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Who are you voting into the university council?
These are just a few of the issues the university council and the board of directors debate about. Next week, students get to vote for who represents them on the council.
Perhaps this is the first time you’ve ever heard of the council, and you’re not sure what it does exactly. Take a look at the video above for an explanation.
If you are familiar with the council, but you don’t know how the four student parties feel about things? UKrant and the Groninger Studentenbond are happy to help. We presented the parties with ten statements to provide you with a voting guide that will give you more insight into the parties’ viewpoints.
How it works
You’ll find a different statement on each page. All four student parties – De Vrije Student, Lijst Calimero, Studenten Organisatie Groningen, and the Doughnut Party – provided us with their viewpoints on these statements.
For each statement, you click the viewpoint you agree with. After doing this for all ten statements, you’ll be given an overview telling you which party you agree with most.
The answers below the statements are short versions of the parties’ viewpoints. If you’d like to read a more extensive version of a party’s viewpoint, you can go to the bottom of the page.
The university elections will take place between Monday, May 16 until Friday, May 20. This year, only the student sections of both the university council and every single faculty council are up for elections, which means only students will be voting.
During election week, each student will receive an email inviting them to vote. This email will contain a link taking you to the voting portal. Log in using your university account, and then you’ll be able to elect both a candidate for the university council and your faculty council.
The Groninger Studentenbond will be organising the annual election debate between party leaders on Monday, May 16, at 5.20 p.m. This will take place at the Offerhaus hall in the Academy building and is free to attend. The UG is also broadcasting a live stream.
The election results will be announced on Monday, May 23.