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Get the most out of your education

Learn more about how Lijst Bèta envisions your education!

FUTURE-PROOF
education

Lijst Bèta strives for innovative and inspiring education, so that you can become a well-rounded Delft engineer.

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DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE
community

Since TU Delft offers world-class education, its community is very diverse. Although the university provides international students with excellent education, we believe that more attention should be given to the integration of these students as well.

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INDEPENDENT & CRITICAL
Delft engineer

It is our vision that future-proof education should also guide students in their development towards becoming an independent and (self-)critical Delft Engineer.

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SUSTAINABLE
campus & curricula

Climate change might be the biggest challenge of this era. Today’s students can make a difference for tomorrow! That is why Lijst Bèta calls for more attention towards sustainability, both in courses and on campus.

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  1. healthy study climate
  2. Sustainability in courses and on campus
  3. Engineers who act conscientiously towards society
  4. A university where everyone feels welcome
  5. The experience of a physical campus, especially in the era of digitalisation
  6. Educational innovation as the foundation of top-notch education
  7. Cultural integration as a two-way street
  8. More and better study places
  9. Flexibility to study on your terms
  10. TU Delft to lead on sustainability

Studying is what makes you a student

Why did you come to TU Delft in the first place? For its world-class education of course! Studying is what makes you a student. Lijst Bèta wants you to be able to get the most out of your education. The student council, with all its legal rights, is in the unique position to fight for that and contribute to the education given at TU Delft. That’s why Lijst Bèta believes education should be the highest priority for a student council party. Good facilities, like sufficient study places, are essential for this!

All students benefit from excellent education

All students benefit from excellent education. Therefor, Lijst Bèta aims to continuously improve education for all students. To get the most out of your education, you need to have the freedom to study in the way you want. In order to grow, your studies should be challenging. You need a clear goal as well; how do you use the knowledge you gained in your future job?

As a young party, we are not bound by tradition

Because of this, Lijst Bèta looks at the decisions made at TU Delft with a critical eye, and we always ask ourselves, “is this good for all students?” With a fresh perspective and flexibility, we come up with innovative ideas that are aimed at improving your education.

That way, you can focus on why you came to Delft: getting the most out of your education!

What we've achieved...

Click on the little arrows to read more about what Lijst Bèta has achieved!

Practice is essential when learning something new. Courses are no exception, so to be well prepared for your exams, you should be able to practise enough. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, lecturers are required to provide practice exams for all courses.

Thanks to the input Lijst Bèta received from many students, we saw the opportunity to add extra study places in Pulse. Together with the Facility Management at Pulse, we looked at utilizing the available space more efficiently. Last summer, 60 extra places were realised!

For many students, LaTeX reports and group projects go hand-in-hand. Overleaf is a great tool for collaborating on reports, but the free accounts don’t always give you everything you need. Lijst Bèta made sure all students at TU Delft can now use Overleaf Premium! Click here to set up your account now!

Doing your minor abroad is a well-known option, but previously, you could only pick courses related to your field of study. Lijst Bèta thought this was a missed opportunity and arranged the option of doing a minor outside of your field of expertise abroad.

When coming to Delft to study, wanting to learn Dutch is a logical step for many students. But the study load is high during the semester and courses in the summer are expensive. Lijst Bèta and the language center have worked together to offer a summer Dutch course with the same depth as the semester course, for free!

Thanks to Lijst Bèta, many readers are now available as PDFs on Brightspace, so you don’t have to buy them on paper.

When you give feedback on a course, it shouldn’t disappear into the void as soon as you hit “Submit”. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, you can now view old course evaluations on Brightspace. But we didn’t stop there. Lijst Bèta also secured funding to overhaul the entire course evaluation system.

Motivated lecturers should get the opportunity to see their innovative ideas realised. Therefore, thanks to Lijst Bèta, €50.000 grants are available to promote these educational initiatives. This year, Calvin Rans, Reinout Kleinhans, Jeroen Pruijn, Astrid van Laar and Rolf Hut were awarded these grants.

