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21 June 2024

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USR / USC Universitaire Studentenraad / University Student Council

Privilege and Responsibility

As a General Councillor of the University Student Council, it brings me immense joy to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected council members for the 2024/2025 academic year.

First and foremost, I want to express my gratitude to all the candidates and voters. Your engagement and enthusiasm are what make our university community so vibrant and dynamic.

This year, we witnessed the emergence of two new parties, VSP and ChangeVU, which brought fresh perspectives and ideas to the table. Your dedication and commitment during the elections, is a reassurance that VU students’ voices are in the right hands, and will be represented accordingly.

As you embark on this journey, remember that being a part of the student council is both a privilege and a responsibility. Your actions and decisions have the power to shape the experiences of your peers, and contribute to the growth and development of our campus community.

I encourage you to embrace diversity, foster inclusivity, and listen to the voices of all students, regardless of their background or beliefs. By working together collaboratively and respectfully, you have the opportunity to make a real difference and leave a lasting legacy.

So here’s to the new student council members! May you lead with courage, empathy, and determination. Your university community believes in you, and we, the current members of the USR, are excited to see the positive impact you will undoubtedly make in the year ahead.

Congratulations once again, and best of luck in your new roles.

I encourage you to embrace diversity and foster inclusivity


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