Faculty of Science and Engineering
Below you see an overview of the students currently representing DOPE at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Marijn van Rooij
As the DOPE candidates for the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), we have prioritized 5 points that we aim to work on to improve our faculty. Firstly, we aim to provide more clarity about your future after university. We know that this is especially relevant for our faculty, considering that the programs are rather broad. Although our level of education is outstanding, many feel startled about the question: “What are you going to do after university?”. By organizing a career day and inviting former students of FSE, we hope to provide a better insight on what to expect regarding job opportunities and overcome the uncertainty about post-university life. Secondly, we believe it is of utmost importance that the available budget is used in the interest of students and therefore, we will work hard to ensure that it is. Our third goal is to ensure that lectures are recorded and made available online, also after the corona-era. We believe it is best if students can watch lectures at their time of preference, and that this will significantly increase the amount of students attending one. Our fourth goal is to address the mental well-being of students. We have noticed that the workload at our faculty especially can be overwhelming. Therefore, we aim to increase awareness about, and the availability of mental health support. To our knowledge and personal experience, too little students are aware of the facilities that are offered by the university to aid students in their mental well-being. We find it extremely important to help students feel relaxed and happy whilst studying at FSE. Our last goal is to improve the comfort of our faculty facilities, and therefore, to make studying at our faculty more pleasurable overall. We want to encourage a ‘healthy’ lifestyle and ensure that students at our faculty feel comfortable and productive. For example, we hope to improve the possibilities to buy cheap and healthy food, the availability of working lockers and the cleanliness of the buildings.
All in all, we will use these five goals as stepping stones to improve the experience of students at our faculty. We hope that you too, share our concerns and support our opinion regarding the improvements. Only together can we achieve these goals and increase the study experiences of our peers for years to come! Make sure you vote DOPE for a better UM tomorrow!