When you graduate, you should be able to find solutions for relevant societal problems, like sustainability. But unfortunately not all programs give much attention to this important matter. This is why Lijst Bèta is working together with GreenTU (formerly known as Green Office) to start up student teams at each faculty which focus on making the education and faculty more sustainable. The students themselves are the closest to their own curriculum and know best where possibilities lie to make a meaningful impact at TU Delft and eventually in society. Currently, 7 out of 8 faculties have their own GreenTeam!

There is already quite a bit of education material out there on sustainability. However, that information often tends to stay with the same teachers and faculties. Every student benefits from gaining experience with sustainability, so that’s why Lijst Bèta is working on a platform where all this material can come together and be shared throughout the university. As a student, you can easily get started with sustainability yourself, and teachers can effortlessly integrate it into their existing courses.

...and working on now

Various groups and individuals at the TU Delft, ranging from students to staff members and others, are working hard to implement Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) policies at the university and to improve the overall community regarding D&I matters. The Diversity Office, is essential for making and implementing D&I policy at all levels, including the highest organisational levels. However, like with sustainability, having a central office that is appointed for specific themes is not sufficient. D&I is a delicate topic that needs a unique approach for every situation. There is not one solution that fits all. Therefore, we are working to implement D&I teams at every faculty, just like the already existing GreenTeams. The D&I teams will consist of both students and employees, including at least one member from the FSC, the study association(s) and the OdC to ensure sufficient representation.

When making posters, reports, videos or renders for your (design) project, the Adobe Creative Cloud applications are very useful to have access to. Moreover, often they are even essential, and teachers just expect you to have access to those programs, even though you have to pay for them on a yearly basis. Lijst Bèta believes that those essential programs should be freely accessible to everyone at TU Delft. Therefore, we are in talks to get a university-wide license for students!

Lijst Bèta is a progressive party and we recognise the necessity of an inclusive campus community. Biases exist and awareness is the first step to a more inclusive TU Delft community. This year Lijst Bèta started a lunch lecture series: Bèta Talks. For the first edition we payed attention to intercultural communication. Students from all over the world are thrown into one classroom and are expected to work together smoothly. Some master programs spend time on this at their Master introduction program, but not all. It is our initiative to make intercultural communication a mandatory part of all master introduction programs.

In a ideal situation the percentage of international TU Delft students is reflected by the same ratio in the student council. If you look at the numbers there should be at least 2 to 3 seats taken by international students. However participating in TU Delft student council is harder for international students in comparison to their Dutch peers. International students pay very high tuition fees, which are not fully compensated. This is a big obstacle for international students to candidate themselves for (faculty) student councils. Lijst Bèta strives for equal treatment of Dutch and international students. Voices of international students should be heard. For that reason we will continue our lobby for the position of international students at TU Delft and on a national level. We already accomplished more bilingual activities at the umbrella organisation of Dutch student councils.

Like the past year, we have been involved in the organization of the Health Week. During this week various activities to highlight a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing are organized by X and Career & Counselling Services. Because we, and the whole student council, are concerned with student wellbeing, we want to expand the activities organized for the Health Week and to broaden its impact. We want everyone to be involved!

The university has a wide variety of (online) courses and training on offer to help you develop soft skills and academic skills. Unfortunately these are scattered around different locations and webpages which makes them hard to find. Lijst Bèta is working on improving the findability and quality of these courses. Soon you’ll be able to find them all in the SkillsLab!

More and more information is being recorded about what you do as a student. Lijst Bèta values your privacy and recognises the need for proper agreements regarding this issue.

Too often as a student you start in a minor program, but it’s not really what you expected it to be. Lijst Bèta is working on a system where students can evaluate their minor program. With this, other students can make a more informed choice, and the TU Delft can be consistently improving the minor programs.

There is a lot of information available about your studies and other related affairs. Unfortunately, this information can’t all be found in one place, so you can easily miss out on useful information, which we think is a shame! That’s why Lijst Bèta is working on the redevelopment of the student portal. Brightspace, the UB catalog, Career & Counselling Services workshops; everything will just a few clicks away!

