Students initiatives and a democratic university
Written by plenum.
Students are active in a huge variety of projects – from sustainability, assisting refugees if needed, supporting working-class children to publishing feminist work. They are an asset for the university and help to build a lively civil society. Therefore, they can promote democratic and social values. That is why, we support such initiatives. Moreover, we want to enhance the support given by the university.
A big step forward is the expansion of participation possibilities of students. We need a new model of organisation that guarantees that all participants have the same say and the ability to contribute to concerns surrounding the university. The educational quality is one example for students interests being underrepresented. Thereby it is them who are influenced the most by it. Therefore, it is crucial that the university starts to live up to its social responsibility and reconsiders its internal state regarding democracy and participation.