STEP BY STEP, A UNIVERSITY FOR EVERYONE
Us, as people of La Terna Sinistrorsa, we act through the representation in the organs of the University where we bring the voice of the students in the ideal of equity, fighting against inequalities.
For us, being on the left politic means having and sharing an idea of a free, open and supportive society. It means having a shared idea of a university: the right to study, quality of teaching and university life. These are the ideals that drive us to stand as student representatives with the knowledge that we cannot change the world by ourselves, but that staying still will not make us better.
Today Milan Politecnico is considered as one of the best Italian universities and, for this reason, we believe that it must take the responsibility to lead the country towards a more sustainable model of university accessible to all.
“Step by step, a university for everyone” expresses our working method: aim for ambitious goals without losing the concreteness of so many other “minor” challenges to answer and also work to make the university truly accessible to all.
In pointing to this goal, there are two issues that the university will have to face as an actor rather than a mere spectator: that of climate change, reducing its emissions and training conscious and active graduates in contrasting models that are not environmentally friendly, and that of the increase in inequalities, remembering how important it is to reward the deserving for the collective good but also that meritocracy turns out to be “true” only when the different economic and social situations of departure are taken into consideration and the tools are provided to everyone in order to be able to compete on equal terms.
1) Fairer and more continuous taxation, no longer for groups!
Reforming the tax system by abolishing the division into swaddles and making the correspondence between ISEE and continuous and progressive contribution.
Continuous taxation would allow each student to pay fair taxes according to his financial resources, thus avoiding cases in which for just one euro of ISEE, he falls into the next band having to pay € 300 more in taxes.
Also raise the maximum ISEE threshold to € 150,000 so that taxation is fairer even for those who are above the current ceiling, thus avoiding that those with € 95,000 of ISEE pay the same amount as those with double incomes.
2) Scholarships for off-site students
Introduce in the criteria for awarding scholarships for deserving out-of-school students a parameter that also takes into consideration income, thus not penalizing students who come from more difficult economic situations.
3) Expand the no tax area up to € 23,000 of ISEE.
Exempt students who are less than € 23,000 from taxes
4) Real proportionality of taxes based on CFU!
Make the taxation proportional for those who present a syllabus with credits not included between 54 and 74, inserting a gradual increase / decrease according to how many credits are inserted outside this interval.
SERVICES AND STRUCTURES
1) Stop with overlapping of exams!
We offer an IT application that allows you to organize lesson times and position appeals automatically eliminating exam overlaps
2) No more battles for the only outlet available!
Better cabling of classrooms and common areas both for the sockets and for the Internet connection
3) No more battles for a study place!
Increase in all the campus and territorial poles the opening hours and the number of the studio spaces (such as the library) on the weekend and in the 2 weeks preceding the exam session and the partial week.
Furthermore, we propose to keep a single building per campus open also on Saturday and Sunday, not only relative to the exam session.
4) Don’t you remember when you have to pay the second installment?
Automatic reminders on online services on administrative deadlines (ISEE presentation)
5) Clogged secretary?
Enhance the secretarial service by increasing the staff at the counter during peak periods and the FAQs for more general questions.
6) Enough paper and heavy books
Increase the availability of e-books for the most requested books.
7) No more expensive books
Provide agreements with libraries and websites around the university so as to make books on which to study less difficult.
8) Free absorbents
Place dispensers of free sanitary napkins in the university bathrooms, to gain access to a basic necessity and no longer a luxury item for all of us!
9) Economic canteens for all Campuses
Align the prices of Candiani, Lambruschini and the various territorial centers with those of the other university canteens
10) Coffee time for a print
Structure a reduced-price printing service by placing printers for A4 and A3 formats in the corridors, accessible through the University badge.
11) “My pc was stolen!”
Provide each workstation in the study halls or library with a Kensington lock for PC so as to allow short breaks without worries.
12) Lost property reports
Create a warning page on the site that deals with reporting the findings of lost and found objects, telling where, what, when and, if possible, also putting the generic photo and / or description. Report where the office is.
