The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action

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

[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

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

AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

By Maud Kuijpers — Amsterdam University College’s (AUC) academic building represents the main study space for the university’s student body. Especially with finals around the corner, and in a period where concentration and silence are key, opinions about the grand piano, located in the building’s common room, differ. In 2012, when AUC moved into its current building on Amsterdam Science Park, the university’s founding dean, Marijk … Continue reading AUC’s Grand Piano: Not Music to Everyone’s Ears

Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

By Marik Westerhof — On a weekly basis, up to 100 euros worth of food and drinks are stolen from the canteen, coworkers say. Because of this, AUC’s self-service, which is unique among all Amsterdam faculty canteens, might disappear completely. Ever since the self-service was set up in 2017 by catering company Cormet, its staff had been witnessing small amounts of revenue missing every few days. … Continue reading Self-service at AUC’s Canteen threatens to Disappear due to Theft

AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

By Romee Dekker — Over the past few weeks, Amsterdam University College (AUC) has been suffering from a rash of thefts in and around the academic building (AB). As at least three laptops have been stolen in just the last month, several students believe the current security measures at AUC are far from sufficient. Nasiba Sharipova, a third-year Social Science major, said her laptop was stolen … Continue reading AUC’s Security Cameras: An Ongoing Deception

Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands

On November 8, ‘Who’s In Town’ invites to a lecture about “Recognising resilience of Moroccan youth in the Netherlands: from their perspectives”. The stage will be given to young Moroccans and mentors who are part of ‘Changemakerz’, a foundation that provides training and coaching for an underprivileged youth. Continue reading Making Changez: Recognising Resilience of Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands

Canteen Relaunch – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

By Vivianne Hericks — In our epicurean culture, the lowest species on the culinary food chain is the college canteen. At Amsterdam University College, the canteen has somehow managed to avoid extinction through means of evolution, but how long will it be until this species dies out? At the end of last year the contract with Eurest and Maas, the two companies which were previously … Continue reading Canteen Relaunch – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks

By Cille Kaiser — On Thursday night, Amsterdam University College’s Student Association (AUCSA) and Student Council welcomed approximately 70 guests from universities across the country to the annual Constitution Drinks. The purpose of the event, a tradition for Dutch study associations, was for AUCSA and the Student Council to formally introduce themselves and to network with their counterparts at other University Colleges. Co-chair of the … Continue reading AUCSA and Student Council Host Annual Constitution Drinks