8jan - 9jan 89:00 pmjan 9Solace: Welcome Back Borrel9:00 pm - 1:00 am (9)

11jan9:00 pm- 12:00 amDormsessions Presents: Jacob de Berker, Botanic, ParHasard9:00 pm - 12:00 am

14jan8:00 pm- 11:00 pmAIMUN presents: MUNday Borrel8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

15jan - 16jan 159:30 pmjan 16PlayUC x AUCafé: AUCasino9:30 pm - 1:00 am (16)

16jan8:00 pm- 10:00 pmPangea: Movie Screening"Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste"8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

17jan9:00 pm- 10:00 pmCUT x Refugeless Project Screening Refugeless (2018)9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20jan11:00 am- 5:00 pmPangea: Repair Café11:00 am - 5:00 pm

22jan7:00 pm- 9:30 pmART X Collage w/ Bibi Piets and Cullen Ogen (Dormsessions)7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

22jan - 23jan 229:00 pmjan 23Catch x AUCafe: Sports Borrel9:00 pm - 1:00 am (23)

23jan5:00 pm- 6:30 pmIntroduction to ConsultancyBy AUCSA Acquisitions Team, SEC and Strategy&5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

23jan7:00 pm- 10:00 pmTEDxAUCollege presents: Pitch Night7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

23jan - 24jan 2310:00 pmjan 24TEDxAUCollege x AUCafe: Pitcher Night10:00 pm - 1:00 am (24)

29jan - 30jan 299:00 pmjan 30Junket x AUCafé: Pre-Après-Ski Borrel9:00 pm - 1:00 am (30)

30jan7:00 pm- 10:00 pmCuisine Cook-off7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

30jan8:00 pm- 9:30 pmRAW: Lightroom Workshop8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

31jan8:00 pm- 11:00 pmDiversity Commission presents AUQueer: media and representation8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

31jan8:30 pm- 11:00 pmJam Night8:30 pm - 11:00 pm


12feb - 13feb 1210:30 pmfeb 13Valentines Day Party10:30 pm - 4:00 am (13)

14feb12:30 am- 1:45 pmOpen Sonata: Classical Concert12:30 am - 1:45 pm

19feb5:30 pm- 10:00 pmFebruary Budget GAThe 32nd General Assembly5:30 pm - 10:00 pm



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VOICES OF AUC 2016-2017

The overarching theme of Voices of AUC 2017 will be Questioning the Academic and Social Culture at AUC. During the discussion, there will be three rounds in which we will discuss the following topics: AUC Engagement, Student Life at AUC, and Responsibilities. We hope to address issues such as class participation and involvement, the role of extracurricular (academic and social) activities at AUC, the relation between the social experience at the dorms and the academic experience at AUC, AUC’s involvement in the dorms and social life, and the responsibilities that we have as students and informed citizens towards the community at AUC, in Amsterdam, and globally.


Voices of AUC is a yearly recurring dialogue and discussion platform for AUC students, staff, and alumni. At the conference, all participants engage with one another on an equal footing to explore one another’s ideas about AUC. This form of constructive conversation allows us to identify problems, create new ideas, and suggest solutions that all members of the AUC community can be proud of. The philosophy is that of ‘participatory leadership’: all layers of the institution should be involved in bringing ideas to the table and making decisions.


The organisers of Voices of AUC believe that in a small and tight-knit institution like AUC, decision-making can and should be done not just top-down, but mostly bottom-up. When we sit together as equals, we often find that students, teachers, and management have similar goals and dreams for AUC. Only when we listen to each other and respect each other’s contribution can we formulate these dreams and goals and figure out together how to get there. The outcomes of the discussion play an important role in the decisions of the Student Council, Board of Studies, and AUC Management, and thus represent a step towards a more democratic institution.


To learn more about the history of Voices of AUC, you can view the previous editions and their resulting reports here.

After the success of 2015, the second Voices of AUC conference was organised on Thursday the 21st of April 2016, at AUCafé again. The conference lived up to the success of the first installment, with more than 60 students, teachers, and staff members sharing their ideas about the motto of AUC. While our motto, Excellence and Diversity in a Global City, contains some values that should be pillars of the AUC community, it is often mocked or at least not taken to be true. The participants explored why that is, and what can be done about it in order to collectively give meaning once more to our motto. The resulting report has since served as a guideline for the management in their AUC21 programme that aims to prepare AUC for the future.

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Voices of AUC was organised for the first time on 22 April 2015 at AUCafé. With around 60 students and staff members participating, it was an immediate success. The aim for the conference’s participants was to provide the community, and the incoming new Dean in particular, with an overview of the hopes for AUC’S future. The conference was thus divided into three stages: dreaming, thinking, and doing. The cross-section of shared experiences, stories, dreams, opinions and solutions covered an astonishing number of aspects in the fields of AUC’s identity, community, institution, management and academia.

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