For the first time in years, the number of people joining student societies during the Annual Introduction Days (AID) went down.
D.L.V. Nji Sri at the AID information fair. © Sven Menschel
With the exception of the rowing club W.S.R. Argo, the main societies did not manage to equal the results they got last year. The small societies D. L. V. Nji Sri and Unitas did grow, however. In total, 976 first-years joined a society, as opposed to 1110 in 2017 and 1106 in 2016.
Argo signed up the most new members: 304. Argo had the most sign-ups last year too: 295. Once again, the club is unable to admit all the applicants: it has room for 280 new members. W. S. V. Ceres and SSR-W both attracted 187 candidate members, compared with 231 and 195 respectively in 2017. KSV Franciscus got 166 applicants this year, which is nearly 100 less than last year (262).
The number of confirmed new members remains to be seen: in the first few weeks of the new academic year more people always join and some applicants drop out.