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Internationalisation difficult for associations due to Dutch mores
UU is becoming increasingly more international, but the number of students from abroad that are part of social associations can be counted on just one hand. Are Dutch associations open to foreign members? Read more

Casa Confetti residents fight noise pollution of continuous construction work
Ever since the summer of 2016, Casa Confetti has been surrounded by construction work. Residents are sick of the lack of communication about the work, and have to deal with a lot of noise pollution. Read more

One Book One Campus: reading Autumn together to start a discussion
One Book One Campus is an open invitation to students and employees at Utrecht University to all read the same book and talk about it with each other. Chosen for this purpose is Autumn, written by the Scottish writer Ali Smith. Read more

Former LAS student now works with Peruvian master chef
A year ago, Daan Overgaag graduated from his study programme, Liberal Arts and Sciences, at Utrecht University. Now, he’s an anthropological researcher and a cook for the sixth-best restaurant in the world: Central, in Peru. “We’re working our arses off.” Read more

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How to survive... the University Library etiquette?
blog In the series How to survive today: how to survive the University Library etiquette? ‘Just hold your tea party in the canteen, and not right across from me, while I’m guiltily procrastinating from my studies and checking my web-WhatsApp.’ Read more

Studying at the Oudegracht: 'I can concentrate better here'
"The ambiance here is better than in the University Library," says UU student Frederieke. With this pop-up study place, the energy drink wanted to do something about the shortage of study places during the exam period. Read more

Studying PPE means living in a bubble
blog Mario Parolari is a bachelor student PPE. He is member of the first generation of this study, that started in September 2018. They form a affiliative community, but the way the PPEople relate to the rest of the university is quite singular. Read more

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Students behind Instagram account sad_uithof
The account has been around for a while now, but in the past few weeks, Instagram account @sad_uithof has gained a lot of followers. With their photos and videos of sad-looking places in De Uithof, they’ve captured the hearts of over a thousand followers so far. Read more

Social media companies are frustrating scientific research
Tech giants like Facebook and Instagram are taking more and more steps to shield their data from scientists. This practice is frustrating research and leaving pressing questions regarding social issues unanswered. Read more

Work-to-rule action: “Thanks for your email, but it will have to wait”
In November, activist scientists will be sending automated replies to emails they receive stating they are too busy to send quick replies. Read more

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