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Upcoming events

8 October
Film Screening

10-12 October
Firstyears Weekend

15 October

30 October
Halloween Drinks

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Looking for a job, an internship or any other kind of means to make money while still using your English skills, go and have a look at this page.
We will keep you updated with new kinds of offers from various party's.

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Algemene Leden Vergadering

Our old board is resigning (well, partly) and that means time for kind-of-good-byes and some new faces on the board! A big thanks to the board of 2013-2014, Nora van Arkel (chair), Thomas Wiertz (vice-chair), Joeri Vrouwenvelder (treasurer), Tessel Rijneveldshoek (secretary), Annemijn Vogel (commissary of external affairs).

Our Algemene Leden Vergadering and the transfer of the jobs will take place Thursday, September 25th, at 17:00 in Bungehuis 0.15.  Join us to find out what the 2013-2014 board’s plans were, where they succeeded, and the 2014-2015 board’s plans for the upcoming year. Also, we are going to celebrate Etcetera’s (previously Arthur) 20th birthday.

Then, our constitutie borrel, the second drinks of the year, will take place right after the ALV, from 19:00 for our members and from 20:00 for the other boards.

We hope to see you there for some drinks, talks and live-music!

Board of 2014-2015 Thijs Mes (chair) Chantal Horselenberg (treasurer) Roos Gravemaker (secretary) Patrick Paterson (commissary of Internal affairs) Maurits Harting (commissary of External affairs)

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Firstyears Weekend

Great news for all the fresh, new, First Year Students!

We will be opening up subscriptions for the First Years Weekend on Friday the 5th of September at 15:00!

So be there as soon as possible, because there is only a limited number of spots available (max. 32). Just to be clear, subscriptions will only be available for First Year Students on this weekend, because it is meant as an occasion where First Years can get to know one another a little bit better plus have a little fun doing so. ^^

The weekend itself will be from Friday the 10th of October till the 12th of October. The costs will be 70 euro’s, but that will be for the entire weekend and include everything you need: a bed, food, drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and activities.

We will try to come up with some great activities that we can do, but we are always open for ideas. So if you have an idea we might do, please come and let us know.

So if you aren’t convinced yet (which we can’t really imagine) then this video might change your mind.

Hope to see you guys there! VIDEO

The link for signing up: click here!

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Booksale Semester I: Information

Dear students of English Language & Culture,

The beginning of September is drawing near and for you to be well prepared we are organizing a booksale again. Athenaeum Bookstore will provide you with the books you need with an 18 percent discount on the English books and an 10 percent discount on the obligatory Dutch books.

As always, there are 2 rounds to order your books.

The first round starts August 17 and August 26 is the last day to order your books. If you do so, you can pick up the books you ordered from August 29.

An email with exact times will be send to you after ordering your books.

The second round is from August 27 until September 8. Your books will be available for pick up at the end of that week – around September 12.

To order go to Choose ‘Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen’, then choose ‘Etcetera’, choose your bachelor and then choose your year and/or keuzevakken and select the ones you need.

Make sure that you order in time to get the right books for the upcoming semester.

N.B. Second years: The material for the Linguistics: Language and Society and Linguistics is still unknown, and therefore we cannot provide you with those books in the booksale yet.

In the Intreeweek (the introduction week), Etcetera will be hosting a welcoming drinks for the participants of the Intreeweek, but all other members are welcome, too, of course. You can find us at Molly Malone’s, Oudezijds Kolk 9, Amsterdam, from 8pm onwards. We’re looking forward to seeing everybody!

Have a great year and we hope to see you often,

The Etcetera Board

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The Last Friday: but Beards and Mustaches are forever.

At the last Friday of the Academic Year, we will be hosting an ETC only house party at our ComEx Annemijn’s place, and we call it: ‘The Last Friday: but Beards and Mustaches are Forever’. That is also the theme. Your interpretations are very welcome. And so are you.

For this party, there is a guest list, that you can sign up to via a link that will be posted here on June 8th. Do this soon as we have limited space available. Also, do note that after 10 pm on June 27th we will give your spot away if you’re not there yet.

We’ll take care of beer and snacks, but it is also BYOB. So if you want to drink more and/or something else, bring it yourself. Entrance, therefore, is free.

Let’s all give the year 2013/2014 a thunderous, smashing and magnificent ending.

We do have a few rules: 1. Deelnemer dient lid te zijn van studievereniging Etcetera. 2. Zonder aanmelding zal lid toegang geweigerd worden. 3. Zonder toestemming van het bestuur van Etcetera mag deelnemer geen personen (lid of niet-lid) meenemen. 4. Na tienen verloopt reservering op de gastenlijst en kan plek niet meer gegarandeerd worden. 5. Studievereniging Etcetera en haar bestuursleden zijn voor geen enkele vorm van schade en diefstal aansprakelijk. 6. Iedere vorm van drugs die niet door het bestuur worden goedgekeurd zullen worden geweigerd en kan tot verwijdering van deelnemer leiden. 7.Studievereniging Etcetera en haar bestuursleden zijn niet verantwoordelijk voor overmatig drankgebruik of andere lichamelijke aandoeningen.

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Wanted: New Board

Today is the day to send in your board applications and to make yourself part of the new board 2014-2014. If you are that person, you’ll find that you’ll learn a lot, have a great thing to add to your resume, that you’ll receive a fair ‘board scholarship’ for all the work you do throughout the year, and, most importantly, that you’ll have a lot of fun in all of this.

