“Every student at the Faculty of Humanities should have a voice, no matter which language they speak.”

My name is Sara, I’m 18 and a second-year English Language and Culture student. This past year I was a member of the Programme Committee, where I have acquired a taste for student participation, hence my candidacy for the Faculty student council. I want to advocate for a strongly bilingual Faculty of Humanities, sustainable university policy and quality of education over efficiency. As a Dutch student in an English-taught programme, I believe that I will be able to represent both Dutch and international students’ interests in the council.

I want to press for the availability of information and facilities in two languages, as well as improving the contact between Dutch and international students, for example through language exchanges. Moreover, I want to resist the corporatization of our faculty and combat the unwarranted rush to combine programmes and/or switch to teaching in English.