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Upcoming events

Tuesday June 30th – Saturday July 4th:

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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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ETC Career Event


“What do you study?” “English.” “Ok. So you want to become a teacher, then?”

All students of English Language and Culture (and other language students for that matter) have undoubtedly had this conversation over and over again. True, there is nothing wrong with becoming a teacher. But if teaching is not really your ambition, it is sometimes hard to retaliate with a sharp and witty response, since many students really have no idea what they would like to do later, or what all the options even are.

To inspire and prepare yourself for the future (and for condescending comments about your choice of degree) Etcetera is organising a career event on 11 June. We have invited several alumni to come and talk briefly about their experiences building a career after they left the University of Amsterdam with a BA or MA in English Language and Culture. They will tell you about the do’s and don’ts, the obstacles, the successes, and what makes an English BA or MA attractive in the current economy.

We have invited five alumni who each will be sharing their experiences with you. There will also be a speaker from the Loopbaan en Adviescentrum who will talk about using LinkedIn, building a network, writing a letter of application, and other job-related skills.

Sign up via the etcetera website The entry is free and there will be drinks afterwards.

You can find the Facebook event here

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New Board

We’re looking for a new board for 2014-2015, and from now on, you can send in your application (which consists of your CV and motivation) to with the subject Board Application. The deadline for applications is the 22nd of May.

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.

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Edinburgh Study Trip 2015

Hey dear members, Here you can sign up to go along on the studytrip to Edinburgh! Please read it carefully, and we are delighted to have you on board! :) N.B.if you want to sign up, make sure you are on the page of the post. If you are still on the homepage, click on the title of the post first, then fill it in. Otherwise you won’t be able to enter your choice of luggage. :) Love,

The Board


Your Full Name (the name on your passport/ID) (required)

Date of Birth (required)

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Date of Expiry of your Passport/ID (required)

Document Number (required)

Your Email (required)

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(baggage info KLM) Cabin baggage (12 kg)Checked baggage (20 kg, + € 30,00)

I hereby sign up for Etcetera's study trip to Edinburgh. By checking the box I agree with the following:

- Once you have signed up, you have to transfer the non-refundable deposit of € 50 to ARTHUR, NL68 INGB 0007 2319 89 . Once we have received your payment, you will receive an email from us confirming that you are coming with us. This email will also contain more information about how and when to pay the remaining € 220 (or € 250 if you have selected checked baggage). If you want to pay the € 270 (or € 300) in one go, you are of course more than welcome to do so.

- I agree with the Deelnemersvoorwaarden Study Trip Etcetera 2015 that can be read below

Terms and Conditions

Artikel 1 Deze voorwaarden hebben betrekking op de overeenkomst van studievereniging Etcetera (hierna genoemd: Etcetera) met deelnemers of zijn wettelijke vertegenwoordiger/ouder (hierna: de deelnemer) voor de StudyTrip naar Edinburgh.

Artikel 2 De deelnemer ondertekent dit contract automatisch bij inschrijving.

Artikel 3 Deelnemer dient lid te zijn van Etcetera.

Artikel 4 De studytrip zal plaatsvinden van 30 Juni tot en met 4 juli 2015.

Artikel 5 Deelnemers dienen zich aan te melden via de website. De overeenkomst met Etcetera komt tot stand bij aanmelding van de deelnemer. Aanmelding van de deelnemer is definitief na het aanmelden via de website, tenzij Etcetera anders heeft laten blijken. De aanbetaling van 50 euro completeert de inschrijving en is niet restitueerbaar.

Artikel 6 Aanmelding en deelname kan door Etcetera met opgaaf van redenen worden geweigerd, ook na aanmelding en bevestiging door Etcetera van deelname.

Artikel 7 Aanmelding verplicht de deelnemer te betalen.

Artikel 8 De deelnemer dient de volledige deelnamesom van 270, of 300 euro met extra baggageruimte voor 30 mei te voldoen. Er worden hiervoor een of meerdere betalingsdeadlines gegeven, om in delen te kunnen betalen. Indien de volledige kosten van de Studytrip niet voor voorgenoemde datum zijn voldaan kan deelname door Etcetera worden geweigerd.

Artikel 9 Bij annulering na 30 mei 2015 is de deelnemer Etcetera de volledige deelnamesom verschuldigd.

Artikel 10 De onkosten van de deelnemer betrekking hebbende op de studytrip, die niet expliciet gedragen worden door Etcetera, worden gedragen door de deelnemer zelf.

Artikel 11 Etcetera en haar bestuur zijn niet aansprakelijk voor schade van welke aard dan ook.

Artikel 12 Etcetera en haar bestuur zijn niet aansprakelijk voor diefstal, beschadiging en/of zoekraken van eigendom. Deelnemers zijn zelf verantwoordelijk voor hun eigendom.


