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SOLVE-CONSULTING IS LOOKING FOR A NEW BOARD!

SOLVE consulting Amsterdam is looking for a new board for the year 2020-2021! Visit our website solve-consulting.nl or send an email to hr.amsterdam@solve-consulting.nl for more information. Or apply immediately by sending your motivation letter (dutch or english) and CV before 5th of July 23:59 to hr.amsterdam@solve-consulting.nl

WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2020

The World Press Photo Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to engage with globally-oriented news and photography in the culturally rich city of Amsterdam. In addition, it could serve as a great learning opportunity for students interested in global issues or photojournalism, as the exhibition showcases the most striking images and compelling stories from 2019. To make our exhibition more accessible to students, this year we offer student tickets for 9.50 EUR and the entry is free of charge with a museumkaart or I amsterdam City Card. 

 

The exhibition showcases the stories that matter with photography from the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest and winning productions from the 10th annual Digital Storytelling Contest. The flagship exhibition is specially designed for the space of De Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church in the centre of Amsterdam and this year we were lucky to extend the exhibition until 29 November, 2020. All the necessary safety measures have been implemented in the exhibition venue, following recommendations from the Dutch health authorities, to ensure a safe visit for everyone. 

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DIGITAL WEEK OF MEDIA INTERNSHIPS

Looking for an internship starting in September 2020? Visit the Digital Week of Media Internships, hosted by mediastages.nl. During this event, many key organisations within the cultural industries will promote their vacancies and look for talented and motivated students to fill them. 

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DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER?

This 'Documentary Kickstarter’ guides you through the modern media landscape, while at the same time helps you to develop your film pitch through personal feedback. Coaching and meeting like-minded filmmakers will help you to raise your plan to new heights! The program is available twice a year in Dutch (8 half-day sessions sessions) and every summer in English (4 full day sessions).  Each session will be supervised by changing, experienced filmmakers and the main language is English or Dutch. 

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(Dutch Only)

DON'T DIG US A HUMANITIES GRAVE 

In the Netherlands, the appreciation from the government and the society for the humanities - the sciences that deal with media, history and philosophy, among other sciences - has fallen sharply. Structural cutbacks are causing a growing workload and the scaling down of education at the humanities faculties. The proposed transfer of money from the humanities to the exact sciences by the Van Rijn Committee fits within this social undervaluation; the "useless fun studies" versus the "useful beta sciences."
At time of climate change, digitization, migration and globalization, the humanities are desperately needed. A deep reflection concerning these challenges is needed to clarify what the humanities mean for our society and our people. During the program we clarify the developments in recent years and elaborate on the questions within this assignment. How does the government deal with this issue? What do students, teachers and administrators from universities have to say about this? Why are the humanities so relevant? How can a counterargument be offered to restore the humanities?

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Would you like to share your experiences and tips on moving to and living in the Netherlands, or would you be keen to gain more information on moving and studying abroad? The Exchange Ambassadors at UvA are looking to work together with students to help each other and offer answers to many different questions regarding studying abroad.

 

As students who have either just come back from their studies abroad, and international students who are currently studying at UvA, we want to provide prospective students answers to various questions they have regarding studying abroad. We believe that it is important to share experiences to help others prepare for going abroad and improve the process. Would you like to share experiences or advice on studying in the Netherlands, how to adjust to life here? Or would you like to do so about your home country, town or university? Did you have any expectations on how the Netherlands or Amsterdam would be, and were these accurate or completely different? Do you have any tips on feelings regarding feeling left out or fitting in? Is there anything you wished you knew before going abroad, that you think would be worthwhile sharing with others?

Tips on how to adjust when returning back home from being abroad are also more than welcome. We are interested in both incoming and outcoming students, and these issues can be social, cultural, or academical.

 

If you would like to share your experiences, or have any questions please feel free to reach out to us via the Global Student Experience of University of Amsterdams' Facebook Page, on https://m.facebook.com/Globaluva/

We have recently started a new project, called 'People of UvA'. Stories of both incoming and outcoming students of/to the UvA during their exchange are shared here. Our first new post about this can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Globaluva/?ref=bookmarks

Feel free to share this project if you are or know a person who is or went on an exchange and reach out to us!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN THE NETHERLANDS, OR THINKING OF GOING ABROAD?

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