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Upcoming events

9th of May:
Fundraiser!
16:00 - 20:00 @ Slaakstraat 2
20:00 - 01:00 @ Café de Bieb

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CAREER

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 parties.

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9th of May: Etcetera’s Fundraiser!

As you all know, Etcetera lost 1000 euros last December. We, as an association, have already largely filled up the gap this left in our budget, thanks to unforeseen financial breaks and successful parties and weekends. But, we’re not there yet!During the last ALV (of which you can find the minutes here: http://www.sv-etc.nl/?page_id=51) our members specifically asked we organise a fundraiser to help us compensate for last December. Your wish is our command!The Format of the event: from 16:00 till 01:00From 16:00 – 18:00: Our committees will be manning stalls:LACE: Book Sale and LACE and the ProCo: Bookmark sale.Check out their page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Literary-Activities-Committee-Etcetera-1501034096877713/?fref=nf ACE: Provide the overall atmosphere and music.

Lovely committed members if you would like to help us we have a fun project! As you all know, the UvA is selling the Bungehuis which means that all the professors their offices need to be cleared out. We would ask the professors for a small contribution to “rent a student” for a day and help them clear out their office. Sign up to join the Etcetera’s Bungehuis-Elves via the following form*: http://goo.gl/forms/Q4yydF9plC * You will also be able to sign up on the fundraiser itself.

From 18:00 – 20:00: The Board will be hosting a dinner for 12,50 per person. This will include, two beverages and one delicious course. The Board will make you dinner, serve you, and of course make sure everyone’s having fun. You can sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/nHoCEiVvLS

From 20:00 – 01:00 Drinks!: Usually we get a discount on our beer, but for one night we will be drinking at full price and the difference in price will be deposited in a “Etcetera Jar” so you can financially support us by drinking beer! Talk about drinking responsibly.

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21st of April: Royal High Tea

Dearest members of Etcetera, Just like last year, we’ll be hosting a fabulous high tea! Please join us on the 21st of April at the Binnengasthuisstraat 9 for an afternoon filled with all kinds of deliciousness, an inspiring lecture and of course: tea! After the lecture held by professor Roger Eaton (subject TBA), go crazy on the home-baked pies, scones and tasty sandwiches. Since we’re supplying the food there will be an entrance fee of 2 euros, but if you’d also like to bring your own food, you are free to do so!If you’re coming, please sign up via this form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xyAZJJtAFwBIavcypvKcSbahOFZSmv1OhuQqdGORbBMHope to see you all there, it’s going to be a proper par-tea!Love,The ACE

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15th of April: Book hunt!

Dear members of Etcetera,We hope you enjoyed the Beer Hunt, because we have another (possibly even more epic) hunt coming up: The Book Hunt! To this event you will need to bring your brain at its best state, because you will team up to follow a trail of books with riddles. Solving one riddle will earn you a hint as to where the next book is! The team that gets to the last book first wins an awesome prize! It’s free and there are drinks and snacks provided (but you are free to bring your own) so get your mates and meet us at the Rembrandtpark on Friday the 15th at 3 o’clock! May your brains be ever in your favor.Love, the ACE

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12th of April: Write-In.

Do you ever wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration? A place to hang out with other (aspiring) writers and/or other fans of the written word? A place to possibly even learn a thing or two about creative writing and editing (while enjoying a drink)? Then you are in luck!Etcetera’s LACE and student magazine Writer’s Block are organizing a Write-In, a special evening dedicated to creative writing and socializing with other writers.During the evening, there will be interesting writing prompts available for those who want to try their hand at (improving their) writing. There will also be tips and tricks about both writing and editing from Writer’s Block’s editorial board. And if you want, there is even the opportunity to read or pitch your work to the audience.Whether you are a poet or an essayist; someone who enjoys writing short stories or who would rather stick to reviewing other people’s work; even if you are just a person who would like to see how the event is going to play out while enjoying a beverage of choice: you are welcome to join in and get inspired.No pressure, no criticism, just creativity.Make sure to sign up via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/lQhyZDVqqJ

Do you ever wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration? A place to hang out with other (aspiring) writers and/or other fans of the written word? A place to possibly even learn a thing or two about creative writing and editing (while enjoying a drink)? Then you are in luck!Etcetera’s LACE and student magazine Writer’s Block are organizing a Write-In, a special evening dedicated to creative writing and socializing with other writers.During the evening, there will be interesting writing prompts available for those who want to try their hand at (improving their) writing. There will also be tips and tricks about both writing and editing from Writer’s Block’s editorial board. And if you want, there is even the opportunity to read or pitch your work to the audience.Whether you are a poet or an essayist; someone who enjoys writing short stories or who would rather stick to reviewing other people’s work; even if you are just a person who would like to see how the event is going to play out while enjoying a beverage of choice: you are welcome to join in and get inspired.No pressure, no criticism, just creativity.Make sure to sign up via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/lQhyZDVqqJ

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Study trip to Dublin!

