Reasons Behind the Vanishment of the Beloved ‘‘Study Drug’’

Pills that help you to concentrate. For many students at UvA, that might have been a dream during the recent exam period. “Braincaps” – or the so-called “concentration pills” or “study-promotion-pills” – were previously available in vending machines at different locations across UvA’s campuses, alongside more conventional study aids, such as markers or note-pads. But […]

The Exam Period and the Associated Effects on Students’ Mental Health

One of every five adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. While most cases go unnoticed or untreated, mental health is a serious issue that has affected people from all across the world. Luckily, the Netherlands ranks amongst the countries with the best mental healthcare plan. In view of the World Mental Health Day on October […]

P.C. Hoofthuis Occupation Culminates in Tension

The occupation of the P.C. Hoofthuis on the last day of the WOinActie week has drawn a lot of attention to the protest against the budget cuts affecting especially the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences. The occupiers’ goal was primarily to confront the Executive Board of the UvA with their concerns about the cuts’ […]

The End of the WOinActie-Week: The March for Education 2.0

During the past week, attention at UvA was drawn to the budget cuts, their consequences for education, and the protests against it. The WOinActie-Week started with ‘Yet Another Night of Protest’ on Monday and ended with the ‘March of Education on 2.0’ on Friday, culminating in the dramatic events that unfolded at PC Hoofthuis. The […]

Students Break Into P.C. Hoofthuis and Wait for Their Demands to Be Answered

“Activists broke into a UvA building, the P.C. Hoofthuis, on Friday morning,” read a UvA communicate at 9:30am in the university’s website. As a result, all classes in the building before 11am were to be cancelled, and neither students nor staff members were allowed to enter. However, by 11:30am, activists remained inside, and, according to […]

“Yet Another Night of Protest” Opens the Week of Activist Action

After the government announced a cut back of 183 million euros on education, UvA students have tirelessly demonstrated their discontentment by protesting, marching and sending petitions to The Hague last semester. As the new academic year arrived, UvA students have received little to no answer to their call for help. This week, student associations ASVA, […]