education. Fifthly, we believe that ensuring that it is very important that all lectures are recorded. During the Covid pandemic we have experienced that recorded lectures are very valuable and also provide certainty and a reliable study source for students. We want to ensure that there is clear communication towards students about the recordings of the lectures, so that everyone can effectively use this source. During Covid we have experienced that mental health is very important as well. Especially during the elongated periods of studying in solitude, which results in many students experiencing mental health issues. We believe it is important that our faculty their responsibility in this matter and supports their students in these tough times. Sixthly, we want to focus on possibilities to organize career days or informative meetings to guide students after their Bachelor. This can be very helpful for students who are not sure about what they want to study or what job they would prefer after graduating for their bachelor. Lastly, we want to make sure that all student opinions are integrated into the faculty council. We believe that this interaction is very valuable 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 you in our faculty council in the upcoming academic year.