Pink and purple swirl, stating VSPA

Yearbook 2021 – 2022

Weer een jaar loopt ten einde, met de zomer — en de zomerse verwarming in volle gang, zijn de zorgen om eindexamens en herkansingen allang voorbij. Vakantiestemming is in, en reizen is op een all time high (zie maar Schiphol).


Als je echter zin hebt om na te denken en herinneringen op te halen, vind je hieronder ons Jaarboek voor dit jaar, gemaakt door onze lieftallige Redactiecommissie van 2021/2022.


We are happy to finally share with you The VSPA Yearbook of 2021/2022. The yearbook illustrates all the fun and exciting events we had this year, the great trips we went to and last but not least… you! Our lovely members and committee members, who made this year really unforgettable.

– Editorial Committee


Find the Yearbook here.


See you after the break! H.A.G.S <3

Speak Your Sh*t!

Hi everyone,
The Queer Committee is excited to put out tickets for their event, Speak Your Sh*t. This will be an exhibition centred around self-expression talking about themes such as inner conflicts, identity, love and body image. We’re pleased to say that we have a lot of submissions and that we will be able to make a nice collection out of them. The event will be held at Bar Bario, which is a bar that aims to be a LGBTQ+ and POC friendly place. Apart from the exhibition, we will have some games and a few rounds of speed dating. Everyone will also get a free beer! We really hope to see you there :)
We are proud to announce that this event will be in collaboration with HeForShe X UvA:
WHAT: Exhibition centred around self-expression
WHERE: Bar Bario, Bilderdijkstraat
WHEN: June 22nd, 20.00-12.00

VSPA Voluntinder

A Volunteer matching fair where students from the UvA get a chance to meet and interact with various NGOs from all around Amsterdam. Students can get a chance to introduce themselves to the beautiful world of volunteering opportunities by meeting representatives from various NGOs and learning about their work and projects. The organizations offer a wide variety of volunteering opportunities ranging from one day to several weeks, all working in various fields such as theatre, food, education, elder care and more!

Day:  21/06/2022

Hour: 17:00-19:00

Where: REC ABC Enterance Hall

Price: FREE

VSPA Party: Summer of Love

Ticket Link:

After the great success of the first VSPA PARTY, we can’t wait to present you the SECOND BIG VSPA SUMMER PARTY!! Tickets will be limited again and the previous party was completely sold out!!????
 So tell your friends, get your loved ones and join the VSPA Summer of Love Party now! EARLY BIRD TICKETS are in sale NOW! ????
❓What? VSPA Party Summer of Love
⏰When? 16th of June, from 21:00h. Doors will close at 23:00h
????Where? Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
????Dresscode? 60s, 70s, Hippie
Early-bird €5.49
Late-bird €6.99
Non-members: €8.00
Doorsale: €9.00
Lecture Poster

Lecture: How not to get f*cked in porn

Ticket Link:

Name: How not to get f*cked in porn
Location: REC C1.03
Date & Time: 20.06.2022 / 15:00-17:00

Izzy (the lecturer) has more than 10 years of experience in a company that produces ethical adult media. She started as a videographer and worked her way up to the managing director. Now, as an independent educator and speaker, she is using her experience to educate and raise awareness about ethics and intimacy. She created the RedCheeks podcast, where she talks with interesting people about intimacy and she just launched RedCheeks Academy with a workshop where she teaches people how to produce ethical adult media.
She doesn’t promote or advocate for porn. There’s a lot that can be said about the bad side of this industry, but thanks to her experience, she can provide a different perspective.

The topics that will be covered in the lecture:
– Her experience in the adult media industry
– Rising the standard of consent in pornographic production
– What is the ethical production of intimate scenes
– Missing “ingredient” in the porn industry
– What can we learn from the adult media industry and performers
– Porn literacy – how to understand the message porn conveys


This GMA we will talk go through the Half Year Results of the Board, a change in our Charter, and a motion proposed by some of our members. All very important points for the VSPA! If you would like to learn more about the board and the charter of the VSPA, you do not want to miss out on this GMA! Additionally, there will be free dinner cooked by the support committee, free beers and a borrel after ???????? If you wanna enjoy delicious noodles ???? and a fresh beer ???? come join us on the 17th of May 17:00-20:00 in Roeterseiland campus REC A1.02 .

Excursion: Plant Your Growth

The excursion committee invites you all to our LAST excursion of the year! We will visit MijnStadstuin and get a tour as well as take part in a workshop!!!(surprise) Be amazed by nature and its effect on us!

On the 16th of May we start at 5pm! Tickets are available now! For only 8,80€!!! Don’t miss out on this one, we’d love to see you very soon. You can buy your ticket through the website, app, or the link in our story

FAB: Bierfest

This time, our FAB will be on Thursday, hence a Thursday Afternoon Borrel!

At this borrel, you will be able to socialize both with your fellow students and all the faculty staff. This is the time to chat with your favorite teachers and get to know them a bit better!

The theme of the borrel will be BierFest, so come by to get a delicious cold beer!

There also will be softdrinks, wine and hotdogs!

So, see you on the 12th of May (17:00-20:00), outside of the G-building entrance!

Apocalypse as a Coping Mechanism

How to deal with the end? It’s a truism that there’s just one thing in life that we’re sure of: death. Still, we prefer to indulge ourselves in feeling things will last forever. This becomes increasingly difficult in these times of (ecological) crisis. Fears about our own end mix with fears about the collapse of civilization – how long will we be able to hold on to the world as we know it? And should we? What is this attachment to a world that, our dreams of “sustainability” notwithstanding, just cannot last?
Date & Hour: 11th May, 16.00-17.30 o’clock

Ticket Link:

Prom: Under the Stars


Location: Amstelzaal

Date: Friday May 13th 2022, 20:00-02:00

Theme: Starry Night

Looking for a good time under the stars? What about with the addition of an Open Bar? It’s time to find an outfit that shines brighter than ever for the VSPA Prom 2022!

We’re gonna party the night away… will you join us for this Starry Night? Entrees are from 20:00-22:00. For an open bar ticket you’ll receive 7x €3,50 worth of drinks. Be quick to get this deal ;). There are small lockers and a wardrobe room at the venue. The lockers take €1,- coins.