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Chan eil aon chànan gu leòr,

It is at the sulky start of spring and the stress of schoolwork still to be completed that we start dreaming of green hills, deep valleys, and rough lakes, far away from all the sassenachs in Amsterdam. Aye lads and lasses, we dream of the sweet burning sensation of malt whiskey on our tongues and the sound of bagpipes tickling our ears. For the 2015 study trip, our wanderlust led us to the far north of England, because in case you have not yet noticed the subtle hints we gave you so far in this message (if not yer an absolute galoot), the destination for this year’s study trip is…* EDINBURGH * (sparkles)This bonnie city lies at the heart of Scotland and we cannae tell ye all how excited we are to go there. For only 270 euros (200 pounds) you can join us from June 30th to July 4th on this lifetime trip. We will open the entries March 15th and you have until April 7th sign up. We only have 25 spaces this year (excluding the board), so sign up as soon as possible to secure your place!We all hope to see you there. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us.See ye efter!The Board

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Dearest Members,

You can order your books now! Go to, choose UvA Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, choose Etcetera, and then choose your year, and the correct books. You can order until the 25th. Remember; we can give you an 18% discount! If you order before or on the 25th of January, your books will be there to pick up on the second of February. The exact dates and times to pick up your books will be made available soon!

All the best,

The Board

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The Christmas holidays are finally here and that means two weeks of dashing through the snow, eating, drinking, and rocking the night away!

If you want the fun to last even in January, you can join us on this year’s Member Weekend in … Drenthe! From Friday 30th of January to Sunday Febuary 1st Etcetera goes to a lovely villa (see instagram filtered photo below) in Elim near Emmen and Hoogeveen. This weekend full of fun and festivities is only 70 Euros (travel expenses not included. But don’t worry, the food and booze are). So sign up, have a blissful time in the Jacuzzi (YES we have a Jacuzzi), visit the Emmen Zoo, play boardgames with us, or simply enjoy the lovely countryside of Drenthe. Krek dat is ‘t!

You can sign up from 21st of december 12.00 (noon) until January 18th via the form on the Etcetera website . Be quick! We only have a limited number of places available. You will get an email with further details.

The application form can be found here:

Please note that once you have signed up, we expect you to come and to pay. Of course, if you let us know in advance (before January 18th) that you will not be coming after all, or that you have some (financial) difficulties, we can still stretch the payment deadline or give your spot to someone else. But after January 20th there is no point of return (even if you have not paid yet). So keep us informed if something is amiss! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us

For now we all wish you a very merry Christmas indeed and we all hope to see you on the Memberweekend!


The Etcetera Board

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FGW Gala

Op vrijdag 19 december is het eindelijk weer zover: het enige echte Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen Gala zal plaatsvinden!

Hou de facebookpagina/website/nieuwsbrief van jouw studievereniging in de gaten voor informatie over de kaartverkoop. Kaarten zijn €10,- per stuk. Introducés zijn van harte welkom.

We hopen jullie daar natuurlijk allemaal te zien! Dus haal die veel te dure schoenen uit je kast, stof je pak of jurk af en verschijn in je allermooiste pak of meest galante galajurk. :)

De line-up van het kerstgala luidt als volgt: 22:00-00:00 : DJ Walt 00:00-02:00 : Beau Zwart 02:00-04:00 : De NachtArchitekt

De laatste kans om de tickets voor het gala op te halen is op vrijdag 19 December van 11:00 tot 13:00 in ons kantoor (Bung 5.12)

Liefs, Kleio, SES, Etcetera, Helios, AAS, Laverna, Convivio, Cercle d’Amis, Fabula Rasa en ALPHA

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We hope that you aren’t sick of the cold and the fall just yet! Cause, yes, yes, yes! The Foxhunt is still oooooon! So put on your winter coat, warmest mittens and snugly scarf and join us in an epic chase for foxes on the 29th of November!!!!!!

Just a small reminder of the details: to sign up, mail to: Entrance fee is 1,00

We’re hoping to see all of you there!

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Bijeenkomst Profielschets 2016


De FSR-FGw spreekt zich uit tegen Profielschets 2016

De FSR is geschokt door de plannen zoals voorgesteld in de Profielschets 2016. De faculteit staat in brand en het bestuur verruilt de zalvende emmer bluswater voor hete olie. Dat er keihard bezuinigd moest worden was al een paar weken duidelijk – maar de FSR is tegen de oplossing zoals die nu wordt voorgesteld.

Het Faculteitsbestuur voelt zich door de bezuinigingen genoodzaakt om de Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen drastisch te hervormen. In de profielschets worden twee opties uiteengezet: ofwel een omvorming van alle opleidingen tot een College of Liberal Arts, dan wel het samenvoegen van verwante opleidingen tot Bachelor Schools. Opleidingen zoals we die nu kennen zullen dan verdwijnen.

De FSR wil graag de faculteit hierbij betrekken: input van studenten, docenten en medewerkers wordt zeer op prijs gesteld. Morgen, woensdag 12 november van 17.00 tot 19.00 in lokaal 5.02 in het PC Hoofthuis, zal de plenaire vergadering opengesteld worden voor iedereen.

Mail naar of kom langs in onze raadskamer 3.02 in het PC Hoofthuis.

De profielschets vind je hier:

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Pub Quiz

Our beloved ACE members have put their heads together to organize a Pub Quiz event for us. So if you feel like showing off your intellect on basic facts that are not important, which we all want to do of course, be sure to come to Café Schuim across the Bungehuis on the 12th of November :D

Groups will be made there so don’t worry if you can’t seem to find a whole group together. Therefore it is, however, very important to be on time, since the groups will be made at 19:00. Hope to see you there! :D

You can find the link to the facebook event here


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