Marlies Bos (the left-wing fluffy type) and Jillis Herweijer (the right-wing Hooray Henry type) rarely see eye to eye on matters of politics, the environment or student life
JILLIS RESPONDS: You can certainly have an enjoyable time without being a society member. But there's no question you can have a whole lot more fun if you do sign up! Not sure if you 'll fit in? Just come along once you have joined and everything will be just fine. You have to show your face, of course, but you don't have any problem doing that at the football club, do you?
Jillis: Hallo first years! You've just cut those apron strings, you are standing on your own two feet, and now you have choices to make. Your first choice was a good one: to study in Wageningen. Now your second choice: which student society are you going to join? Because you will join one. That's a given, isn't it? Wageningen is a fine little city but it's no Utrecht, Groningen or Amsterdam. There's a good reason why more than 50 percent of students are society members, which is unique in the Netherlands, but logical in little Wageningen. Here you have to take the first step yourself if you want to have a brilliant time as a student, make lots of friends and have countless experiences that you will recall with pleasure and nostalgia once you are in the workplace. So, be sure to check out Ceres, KSV and SSR and find out what suits you best. I strongly recommend you do.
MARLIES RESPONDS: It is true that you have to take the first step yourself if you are going to have a good time, but I think you making quite an assumption when you say that a student society guarantees that. And what has the fact that Wageningen is small got to do with anything?