University 2023/2024

You have elected Amien Abid, Lea Bilić, Gustavo Hürlimann, Andrew Scrivener and Cora Kenter to represent you in the University Council for the academic year 2023-2024. Cheers to a year of improving student welfare!

Read the manifesto of our elected candidates for the 2023-2024!

Representing all students:

  • Transparency of the University Council and making sure that the UC represents YOU as a student.
  • Reforming and democratising the UC.
  • No age wage discrimination – €14 minimum wage for all student
  • Free condoms in the SSC.
  • Tie the 360€/month student association board members’ compensation to the inflation.
  • Improving access to free period products.
  • Implement regular meetings between municipality and the UM, e.g., housing availability, renovation of faculties (disabilities and sustainability)
  • Access to cheaper student food in cafeterias, and university buildings.

Housing – because you cannot study if you do not have a place to live:

  • Easier navigation of the housing system.
  • Temporary housing assistance via the UM Emergency Fund for incoming students.
  • Expanding the UM Guest House.
  • Expanding Huurteam Zuid-Limburg to operate in neighbouring small towns acrossthe Belgian and German borders.

Internationalism – because everyone benefits from diverse perspectives:

  • Keeping English as UMs main language on campus and throughout all working groups and task forces.
  • More abroad opportunities outside of Europe, including internship and study programmes.

Sustainability – because we only have one planet:

  • Implementation of UM’s sustainability vision into actionable plans.
  • Initiating a student-led food bank in close cooperation with local partners.
  • Promote sustainable student initiatives and start-ups, e.g., Eatly, Pop Boutique, to the wider student population.
  • Continue making the campus greener, e.g., greenery in the ICL.
  • Offering plant-based alternatives within the uni e.g., plant based milk.

Education – because struggles need to be acknowledged for everyone to reach their potential and education doesn’t stop at the tutorial room:

  • Accessible education for invisible disabilities/struggles e.g., burnout, endometriosis, PCOS, ADHD, mental health, etc.
  • Centralising disability support services and research into the student populations well-being.
  • Preventative and protective measures regarding sexual assault in UM policy and implemented through the faculties.
  • Facilitating a seamless transition to the labour market through stronger ties with employers at all faculties.
  • Making the UM digital services more user friendly and streamlining university services into one app.

Sincerely yours,

NovUM UC Candidates 2023

Don’t hope for change, vote for it!