Hello everyone! My name is Marc, 20 years old, and second year student European and International Law. I am an active member of both the tennis association TAM and the sailing association G.S.Z. Mayday, and of course the SOG. The opportunity to really make an impact on the fantastic student life here in Groningen has driven me to go for University Council.
In the two years of studying here in Groningen I have experienced first-hand how amazing it is to be an active student. The opportunities to develop yourself outside of your program, through commissions and board years, should be grabbed onto with both hands.
Apart from that, I have noticed that the internationalisation in Groningen, although great for the diversity of our campus, has brought along problems with it as well. The gap between Dutch and international students has grown wider and wider, and that gap brings a negative connotation to all the advantages internationalisation has given us.
Next year I want to make sure that the university will give more space for students to become active. Furthermore, I want the gap between international and Dutch students to be closed. However, need your help with this, because we make it better. Together.