Amsterdam This June

By Jasmin Ronach June is the first month of summer and for many students it is a highly anticipated time. With the past few weeks dictated by finals and deadlines, this time period brings a sense of relief and an opportunity to once again treat yourself. Since many students might not spend their summers in Amsterdam, this guide will show you what you can do … Continue reading Amsterdam This June

Illiberal Liberalism

By Valérie Heinz – Is it possible to be liberal, but be illiberal at the same time? Can one have a constructive conversation with someone whose opinions are the complete opposite of one’s own? Yes, to both, say Benedict Hamlyn and Thomas ter Reehorst, writers and producers of a small Amsterdam-based podcast series, that goes by the name “Illiberal Liberalism; Disagreeing with Respect”. The first … Continue reading Illiberal Liberalism

Finding housing in Amsterdam: An impossible task for AUC students?

By Rosalie Dielesen – The municipality of Amsterdam has decided to give the youth in Amsterdam priority when allocating social rental properties in 2020. This concerns around 750 of the approximately 4000 homes that become available for regular rental each year. While this law is good news for students in general, the implementation of it comes a little too late for the students about to … Continue reading Finding housing in Amsterdam: An impossible task for AUC students?

Finding a Summer Job as an English Speaker in the Netherlands Might be Easier than You Think

By Arwyn Workman Youmans – Searching for summer employment is a stressful endeavour for many students, especially when on top of qualifications and availability one also has to factor in the language they speak. In many countries this is the harsh reality of summer employment that leaves some students unemployed and in precarious financial situations. But while this may be the case elsewhere, a different … Continue reading Finding a Summer Job as an English Speaker in the Netherlands Might be Easier than You Think

Forward and Onward

Fictional short story by: Veerle Fanoy Illustrations by: Emma Krone   – An ear-piercing screech fills the carriages. For a split-second I ask myself whether I should be here, confused by the alarming noise that comes out of this train. But the rhythmic puffing eases my mind as the train starts dragging its mass through the landscape. The dry, miserable bush outside the window drifts by … Continue reading Forward and Onward

AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

By Saga Norrby – Earlier this month, a team from Amsterdam Law School (ALS) won the 16th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. One of the two speakers representing the winning team was Amsterdam University College alumnus Stijn Wilbers, 25. At the annual moot court competition, known as the Vis East Moot, more than 130 teams from law schools all over … Continue reading AUC Alumnus Part of Winning Team at International Moot Court Competition

EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

By Edivaldo McEnroe – Projections indicate that Dutch voter turnout will improve in the upcoming European parliamentary elections, on May 23. However, there are concerns with the mobilisation of non-Dutch EU citizens, including those at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Historically, European elections have suffered from low voter turnout, a fact that has provided fuel for the eurosceptics who argue that the EU is anti-democratic. In … Continue reading EU Elections: Improving Voter Turnout, But Who Will Turn Up?

Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

By Saga Norrby – On Friday night, March 29, 2019, Joshua Harry van der Kroft Glanzberg passed away at the age of 24, following an accident at the metro station near his home in Amsterdam. Josh was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin, and a friend of many alumni and students of Amsterdam University College, from which he graduated in 2017. Josh was … Continue reading Joshua van der Kroft, 24, has Passed Away

At Protest for a Better Education System, a Noticeable Lack of Students

By Rosalie Dielesen – On March 15, 40 000 protesters came together in The Hague at the Malieveld to demonstrate for a better education system. While the grassfield was teeming with teachers, students were largely conspicuous by their absence. This was an unusual protest for pedagogy because all levels of the education system decided to strike on the same day. There were around 2000 primary schools, … Continue reading At Protest for a Better Education System, a Noticeable Lack of Students