Between May 13th and May 17th you can vote for the Central Student Council and your Faculty Student Council by visiting stem.uva.nl. But why should you vote? We make it easy for you. In the next days we’ll speak with all the party leaders. Today the party leaders at the FNWI: Daan Schoppink (Slaafs), Alexander Albrecht (Red UvA) and Anne-Ruth Meijer (Lief).
Describe your party in five keywords.
Daan Schoppink (Slaafs): ‘Honest, simple, beer, beer, beer.’
Alexander Albrecht (Red UvA): ‘We live in a society.’
Anne-Ruth Meijer (Lief): ‘Decentralisation, quality education, interdisciplinarity, accessibility, sustainability.’
Meatless canteen or not?
Daan: ‘Not a meatless canteen, but a canteen with less meat. If someone wants meat, this option should be available.’
Alexander: ‘Meatless, to get a better offer for vegetarians. In addition, this could also save animal lives.’
Anne-Ruth: ‘No meatless canteens, because canteens should be accessible for everyone.’
What do you want to achieve next year?
Daan: ‘We want to organise as many events with free drinks as possible. Our candidates have their own ideas about what they want to achieve. At these events, voters will be able to talk to them to find out more.’
Alexander: ‘The councils are a scam. We want to replace this with a better, more fun scam: professional wrestling. Furthermore, we want to spend money for council members on activism at the UvA.’
Anne-Ruth: ‘Lief puts quality education above everything. We want a solution for big studies which cannot support the large amount of students. And honours courses must be accessible for every student. We also believe sustainability is very important.’
What is your personal motivation?
Daan: ‘I would like to give a clear overview of which UvA student body can be approached for certain problems. I also want to build connections between different student associations by organising events.’
Alexander: ‘Since the introduction of the Executive Board, the voices of students and teachers are not important anymore. I want to focus on the failure of the student council.’
Anne-Ruth: ‘I think students know best how studies can be improved. I want to use this knowledge.’