The party for The Ambitious Student.


University Politics

What is DAS doing in the university council? What is the party like?



Why should you actually vote?


Party Programme

All our opinions extensively discussed


Welcome. We are DAS, the party for the Ambitious Student.

University Council

The Party for the Ambitious Student represents all ambitious students in the University Council of the University of Twente and has a directly identifiable constituency existing out of five sports and student associations.

Designing Education

Thanks to the successful DAS Design Day students get the opportunity to contribute to the future of education: the creation of a completely new course.

More than a party

DAS not only consists of ambitious students, but also represents all students who are entrepreneurial in addition to their studies. DAS offers help and is a platform where students can go with problems concerning studying.

Information Provision

Few students know the effect of employee participation and many students are left with questions about the UT and their education. DAS strives to offer information for these students.

Link between students and the executive board

The mission of DAS: to bridge the gap between studying and student life. DAS meets this need of students to brings them closer to the UT’s administration and serves as a link between student and policy.

Ambitious Students

Ambition has many forms: top athletes, student directors and event organizers are a few examples. DAS is an ambassador for all of these forms of entrepreneurship.

Party programme

Our party programme is again revised this year. Curious what we will focus on? Download the programme now!


UT lecture collegezaal

DAS promotes the quality of education, a more flexible education structure, a better connection between modules and improved communication between students and staff. You should not have to worry about the structure of your study program, tests and grades. DAS is the link between students and the executive board.



Every student is ambitious. Whether you exercise high level sports, do committee work, are on a board, have a interesting job, organize, plan, connect, or work on a project: being ambitious is a broad understanding. DAS is the ambassador of ambition and want you to be able to focus on personal development. You should not have to choose between being a student or being ambitious. There should be room for both.

Activism and Studying!


The current educational structure does not always allows  you to study full-time ánd do extracurricular activities. Why does a university with so many possibilities for self-development use a education structure which counterworks these unique opportunities. DAS does not want you to be restricted to earn 0 or 15 EC, it should be possible to participate in separate courses. In addition to this, grades should be valid more than 2 years. Passing a course once should be enough.

Loving your association

Whether you run an association, organise events, connect, cooperate are swimming, rowing, hockeying, jumping or are playing football: DAS will let your voice be heard!



DAS was formed because ambitious students did not feel like their voice was really heard. Six student- and sportsassociations decided to work hand in hand to represent the ambitious students by giving them a voice. Activism plays a major role in the student culture of Enschede and this should be conserved. DAS strives with all the ambitious students for this achievement and wants to facilitate the needs of all the ambitious students.

Top-level sport


DAS supports all those who like sport. There are 39 sports assiciations, with something for everybody. All these disciplines need to be facilitated. DAS also strives for more flexibility in the education structure for sportsmen on a high level. Ambition and talent should be supported and they should not be hindered.



Together, we can achieve more. DAS does not only represent all ambitious students, but consists of a large diverse group of representatives from different disciplines, study programmes, each with different interests and experiences. You learn from each other and together you work on your future: a better, healthier, smarter and stronger study climate with enough room for personal development.

Who are representing us?

01 Giel van Weezel

Giel van Weezel


02 Danique Damen

Danique Damen


03 Bram van Uden

Bram van Uden


Meet DAS:

Listen to our podcasts!

Podcast 1: Ambition and activism