Student wellbeing

The mental health of students is increasingly worrisome. VUUR is working towards a better understanding and improvements of student wellbeing. These projects are currently running:

  1.  Thermos
    THERMOS is a university-wide project that will give you a grip on your attitude, experience and progress when it comes to your studies. With the help of feedback, you’ll be working more efficiently and more effectively in no time. This project needs students like you so that we can find out what your needs are. This is why THERMOS is organizing three focus groups. You can earn €10,- per focusgroup for your contributiuon.
    Want to apply? Mail to: m.j.h.berendsen-4@umcutrecht.nl
    Download the folder for more information:  Information-THERMOS-focusgroups-EN.docx
  2. Stichting OER
    Stichting OER is also researching Student wellbeing and also organizing focus groups. OER focusses on prevention of psycho-social diseases in the Bachelor fase. In order to shape the project accordingly OER would like to invite the student to their focusgroup the 13th of November. Want to help OER? Click the link: https://goo.gl/forms/G4tlvp4jTN07xAiy1
    PS: We will make sure there is something to eat and drink.
  3. Taskforce Studentenwelzijn
    Lijst VUUR co-created the taskforce student well-being, which will study the subject matter structurally and will organize all sorts of events. More importantly the tastforce will advise the Executive Board on the matter. If you have any good suggestions the Board should know about please mail to:  studentwellbeing@uu.nl
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Opening Academic Year

Classes have started and our representatives of Lijst VUUR have also started their one-year term in the faculty and University Councils.

 

Monday September 3rd the academic year was joyfully opened. During this festivity there was special attention for the increasing work pressure in the academic community. Professors and students pinned a red square on their uniforms to protest insufficient government funding. The University Council joined this effort unanimously.

For the time being, we will oversee that students interests are safeguarded during the distribution of the scarce resources we do have.

Also, if you have any comment or suggestion about your study: feel free to contact us!

 

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Election results

VUUR heeft afgelopen maand liefst 4048 van de 7906 zetels behaald (51,2 %), wat betekent dat alle 7 kandidaten van  VUUR verkozen zijn! Zonder jullie was dat niet mogelijk geweest. Bedankt!

Student Votes
1. M.A. (Maaike) Röling, Diergeneeskunde 647
2. C.C. (Bina) Chirino, Geesteswetenschappen 429
3. I.J.M. (Ingrid) Weerts, Geesteswetenschappen 339
4. J. (Jeroen) Poortstra, Geowetenschappen 179
5. F. (Floris) Boudens, Sociale Wetenschappen / Geesteswetenschappen 397
6. D. (Demian) van Gurp, Bètawetenschappen 189
7. T.J. (Tymen) Cobelens, Geowetenschappen 245

 

Read more in the DUB artikel. We congratualate other parties as well. Partij of the Utrechtse Student (PvdUS) got 4 seats and we welcome the new party Vrije Student which got 1 seat.

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