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Get the most out of your education

Learn more about how Lijst Bèta envisions your education!

INNOVATIVE & INSPIRING
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. The university provides international students with excellent education, but more attention should be given to the integration of students.

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PERSONAL
growth

It is our vision that education should aid students in independent and critical thinking. In addition, students should be allowed space for personal development and activities within the curriculum.

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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 practice enough. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, lecturers are required to provide practice exams (with answers!) 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. Two years ago, 60 extra places were realized!

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. We also want to make it possible to submit evaluations halfway through the course, so you yourself can benefit from your feedback.

Mechanics courses are taught all over the university, and are often quite difficult to pass. To make these courses more doable, we’ve set up a programme called PRIMECH: PRogramme of Innovation in MECHanics education. This program will be combining the power of all the teachers in mechanics courses at the different faculties, in order to significantly improve the courses by using new education techniques such as blended learning and flipped classrooms.

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 in close cooperation with the entire Student Council and Career & Counseling 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.

It can be sometimes hard for (international) students to meet new people, especially when everyone was stuck at home because of corona measures. That’s why we have made sure that UniLife, the new app for student events, extended their functionality to give students more opportunities to meet each other face to face. By allowing individual students to post invitations to eat together, and creating chatgroups for people that want to run or bike together, we’ve brought students a bit more closer to each other, even in these isolated times!

Since the start of the pandemic all student council meetings have been held online which was a great opportunity to make them more public. In the beginning you were only able to attend these meetings by specifically asking the secretary of the student council. We thought this could be much better and now the link is available for everyone at lijstbeta.nl/OV! We’re also working on becoming even more public by for example having a website or Brightspace page with important information about the student council.

Motivated lecturers should get the opportunity to see their innovative ideas realized. Therefore, thanks to Lijst Bèta, €50.000 grants are available to promote these educational initiatives. This year, Sjoerd van Dommelen, Timon Idema and Mauricio Aniche were awarded these grants.

From 2021 onwards, FlexDelft had to choose a new pension fund. We have initiated a letter to the Executive Board in which we ask them to choose for a sustainable pension fund. Due to this letter and the conversations that followed, the new pension fund implemented sustainability requirements for the investments of the fund! This was not just achieved for FlexDelft, but also for the payrolling. services  of  five  other  universities! Furthermore, we have talked to FlexDelft and they will re-evaluate their choice next year to see if there is an even more sustainable option.

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 has worked together with GreenTU 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!

As sustainability impacts all choices that we make as engineers, we can’t be taught about it in just one course in the bachelor; it needs to be an integral part of our education, woven through the curriculum like a green thread. That’s why we worked together with GreenTU this year to set up a project where student assistants work together with professors to make their courses more sustainable by adding green examples or giving more focus to the environmental impact of certain techniques. The first pilot has already started at Civil Engineering this year!

...and working on now

“CSC” means that we’re working on a project with the entire Central Student Council (Lijst Bèta & ORAS)!

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 organizational 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 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 recognize the necessity of an inclusive campus community. Biases exist and awareness is the first step to a more inclusive TU Delft community. For the first edition of our lunch series called Bèta talks we paid attention to intercultural communication. This is an important topic because 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 the ideal situation the percentage of international TU Delft students is reflected by the same ratio in the student council. Statistically, at least 2 of the 10 seats should be taken up by international students. However participating in TU Delft student council is harder for international students in comparison to their Dutch peers. Some international students pay very high tuition fees, which are not fully compensated. This is a big obstacle for them 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 organization of Dutch student councils.

Grammarly is a writing assistant that many students and employees already use. The premium version offers a lot more features than the free version. Having a contract between the TU and Grammarly would not only provide Premium licenses for all students and employees, but the TU can then also make agreements on how the data of its users is being handled, which is important for an educational institution where a lot of research is being done.

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!

Privacy is becoming an increasingly important issue as more and more information is being recorded about what you do as a student. Especially in this year of online education and exams, this has become specifically relevant. From the start we’ve always believed that proctoring regulations should only be used when absolutely necessary. In part thanks to our efforts, proctored exams have become the exception, instead of the rule! We will continue to monitor the developments in this area. In addition we will work on ensuring only relevant information about students is recorded.

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.

