In this segment of the newsletter the fraction will keep members updated on recent development, stances and other interesting news in sight of fractionwork.
After all the efforts made by Groep-één , we now have an interpreter/translator for University council meetings. This sure will ease and enhance the experience of any future international(s) into the council! However, what we still need is a solid policy from UC for internationals, just like other universities like Tilburg, Twente, Utrecht. That will give an indication to internationals what to expect before they get into the Council.
Last UR meeting we spoke about the new notebookregulation. In the proposed regulation the new masterstudents were excluded from the regulation and would have to buy the full price for a new laptop where new bachelorstudents still get subsidy and purchasing discount. The TU/e would give the restrictions about the hardware, for the software there would have been support for all laptops and the software would be available for all students. As UR we had the opinion that it was weird to not have any purchasing discount for the new masterstudents since it would also be beneficial for the TU/e to buy more laptops and this wouldn’t cost any extra for them since the subsidy isn’t included. The executive board made the promise to look whether this was administratively possible and would then give new masterstudents eventually purchasing discount.
A new allocation method, with different options, is proposed in the Spring Memorandum which will be dealt with in the upcoming UR meeting. Groep-één is currently having meetings with involved parties to hear their opinion. We are taking into account all positive and negative points of this new method. When there is chosen an option out of the multiple that could be chosen, we will discuss this with the Financial Committee and advice the Executive Board.