UKrant and GSb help you vote
Who will you give a seat on the university council?
These are just a few examples of the topics the university council issues advice on. But who will do that on behalf of the students? That’s where you come in! Next week, you get to vote on who you want as representatives on the university’s central council next academic year.
Perhaps this is the first time you’ve heard of the university council, or perhaps you don’t know any of the viewpoints of the parties up for election. Don’t worry: UKrant and the Groninger Studentenbond are here to help. We got together and created an election tool to give you some insight into the various parties’ views.
How it works
We’ll present you with ten statements. All parties up for election – De Vrije Student, Studenten Organisatie Groningen, Lijst Calimero, and the Doughnut Party – supplied us with their viewpoints on them.
You pick the view that you agree with most and move on to the next statement. Once you’ve answered all ten statements, you’ll get an overview of which party matches your views best.
The answers are summarised versions of the parties’ viewpoints. If you want to read their full answer to a specific theme, you can click on it at the bottom of the page of the corresponding statement.
If you want to know what it is exactly that the university council does, click play on the video at the top of this article for a quick but thorough explanation. Go vote!
The university elections will take place from Monday, May 17, 7 a.m., to Friday, May 21, 5 p.m. Both students and staff can vote in the elections, for the university council and the faculty and employee councils.
Everyone who’s allowed to vote will be invited to vote digitally for the university council and the faculty or employee councils of their faculty.
The Groninger Studentenbond is organising the annual election debate between the various party leaders on Wednesday, May 12. It starts at 2 p.m. and can be watched at www.rug.nl/verkiezingsdebat.
If you want to know more about the candidates you can vote for, you can find information on the list of candidates here. The election results will be announced on Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. during a livestream.