It is sexy again to be in the Student Council. Students have 34 candidates to choose from. They have until 1 June to cast their votes.
VeSte has made quite some headway over the past year. The party insisted on the expansion of the Bongerd sports centre and looked for solutions to the accommodation shortage. They joined forces with the Wageningen Student Union (WSO) and the Progressive Student Party (PSF), the other party in the Student Council, to campaign against the short Christmas break.
VeSte has seven of the twelve seats in the Council at the moment. Two of PSF's Council members decided to become independent members. 'They took a different view on collaboration', explains PSF's Suzanna van der Meer. Her party now has six candidates: two Dutch students and four Chinese students.
Both the PSF and VeSte think student accommodation and the quality of education are important. VeSte is also focusing on eating facilities for students and the teaching buildings. Internationalization is high on the agenda for the PSF and it also wants a separate, independent newspaper for the university's students and staff. ® AB
Students have until 1 June to vote, via http://csa.wur.nl