Peer Support and Student Council Introduce AUC to a Reformed Health Week

By Leon Byvanck – On May 15, PlayUC and the Art Board joined forces for a night filled with games and blackout poetry. The evening was stimulated by the Student Council (SC) and Peer Support, in light of the Health Week at AUC, May 13-17. Health Week was originally an initiative by Peer Support to give students a platform to discuss their (mental) health. Its … Continue reading Peer Support and Student Council Introduce AUC to a Reformed Health Week

Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

By Alice Mechoulam – On the evening of May 7, around 20 people showed up at Zeeburgia for the fifth edition of Voices of AUC. According to the Student Council (SC) and the organising team, the turnout was much lower compared to last year’s edition. This disappointing outcome, according to the organisers, seems to be the result of delayed promotion and unfortunate timing. Once a … Continue reading Low Turnout at Voices of AUC 2019

Plants in the AB, But at What Cost?

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 euro 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?

Two Terms, One Man: A Profile of Bart Knibbe

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

AUCan(t)?

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)?

Not sexy, yet important – The Student Council’s call for voices

Negotiating university policies is not sexy. When students want a change, someone needs to fight through the bureaucracy to represent their interests in front of university management and staff. Traditionally, that “someone” is the collective of student council members. Continue reading Not sexy, yet important – The Student Council’s call for voices

[Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

By Christine van der Horst Welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 student council election debate on Wednesday May 17. Below you will find continuously updated and time-stamped coverage of the debate. 18:39: Sofija Stefanovic (Student Council) announces the start of the debate. She highlights that the debate is, besides a chance to get to know the different parties and their candidates, also a … Continue reading [Live Blog] Student Council Election Debate: As It Happens

Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. Continue reading Four Parties in the Midst of their Campaigns for the Student Council 17′-18′

Student Council Testing New Course Evaluation and Class Representatives

Over the past weeks the AUC Student Council (AUCSC) has been piloting a new course evaluation procedure that would enable students to more actively shape how their courses are being taught. The idea is that each course elects two representatives from their ranks who throughout the semester collect and convey feedback directly to their course teachers or their respective heads of studies. This way, the student council hopes to give the students a more significant voice regarding the contents and requirements of their studies. Continue reading Student Council Testing New Course Evaluation and Class Representatives

Introducing Your New Student Council

By Cille Kaiser — Over a month into the new academic year, AUC’s Student Council is preparing to host their first big event as a new team. What have they been working on in the run-up to this event, and what are their visions for the coming year? The Herring talked to four Council members to find out more about who they are, what they … Continue reading Introducing Your New Student Council