The employee pension fund (ABP) of the TU Delft still invests a lot in fossil fuels and other business that are not in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, nor TU Delft’s own 2030 goals. Many students will be part of this fund later in their academic career. Therefore, we want ABP to adhere to the requirements as formulated by Andy van den Dobbelsteen and have opened the dialogue with the Executive Board on this.

A big contributor to the carbon footprint of the TU is the food consumption: there is a lot of meat used by the caterers. When meetings or events are catered for, the food almost always contains meat, except for when asking explicitly for vegetarian options. Lijst Bèta wants to flip the situation: instead of having to ask for vegetarian, we propose to make the default catering vegetarian.

To attract students to come study at TU Delft, the university has an outreach program at high schools. 

Unfortunately, the university only focuses on a small group of high schools in this outreach, leading to a group of students that isn’t very diverse. In the past there used to be an employee that specifically focused on diversity in outreach but unfortunately the role doesn’t exist anymore. Together with the entire Student Council, we’ve been working on bringing this role back and setting it up in a longstanding and sustainable way!

Study advisors are the first point of contact at the university. However, not all the questions they get are specifically meant for them. Some can maybe be easily answered by a chatbot, some are actually meant for another person at the university, like the psychologist. That’s why the student council wants to fund a chatbot that can fulfil this function of answering easy questions and referring students to the right person, so everyone’s costly time is spared!

As a society, we’ve grown a lot these past years. However, on some points there is still a lot of room for improvement. This is sadly also the case when it comes to our understanding of consent. At student parties, especially when there is a lot of alcohol involved, lines get blurred and personal boundaries are crossed or not respected. It is therefore important that everyone starts with the same baseline, and become conscious about how their actions can effect others. That is why we want to have training or workshop on this right at the beginning of the Introduction Week, so everyone can feel safe and respected.

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.

Sometimes it’s also needed to talk about harder topics in life; motivation, study life balance, perfectionism, fear of failure, you name it. The Student Council wants to create more space for these conversations by creating support groups (working title) on program level. Guided by a professional trainer, students can have an open conversation about also about the less pretty parts of life. We’re hoping to start a pilot coming  year at the Civil Engineering faculty.

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 practice enough. Thanks to Lijst Bèta, lecturers are required to provide practice exams (with answers!) 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. Two years ago, 60 extra places were realized!

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. We also want to make it possible to submit evaluations halfway through the course, so you yourself can benefit from your feedback.

Motivated lecturers should get the opportunity to see their innovative ideas realized. Therefore, thanks to Lijst Bèta, €50.000 grants are available to promote these educational initiatives. This year, Sjoerd van Dommelen, Timon Idema and Mauricio Aniche 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 has worked together with GreenTU 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!

From 2021 onwards, FlexDelft had to choose a new pension fund. We have initiated a letter to the Executive Board in which we ask them to choose for a sustainable pension fund. Due to this letter and the conversations that followed, the new pension fund implemented sustainability requirements for the investments of the fund! This was not just achieved for FlexDelft, but also for the payrolling. services  of  five  other  universities! Furthermore, we have talked to FlexDelft and they will re-evaluate their choice next year to see if there is an even more sustainable option.

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 in close cooperation with the entire Student Council and Career & Counseling 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.

Since the start of the pandemic all student council meetings have been held online which was a great opportunity to make them more public. In the beginning you were only able to attend these meetings by specifically asking the secretary of the student council. We thought this could be much better and now the link is available for everyone at lijstbeta.nl/OV! We’re also working on becoming even more public by for example having a website or Brightspace page with important information about the student council.

It can be sometimes hard for (international) students to meet new people, especially when everyone was stuck at home because of corona measures. That’s why we have made sure that UniLife, the new app for student events, extended their functionality to give students more opportunities to meet each other face to face. By allowing individual students to post invitations to eat together, and creating chatgroups for people that want to run or bike together, we’ve brought students a bit more closer to each other, even in these isolated times!

Mechanics courses all taught all over the university, and are often quite difficult to pass. To make these courses more doable, we’ve set up a programme called PRIMECH: PRogramme of Innovation in MECHanics education. This program will be combining the power of all the teachers in mechanics courses at the different faculties, in order to significantly improve the courses by using new education techniques such as blended learning and flipped classrooms.

