Making sure your voice is heard

UPP represents PhDs, post-docs, and other academic temporary workers.

Rights

UPP stands for the rights of PhDs and temporary workers. There is a lot of confusion around what the rights and duties of PhDs, post-docs and other temporary employees are. We strive towards safeguarding the rights of employees. Moreover, we wish to facilitate clear communication of those rights and duties to PhDs, post-docs and other temporary workers. We pay special attention to rights such as the right to a sustainable work/life balance and the right to keep learning and grow as ascientist beside the day to day job.

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Accesssibility

UPP stands for accessibility. Everyone, regardless of characteristics such as their ability, mental health, languages, gender or background, should be able to participate equally in the community of Utrecht University. To this end, we argue for more rigorous accessibility of the university: in particular with regards to mental wellness, persons with disabilities, and the language barriers which currently exist in the university.

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Sustainability

UPP stands for sustainability. We have to take action today, to bring about a future in which students, employees and the UU in general can thrive. This requires first and foremost a liveable planet earth, meaning we all have to commit to reducing our negative impact on the environment.For sustainable university growth, it is also important to provide better career perspectives for PhDs and other temporary staff, especially those groups that are currently underrepresented in the upper echelons of the university. At UPP we see inclusivity in all levels of academia as crucial for a sustainable future of UU.

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Inclusivity

UPP strongly believes it is crucial that the UU is inclusive for all its employees and students, no matter their background or identity. We believe that there should be an office dedicated to the – mental and legal – confidential support for employees who experienced discrimination. Additionally, we propose (voluntary) training for current employees, teachers and supervisors, related to questions of inclusivity. We dedicate ourselves to improving the rights, work environment and safety of international PhDs, people of color, transgender and LGB/queer people in particular.

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Anne van Veen

#1 Beta | Freudenthal Institute

“If we want a UU which is sustainable, inclusive and accessible, we need to step up our game and get proactive”

Lieke Schrijvers

#1 Alfa/Gamma | Philosophy and Religious Studies

“Utrecht University should protect the rights of temporary workers and be inclusive for people from all backgrounds”

Federico D'Ambrosio

#2 Beta | Information and Computing Sciences

“Rights are compressed through obscurity. The University should clearly state rights and obligations of PhDs and post-docs and not leave us in a bureaucratic maze!”.

Maranke Wieringa

#2 Alfa/Gamma | Media and Culture Studies

“Being an inclusive academic community means striving towards an equally accessible playing field for all. Let us create our policy in the lingua franca of academia, and let us do so in truly accessible buildings.”

May 23, 2019

Voting has ended

We would like to thank everyone of the 32.8% of staff who made their voice heard. Without your support co-determination would not be possible! 🤗

May 22, 2019

29,5% of staff has voted

Today is the last chance to make your voice heard & vote! Co-determination does not work without your support. Vote today! 🗳 http://uu.nl/vote 📒 Our program: http://utrechtphdparty.nl/party-program 👥 Our candidates: http://utrechtphdparty.nl/candidates

May 21, 2019

Election debate

Yesterday UPP, represented by Lieke Schrijvers and Maranke Wieringa, participated in the election debate organized in the Academiegebouw. We were happy to meet and spar

May 21, 2019

22.6% of staff has already voted.

Are you among them? If not, you can still vote up to and including May 22nd. 🗳 http://uu.nl/vote📒 Our program: http://utrechtphdparty.nl/party-program 👥 Our candidates: http://utrechtphdparty.nl/candidates

May 20, 2019

Bilingual co-determination put on the agenda

Our very own Federico D’Ambrosio is discussing our points on bilingual accessibility of the co-determination council in DUB. You can read the article here: https://www.dub.uu.nl/en/depth/universities-struggle-internationals-co-determination

May 20, 2019

Voting is now open!

Go to:🗳 uu.nl/vote Log in with your solis id, click on “University Council Staff Section” or “Universiteitsraad Personeel” and then vote for one of our

May 20, 2019

Meet the candidates: Fangyuan Liu (#4 alpha/gamma)

Fangyuan Liu is an international PhD candidate in the Department of Developmental Psychology in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty. She is from China and

May 14, 2019

Gotta collect them all!

Today we started disseminating our (very cute!) cards and bookmarks. Did you find one already?

May 14, 2019

Our sustainable campaign begins!

Our sustainable campaign begins! 🌱 We are disseminating our UPPlants around the University, no strings attached! Have you seen them around? Do you know a

May 14, 2019

Meet the candidates: Jun Lyu (#3 beta)

Jun Lyu is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Environmental biology in the faculty of science. He obtained his bachelor and master degree both