BEWARE: Payment with cash will be impossible in Gelderland, Overijsel and Flevoland from the 24th of June onwards! From Sunday the 24th of June, bus companies in the region of the East of the Netherlands with completely transfer to cashless payment. This includes the busses of Arriva in Achterhoek Rivierenland, Connexxion in Flevoland and North-East Overijssel,[…]
CNV Jongeren (Christian Dutch Youth Union) and the National Student Union (LSVb) demand that the parties of the municipality that are making the coalition agreement raise the surcharges for students with a disability. The amount of money the students can get differs enormously between the municipalities and is often too low. The youth unions launch[…]
The House of Representatives stopped the requirement of payment for compulsory admission tests. A majority of the House of Representatives agreed on this motion of D66, CDA, ChristenUnie and GroenLinks. Admission costs were already prohibited, but universities regularly did not comply with the law. The costs were a barrier for student to start a master,[…]
An increasing number of universities in the Netherlands is switching the main language of several of their studies from Dutch to English. This increases the number of international students that come to study here. We as students can learn a great deal in such a diverse environment. However, universities should be prepared and adapted to[…]
In 2017, students had to pay €29.1 million of fines. These fines are given for using their student public transport rights while they are not students anymore. The number of students that do this is quite large, because it takes quite some effort to stop the traveling subscription. This results in the troubling fact that[…]
We asked the municipality to translate the Kieskompas into English together with Connect Wageningen, the student council party S&I, IxESN, ISOW, student association Ceres, the associations for students from Thailand, Indonesia and African countries, and the PhD-programme coordinator of PE&RC (Production Ecology & Resource Conservation). The municipality agreed to do[…]
Again students are denied the right to live in Wageningen. The regulation that approves a number of houses per street to be rented to students is lowered from 15% to 5%, while more than 25% of the citizens of Wageningen are students. Besides, the municipality changes the rules about renting student housing above shops in[…]
Carina Nieuwenweg, a regular blogger on Resource, wonders whether the WUR-boat has become steer less. The S.A.W. already reported last month that the executive board has no vision and doesn’t take action due to an ‘uncertain future’. Leading without vision is also a form of politics. Short term thinking and no scenario sketching make that[…]
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The function of study associations will be damaged!
Biologica needs the breaks for symbiotic meetings between the board and the education team. […]