If you like leaving via logos everywhere, join the marketing committee! This is the committee that, among other things, makes the beautiful posters for activities and looks after via’s merchandise. In addition, as a marketing committee member, you will think along about via’s social media channels. Want to know more or become a member? Email marketing@svia.nl!

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Cheaper beer at drinks

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
2022-11-24

The price of beer has gone down! Since the last Brainwave drink, the price for a beer is only 80 cents if you pay with PoS credit. If you pay with a debit card, the price remains 1 euro. Don't have a PoS account? Create one at svia.nl/pos and get it activated by a board member in de Kelder or at the Thursday drinks in de Brainwave. If you can't figure it out, you can also ask a board member to help you.

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Become a Technology Graduate at Liberty Global

Floris Heringa
Floris Heringa
| 2022-11-17

Are you looking to gain in-depth experience of international operations, develop your expertise and learn new skills? Liberty Global are looking for individuals to join them on their Technology Graduate Scheme. Help them bring people together through technology and make change within their business.

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Our Topper of October!

Rens Baas
Rens Baas
2022-11-16

October's topper is Merlijne Reeuwijk! Merlijne coordinated the freshmen weekend at the beginning of the month. Thanks to her efforts, many freshmen had a really fun weekend and many new people got in touch with via. We thank Merlijne for her hard work and commitment!

If you also know someone who should be put in the spotlight, please send an email to toppers@svia.nl to nominate someone!

Theater Play SAFE SPACE

Pim Meulensteen
Pim Meulensteen
2022-11-14

Together with the Time Out Foundation, the UvA is organizing SAFE SPACE, an interactive theater piece about social safety in student life. SAFE SPACE exposes problems and facilitates conversation with students, faculty, confidants, student advisors and education support staff. The subject is made discussable and different roles in a socially unsafe situation are considered. What can we learn from this? What can you do yourself? And how can we do better?

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To Dah Loo: November 2022

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
2022-11-10

The To Dah Loo is the monthly newsletter that is posted on the doors of the toilets at Science Park 904. It is made specifically for UvA Science Students and published by the Faculty of Science in cooperation with the Faculty Student Council (FSR). The To Dah Loo will no longer be published digitally as of this academic year, but the November edition can now be found on the toilet doors.

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Which course would you like to see on the UvA curriculum?Demystifying "The Algorithm", or Black Male Studies 101, or The Science of Success, or one of the other nominated ideas? See all 10 selected ideas in the Create a Course Challenge and make sure to cast your vote before 9 AM on November 16. This way, you can help determine which idea will be developed into an interdisciplinary elective course for all UvA students in the upcoming academic year!

Have your say on via's code of conduct!

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
2022-10-31

The board of via is working on drawing up a code of conduct, after being advised to do so by the UvA’s confidants. This code will state what behavior is and isn’t accepted at drinks, activities, and in the via association room. Topics that could be covered in such a code of conduct include unwanted sexual behavior, discrimination, intimidation, aggression and bullying. Do you have ideas about what should be included in via's code of conduct, or would you like to think along? Then send an email to secretaris@svia.nl. All input is welcome!

Awesome IT seeks board members

Peter Soulard
Peter Soulard
2022-10-21

Each year, via's conference committee organizes a specialized conference for its members called Awesome IT. This is where students, professionals and companies meet to talk about the collaboration between people and technology.

The organizing body behind this event is Foundation Awesome IT, and it is looking for new members for the board. Do you enjoy having an organizing role behind this beloved conference? We are looking for someone for the role of chair, and someone for the role of treasurer of the foundation. Both board members are part of the conference committee of via and work together with the via board to put together a successful edition of the conference. To this end, they are registered with the KvK (Chamber of Commerce) as directors of the foundation.

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All Ears: a call-line for students

Floor van de Leur
Floor van de Leur
2022-10-16

All Ears is an initiative that aims to improve the mental well-being of students. Founded and managed by psychology students – who know all too well how tough student life can be – All Ears hopes to lower the bar to search for help. You can reach All Ears Monday through Friday from 10 AM till 6 PM, to tell your story to a psychology student, for free! Even though the psychology students are not professionals yet, they are more than keen to help you. Maybe you want to complain about your roommate who never does the dishes, about stress you have for an upcoming exam, or maybe you just went through something personal which you would like to discuss anonymously. Whatever might be the topic, the psychology students are literally 'all ears'! You can find more information on allearsamsterdam.com.

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