Hey there awesome members!

Are you all ready to go to Dublin with us?

Not before you fill out this form you’re not! Please read it carefully and if you have any questions or problems please contact us and we’d be happy to help!

 

We hope you’re all excited, we definitely are!

Love, The Board.

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Please upload a copy of your passport or ID:

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

- Once you have signed up, you should transfer the non-refundable deposit of € 150 to ARTHUR, NL68 INGB 0007 2319 89. The FIRST PAYMENT DEADLINE is the 1st of April. Once we have received your payment, you will receive an email from us confirming that you are coming with us. The second payment deadline , for the remaining €110 (if you have selected checked baggage than you may need to pay a little more, but this information will follow when the second deadline approaches), is the 1st of May. If you would like to pay the € 260 in one go, you are of course more than welcome to do so.

If you're having trouble with coming up for the money before the first payment deadline, please contact our Treasurer Mees van Stiphout. You can reach him on: meesstip@gmail.com

- I agree with the Deelnemersvoorwaarden Study Trip Etcetera 2016 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 Dublin.

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 27 Juni tot en met 1 juli 2016.

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 150 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 260, of iets meer 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 2016 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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31st of March: Beerhunt!

So, Easter commemorates when Jesus hid eggs for the disciples to find, and then he turned all the rabbits into chocolate, right? Dear ETC-members,The ACE will be celebrating Easter this year, student style.We are eggs-tremely hoppy to invite all you peeps to our Beerhunt on the 31st of March!Lettuce eggs-plain what this Beerhunt is all about:We will assemble at 4:30 PM in the wonderful Sarphatipark to start our Hunt.Our lovely committees have eggs-cessively painted plenty of beerbottles and we have hidden them all across the park. If you want to get an idea of what that looks like: the ProCo made a video of last year’s Beerhunt, so make sure to check it out, right hare >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DooxMlalYrI To participate you will only have to bring €3,- and your brightest smile.

We hope to see every-bunny on the 31st!!

Love, The ACE

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17th of March: St. Patrick’s Day Lecture with the Alumni

On St Patrick’s Day, Dr. Joost Augusteijn will give a lecture on the significance of the 1916 Easter Rising in Irish history. This is an interesting time to examine the subject, as 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, when a group of Irish rebels, led by Patrick Pearse, proclaimed the Irish Republic. Although the rising was soon quelled by the British, it ultimately led to Ireland’s independence from Britain.

The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by drinks and an optional buffet dinner, accompanied by traditional Irish rebel songs. Sign up here.

The Lecture will be held in the Amsterdamse Academische Club (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 235) and more information about the event can be found here, here and here.

The doors will open at 17:00, the lecture will begin 17:30, and the lecture will end 18:30. Afterwards there’s an optional dinner with drinks accompanied by traditional Irish songs.

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English Department’s First Inaugural Miltonathon

All intrigued readers and listeners are most welcome to participate in the UvA English Department’s first annual MILTONATHON: an all-day marathon reading of John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’.

Sit back and listen to others read this 10.000-line epic poem, or be one of our readers. Drop in whenever you’d like and stay for however long you’d like. Bring some friends and, of course, your copy of Paradise Lost! If you can’t find a copy, no worries! We’ll have some extra copies on hand - or click here.Afterwards, there’ll be drinks! So make sure to join in there. The location will be announced after the Miltonathon is over, so please have a look at the facebookevent on the 4th of March: here.

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Etcetera’s New Board!

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*DEADLINE 6TH OF MAY 17:00*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Looking for the opportunity of a lifetime? Etcetera offers our members a platform to showcase their skills. Are you: - Awesome? - Social? - Reliable? - Organized? And are you looking for: - A challenge? - A great experience? - A way to make lifelong new friends? - A way to boost your resume? Then we have just the thing for you: A position in next year’s board! The available positions are: - Chair - Treasurer - Secretary - Commissary of Internal affairs - Commissary of External affairs. More information about the positions themselves : 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 studievereniging.etc@gmail.com 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 LACE and the ProCo. 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 members, 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 this appeals to you, but you’re not quite sure what to expect? Please e-mail us (studievereniging.etc@gmail.com) to sit in at one of our meetings. This will give you the opportunity to see the board in action and get a glimpse of what may lie ahead. You can apply by filling out the application form below:

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I'm applying for the position of: ChairTreasurerSecretaryCommissary of Internal AffairsCommissary of External Affairs

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