You can send in your application (which consists of your CV and motivation) to with the subject Board Application.

YOU could be our next Chair / Secretary / Treasurer / Commissary of Internal Affairs / Commissary of External Affairs!

Haven’t you had any experience in a committee yet? Don’t worry, experience is beneficial, but we will make sure that you’ll enter the year prepared.

————- Function Descriptions ————— Chair As the Chair of Etcetera, you’ll always need to have a clear view of what is going on within the study association, what needs to be done and what you want to be done. You’ll make the agenda for the board meeting, and you’ll lead the board meetings. As the Chair has a general overview, you will also be able to do promotion and the newsletter together with the Commissary of External Affairs. You will join in on all the fun activities that Etcetera offers, from drinks to the study trip. You are motivated to bring Etcetera to yet another level, to work together as a team, but also to fulfill your own duties.

Secretary The Secretary of Etcetera is in some ways the right hand of the Chair. As the Secretary, you’ll make record of the board meetings. The inbox of is mainly your responsibility, and together with the Treasurer, you’ll keep the membership file up-to-date, also within the e-mail. You and the treasurer will also be in contact with Athenaeum Bookstore, to organize the book sale twice a year. You will join in on all the fun activities that Etcetera offers, from drinks to the study trip. You are precise and you are motivated to bring Etcetera to yet another level, to work together as a team, but also to fulfill your own duties.

Treasurer As Etcetera’s Treasurer, you’ll manage all the financial business of Etcetera. You are the one to access the bank account and manage any transactions. You’ll take care of the member file together with the secretary, as well as the book sale. Furthermore, you make sure that Etcetera receives subsidy for certain events. If needed, you’ll make an estimation, and at the end of the academic year, you’ll present an financial review. You are precise and still remember the basics of high school math. You will join in on all the fun activities that Etcetera offers, from drinks to the study trip. You are motivated to bring Etcetera to yet another level, to work together as a team, but also to fulfill your own duties. Commissary of Internal Affairs The Commissary of Internal Affairs deals with affairs within the study association that are not directly related to the board itself (but that are still related to the board). You are the board’s deputy in meetings with the ACE, the FECO and the Book Club. It is your task to get the committees going and to keep them going, and to report back what is discussed in committee meetings. You are the one to organize Algemene Commissie Vergaderingen. You will join in on all the fun activities that Etcetera offers, from drinks to the study trip. You are motivated to bring Etcetera to yet another level, to work together as a team, but also to fulfill your own duties.

Commissary of External Affairs As the Commissary of External Affairs, you are the person to communicate outside the study association. This means you’ll be the one primarily in contact with the association of Humanities (Alpha), the student union ASVA, the Studentenraad, and other institutions connected to the UvA. Along with other board member, you are the one to join in on meetings of these institutions. Furthermore, you are in contact with other study associations whenever needed. This also means you will take care of the promotion and the newsletter together with the Chair. You will join in on all the fun activities that Etcetera offers, from drinks to the study trip. You are a sociable person, who is motivated to perform as a team, but also as an individual.

Out of one of the board members, the vice-chair will be chosen. They will take over the Chair’s tasks when the Chair has to be absent.

If you are for some reason unable to send in your application before 29/4, maybe because you only now decided that you want to be a boardmember and you still have to finish your resume, maybe because you’re still in doubt, send us an email!

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Pubquiz march 20th

Hello Everybody!

Together with our sister associations in Nijmegen, Utrecht and Leiden we are organising a pubquiz. The theme this time will be: SUPERHEROES! It is promising to be a very entertaining night. Don’t forget to sign up (preferably in teams) by sending an email to before sunday 16th.

Hope to see you all on the 20th

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Film Screening: Pulp Fiction

Hello everybody!

This month Etcetera will be showing the incredibly classic Pulp Fiction in collaboration with the Amsterdam Americanist Society. If you sign up before wednesday you will get a free drink from us but don’t feel shy to bring your own. So go to the Facebook event, click “aanwezig” and hopefully we will see you thursday at 19.00.

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Ice skating

Hello everybody!

Feel like getting active before the drinks? Want to feel like you REALLY deserved that beer? Come ice skating at the Jaap Edenbaan beforehand! Thursday we’ll meet at the Jaap Eden baan at 16:00 where we’ll enjoy some slipping and sliding until 18:00. Tickets are €5,40 for students so make sure you bring your student card. You can bring your own skates or rent them; you need a valid ID to rent skates.

Hope to see you all there!!

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Order your books

Hello everybody!

Last week the book sale for the second semester started. You can order your books until the 28th of January on From now on it is 18% off in the English section instead of 15%!!!!! Don’t forget to order your books

The Etcetera board

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Memberweekend 2014

Coming Wednesday (December 11) from 1pm you can sign up for the memberweekend that takes place Friday 7 to Monday 10 February 2014! We’ll go to Broek in Waterland for 3 nights and fun, food and booze is included in the price of only 78,-. It is only a short ride by bus, but we expect you to use your OV! Join us on this fun weekend between, goats, sheep, cows and English loving people!

Do note: There will be some terms & conditions, read them through, don’t act like they’re facebook’s terms & conditions! ;)

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