Policy at the University: It is a choice, and no one is going

is spoken If in the case of the Bundestag elections, a low turnout means the proportion of the electorate that have gone to the ballot box, is between 70 and 80

Policy at the University: It is a choice, and no one is going

is spoken If in the case of the Bundestag elections, a low turnout means the proportion of the electorate that have gone to the ballot box, is between 70 and 80 percent. In the elections for the student Parliament (Stupa) of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt a participation of this magnitude would, however, at a medium-sized wonder of the world boundaries.

Just 12 percent of the student body gave the beginning of the year your voice to select student representatives. And Frankfurt is not an isolated case. Everywhere in the Republic the results of the election for student bodies are low: Whether in Cologne, Freiburg or Bremen, all create it in the Stupa elections only just over the 10 percent mark. At the universities in Berlin do not succeed at once.

Why is that? After all, the students relate to questions of University policy, but directly from Bafög about better teaching to the library opening hours. David Delto is a member of the Green University group at the Goethe University. For about a year, he sits in the Asta – student government.

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look, He doesn't think many students know that they can move to the University itself. "They come out of school, and because of the potential for Change is really very limited," he says. "And with this feeling comes also to the University." The students kept their study situation easy for given.

it Sounds like only the work of enlightenment to help there. Delto says, you try to organize, particularly the beginning of the study, information events for first semester. However, the New would get in the first days and weeks of so much information that the higher education policy could go quickly. Also: The high school political System is not as easy to understand.

Florine Kitty is also in the Frankfurt Asta active and represents the student Council's initiative, democratic University. She sees the responsibility with the students themselves: "I think it's a mix: The people do not feel they have too little information, on the other hand, you inform yourself enough." She has made the experience that many had simply not in the mood, although they knew of the activities of the student committees.

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 04:20

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