‘’Dutch, EU or International- We are all stakeholders in the university system, let’s act like it!’’

I’m Kavya Venkatraman, a Master’s student pursuing Heritage and Memory studies. Being a student of any background has its moments of helplessness. Lack of representation of various groups in your curriculum, a work system that does not accommodate mental health, or even simply a computer that can’t handle the tech needed to study/work from home. Joining a group of passionate people taking control of crucial aspects of student life seemed like the best way to get involved. I am amazed at the progress made by student bodies, from enriching the curriculum to making the university more sustainable. I want to help in furthering these developments, paying particular attention to the student life and academic experiences of international students.