Student society Ceres welcomed 192 new first-years this academic year, more than any of the other student societies. KSV Franciscus and SSR-W are next with 163 and 130 new members. Incidentally, the traditional social clubs were overtaken once again this year by the student rowing club Argo, which has 250 new members.
Compared with last year, the total number of members among the seven societies approached by Resource has grown by nine percent. The chairs attribute this increase to the growing numbers of students in Wageningen.
NSW saw the number of new members grow van 50 to 60 and Unitas from 50 to around 70. Nji-Sri was able to record as many members as last year (50).
IxESN is seeing the effects of more students from other countries. In addition to its Erasmus students, the international society is now trying to attract more Master’s students through a modified buddy system. This has resulted in 100 additional members.
Student rowing club Argo has had to turn people away because of the large number of applications – 301.