Run for the USR
We are more than halfway through this academic year: time flies. Our council is now busy looking for its successors. We are recruiting new members. That is why I am devoting this blog to the participation elections.
The works council elections are this week. And the student council elections take place next month: from Monday 19 up to and including Thursday 22 April.
Do you want to have a say in the policy surrounding online proctoring or do you want to work on improving student welfare? Does the way education is delivered here really bother you and do you have any ideas on how to make it structurally different and better?
Are you looking for a platform to make yourself heard? Do not hesitate to contact us via our socials (@vu.usr) or to request information from one of our parties. Mail us. For the SRVU student union, the address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and for the University Party (UP), mail to email@example.com.
A council year is an extraordinary opportunity for the development of your personality
I can really recommend every student to do a council year. It is a year in which you get to know the organisation from the inside. Above all, you also get to know yourself very well; it is an extraordinary opportunity for the development of your personality.
You are not only involved in policy-making and influencing university affairs, but you also get the chance to try out many things and develop your skills and professionalism. You experience what it is like to work intensively in a group, you learn how to deal with certain dynamics and how to position yourself in them.
You learn to constantly think about what you want. You learn to think strategically and critically and to argue your points of view well.
In short, it is a year that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
Soukaina Abouhssen, vice chair