13) Where do I go to buy food?
We offer to the eligible recipients of the scholarship the right to study, a facilitation to find the places of the meals affiliated with the Politecnico di Milano through an endless list but through an interactive map that can be consulted on the official app of the Polytechnic.
14) Make the Poli app more functional!
Expand the Poli application functions making it more useful, convenient and intuitive. For example, we believe that it should be possible to consult the FAQ, to send tickets to the secretariat and to consult the conventions and facilities of the University.
15) New blackboards
Progressive replacement, starting from the new classrooms, of traditional blackboards with interactive ones.
1) Free water bottles for everyone!
Deliver a personalized Politecnico water bottle for each freshman in order to reduce the use of plastics inside our University.
2) No waste of water
Install the aerators, commonly known as “drip breaker”, on the Politecnico sinks to reduce water waste.
3) Polimi Plastic Free!
Discourage the use of disposable plastic until complete elimination in favor of compostable products in canteens and, at the same time, improve recycling.
4) No Sahara or North Pole in classrooms!
It requires the investment in a new temperature monitoring system (sensors in the rooms) and a general requalification of the heating and cooling systems in the classrooms and in the study spaces.
We would like to avoid having extreme hot and cold situations, implementing improvements in line with the new plan approved by the Politecnico on reducing emissions within the university.
5) How to differentiate?
We propose an information campaign to encourage proper separate waste collection by establishing a collaboration with Amsa (the public waste collection company), in order to inform the freshmen, the off-site and the students in the residences about the correct waste management, increasing recovery and recycling.
6) ‘’ Whoever pollutes less, saves more ’’
Strengthen the facilities for Local Public Transport both in Milan and in the territorial poles by offering a discount for commuters (Trenord and buses).
7) Bikes for everyone
To encourage sustainable mobility, offer a discount to students on the purchase of a bicycle in participating stores.
EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
1) “Do you have to graduate? The next session is back! “
Eliminate the condition of “tried again”, thus ensuring the minimum number of exam appeals for everyone!
2) Updated and public tutoring calendaring
Improve the tutoring tool, providing students with a public calendar of all tutorials, updated every semester and published on an ad-hoc page of the Politecnico website [SUPPORTING EDUCATION]
3) “I had no idea of the existence of this topic”
Supply with a post-exam evaluation teaching questionnaire giving the student the possibility to bring up problems and critical issues related to the test itself, to monitor the consistency of the teaching with the exam
4) Significant examples of examination always available.
Make mandatory the publication on the beep pages of all the texts of the exams previously carried out, in order to learn more about the topics covered.
1) Stop passing internship’s time making photocopies!
We believe that the University should pay more attention to the quality of the internships offered on the Career Service platform by implementing controls. We undertake to request a post-internship questionnaire that allows us to understand what kind of commitment it actually was and whether it really allowed us to enrich our training of architects, engineers and designers.
2) More quality offers in the Career Service
Strengthen Career Service offers, especially for architecture and design, expanding agreements with Italian and foreign companies and public administration.
3) Call for 150 hours for those who need it most
Review the call 150 hours by entering the ISEE as a selection parameter.
4) Preparation and rights to post-graduate work
Prepare the student for the world of work by offering training courses on labor law
5) “What job is right for me?” Projected into the future
Attitudinal interviews with PoliPsi to provide students with a critical view of their personality and the influence of the latter on working life.
1) “What’s your name?” “I’m fine thanks” No more!
Politecnico is an international university, we think it’s unadvisable that some teachers during master classes, struggle with speaking English, we therefore propose that a minimum C1 level language certification be required for all new hires, for contract teachers and, for structured teachers, that teaching is prevented until this result is achieved.
To facilitate the achievement of this goal, we will ask that the University finance English courses to teachers as had happened at the time of the passage of the master degree classes to the English language.
2) More courses of your choice
For master’s degree courses in architecture that do not have an equivalent in Italian, provide even more courses of your choice, giving the opportunity to learn more about the topics, despite the heterogeneity of incoming knowledge.