Ever had the feeling university is pushing you into becoming a researcher? For some, this sounds like a dream, but for others, the exact opposite. Rosalie Visser, a Business Administration student at the UvA, feels her future isn’t in academia, but in the music industry. She organized an event where like-minded students can meet people from the music industry.
Author: Arthur Vacca (Arthur Vacca)
Hi everyone! My name is Maria and I'm a first-year Political Science student. You can find my articles (not surprisingly) in the politics section. I love reading, exploring new places and obviously, writing. "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means”- those words from my all-time favourite writer Joan Didion perfectly explain why I have decided to gain experience in writing. I am super excited to have joined YOUvA and I hope you will enjoy reading our pieces!
Fighting climate change is not a lonesome battle. That’s why the UvA and the HvA have combined their strength in their sustainability mission: enter GREEN WEEKS. During the month of May, students can join a bunch of green activities to learn more about how they can participate in saving the planet. However, the organizers of GREEN WEEKS also want to focus their attention on what the university staff can do themselves.
A year ago, I discussed feminism with some friends. All of them were male, watched Ben Shapiro, and drank beer. Typical man stuff, right? They also were all feminists, hard-core advocates of equal women's rights and wanted more high-earning women at the top. Weird enough, I was the exception. I wanted nothing to do with feminism. That all changed when I took the course Feminist Theories.
Ex-UvA student Jason Bhugwandass had to endure thirteen months of isolation and loneliness in some of the nation’s strictest Youth Care institutions. Now, the student uses his worst traumas as motivation to change the system: ‘I won’t accept that some children are still closed off from society, while I do nothing to help them.’
After their first six years of studying, Medical students have to make critical career choices: what are they going to specialize in? Oddly enough, near the end of their bachelors most students are still in the dark about which specialization suits them best. Something the Dutch Association for Trauma Surgery (NVT) would like to change by handing out free memberships for interested students.
Last year Thijs de Lange won the AUV Alumni prize for his work on Wij Staan Op! [the only national organization run by people with disabilities]. Now a year has passed, it seemed the perfect time to catch up with the alumnus to talk about his career, passions, and living in the Netherlands as a person with a disability.