To Dah Loo: January 2023

Thies Nieborg
Thies Nieborg
2023-01-18

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council. The online edition for January can be found here.

In this edition the FSR's New Year's Survey and an interview with the vice-dean.

via is looking for confidants!

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
2023-01-16

We find it important that everyone feels safe at via: in the Kelder, during drinks and activities, and in digital communication. That is why we are looking for people who want to become confidants. We are looking for people of different genders, and both active and less active members.

What does it entail?
You will be a first point of contact for people who experience something unpleasant at via and want to talk about it. You listen to their story and consider together what the possible follow-up actions are. Everything you hear is in principle strictly confidential, unless the person reporting the incident gives you permission to discuss the case with, for example, the board.

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New Year's Survey FSR

Thies Nieborg
Thies Nieborg
2023-01-12

To celebrate the start of the new year, the Faculty Student Council (FSR) has created a New Year's Survey. By filling out this survey, you are helping yourself and other students with issues that affect Science Park. Among other things, feedback will be collected on studying with a disability, ways of supporting students that need to resit an exam, the minor application procedure and the attendance requirement. With your feedback, the FSR can further work to make improvements on these issues. Besides the fact that your feedback helps the student council, you also have a chance to win one of five €20 Bol.com gift cards that will be raffled off. You can find the survey here.

SNiC committee is looking for members!

Merlijne Reeuwijk
Merlijne Reeuwijk
2023-01-11

SNiC is a yearly conference by students, for students. Each year SNiC is organized by a different information sciences study association. Study associations give one and a half years notice to organize SNiC and present a bid (application) with a theme and committee. This year via wants to do a bid for the next SNiC in 2024. Super fun! But therefore we need enthusiastic members for the committee.

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FSR seeks new council assistants

Thies Nieborg
Thies Nieborg
2022-12-18

The Student Council is looking for new council assistants. So what does that entail? As a member of of the student council you try to improve Science Park in the field of education and/or facilities. For example, the student council is working to solve the problems surrounding GLASS (the successor of Datanose) and, in the past, they have arranged the education-free week in May. In addition, the FSR also keeps busy with diversity and social safety. Would you like to improve the faculty for students? And would you like to be involved in the faculty? Then mail your resume and motivation to fnwi@studentenraad.nl by January 15 or drop by A0.10! They are also looking for an official secretary (AS). The AS takes the minutes of the meetings of the FSR. As AS you will be appointed by the UvA for one year for 10 hours per week.

Are you suffering from rising energy costs? Then apply for an allowance for your energy costs now! Officially, students are still excluded from the energy allowance, which other people with low income and assets can get. This is unlawful, which is why ASVA wants to appeal for you. How it works:

The more people apply, the better off the students will be! ASVA can't guarantee success, but will do its best for you. Questions? Send an email to

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Hackathon ForeSea the Future

Thies Nieborg
Thies Nieborg
2022-12-09

Do you want to engage with a never before compiled dataset? Have you always wondered about the vast blue ocean and the sea of data that it may hold? Do you want to show what data can hold for the future of our seas and how climate change may change the nature, management and industries of the seas? Now is your chance! On February 3 and 4, Wageningen Marine Research (WMR), part of Wageningen University and Research (WUR), is organizing the ‘ForeSea the Future Hackathon’ in collaboration with our partners Stichting de Noordzee and FarmHack. For 32 hours, WMR provides a maximum of 30 data enthusiasts with the chance to be submerged in the treacherous data waters of the North Sea. WMR has even compiled a data set specifically for this hackathon. The best part is: you get to borrow one of WMRs marine experts to help you navigate towards interesting questions. Consequently, the hackathon is open to anyone with the skills and interest to analyze, model and/or visualize data. A background in marine sciences is not necessary. Will your efforts uncover and show the depths of the North Sea?

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November's topper

Mabel Traube
Mabel Traube
2022-12-09

November's topper is Jet van den Eertwegh! Jet is coordinator of the interaction committee. She organized the Scary Movie Night in November, which was a very enjoyable evening. She also coordinated the via week, helping many committees to organize their fun activities! We thank Jet for her efforts for via!

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To Dah Loo: December 2022

Thies Nieborg
Thies Nieborg
2022-12-07

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is especially made for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council. The online edition for December can be found here.

In this edition, among other things: Purple Friday at FNWI, new IIS electives and ways to improve your professional skills!

Sign up for PwC's Same Day Hiring Event!

Floris Heringa
Floris Heringa
| 2022-12-05

Do you (almost) have your technical degree? And are you looking for a challenging job after your studies? Then look no further and come to PwC's Same Day Hiring Event on January 13, 2023 at their main office in Amsterdam. In one day you will go through the entire application process. This is the ideal way to give your career a flying start. During the day, the Public Sector team of PwC will be on hand to answer all your questions and give you the best possible idea of what's possible with a technical background within PwC. Is there a match? Then you will go home at the end of the day with a job offer!

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