The past two years have been very difficult for the students and teachers of our faculty. Shocking figures have come out about the well-being of our students. For many people, the abrupt transition from sitting at home a lot to full daily life brings challenges. There may therefore be reasons why you are not feeling well. More than ever, we need each other and that is why it is important that we look out for each other.
In recent times, shocking reports of (sexually) transgressive behaviour have been made. The Faculty of Law must be a faculty in which every student feels safe. TBR disapproves of any form of (sexually) transgressive behaviour and stands for a safe faculty for everyone. Safety is an important subject that is high on the agenda.
Improving the quality of education is and will remain an important spearhead in our programme. The times of the drastic pandemic are hopefully behind us, but the abrupt transition from physical to online education has not benefited the quality of education. Passing rates fluctuate, the (physical) education has lost quality and the procedures surrounding exams are anything but unambiguous. Therefore, TBR believes it is time for change.
Sustainability is a subject that is indispensable in our society. As a faculty, we are already taking steps in the right direction: waste is separated, plastic cutlery and plastic cups have disappeared. Nevertheless, we feel it is important for our faculty to continue its efforts in this area and contribute even more to a better world. TBR takes specific positions on this issue.
Since its foundation, TBR has been committed to the interests of active students. Future employers expect more and more from a law graduate; good study results, but also side activities in the social and legal field are of great importance. We therefore believe it is important that the faculty actively promotes this.
Students at the Faculty of Law in Groningen are becoming increasingly diverse. As a result, every student at our faculty has more opportunities to develop personally, precisely because of the different perspectives that internationalisation offers. At the moment, many students have the idea that the faculty is actually split into two faculties, while we are one faculty. We must be able to convey this feeling of unity!
The TBR hotline is a brand new spearhead of TBR. Do you have reasons to believe that a lecturer or a department is not keeping to the agreements made? Let one of our councillors know and they will bring it up in the Faculty Council. Do you have other ideas to improve our faculty? We would love to hear about it!