Intro Borrel

Whether you’re completing a bar crawl, want to meet your fellow psychology students for the first time, or are interested in coming to simply hang out, ALL Psychology students are welcome to the Intro Borrel!!! We have prepared group activities, free special shots, and discounts on drinks!! The number of free shots is limited, so make sure to come on time! ???? See you at Rembrandtplein!

– Xoxo, your new Board <3


LOCATION: De Heeren van Aemstel

DATE: Tuesday, August 29

TIME: 21:00-01:00 (but you can stay until 03:00)

EOY Goodbye Letter — Greetings from the 82nd Board!

With the academic year over, we hope to catch you with this mail somewhere on a sunny beach, hiking high up in the sky, or enjoying your summer with friends and family.

We are busy at work with finalizing our year, and we have been reflecting on the crazy ride it has been! With 7 trips outside of Amsterdam (and three international), hosting 5 parties, many, many Borrels, a Career Day, a Master’s Day, many guest lectures and more events by our 26 Committee to hardly count!
We hope you used any of our services, both the ones we had and the new ones we offered, such as our VSPAssitance Pages (for your Soft Landing, Enjoying your Stay or if you’re Taking Off), our new Hygiene & Sexual Health fund, raising awareness and offering intimate products for free in the bathrooms (Thanks to our partners of the Department and CSR!), or if you enjoyed our new partnership with TentamenTrainingen allowing you to revise with ease!
But we also reflected on the not-so-pretty parts. We had a loss of a partner, which caused delays in our booksale. We had a less-than-ideal turn out with some of our social events, and there were also minor hiccups whenever planning and hosting our 80+ events this year. However, we had support from our advisory organs, the Psychology Department, our friends and most importantly, you.
We can never thank you enough for the amount of support we received this year, and every hurdle we had we overcame because of that. With a little piece of nostalgia, we have attached a small year booklet below, with some photos of our favourite memories!

We wish our successors the best of luck, and can’t wait for what the 83rd Board of the VSPA will be hosting!

We hand the torch off with pride, and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts of a year that brought us closer as friends, a year that allowed us to learn what we were truly made out of, and a year that will always be looked back fondly!


Check out our Yearbook!



Is the summer weather not so nice? No worries, the VSPA is doing one last time to sell their custom and unique sweaters, attainable as Zip-Up or Hoodie, at an extra discount!

With sustainability in mind, our new Sweater Project Committee has made sure to make the most comfortable and cozy sweaters possible. We are currently offering 20% off sweaters, so grab them while you still can!

Please note that sweaters can be picked up in the VSPA area for the next academic year. Opening hours will be announced soon.

So come on cozy and rep your studies in the best possible way! See you soon!



Ready to get some vitamin sea?

The wilderness committee has planned out their full day event for you!

Always wanted to learn how to surf, but didn’t work out yet? We got you!

The wilderness committee decided to do a surfing event! We organized surfing lessons for everybody who wants to ride the waves at Bloemendaal beach and prepare for their next vacation!

(please note: if there are no waves which we can’t control, it will be substituted by SUPping)

After that we planned out several fun games so you can get together with your fellow students and enjoy the good weather and the sea breeze with some snacks and drinks while tanning.
(spoiler alert: there is also gonna be a prize for the winners!)

Tickets will go online today!!⚠

If you’re not the biggest fan of surfing and would just like to celebrate the longest days of the year with some music near the ocean, feel free to join us at around 18:00, we’re gonna be there blasting some music and make it a fun evening

If we got you excited, keep an eye out for the VSPA instagram to not miss out on the ticketsale!

So get your bathing suit and sunlotion ready! We’re looking forward to seeing you there!!

Important info:

When: Friday 16 June 2023
Meetingtime: 14.30
Where: Bloemendal Aan Zee – meeting point Rapa Nui
Price: 32,50€ en 26,50€




Master Thesis Presentation – June 19th

The VSPA is proud to announce a new type of event, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology – the first-ever MASTER THESIS EXTRAVAGANZA! This event is designed to support the Master’s students of the various programmes within the Psychology Department by giving them a platform to promote and raise awareness of their research! We are also supporting our members in their bachelor’s by allowing a Masters Colloquiums to be attained during this event.

The idea came up after seeing the crowding of Master Presentations in the G-Building, and after approaching a few Master’s students. Then after a few meetings between Master’s students, the Department and the VSPA, the MTE was born! We hope to provide members and non-members with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas from a vertical perspective of Master to Bachelor’s, as well as showcase the hard work Master’s students put into their Thesis. During the break, we hope to allow students to network and

What: Master Thesis Extravaganza
When: June 19th, 17:00
Where: REC ABC | (limited) online Streaming available
Price: 2,50EUR for members | 3,00EUR for non-members




PRIDE PARTY – 20de Juni @ SOHO

With the temperature rising, the energy in the city is shifting, and what better way to celebrate PRIDE MONTH than with the final party of the VSPA!

