If the executive board gets its way, students will have to register online three weeks in advance for courses, starting in September 2004.
The proposed change will make it easier to do the timetabling for lecture halls, as the organisers will have a better idea of how many students will be doing a particular course. As a result students are less likely to hear that a course is oversubscribed. An additional advantage for students is that once they have registered they will immediately have access to course participant lists, lecturers, news bulletins about the course and the relevant websites. Lecturers will also know in advance how many students they are likely to have for a course, and what degree they are doing. This will help the lecturers to prepare their material better. The memorandum has been submitted to the student council for their comments.
Guido van Hofwegen