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
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
By Saga Norrby In the past days, what looks like a bathtub made of white bricks with a giant old-fashioned metal faucet has appeared in the middle of the floor of Café Restaurant Polder. What it really is, is a restoration of an original water trough and pump, dating back to when Polder was a farm. As Polder is a cultural heritage site, the pump … Continue reading What’s Pumping at Polder?
By Jasmin Ronach Along with ‘excellent’ and ‘diverse’, students of Amsterdam University College (AUC) are often described as ‘ambitious’. Though this ambition may be a source of pride academically, the responses of 60 AUC students surveyed on Facebook indicate it has both positive and negative impacts on the non-academic areas of their lives, such as their eating habits. Almost three quarters of the students who … Continue reading Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students
Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam takes place from 14th to the 25th of November this year, offering a large scale caleidoscope of cinematic visions. These visions, carefully selected from all over the world, are both excellent and diverse. The documentary genre appears to be the … Continue reading If You Feel Like Combining Entertainment and Education: IDFA Film Recommendations
Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša “You wanted to be kidnapped by the movie – and to be kidnapped was to be overwhelmed by the physical presence of the image. The experience of ‘going to the movies’ was part of it. To see a great film only on television isn’t to … Continue reading Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide
Editor’s Note: This op-ed was written by a member of The Herring’s staff writing team, and edited by the editorial board. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Herring. By Miles Henderson Walking past Maslow this September, one might not have noticed the inconspicuous poster urging United States … Continue reading Like, Share, Follow… Vote
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?
By Sophie Sutherland No matter how exciting it may be to start studying at university, the transition to a student life can come as a shock. Especially for those who come from afar. They need to rebuild their lives, find new friends, and make new habits. What is the hardest thing to get used to? Does Amsterdam University College (AUC) sufficiently prepare first year students … Continue reading Starting a New Life at AUC
By Saga Norrby At a Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) held at Amsterdam University College (AUC) last weekend, close to 200 attendants were encouraged to hold older generations accountable, and to redefine what ‘climate action’ means – is it about emission reduction, or is it more? The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Friday Oct. 19, and the following … Continue reading The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action