SLAAFS – Honest, Simple, Beer

SLAAFS is a platform for students to represent their views in the student council. Because we have no vague party opinion, you can be sure that the candidates you vote for are going to stand up for their campaign points. As a party, SLAAFS has only one point of view: free beer. This is why we organise free beer drinks to bring students together.


Click on any motion below to see the parties explination



Academic freedom is as equally important as social safety.
Agree

The University must prioritise active diversity policies, including decolonization, as mentioned in the 2016 Diversity Report
Agree

The UvA should involve students in long term plans for study spaces and teaching facilities according to the expected growth in student population
Agree

All food options (including meat) should be available at the university cafeteria
Agree

Students wishing to take honours courses should be able to do so based on their motivation, regardless of their grades
Fully agree

There should be no mandatory attendance for seminars/ tutorials
Neutral

Programs should have the sole responsibility in deciding whether they teach in Dutch or in English
Fully disagree

Student councils should support occupations as a legitimate means of protest at the university
Neutral

All board members of study associations should receive equal financial support from the University
Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to provide mental health support for students. Therefore, the university should not spend extra resources on this
Agree

The university should stop the prioritisation of students from outside the EU in regard to university provided student housing.
Neutral

The UvA should cut ties with fossil fuel companies like Shell
Agree

The UvA should offer free menstrual products at each campus
Fully agree

More investment is needed in interdisciplinary education (providing students with more than just one perspective on a particular subject, such as honours, PPLE or IIS programs)
Neutral

The number of international students in a council should be representative of the number of international students within a faculty, or the University (same for Dutch students).
Neutral

The UvA should address problems such as systemic overwork and bad working conditions among its teachers by giving out more permanent contracts.
Agree

Admission to programs with a limited student capacity should be based on merit rather than random selection through a lottery system
Fully agree

All lectures should be available online, independently of COVID-19 cases or quarantine regulations
Fully agree

The Binding Study Advice (BSA) should be abolished
Fully agree

The Numerus Fixus (a limitation in the number of students admitted) should be used to stop the growth of the university
Fully agree

The executive board of the university should be elected through an open election by the students and worker’s body
Neutral

The UvA should invest in more accessibility for students with functional limitations as well as sensitivity towards these students
Fully agree

As a way to curb the growth of the university, Dutch language courses should be a mandatory part of all programs
Agree