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INTER Times

For UvA Students by UvA Students

Introducing The Team!

At Inter Times, our mission is to not only inform our peers but also inspire them to engage with their surroundings and advocate for positive change. By bridging the gap between student voices and the broader university narrative, Inter Times pledges to empower the student body and foster a more inclusive, informed, and connected University of Amsterdam community.

This Week:

01.

2024-2025 Student Council

02.

Mental Health and Awareness at the UvA

03.

The UvA Central Student Council and Elections

04.

AntiKantine

05.

UvA Political Parties

The Votes Are In: Your Student Council for 2024/2025

Voting, voting, voting—this seems to have been the theme of the last few weeks. By the end of May, a total of 7003 students cast their votes in this year’s student council election, and the student body has spoken: the results of the 2024/2025 Student Council elections are in!

With a voter turnout of just 15.8%, there was a slight decrease of 0.4% from last year’s elections, once again raising questions about the general student body's engagement with politics.

So, who did we actually vote for? Let’s take a closer look.

By Konstanze Flemming

INTERsection: Meet the 2024 INTER Candidates for the upcoming Elections!

INTER has recently announced their list of dynamic FSR and CSR candidates, showcasing a wide array of policies aimed at improving student life, encouraging sustainability, and enhancing transparency. The candidates bring forth unique proposals which address pressing issues at the university, reflecting the party’s commitment to inclusive student representation at UvA. Reinforcing INTER’s dedication towards quality education, a portion of the election budget will be donated to Students for Children, a student-run organisation at UvA that aims to make education accessible to underprivileged children across the world.

By Suchismita (Suchi) Roy

The Central Student Council and Elections at UvA

By Suchismita (Suchi) Roy

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) conducts annual elections for the Central Student Council (CSR) and Faculty Student Councils (FSR), empowering students to choose representatives who work on a range of issues from campus facilities to academic policies. The CSR, comprising 14 members, holds monthly meetings with the Executive Board to propose and implement solutions, ensuring students' interests are prioritized. Notably, the CSR led impactful initiatives like menstrual equity. Similarly, the FSR collaborates with deans to address faculty-specific concerns and revise academic regulations. Both councils operate in unison, addressing diverse university challenges. Post-election, agendas are set for monthly meetings to discuss pertinent issues, demonstrating a commitment to promoting positive improvements within the UvA community.

Stirring the Pot: Inside Anti-Kantine's Campaign for Affordable Food at UvA

Anti-Kantine has made quite the name for itself: major protest, over 600 signatures on Change.Org, and successful implementation of the “basic meal” at UvA canteens. But what else is on the agenda for Anti-Kantine? In a recent interview, Noah Bisinger – one of the main organizers – told us more about the roots of the movement and what lies ahead.

By Konstanze Flemming

Behind the Scenes: UvA's Commitment to Student Mental Health

May was the Mental Health Awareness month, coinciding with the Mental Health Awareness week in Europe from the 13th - 19th of May (link). In accordance with this, Inter Times has dedicated its efforts to shed light on the significance of mental health issues among students, and has provided some resources to help students manage their stress! At the end of this article, you will find a survey. Your feedback is invaluable to us, as it will help us better understand how UvA’s facilities are reaching students. Thank you for your support in our mission to promote mental well-being!

By Suchismita (Suchi) Roy

Keeping up with UvA: Your Guide to Upcoming Events

Curious about what's happening on campus this month? Let Inter Times give you a sneak peek into the most anticipated upcoming events!

By Konstanze Flemming

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