The Independent Student

A vote for ambition


University policies should be held to the highest standards. We want the university to ensure the safety, privacy and legal certainty of its students.


Sustainability comes with deeds, not words. We want solid measures from the university to improve the sustainability of its policies and buildings.


The University of Groningen is a Top 100 university. We want the UG to keep providing the education of the future. Individual freedom and an entrepreneurial mindset should be embraced as core values.

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Our People

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Marie-Cecile Hatzmann

#1 University Council

Marketing student at the Faculty of Economics and Business. With 2 years of experience in the Faculty Council and 3 years in the Municipal Council, I am ready to fight for you in the University Council!

Daan Swets

#1 Faculty of Economics and Business

22 years old and ready to fight for your freedom and safety at the Faculty of Economics and Business!

Chantal van Verseveld

#1 Faculty of Arts

My name is Chantal van Verseveld and I am 22 years old. Since this year I am studying European Languages and Cultures (ETC) with politics as orientation and Spanish as major language.

Corina Bita

#1 Faculty of Law

Hey! My name is Corina Bita. I’m 22 years old and I am in the last year of the Bachelor Dutch Law. Next to my studies, I’m an active member of Frederik van der Marck, Simon van der Aa and Progressief Rechten

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