In this segment of the newsletter the fraction will keep members updated on recent development, stances and other interesting news in sight of fractionwork.
In recent light we have seen a bill announced in parliament considering the expansion of funding of students that take part in a (recognized) student-board. Since Groep-één values extracurricular growth of students the fraction jumped right on this.
Currently Bart is, in cooperation with the educational lawyer, looking for various possibilities to implement the possible changes regarding the profiling funds of the TU/e.
If you have any questions or feel like you have valuable input regarding this issue, do not hesitate to contact Bart. Bart is responsible within the fraction regarding policy on the profiling fund, he can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 15th a delegation of the fraction went to the Hague with ISO. A visit to the Ministery of OCW (Education, Culture and Science), the VSNU and the parliament was paid. Discussions with various policy-making employees of the parliament have been held on various topics. One of the topics was the way newfound money due to cancellation of the ‘basisbeurs’ should be spent and how quality of education can be maintained if the amount of students increases yet the budget stays equal.
ISO has approached Groep-één to think along with the development of the ‘Techniekpact’. The goals of this pact is to decrease the discrepancy between education and employment in the technical sector. It contains various agreements between the triple-helix (education, corporations and government). United with fractions from Delft, Twente and Wageningen concerns were shown considering capacityproblems at the 4TU federation. Groep-één supports growth of universities but emphasizes that it should never form a threat to education-quality. The concerns were heard and have currently been taken into account in the newly formulated pact.