VeSte is a party in the Student Council which was founded in 1997. VeSte is an abbreviation of ‘VErenigde STudEnten’ which means ‘United Students’. The Student Council has, as stated by law, powerful rights to influence university policies, for instance concerning facilities, regulations or budgets.
VeSte is committed to stimulate a broad academic development by maintaining and improving the quality of education, student facilities and the possibility to do extra-curricular activities. VeSte stimulates the WUR to facilitate students to develop themselves within and besides their studies. VeSte represents the active students and works in a pragmatic way. The tasks of a VeSte member are not only to stay in touch with the active students, but also to implement the active students’ opinion in dealing with the university’s policies on the highest level and stay up-to-date about national developments.
A year in VeSte gives you the opportunity to develop many skills through training, organizing events and experience in actively taking part in the processes of a large professional organisation. After a year in the Student Council you receive an official university certificate as substantiation of these acquired skills and experience. Besides that, you will get to know many interesting people, not only here in Wageningen but throughout the country, and have a lot of fun!
We are looking for students who:
- Are motivated and team players
- Plan and prioritize
- Think pragmatically to look for solutions
- Are pro-active in their approach
- Have a sense of responsibility
- Perform well in meetings
- Like to build a network
If you are interested in becoming a VeSte member you can contact us for more information and join the information drink on February 26th at 17.30h in Forum (C0107). Furthermore, the Student Council organizes a lunch March 7th with the Rector Magnificus, Arthur Mol, for those who are interested in joining the Student Council. We are looking for students interested in doing a fulltime board year in the academic year 2019-2020 to represent all active students of WUR. The application deadline for VeSte is March 10th. You can apply now by sending us your résumé (CV) and motivation letter in English.