Intensives at AUC: What is Going Wrong?

By Amber Roos – Amsterdam University College (AUC) prides itself on its academic excellence. However, many students experience problems in their programme and the question of how to solve them remains. Unfortunately, AUC has not been very proactive in resolving such issues. At AUC, each semester is separated into a 16-week and 4-week period. In the 4-week period, called the intensive, students take the same … Continue reading Intensives at AUC: What is Going Wrong?

Is Nuclear Energy the Future?

By Amber Roos – In March, Sannah van Balen, a green energy consultant, gave a TEDx talk at the annual TEDxAUCollege event. After getting her Masters in Nuclear Energy at the University of Cambridge, van Balen became passionate about changing the Netherlands’ dependence on fossil fuels. Her focus now is on opening up the conversation on nuclear energy, which is one of the reasons she … Continue reading Is Nuclear Energy the Future?

Perspectives of AUC Students at the Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019

By Amber Roos – On March 9 there was a Women’s March in Amsterdam, where around 15,000 people came together to march  for equal rights and against oppression. Many Amsterdam University College (AUC) students could be found in the crowd that rainy Saturday. The event started at Dam Square with Museumplein as its final destination. According to Zahra Cobben, a second-year Science major, there was … Continue reading Perspectives of AUC Students at the Women’s March on Amsterdam 2019

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC

By Amber Roos In February, Amsterdam University College (AUC) will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. In 2005 this month was first celebrated in the UK to acknowledge struggles the LGBTQ+ community faces and to promote equality. At AUC the month will include many different events which will be organised by several bodies at AUC, namely AUC’s Health and Well-being team (including Peer Support), the Diversity Commission, … Continue reading Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC

Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

By Amber Roos Dinner with a Stranger is probably one of the most nerve-wrecking events a student of Amsterdam University College (AUC) can attend. Students sign up via a Google Form and either host a dinner for a stranger in their own room or get sent a random room number to go to for dinner. It was introduced by AUC’s Peer Support last year and … Continue reading Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

Pets in the Dorms – Yay or Nay?

By Amber Roos As students are often under a great amount of stress, would not every student want something fluffy to greet them every time they get back from class? For students at Amsterdam University College (AUC) this is possible as their landlord DUWO allows them to keep pets. But just because it is allowed, does not mean it is actually a good idea. What … Continue reading Pets in the Dorms – Yay or Nay?