Our Achievements

Over the past years, Groep-één has brought a lot of improvements to TU/e. Without Groep-één, these projects would not have been realized! Our biggest achievements over the past few years are:

📚 Quality of Education:

  • Organized a workshop for student input on Quality Agreements (‘basisbeurs’ money)
  • In the early stages of the revision of the graduate school, Groep-één pushed for student input
  • Assure a correct continuation of the BC 1.0, so no drawbacks arise for students with study delay
  • Ensured more student input in the revision of the Bachelor College (Cursor)
  • Removal of USE lines in the revision of the Bachelor College (Cursor)
  • Maintained the quality of education during corona by leading student focus groups and being critical towards rushed decisions

💛 Wellbeing & Community:

  • Free menstrual products on campus
  • Lobbying at the municipality regarding a safer nightlife
  • Arranged extra exam resit chances for courses during COVID-19 period. 
  • Appointment of a full-time wellbeing officer to advise in TU/e policy from a (student) wellbeing perspective
  • Founded the Student Wellbeing Network (SWeN), which helps study/student associations in handling student wellbeing (TU/e News)

🌍 Inclusivity, Diversity & Social Safety:

  • Fight for international right for housing in the national debate
  • Arranged the availability of an angel shot to improve social safety during the introduction week
  • Appointment of a full-time diversity officer to advise in TU/e policy from a diversity/internationalisation perspective (Cursor)
  • Leading the social safety committee after reports of sexual harassment, discrimination and power abuse (Cursor)

🎓 Personal & Professional Development:

  • Ensure that part-time and full-time student team members receive testimonials to recognise extracurricular activities
  • Arranged funds for full-time student team members (Cursor)
  • Close contact with student teams and giving them the right information with regards to P-fund
  • Acknowledgement of boards and student teams as a form of personal development and involvement in TU/e community, and including them in the revised Bachelor College
  • Increased board grants for non-EEA students to compensate for higher tuition fees, making a board year a feasible option (Cursor)
  • Received approval for an elective course on personal development for boards and student teams (Happened this year!) (Cursor)

🌱 Sustainability:

  • Ensuring student input in the sustainability vision
  • Making sustainability a strategic pillar of the university (Cursor)
  • Contributed to the ‘Sustainable Campus’ development plan with a vision for 2030
  • First party to use sustainable posters during the campaign, inspiring others to follow suit

🏠 Facilities & Housing:

  • Organized a TU/e x ASML cleanroom facility student input session and got students in contact with the employees of ASML to voice their needs and preferences for better student integration in the ASML research facility
  • Represent the needs of first-year students settling in Eindhoven in the municipality
  • Sparked an investigation into the use of rooms and study places on campus
  • Pushed for more student housing on campus, leading to 735 new apartments starting from 2023 (Cursor)
  • Metaforum library only accessible for TU/e students during exam periods (Cursor)
  • Arranged hybrid meeting rooms during the Corona pandemic
  • Longer opening times on campus during the Corona pandemic
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