By Edivaldo McEnroe — The democratic season at AUC has come to a close with the announcement of the 2019-2020 Student Council (SC) and AUCSA, yet questions regarding student engagement and democratic validity remain. Next year’s SC is left in the unenviable position of having to answer these questions within the frame of a new system. For this year’s elections the SC decided to officially … Continue reading Democratic Unrest After Student Council Elections
By Jet de Vries – On the morning of April 15, the students that walked into the Academic Building (AB) were pleasantly surprised by something new. Plants were being arranged on the first, second and third floor, adding living, green decoration worth just under 13.000 euros to the modern building. “I saw it and I was like: Plants! Good! Finally some life in the AB,” … Continue reading Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?
By Jet de Vries – “For the Student Council of Amsterdam University College, with the high attendance rate of 28,89%, the chosen candidates are Valerie Heinz, Jael Kortekaas, Annemijn Ooms, Bart Knibbe, and Bluma Brecher,” announced the head of the Student Council elections committee of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) on Thursday, April 11. While the audience that had gathered in the ‘StudentenD0k’, the headquarters of … Continue reading Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe
By Sophie Sutherland – This week is Sexual Violence Awareness Week at Amsterdam University College, but efforts in the area are not limited to this week alone. In the months leading up to now, the student life officer, Lydia Roberts, and her graduate assistant, Claudia Dictus, have developed and held workshops on sexual violence with different parts of the student body. Roberts explained that the … Continue reading Sexual Violence Workshops at AUC: Making Our Bubble Safer
By Rosalie Dielesen We live in a society where people like to be informed, and where information is available everywhere: except concerning course registration at Amsterdam University College. On November 28 the course registration for the spring semester ended, but this was only the beginning of great hassle for student and teachers. Due to multiple delays in enrolment and a lack of communication regarding the … Continue reading AUCan(t)?
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 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
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
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
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