[Live Blog] 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As it Happens

By Miles Henderson, Saga Norrby, and Sophie Sutherland Dear readers, Welcome to our live coverage of the 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly (GA) on Wednesday 17 October, held in the Academic Building’s ground floor main hall. During the GA, the 2018-2019 budget for all committees will be discussed. Below you will find a continuously updated, time-stamped summary of events. As always, if you have comments or … Continue reading [Live Blog] 31st AUCSA Budget General Assembly: As it Happens

A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

By Eva Lotta Č.P. Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. Every year, first-years-to-be blindly trust DUWO’s system to choose rooms they will spend their first ten months … Continue reading A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

From Bean to Meat

By Saga Norrby Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. From this… …to this Haven’t we all wondered how on earth soybeans can be made into something … Continue reading From Bean to Meat

A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

By Eva Lotta Č.P. What to drink, eat and do in Science Park’s proximity Brought to you after a year of purely professional research Open the map as a PDF Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. At the end of the spring semester 2018 the students of the course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives … Continue reading A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

Not Ready to Mingle? Get a Single!

By Eva Lotta Č.P. — Prior to a student’s first year at Amsterdam University College (AUC), choosing a room means simply seeing the size, number and price. One doesn’t know where it is or what it looks like, but for shared rooms there is another uncertainty: who is the roommate? In some cases, the pairing creates an instant friendship while in general, the end of the first … Continue reading Not Ready to Mingle? Get a Single!

Announced Changes to the Academic Standards & Procedures are Nothing to Worry About

By Nina Hees — An AUC Student Council Facebook post on April 20 about alterations to the Academic Standards and Procedures (AS&Ps), effective in the 2018/19 academic year, raised concerns among the student body. Adele Beinaraviciute, a second-year Social Science major and co-chair of the Student Council, and Thijs Etty, chair of the Board of Studies (BoS), answer these concerns. It appears that there is nothing … Continue reading Announced Changes to the Academic Standards & Procedures are Nothing to Worry About

Complications Aren’t Stopping Women from Using Birth Control

By Keeke van Paassen — With the fear of getting pregnant lingering, complications that come along with birth control do not necessarily stop women from using it. Whether it’s hormonal or non-hormonal, birth control for women can cause both physical and mental issues, which is also experienced by the female population at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Professor Marc Spaanderman, gynaecologist at Maastricht University Medical Center, says … Continue reading Complications Aren’t Stopping Women from Using Birth Control

Reduced First-year Tuition Fees – A Gift or Not?

By Klaas Schoenmaker — While seeming like a nice gift to new students at first glance, the recently introduced regulation that is cutting in half the tuition fees for students from the EU, EEA, Surinam, and Switzerland can potentially hurt Dutch students taking out high amounts of student loans. According to the proposed changes to the “Law on Higher Education and Scientific Research,” future Amsterdam University … Continue reading Reduced First-year Tuition Fees – A Gift or Not?

The Campaign to Put Butts Where They Belong

By Emma Tucker — “See? there’s a girl smoking right there on the bench,” said Marcus Smit, Amsterdam University College’s (AUC) Team Leader of Internationalisation, as he pointed to the benches outside the academic building. “There’s another one. She already has her hands in her bag, so that cigarette was chucked on the ground. They are completely unaware of the fact that they are littering in … Continue reading The Campaign to Put Butts Where They Belong