From Monday the 28th of May till Thursday the 31st of May you can vote for next year's Student Council. Make sure that the voice of active students is heard and vote VeSte! Check out our candidate list at: Election candidate list!

Wageningen University knows a very active Student Council that actively participates in the decisionmaking. VeSte has seven seats in the Student Council. Our focus is on active students and a good quality of education. On this website you can find all relevant information about the party, your representatives in the Student Council and - of course - the different dossiers we receive and have to decide upon.

What is our mission?

As a Student Council party, VeSte represents and supports active students of the WUR. Those are students that are willing to develop themselves both inside and outside the classroom. By engaging in extracurricular activities in various organisations and associations and by engaging in activities concerning with talent, knowledge and skill development these students create an atmosphere in which academic and societal development can thrive.

How does the current faction looks like?

The current VeSte faction is the 22th, and acquired 7 seats in the Student Council during the last elections. We are:
- Sophie Galema - Chair
- Sybren Zondervan - Vice Chair
- Leonie Braks - Secretary
- Ida Sinke - Treasurer
- Aniek de Winter - Internal Relations
- Bo Briggeman - National Affairs
- Roos Verstegen - Public Relations

Who is VeSte?

VeSte (Verenigde Studenten, United Students) is a Student Council party founded in 1997 by members of the Contractus student associations in order to represent these associations and their members in the newly founded Student Council of Wageningen University (WUR). Over the years, VeSte has sought to become more inclusive by cooperating with various kind of organisations, both within Wageningen and on a national and international level. VeSte represents active students, which forms the core of its identity. The VeSte faction 2017-2018 is keen on representing this group of students this year. 

Where to find VeSte?

Feel free to contact us about any student or university related topic at or come by our office (room 014) on the Ground Floor of the Forum building.

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  • Here you see four hard-working Vesties during our first official meeting with the executive board! Amongst others we discussed the strategic plan of the university that will be implemented next year #representing #students #studentcouncil #suitup #wageningenuniversity
  • Last weekend Ida and old-Vestie Tim went to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences to have a meeting with the students of ELLS. A network of 10 universities which work together on joint teaching and learning, student and staff mobility, and quality assurance.
  • Today we had lunch with the lovely board of IxESN Wageningen #integration #internationals #esn #veste #gettoknoweachother

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