Party like there is no 2019

By Rosalie Dielesen The year 2018 is coming to an end. An intense year for some, a year full of changes for others. Soon it is time for New Year’s resolutions, but not just yet. Now is the opportunity for food, family and, of course, ending the year with a bang.Therefore we have found a few venues for you to consider for your New Year’s … Continue reading Party like there is no 2019

Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

By Amber Roos Dinner with a Stranger is probably one of the most nerve-wrecking events a student of Amsterdam University College (AUC) can attend. Students sign up via a Google Form and either host a dinner for a stranger in their own room or get sent a random room number to go to for dinner. It was introduced by AUC’s Peer Support last year and … Continue reading Dinner with a Stranger: Risky Business with Possibly Great Rewards

Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students

By Jasmin Ronach Along with ‘excellent’ and ‘diverse’, students of Amsterdam University College (AUC) are often described as ‘ambitious’. Though this ambition may be a source of pride academically, the responses of 60 AUC students surveyed on Facebook indicate it has both positive and negative impacts on the non-academic areas of their lives, such as their eating habits. Almost three quarters of the students who … Continue reading Perfectionism in a Stress Culture: The Eating Habits of AUC Students

Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s film committee CUT. By Patrīcija Keiša        “You wanted to be kidnapped by the movie – and to be kidnapped was to be overwhelmed by the physical presence of the image. The experience of ‘going to the movies’ was part of it. To see a great film only on television isn’t to … Continue reading Essentials for First-years and Beyond: Amsterdam Cinema Guide

Pets in the Dorms – Yay or Nay?

By Amber Roos As students are often under a great amount of stress, would not every student want something fluffy to greet them every time they get back from class? For students at Amsterdam University College (AUC) this is possible as their landlord DUWO allows them to keep pets. But just because it is allowed, does not mean it is actually a good idea. What … Continue reading Pets in the Dorms – Yay or Nay?

Starting a New Life at AUC

By Sophie Sutherland No matter how exciting it may be to start studying at university, the transition to a student life can come as a shock. Especially for those who come from afar. They need to rebuild their lives, find new friends, and make new habits. What is the hardest thing to get used to? Does Amsterdam University College (AUC) sufficiently prepare first year students … Continue reading Starting a New Life at AUC

A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

By Eva Lotta Č.P. Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. The students of the spring course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives – creative pieces that are informative in one way or another, often with a touch of humor. Every year, first-years-to-be blindly trust DUWO’s system to choose rooms they will spend their first ten months … Continue reading A Guide to Choosing a Room in the Dorms

A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

By Eva Lotta Č.P. What to drink, eat and do in Science Park’s proximity Brought to you after a year of purely professional research Open the map as a PDF Editor’s note: This piece is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s Journalism course. At the end of the spring semester 2018 the students of the course created a collection of so-called short form alternatives … Continue reading A carefully curated guide for the new AUC student

Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC

By Tom Weber 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. — The average AUC student attends 12 hours of classes per week, and devotes … Continue reading Pay Days Before GPAs: The Students Who Work Their Way Through AUC