The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

By Rosa Juffer — The high workload, demanding classes and attendance requirements of Amsterdam University College (AUC) often take their toll on its students. For many, the prospect of an upcoming deadline is stressful enough to opt for an extra hour of study instead of hitting the gym. However, according to mental and physical health experts, it is exactly this exercise that could relieve some of … Continue reading The Issue of Exercise for AUC Students: Stress to Excess or Exercise to De-stress?

AUC’s Chemistry Track: An Empty Promise

By Veerle Fanoy — “A full-time, selective three-year honours programme in liberal arts and sciences at the Bachelor level, taught in English, with a strong offering in the sciences and enrolling up to 50% science majors.” With this description Amsterdam University College (AUC) presents itself to prospective students on its website. Yet with four chemistry courses cancelled during the 2017-2018 academic year, in an already lackluster … Continue reading AUC’s Chemistry Track: An Empty Promise

AUC’s History Track: in Need of a Revamp to Change for the Better

By Malou Miedema — The history track needs a revamp if it is to become a well-rounded track, according to current and former students of history courses at Amsterdam University College (AUC). For current and prospective history students, good news is on the horizon: after the changes to the Film track, which are to be implemented in the forthcoming semester, the History track is next in … Continue reading AUC’s History Track: in Need of a Revamp to Change for the Better

No Solution Rising for Broken Elevators in Science Park

By Edivaldo McEnroe — At least one of the six elevators being broken at the dorms has become commonplace; a great annoyance of Amsterdam University College students that inhabit the building. Despite housing agency DUWO’s recent announcement that all elevators have been fixed, issues seem to remain. Students are prevented from bringing their bikes or other large items downstairs because of the broken elevators. Others have … Continue reading No Solution Rising for Broken Elevators in Science Park

From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

By Madelief van Dongen Disclaimer: As a result of anonymity issues, edits to this story have been made after publication. — When a bunch of students decided to throw a party in their decorated common room last year, they did not expect it to lead to a new function as DUWO ambassador. Hidde Griek, second-year Humanities major, and Noah van Genuchten, second-year Social Science major, were … Continue reading From Punishment to Ambitious Project – Reshaping the Tenants Association

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

Albert Heijn Science Park: Blessing or Curse for the Indische Buurt?

By Tobias Romein — How many Albert Heijns does it take to make a neighbourhood perfect? Apparently, two is not enough, as the newest addition to Amsterdam Science Park’s supermarket ensemble suggests.     On March 21, Albert Heijn Science Park, located close to the intersection between Molukkenstraat and Carolina MacGillavrylaan, opened its doors. It spans 2300 square meters, making it the biggest neighbourhood-store in Amsterdam. Although … Continue reading Albert Heijn Science Park: Blessing or Curse for the Indische Buurt?

Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted

By Anne Oor — Amsterdam University College (AUC) and its excellent and diverse students are known within its community for the ‘vegan culture’ that is present. This culture entails a trend of students converting to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles after coming to AUC. Based on a recent survey conducted through The Excellent and Diverse Facebook group with a response of 200 people, 42,5% of the AUC … Continue reading Vegans and Vegetarians at AUC Voluntarily Converted