As sustainability impacts all choices that we make as engineers, we can’t be taught about it in just one course in the bachelor; it needs to be an integral part of our education, woven through the curriculum like a green thread. That’s why we worked together with GreenTU this year to set up a project where student assistants work together with professors to make their courses more sustainable by adding green examples or giving more focus to the environmental impact of certain techniques. The first pilot has already started at Civil Engineering this year!

...and working on now

“CSC” means that we’re working on a project with the entire Central Student Council (Lijst Bèta & ORAS)!

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 organizational 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 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 recognize the necessity of an inclusive campus community. Biases exist and awareness is the first step to a more inclusive TU Delft community. For the first edition of our lunch series called Bèta talks we paid attention to intercultural communication. This is an important topic because 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 the ideal situation the percentage of international TU Delft students is reflected by the same ratio in the student council. Statistically, at least 2 of the 10 seats should be taken up by international students. However participating in TU Delft student council is harder for international students in comparison to their Dutch peers. Some international students pay very high tuition fees, which are not fully compensated. This is a big obstacle for them 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 organization of Dutch student councils.

Grammarly is a writing assistant that many students and employees already use. The premium version offers a lot more features than the free version. Having a contract between the TU and Grammarly would not only provide Premium licenses for all students and employees, but the TU can then also make agreements on how the data of its users is being handled, which is important for an educational institution where a lot of research is being done.

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!

Privacy is becoming an increasingly important issue as more and more information is being recorded about what you do as a student. Especially in this year of online education and exams, this has become specifically relevant. From the start we’ve always believed that proctoring regulations should only be used when absolutely necessary. In part thanks to our efforts, proctored exams have become the exception, instead of the rule! We will continue to monitor the developments in this area. In addition we will work on ensuring only relevant information about students is recorded.

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.

The employee pension fund (ABP) of the TU Delft still invests a lot in fossil fuels and other business that are not in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, nor TU Delft’s own 2030 goals. Many students will be part of this fund later in their academic career. Therefore, we want ABP to adhere to the requirements as formulated by Andy van Dobbelsteen and have opened the dialogue with the Executive Board on this.

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.

A big contributor to the carbon footprint of the TU is the food consumption: there is a lot of meat used by the caterers. When meetings or events are catered for, the food almost always contains meat, except for when asking explicitly for vegetarian options. Lijst Bèta wants to flip the situation: instead of having to ask for vegetarian, we propose to make the default catering vegetarian.

To attract students to come study at TU Delft, the university has an outreach program at high schools. 

Unfortunately, the university only focuses on a small group of high schools in this outreach, leading to a group of students that isn’t very diverse. In the past there used to be an employee that specifically focused on diversity in outreach but unfortunately the role doesn’t exist anymore. Together with the entire Student Council, we’ve been working on bringing this role back and setting it up in a longstanding and sustainable way!

To attract students to come study at TU Delft, the university has an outreach program at high schools. 

Unfortunately, the university only focuses on a small group of high schools in this outreach, leading to a group of students that isn’t very diverse. In the past there used to be an employee that specifically focused on diversity in outreach but unfortunately the role doesn’t exist anymore. Together with the entire Student Council, we’ve been working on bringing this role back and setting it up in a longstanding and sustainable way!

As a society, we’ve grown a lot these past years. However, on some points there is still a lot of room for improvement. This is sadly also the case when it comes to our understanding of consent. At student parties, especially when there is a lot of alcohol involved, lines get blurred and personal boundaries are crossed or not respected. It is therefore important that everyone starts with the same baseline, and become conscious about how their actions can effect others. That is why we want to have training or workshop on this right at the beginning of the Introduction Week, so everyone can feel safe and respected.

Sometimes it’s also needed to talk about harder topics in life; motivation, study life balance, perfectionism, fear of failure, you name it. The Student Council wants to create more space for these conversations by creating support groups (working title) on program level. Guided by a professional trainer, students can have an open conversation about also about the less pretty parts of life. We’re hoping to start a pilot coming  year at the Civil Engineering faculty.

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 for years we’ve been running 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 because of the crisis we had a fully digital campaign. This year, now that we can study on campus a bit again, we’re bringing back our seedpaper flyers! These flyers will grow into beautiful flowers if planted, instead of negatively impacting the environment as trash.

Now more than ever, it’s also important to look at our digital footprint. That’s why we use a fully green-energy powered web-hosting provider! You can click on the green button at the bottom of the page to learn more about Green Hosting.