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

Little Disagreement in Student Council Debate

By Maxime Garcia Diaz and Sofía González Gil — “I’m sorry to disappoint but I have to agree with them,” said Sofija Stefanovic of Untitled Remastered (UR). Shortly after, Fatiya Munkaila of Party Party (PP) echoed this: “Unfortunately for everyone that has come to see a fight, I think I’m going to have to agree again.” During the Tuesday lunch break, this year’s Elections Debate … Continue reading Little Disagreement in Student Council Debate

Infographic: A Guide To The AUCSC Election Process

By Manon Falces — AUCSC elections are usually overshadowed by the more highly publicized AUCSA ones, so you might not know as much as you would like to about the process behind the Student Council elections. With the campaign period beginning this week, here’s a handy guide that explains everything you need to know about the process to make your vote count and your voice … Continue reading Infographic: A Guide To The AUCSC Election Process

Bram Jaarsma Runs For Central Student Council With Hopes Of Providing AUC With More Autonomy

By Tamar Bot — This week, all AUC students can give their vote for the Central Student Council (CSR) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). There is at least one familiar name on one of the lists this year: third-year student Bram Jaarsma is running for the party De Decentralen, and believes their programme is in the full interest of AUC students. As the name … Continue reading Bram Jaarsma Runs For Central Student Council With Hopes Of Providing AUC With More Autonomy

Student Council Initiates Vote On Introduction Of Gender-Neutral Restrooms

By Konstantin Kirilov — Since Tuesday, February 23, AUC students have had the option to cast their vote on the possible introduction of gender-neutral restrooms in the Academic Building. The online voting was initiated by the Student Council, after several members of the student body approached them with concerns over the inclusivity of the available facilities. As the Academic Building only has restrooms labeled ‘Male’ … Continue reading Student Council Initiates Vote On Introduction Of Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Refugee Students Arrive On AUC Campus To Join Dutch Classes

By Tamar Bot — Since January 4th, ten refugee students have joined Dutch language classes at AUC. Twenty-three other students are joining classes taught voluntarily by AUC students. This programme is the pilot of a larger project, with which AUC staff and students hope to contribute to the extension of educational opportunities for refugees in the Netherlands. The guest students were recruited from various refugee … Continue reading Refugee Students Arrive On AUC Campus To Join Dutch Classes