Interested in ... Faculty Group Sustainability?

Are you interested in helping to shape the faculty's sustainability policy? To think together with lecturers about the various sustainability aspects and to see where they can be implemented? Then be sure to take a look at whether the mandate in the Faculty Group Sustainability is something for you!

What is the Faculty Group Sustainability?

This workgroup consists of a number of professors and other academic staff to determine the faculty's sustainability policy. This is where the various ideas and plans are elaborated in order to work out the sustainability aspect at our faculty even further. Perhaps you have already looked at the gardens on our campus? Or have you heard of the course on sustainability that has been developed at our faculty? All these issues and much more are discussed at the workgroup, which meets about twice a semester. You can also find many of these aspects on the site of the sustainability working group. Be sure to take a look at this site [Dutch only]!

What do you do as a student representative in the workgroup?

As a student representative in the workgroup, it is important that you give the students' view on all the ideas and plans given. After all, you yourself are much better informed about how students look at all kinds of things these days, so you know better what will catch on and what is less important. You are better informed about what is going on among the students and you have a more direct line of contact between you and all the other students so that you can check things out and pass them on more easily.

In addition, it is of course the intention that you think along with the rest of the group and come up with your own ideas that may be useful to promote sustainability in our faculty. If students come up with their own ideas or have questions, you will be their point of contact (possibly through another person) and you will also pass these ideas on to the workgroup.

A final task that you have as a member of the workgroup is to feed back the matters that are decided and discussed here to the other student representatives at the OOR meeting. This is a meeting that takes place every two weeks between all the faculty's student representatives. It is best for you to be here, not only if you have to give feedback yourself, but also as an expert on the subject, if necessary to give some insights on subjects that have arisen in the faculty working group and on which a faculty position needs to be taken.

What does a mandate as a member of the Faculty Group Sustainability offer?

This mandate naturally offers you interesting insights into sustainability and gives you a better insight into our faculty's sustainability policy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to think freely and come up with your own ideas that will be implemented, giving you the opportunity to help shape the faculty's policy. On top of that, you will also learn about faculty student representation and what it is like to represent other people yourself.

Is this mandate something for you?

After reading the previous text, we hope of course that you already have a better grasp of the mandate. Here we list the most important aspects of the profile of a mandate sustainability:

  • You like to learn a lot about sustainability.
  • You dare to get involved in the discussion.
  • You like to think about practical things, make proposals...