Not all candidates have submitted a photo and an English version of their motivation (or in some cases, they didn’t submit a motivation at all). Profiles are sorted based on completeness. For the sake of democracy, EM shows you the Dutch motivation where the English versions are missing. Google Translate comes highly recommended.

Julie van Putten

Julie van Putten

WE KNOW NOTHING

LET’S CHANGE THAT

In my personal experience I have encountered a wide arrange of problems within our university concerning communication. On the one hand I miss important information about minors and exchange programmes. On the other hand I receive an overload of uninteresting emails about a malfunctioning radiator on the first floor of the Sanders building. Right now we know nothing, and everything at the same time! And more often than it should that situation has negative consequences; people can’t do their finals, aren’t able to do the minor they wanted or find any information about anything on the university website(s). I believe these are fundamental problems imbedded in the way the Erasmus communicates with students and I want to change it. So let’s change that.

TLDR; THE WAY INFORMATION IS DISTRIBUTED AT ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM HAS TO BECOME BETTER!

S. Polat

S. Polat

Dear students from the faculty of Social and Behavioral sciences,

First of all thank you for considering me to be elected as a member of the student council. As a student I aspire to make the best out of my student time and believe that you want the same as well. Besides fulfilling my student obligations as a second year in BSc Psychology, I am willing to partake proactively to make this happen for all of us. I want to be your voice in the student council and strive to create a healthier environment for the student body. Although Erasmus University is great, there is always room for improvement. Especially when it comes to study areas and opening hours. How often do you go around in your finals week just to waste your precious time for no study place? Perhaps you want to have better access to study material or you may find the assessment and examination process not transparent enough. Change for the better is always good! Why not excel right? If elected I want to work on these and many more in order to increase students contentment. I want to promote justice, equality and a healthier environment. The wellbeing of a student is my priority and is important for well-functioning society. Saying all of this, I believe that if we put our creative minds together, we can make anything happen, hence I endeavour to be your voice and represent you to the best of my capabilities. Together we can make change and I quote; limitations live only in our minds, but if we use our imagionations, our possibilities become limitless.

Florence Schaatsbergen

Schaatsbergen

Hello fellow students!

This year, Louise from University College did everything she could to work on sustainability in the university. She laid out a basis for the next university council to continue with this goal. I’m Florence Schaatsbergen. I combine international relations and history in University College and learned that change is always possible, as long as people are working for it. So I would love to continue with Louise’s work on the sustainability of the campus.

Also, I value the authenticity and personal development/chances of students. Therefore, I find it important that the university aims to support students in their personal journey as well as their academic one.

If you think these two topics are just as important as I, then please vote for me for the council!

With regards,

Florence Schaatsbergen

P.L. Litvinaite

(no motivation or photo submitted)

You may vote from 18 to 25 April at the elections website verkiezingen.eur.nl. On the first and last day of the elections you will also be able to vote at the booth of the University Council in the hall of the Theil building (C).

If you’re a candidate and still want to supply a motivation or a photo, please email erasmusmagazine@em.eur.nl.