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Student politics at the UvA: For the people, by the people?

Student politics at the UvA: For the people, by the people?

In late May student elections were once again held and the results are in. On average 15% of the student voted for their faculty councils and 11% of total students voted for the Central Student Council (CSR). Or about 6.500 and 4.510 students respectively. A shockingly low number that in any democracy would lead to questions about the system. This all leads to the question: what can the UvA do to increase student participation?

Students stage an unannounced protest at Roeterseilandcampus

Students stage an unannounced protest at Roeterseilandcampus

The UvA students held an unannounced protest at Roeterseilandcampus on Tuesday, June 7th, to bring attention to the meagre sum of money that the government has decided to give to students. The rally was held to promote the large protest that will take place at Dam Square on June 11th.

YOUVOTE 2022: One electoral list, one goal- student politics at the Faculty of Dentistry

YOUVOTE 2022: One electoral list, one goal- student politics at the Faculty of Dentistry

The election week is ongoing. After presenting six faculties our YOUVOTE series is coming to end! However, there is one more faculty to highlight. Somewhat lost and forgotten, we present you with what politics looks like at the Faculty of Dentistry! All the candidates are placed on one common list for Kies ACTA. We asked Bas Bostelaar, one of the candidates, a few questions about this matter as well as what Kies ACTA wants to offer for students.