Finding the right master thesis project can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What if you want to look beyond your faculty? To help, Lijst Bèta is working on a master thesis platform where you can search for available projects and find something that sparks your interest.

The university offers quite some support for students with questions, concerns or complaints. However, it is not always clear to whom they should go with their questions. When students cannot find the help they need, it could have a negative impact on their studies and their wellbeing. Therefore, we have been working closely together with the Career & Counselling Services to improve the findability and accessibility of the support. A roadmap highlighting the different support points you can access and where to find them, instruction videos and an online platform where you can learn anywhere at any time are some of the projects that Lijst Bèta has been involved with.

What we've achieved...

Click on the little arrows to read more about what Lijst Bèta has achieved!

Practice is essential when learning something new. Courses are no exception, so to be well prepared for your exams, you should be able to practise enough. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, lecturers are required to provide practice exams for all courses.

Thanks to the input Lijst Bèta received from many students, we saw the opportunity to add extra study places in Pulse. Together with the Facility Management at Pulse, we looked at utilizing the available space more efficiently. Last summer, 60 extra places were realised!

For many students, LaTeX reports and group projects go hand-in-hand. Overleaf is a great tool for collaborating on reports, but the free accounts don’t always give you everything you need. Lijst Bèta made sure all students at TU Delft can now use Overleaf Premium! Click here to set up your account now!

Doing your minor abroad is a well-known option, but previously, you could only pick courses related to your field of study. Lijst Bèta thought this was a missed opportunity and arranged the option of doing a minor outside of your field of expertise abroad.

When coming to Delft to study, wanting to learn Dutch is a logical step for many students. But the study load is high during the semester and courses in the summer are expensive. Lijst Bèta and the language center have worked together to offer a summer Dutch course with the same depth as the semester course, for free!

Thanks to Lijst Bèta, many readers are now available as PDFs on Brightspace, so you don’t have to buy them on paper.

When you give feedback on a course, it shouldn’t disappear into the void as soon as you hit “Submit”. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, you can now view old course evaluations on Brightspace. But we didn’t stop there. Lijst Bèta also secured funding to overhaul the entire course evaluation system.

Motivated lecturers should get the opportunity to see their innovative ideas realised. Therefore, thanks to Lijst Bèta, €50.000 grants are available to promote these educational initiatives. This year, Calvin Rans, Reinout Kleinhans, Jeroen Pruijn, Astrid van Laar and Rolf Hut were awarded these grants.

When you graduate, you should be able to find solutions for relevant societal problems, like sustainability. But unfortunately not all programs give much attention to this important matter. This is why Lijst Bèta is working together with GreenTU (formerly known as Green Office) to start up student teams at each faculty which focus on making the education and faculty more sustainable. The students themselves are the closest to their own curriculum and know best where possibilities lie to make a meaningful impact at TU Delft and eventually in society. Currently, 7 out of 8 faculties have their own GreenTeam!

There is already quite a bit of education material out there on sustainability. However, that information often tends to stay with the same teachers and faculties. Every student benefits from gaining experience with sustainability, so that’s why Lijst Bèta is working on a platform where all this material can come together and be shared throughout the university. As a student, you can easily get started with sustainability yourself, and teachers can effortlessly integrate it into their existing courses.

...and working on now

Various groups and individuals at the TU Delft, ranging from students to staff members and others, are working hard to implement Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) policies at the university and to improve the overall community regarding D&I matters. The Diversity Office, is essential for making and implementing D&I policy at all levels, including the highest organisational levels. However, like with sustainability, having a central office that is appointed for specific themes is not sufficient. D&I is a delicate topic that needs a unique approach for every situation. There is not one solution that fits all. Therefore, we are working to implement D&I teams at every faculty, just like the already existing GreenTeams. The D&I teams will consist of both students and employees, including at least one member from the FSC, the study association(s) and the OdC to ensure sufficient representation.

