VSPA’s Ski Trip

As the weather gets colder, it’s almost time to get ready for the most amazing trip of the year; the VSPA’s annual Ski Trip! ⛷🎿❄️

Keep the 4th until the 13th of March free on your agenda because we’ll be going away for a week of skiing, snowboarding, and of course a lot of drinks and parties at the après-ski! 🥂🍻

Keep an eye out on our socials to stay updated and get all the latest info.
The location is a surprise for now, but it will be announced during the borrel on the 18th, so make sure to be there!!

Borrel: VSPAxTentamentrainingen

Are you studying too much? Do you need a break? Tentamentrainingen is our partner and wants to provide you with enough breaks. Because we understand you need enough borrels in your life we and @tentamentrainingen.nl want to make you aware of the lovely help they offer to students. Therefore, the theme of this borrel will be tentamentrainingen. Don’t worry, you don’t have to think about studying at the borrel. We as partners gift you free and cheap drinks as is described above!!! 🥳🥳🥳

Also you get a chance in entering a lottery where you might win a FREE TRAINING! 🆓

First 200 beers 1 euro and limited Blue Curaçao welcome shots. No tickets!

We love to see you there!

 

Location: De Heeren van Aemstel, Thorbeckeplein 5
Time: 20:00-00:00
Date: 4th of November

General Members Assembly

On Tuesday the 2nd of November at 17:00, one of the most important meetings of the year will be held on the Roeterseiland Campus. You, meaning all members of the VSPA, will have the opportunity to hear about all the plans that this year’s board has made for the year. Also you will be able to ask questions, discuss them and vote on them to give the board your approval. Whatever gets voted on the GMA, the Board has to follow, meaning you as the members have the final say in every decision.
Next to that we will have dinner together and the GMA committee will supply you with free beers and snacks to make this meeting as informal and casual as possible.
The meeting will probably last until 21:00 and we will have drinks afterwards in a café nearby. We hope to see you there and can’t wait to officially kick off the year.
Come and support your board!
Love,
81st VSPA Board

Lecture: The Sense of Humor

This lecture will be about the sense of humor! Sibe Doosje will come to the UvA to tell us about humor in people with autism, comedians, the importance of humor and much more!!!  In addition, get one Colloquium Point !!!

“In order to have a good life people need to satisfy a number of basic needs like food, safety and shelter. But how does a sense of humor fit in this pyramid of needs? Is it essential for survival, nice to have or expendable? In this interactive lecture you will find out more about the study of humor as a part of positive psychology. Laughter, functions of a sense of humor and its effects on physical, mental and social health will be highlighted in a state of the art overview. Johan Cruyff, comedians and a sense of humor in people with autism will also be part of the lecture, which will be spiced up with many humor examples and exercises to let you get the hang of it.”

Hope to see you all there!!!! ❤️

 

When : Monday 15:00-17:00

When: Roeterseiland Campus REC A0.05

Price: 2,00 Euro

BUY TICKET HERE: https://vspa.nl/product/lecture-sense-of-humour/?lang=en

 

City Trip

City Trip 2021 to Lille
This year’s City Trip is going to Lille! It will be a weekend full of fun with your fellow students, and a chance to discover the beautiful city.
Bus trip, dinner in Lille and accommodation are included in the price. We will also have a lot of optional activities planned for you!

The ticket sale will start Thursday the 7th of October!

Place: Lille
Date: 29th – 31st of October (departure after exams)
Price: €55.88

CORONA WARNING:

In order to go on the trip you need to have;

EU Digital COVID Certificate which shows:

– You have been double vaccinated (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson)

OR

– Proof of Recovery if you have previously contracted corona
– Needs to be dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months
– Proof of recovery needs to show that there was a PCR (NAAT) test carried out IN the EU

 

IMPORTANT: Fill In the following application the link for the ticket will be at the end of the application. 

Ticket and Application here : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4_-ycSKocJAAavdqOo0MA7hCli6RhrfoUD7zZZtuSE025LA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Borrel VSPARRR

Ahoy Mateys!! How ARRRE you?

 

This Thursday (7/10) we will have a borrel at the Heeren van Aemstel and it will be pirate themed!!  ​ ​ ​

 

The first normal borrel in 1.5 years, where no sitting down or ticket is required. Sooo come by and bring all your friends!  ​ ​

We will have limited FREE drinks; first to come first to receive! So make sure you’re on time!!! And better wear your best pirate outfit, as a price will be given to the best dressed… Cheers!

 

See you Thursday!!  ​

 

Location: Thorbeckeplein 5

Time: 20:00-00:00

Date: 7th of October

Required: physical identification, QR-code (non-EU: vaccination document with name and type of vaccination on your phone is fine!)

 

Love,

VSPA

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Summary Sales

Do you feel behind with your readings? 📚 Are you searching for a solution? Is the exam too soon ⁉️
Get your high quality, summaries for all your exams (1st and 2nd year courses) through our cooperation with @athenasummary.nl

You can find the summaries online through the Athena website (for 11.95€) or buy the summary directly at the VSPA-room Gs.25 discounted (for only 9.99€).

Welcome!

Hello,

This message is to all the new students and the students returning from holidays. We hope you all enjoyed the summer and are ready to start again!

We are the VSPA board of 2021/2022  and after almost a year and a half of studying from home we are more than happy to welcome you back on campus. We have already organized many fun and interesting events for this year and we can’t wait to share this experience with you!

For any questions regarding the VSPA please send us an email on info@vspa.nl or DM us on instagram at  Studyassociationvspa.

Above all don’t forget to come and grab a cup of coffee with us in the VSPA room in Building G room s.25.

Lots of hugs,

Beril, Anna, Nanditha, Heleen, Axel and Irmak

Chatpals & Buddyproject

New students! Your first year at university can be a very confusing time. You have a lot of questions and not enough answers. That is why the VSPA, in collaboration with the UvA, is offering you a place to ask all of these questions. The VSPA has set up the email address chatpals@vspa.nl. Anything you do not understand or would like to know, whether it’s about the UvA, the study of psychology, or even about Amsterdam,  you can ask in an email to this account, and you will get an answer from an actual psychology student!

If you are looking for something more, and want to meet fellow new students, we also offer a buddy project, in which you as a new first-year will join a small WhatsApp group with other new students, under the guidance of an older psychology student. If you are new in Amsterdam and want to start meeting new people, or you need support during your mandatory quarantine, this is the option for you!

If this sounds like something you would like, you can fill out the form here, and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, you can always send an email to info@vspa.nl

For new students: VSPAssistance

We have launched a new project called VSPAssistance. It is a place where you can find all the help and opportunities you are looking for! The VSPA assisting new students, hence the name ‘VSPAssistance‘. What it entails:

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Answer questions and set out information for first year students. It  provides information about Psychology at the UvA, living and being a student in Amsterdam, the VSPA and studying here in general. We’ve also added some topics that cover more practical matters, which will get you started here right away!
  • Soft Landing: addresses the core topics which (almost) all international students coming to the Netherlands have to deal with (think of setting up a Dutch bank account, finding a room, getting your first bike, health/travel insurances etc.) The difference with the FAQ is primarily that Soft Landing is aimed at helping you out directly, on a more practical level. We’ve done as much work as we can for you and are sure you’ll find at least some of this very helpful!

So, if you are new student coming to Amsterdam, make sure to have a look here.