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Upcoming events

Wednesday March 4th:

Tuesday March 10th:
Book Club Meeting March: Exploring the Anglosphere – The Whale Rider

Sunday March 15th:
Opening entries for STUDY TRIP

Tuesday March 17th:
St. Patricks day

Wednesday March 18th:

Date T.B.A.:
ACE: Ice skating

Date T.B.A.:
ACE: Soccer match

Tuesday April 7th:
Closing entries for STUDY TRIP

Tuesday June 30th – Saturday July 4th:

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We will keep you updated with new kinds of offers from various party's.

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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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Halloween drinks

Het griezelen kan weer beginnen! De vampieren zullen ontwaken en bij volle maan is niets meer veilig tijdens de donkere winterdagen. Hét moment om samen te komen en elkaar de stuipen op het lijf te jagen. Helios en Etcetera hebben daarom het initiatief genomen om een Halloweenfeest te organiseren voor alle studieverenigingen van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen. Dit wil je niet missen! Aankomende donderdag 30 oktober zullen wij Roest omtoveren tot een spannend café waar wij bekend of onbekend door een griezelkostuum met elkaar proosten. Altijd al eens je bestuur bang willen maken of dat ene angstaanjagende kostuum aan willen doen? Dan is dit het moment! Kom in je mooiste Halloween kostuum om de avond onvergetelijk te maken!

Een ander pluspuntje: Het is en blijft een gezellige borrel, dus er is geen entreegeld!

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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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