Eating their way to active integration
Aktief Slip, the society for environmental sciences students, is searching
for a way to get international students involved in the organisation.
During an integration dinner last Monday Dutch and international students
discussed the necessity for change and how to achieve this.
The number of Dutch students is decreasing while the environmental sciences
are attracting more and more international students. The board of Aktief
Slip is afraid that the future of the society will be in danger if
international students don’t join and become active. It’s already a problem
to find students who are willing to sit on the board.
According to Dick Legger, coordinator of the MSc in Environmental Sciences,
the problem faced by Aktief Slip is serious and part of a wider problem in
Wageningen. At present the structure of the university depends largely on
active Dutch students. Sport clubs, student societies and other student
organisations owe their existence at present to motivated Dutch students.
Legger: “International students may not know it, but these clubs are to
their advantage also, and now the structure is in danger of collapsing.