Active TSHD, like the name suggests, represents the interest of all active TSHD students. We believe that extra-curricular activities such as sports, entrepreneurship, an exchange, academic extra-curriculars or the membership of an association are a key part of your student life. These activities should complement your studies and should never be seen as incompatible. Our beliefs also translate to a focus on digitalisation & internationalisation, which we considerer to be great tools for a more complete & flexible university.
During our bimonthly meetings in the faculty council, Active TSHD has a direct influence in the policy making at the faculty level. Here we propagate not just our ideals, but also your remarks! Thus, continuously securing and improving the quality of education.
Who we are
Willemijn WeteringsChairman, Daily Board member & Secretary
Ludo van der GunGeneral Board member
Wander WaalsGeneral Board member, PR manager
What we have done
During our first year in the Faculty council we focussed on building a proper foundation for the future of both our faculty & our party. We quickly tried to create close ties with both study associations, as well as with all parties involved in policy- & decisionmaking at our faculty. At the same time, we tried to bring to light some of the most pressing issues students experienced during the pandemic. We questioned the waiting times Proctorio brought with, and stressed the importance of clear communication (preferably on a personal level). We participated in the Speak Up events hosted by the faculty, where we were allowed to brainstorm about the future of our Faculty. A future that, if it was up to us, sees active students and faculty personnel cooperating and supporting one another. We promoted a further collaboration with the student community, I.E. more Student assistantships but also collaborations with student organizations such as Aiesec, Integrand or Unipartners.
Together with Dante we also launched our first initiative on the usage of a Faculty-wide Canvas page to streamline communication and foster the sense of involvement. Currently, most Canvas pages have a unique lay-out, and information is not easily accesible. We believe that a Canvas page is perfectly suited to provide general information, so that students are better able to find the latest information about the faculty council, jobs oppertunities within the faculty, or their rights as provided within the E.E.R. Similar proposals have been introduced simultaneously in other faculty councils. This method, which focusses on communication and collaboration, illustrates the added benefit of Active TSHD.
Are you studying at TSHD at Tilburg University and do you want to be represented by a proactive, brand new party which focuses on digitalization, internationalization and possibilities to go the extra mile? Read more about our party program on the right, or meet our candidates below!
Laura van HoudtCommunicatie & Informatiewetenschappen
Hi! My name is Laura van Houdt and I have been ‘active’ my whole student time in many associations and committees and I am also doing a board year right now. Therefore, I have been around at TSHD for a while now and have experienced things that can be improved in my opinion, no better place to do that than Active TSHD. Next year I will commit myself to our four pillars: ‘the active student’, ‘internationalisation’, ‘digitalisation’ and ‘going the extra mile’. Read our party program if you are curious for our ideas on this!
Tristan SprakelLiberal Arts and Sciences
Hello! My name is Tristan and I am a 22- year-old Liberal Arts and Sciences student. Beside my studies I always tried to seize opportunities to develop myself outside of the classroom. I want to create and facilitate these opportunities for others, from within the faculty council. My focus will be on the development of ‘hybrid education’ after the lockdown to create more flexibility for (active) students and the Implementation of more Student Assistants to strengthen education quality and create more development opportunities.
Cas van der HeijdenCommunicatie & Informatiewetenschappen
Hi fellow TSHD students, my name is Cas and with your help I will be in the facultycouncil of TSHD next year! I am a third year Communication- and Informationsciences. Furthermore am I an active member of the studentrowingassociation Vidar and the fraternity PEB. Next year I want to comit myself to the following points:
1. Create a template for canvas pages for lecturers to follow. So all pages are harmonized. 2. Stimulating more workshops and online knowledgeclips focussed on learning students ‘how to study’. 3. Stimulating integration between Dutch and international students. 4. Improve preparation for the labor market, by stimulating participation for events such as the Februarycongres and Tilburg Career Days.
Denise BaltusLiberal Arts and Sciences
Hi! My name is Denise Baltus and I am a first year student who has been active since the start of my studenttime; I have joined the studentenassociation, a sorority and a rowing team. Especially as a new student in corona time, I have found out that the benefits of being an active student really contributes to a better study experience. Therefore, I would like to represent the active students and work towards a university that improves the digitalisation, internationalisation and that is willing to go the extra mile for their students. Curious about what else Active TSHD wants to work on? Read our partyprogram!