When making posters, reports, videos or renders for your (design) project, the Adobe Creative Cloud applications are very useful to have access to. Moreover, often they are even essential, and teachers just expect you to have access to those programs, even though you have to pay for them on a yearly basis. Lijst Bèta believes that those essential programs should be freely accessible to everyone at TU Delft. Therefore, we are in talks to get a university-wide license for students!

Lijst Bèta is a progressive party and we recognise the necessity of an inclusive campus community. Biases exist and awareness is the first step to a more inclusive TU Delft community. This year Lijst Bèta started a lunch lecture series: Bèta Talks. For the first edition we payed attention to intercultural communication. Students from all over the world are thrown into one classroom and are expected to work together smoothly. Some master programs spend time on this at their Master introduction program, but not all. It is our initiative to make intercultural communication a mandatory part of all master introduction programs.

In a ideal situation the percentage of international TU Delft students is reflected by the same ratio in the student council. If you look at the numbers there should be at least 2 to 3 seats taken by international students. However participating in TU Delft student council is harder for international students in comparison to their Dutch peers. International students pay very high tuition fees, which are not fully compensated. This is a big obstacle for international students to candidate themselves for (faculty) student councils. Lijst Bèta strives for equal treatment of Dutch and international students. Voices of international students should be heard. For that reason we will continue our lobby for the position of international students at TU Delft and on a national level. We already accomplished more bilingual activities at the umbrella organisation of Dutch student councils.

Like the past year, we have been involved in the organization of the Health Week. During this week various activities to highlight a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing are organized by X and Career & Counselling Services. Because we, and the whole student council, are concerned with student wellbeing, we want to expand the activities organized for the Health Week and to broaden its impact. We want everyone to be involved!

The university has a wide variety of (online) courses and training on offer to help you develop soft skills and academic skills. Unfortunately these are scattered around different locations and webpages which makes them hard to find. Lijst Bèta is working on improving the findability and quality of these courses. Soon you’ll be able to find them all in the SkillsLab!

More and more information is being recorded about what you do as a student. Lijst Bèta values your privacy and recognises the need for proper agreements regarding this issue.

Too often as a student you start in a minor program, but it’s not really what you expected it to be. Lijst Bèta is working on a system where students can evaluate their minor program. With this, other students can make a more informed choice, and the TU Delft can be consistently improving the minor programs.

There is a lot of information available about your studies and other related affairs. Unfortunately, this information can’t all be found in one place, so you can easily miss out on useful information, which we think is a shame! That’s why Lijst Bèta is working on the redevelopment of the student portal. Brightspace, the UB catalog, Career & Counselling Services workshops; everything will just a few clicks away!

Finding the right master thesis project can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What if you want to look beyond your faculty? To help, Lijst Bèta is working on a master thesis platform where you can search for available projects and find something that sparks your interest.

The university offers quite some support for students with questions, concerns or complaints. However, it is not always clear to whom they should go with their questions. When students cannot find the help they need, it could have a negative impact on their studies and their wellbeing. Therefore, we have been working closely together with the Career & Counselling Services to improve the findability and accessibility of the support. A roadmap highlighting the different support points you can access and where to find them, instruction videos and an online platform where you can learn anywhere at any time are some of the projects that Lijst Bèta has been involved with.

The candidates

The wonderful people you can vote for this year!

Sustainable campaign?

Lijst Bèta always strives to practice what we preach. That’s why, last year, we tried something new: a sustainable campaign!

One of the biggest sources of campaign waste were the flyers. They are only useful for one year, and it’s difficult to predict how many you will need, so we usually overestimated and then threw away hundreds each year.

Last year, we used reusable postcards and only a few A1 posters to convey our message to you. This year, we have not ordered anything on paper at all! Of course the current crisis situation is a big factor in this decision, but we are glad with this opportunity to do a fully digital campaign!

Now more than ever, it’s important to look at our digital footprint as well. That’s why, since last year, we have switched to a different web-hosting provider, that is fully green-energy powered! You can click on the green button at the bottom of the page to learn more about Green Hosting.