What the heck is the u-raad?

RUG students and staff get to vote for a new university council next week. But what does the university council even do?
By Giulia Fabrizi / Stop motion animation by Lidian Boelens / Translation by Sarah van Steenderen

Students and staff get to vote in the university elections from May 13 to 17. Everyone gets to vote twice: once for the university council, and once for their own faculty or employee council.

But what does the university council actually do? We make it all easy to understand with the video above.

Over the course of this week, we’ll publish a series of articles explaining what the faculty councils do and what they have been up to in the past year.

Vote

Voting for the university council starts this coming Monday.

This year, the RUG is using the programme WebElect to collect votes. All students and staff received an e-mail with a link to a website where they can vote.

Want to know who the candidates are? In March, the RUG published the candidate lists for the upcoming elections. These lists will show you the student and staff candidates for the university council as well as the faculty and employee councils.

Student parties

The following student parties are up for election on the university council – also known as the university’s parliament:

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