In collaboration with Mercurius and Machiavelli, we’re inviting you out to the famous Reguliersdwarsstraat to party your heart out until 3am on June 20th.

Come in drag and skip the line, and the first-comers receive a free welcome shot. With your ticket you get a free beer!

Reminder to bring your ID, bring your favourite outfit and a great mood to party all night with your friends from other associations.

We’ll see you at Club SoHo at 21:00 on June 20th!


Pride Party &#8211; @ SoHo LEDEN

Pride Party &#8211; @ SoHo NIET LEDEN

AMSUnlocked @ LIEF – June 3rd 2023

On the 7th of June, the doors will open once again at 16:00 for the second time and AMSUnlocked will welcome over 2000 festival-goers. AMSUnlocked is an initiative of 5 founding-study associations of the UvA, and has partnered with student-run associations all over the Amsterdam region. We are expecting 2000 festival-goers on Wednesday at the grounds of LIEF, with two stages and a DJ Line up on the outdoor Sun-set stage of MIA MORE, NOWIFI, and more, and by the indoor Warehouse stage, CYNTHIA SPIERING, ROSE RINGED, many more!

For more info, check out

Get your tickets here

Use coed ‘VSPA10’ to get an extra discount on top!

Queer Clips & Drinks @ Brug34

The Queer Committee is proud to celebrate Pride month and invites you to another event showcasing queer-expression!

Founded last year, the Queer Committee and separate Instagram ( has been committed to supporting all psychology students at the UvA and bringing together members of the LGBT+ Community in fun events.

Last year, the main event in june showcased in collaboration with He x SheUvA queer-art at Bar Bario. Inspired by this, the QuComm of this year is hosting a film festival at Brug34, with member-submitted clips and short films about the struggles but also the joys of being queer. Afterwards, there will be a Borrel and snacks, for networking and getting to know new people!

Come join us on Monday, June 5th at Brug34, from 19:00 onwards, we will have a walk-in period, with free drinks and free snacks for the first joiners. We will then be screening the various films and clips, and concluding with a borrel!

We hope to see you there!

Ticket sale avaliable here

Lecture: Aging with Dignity and Respect

Join us for the last lecture of the year! Our lecturer will be our very own professor Richard Ridderinkhof. You will probably recognise him from the Developmental courses. He will discussing topics such as healthy cognitive ageing and ageism in the modern society. You can earn a colloquium point with your attendance! This lecture will begin at 17:00 and end at 19:00, and is held at A0.01. Drinks and snacks are provided!

June 6th 17:00-19:00
Location: A0.01
Bring your student card for the colloquium point!



ADVENTURE TRIP – 3rd & 4th June


To lift off the stress after the exams, what is better than going away on the weekend and camping? For a weekend that you’ll never forget, full of fun activities and being surrounded by nature, join the Adventure Trip on the 3rd and 4th of June!

Our destination is Bakkeveen, a beautiful village in the east of Friesland. But our adventure will start even before that, because the journey to get there will be just as fun! We’ll start our journey by taking a ferry from Enkhuizen, crossing the Ijsselmeer Lake. When we arrive at Stavoren, our travel challenge will begin, where everyone will figure out a way to arrive at our destination through public transport and hitchhiking! You can even visit the local Bakkeveen flea market on the way. Travelling with different transports is a part of our competition where you can win a prize of 70cl Absolut Vodka! More information about the competition and the rest of the challenges will be provided to you.
After we arrive at our camping destination, the Camping Fraai, new challenges and games will await us! From roasting marshmallows around campfires to playing football, we’ll have plenty of activities to do. And if you’re up for even more adventure, you can choose an additional activity and play archery tag or go canoeing!

Our trip to Bakkeveen is a lovely opportunity to get out of the city for a weekend and embrace your inner adventurer. So join our group of 25 students for a memorable experience where fun is guaranteed!

The ticket costs €30,20 and includes:

1. On Saturday, train tickets from Amsterdam CS to Enkhuizen.
2. Ferry tickets from Enkhuizen to Stavoren.
3. On Sunday, bus tickets from Camping Fraai to Station Assen.
4. Train tickets from Assen to Amsterdam CS.
5. 1 night accommodation in the Camping Fraai, including the tents.
6. BBQ dinner (also vegan options) on Saturday.
7. Heineken beer and ice tea.
8. Unlimited coffee.
9. Sunday breakfast with banana cinnamon oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or bread with butter and hagelslag.