The Student Accredited Lijst (STERK) is an association that advocates for the interests of students. STERK accomplishes this through the HMR: the Higher Education Participation Council. They believe that students deserve the freedom to fully develop themselves into professionals and responsible individuals. The student is not detached from societal developments. All students have the opportunity to have a say in the policies of their higher education institution. STERK strives to represent the interests of students and aims to become the largest participation party in the Netherlands. STERK believes that students from the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences are stronger together. By collaborating in multidisciplinary teams, the best ideas and most effective solutions for societal problems emerge. They believe in a free and responsible student who has autonomy over their personal development.