Twilight lectures: not compatible with volunteer work
Eva Wijntjes explains why
The new schedule proposal is a nasty issue for many students and organisations. Instead, the WUR should look for a structural solution with extra education facilities and less empty rooms. The schedule shouldn’t hinder additional student activities. During this week students and organisations explain why.
In the second report, Eva Wijntjes, a student volunteer, tells about the impact of twilight lectures on her student life in Wageningen.
My name is Eva Wijntjes and I study the master of Food Technology. I have also done the bachelor here and have been living in Wageningen since 2013. I am also a member of the Dutch Youth League for Nature (NJN). This is a nature association for young people from 11 to 25 years old. Every year we organise 10 summer camps and many weekend camps with different subjects, such as birds, plants, insects and beach. We try to organise these camps as cheaply as possible so that people with a small budget can also have a very attractive and educational holiday.
Two years ago I did the board of this association and now I am still on two committees. Because it is a national association, members who are active on the board and committees from all over the country. The meetings are therefore often in Utrecht and start at 19:00 because everyone needs to be home on a reasonable time. If I have college until 19:00, of course I cannot go. Meetings on the weekend are also not really an option because there are camps and nature courses. Because of fact that the NJN fully runs on volunteers, it is important that these meetings continue and it would be very annoying if the twilight lecture would be implemented.
Find out more about the NJN, look at www.njn.nl!