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 (https://www.instagram.com/vspaqueercommittee/) 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.



Movie Night: Kinsey – 23rd May

Let’s talk about sex! Get comfy and join us with snacks and drinks to watch the movie ‘Kinsey’ – a biographical movie about the man who pioneered the field of sexology.

Follow the story of Alfred Charles Kinsey and learn how he scientifically addressed and investigated sexual behaviour in humans. See how his 1948 publication “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” shocked the world as one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behaviour. Earn a colloquium point with your attendance!

This movie stars Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and Chris O’Donnell and was nominated for 3 Golden Globes.

Practical Information:
Room: A0.01
Time: 17:00-19:00
1 colloquiumpunt
Snacks and drinks are included but more are welcome!



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For Non-Members


Study Trip ’23 – Athens, Mykonos, Delos

The VSPA is preparing for the annual study trip. This year, the destination includes Athens, Mykonos, and Delos. The opportunity to visit these culturally rich destinations is exciting, and we hope to gain valuable knowledge from our experiences.

As always, the university trips are an essential part of the academic program, as they provide a unique chance to apply what has been learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Exploring the ancient ruins and historic landmarks of Athens, as well as soaking up the sun and island life on Mykonos, is something we are looking forward to. Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Delos and learning about the island’s fascinating history is also of great interest.

However, it should be noted that during the absence, the VSPA room will be closed until May 10th. The organization apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we want to ensure that members have a safe and secure studying environment. The VSPA room is an essential resource for students, providing snacks, refreshments, and summaries to help with studies. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the services when the organization returns to regular business hours.

Thank you for understanding, and the VSPA looks forward to sharing the experiences with everyone when returning.

Spring Fling Party – May 11

Hello fellow psych-student

As the sun begins to come, we’ll welcome the arrival of the spring season with music, dancing, and drinking to keep you entertained throughout the night at the 11th of May. You’ll have the opportunity to mingle with fellow students, meet new ones, and enjoy the company of the Machiavelli Association.

The dress code for the evening is casual, so feel free to wear your favorite spring outfit and make yourself comfortable. Whether you prefer something light and breezy, or something a little more formal, we’re sure you’ll look your best as you join us in welcoming the spring.

We hope you’ll be able to join us for what promises to be an amazing evening and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or special requests.

Location: Café Krater at UvA
Date & time: May 11th 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM




Pizza & Pottery Workshop – May 9th

Wholesome (hand-building) pottery workshop coming soon!!!

Come and join us to make whatever you like out of clay, whether it’s a mug, an ashtray, or a cute little vase to decorate your home, you can do it all at our event. Tap into your creative side, mold that clay and slay! And if you need some ideas or prefer not to experiment, we will also hand out instructions on how to make a few simple things. After the pottery, we will move outdoors into the sunny weather and have a borrel with pizza from Pizza Bakkers, all included in the price of only €3.05! The Workshop Committee is happy to guide you through with some various designs, or advise you on techniques for your custom pot!

What: Pottery Workshop, guided by the Committee
When: Tues. May 9th, from 17:00 til 19:00 (open-end)
Where: GS.08 on REC @ UvA

We decided to host this event because we noticed psychology students are very interested in creative activities. We wanted to provide you with a creative outlet to express yourself, have some jokes with friends, and feast on the pizzas. If you’re not bringing anyone with you, don’t you worry because the workshop committee is extremely friendly, social, crazy, and want to get to know all of you! We want to bring you some positive vibes, love, make you laugh and feed you. We hope to see you there!

Keep slaying.

Important Info: If you’re more comfortable, come with some old clothes and an old bag, as the clay dries overnight at home! It will be fully dryed of paint by the end of the event, and will be hard enough, however it may deform if pressure is applied.

Buy your Tickets here


Hallo feestbeesten! Ben je er klaar voor het grootse feestje van ons met 700 studenten? Het feestje is in Lovelee op 19de April 21:00 – 03:00 samen met alle 8 verenignen van het Faculteit van Sociaal en Gedragweetenschape. (FMG).

Om 50 jaaren van Hip-Hop en R&B te vieren, met het theme van Bad & Boujee, zodat je down & dirty met Hip&Hop classics met je vrienden dansen kan!

Kom langs en schud je billen met anderen mensen van het FMG, en dans de hele avond!


Are you a Psychology Student? Are you motivated to explore one of the historical capitals of Europe and one of Europe’s most popular islands, on a 9-day-trip, visiting Athens & Mykonos during your may-break?

Then join the Study Trip, where you will get the possibility to take a journey through the ancient and modern world of Greece, we will be exploring historical landmarks, visit Greek universities and dive into Greek culture, as well as into Mediterranean nightlife.

Our first destination is Athens, where you will have the opportunity to explore Greek history and modern education. You will see the iconic Acropolis and discover first-hand ancient culture like the tactile museum, an interactive museum offering the possibility to explore the history of Greece based on touch. We will also visit two universities in Athens, where you will be provided two lectures and have the chance to meet professors and students from Athens to get an insight into the academic education offered in Greece. No Greece trip would be complete without experiencing delicious Greek cuisine, so be prepared for visiting some exquisite restaurants in Athens to taste Gyros, Feta cheese or Raki made in Greece.

After 5 days in Athens, we will head to Mykonos, an island located in the Greek sea, known for its iconic landscape and phenomenal nature. First, we will have a day at the beach, where you will get the chance to connect with your fellow students via beach games. This is followed by a day trip to the ancient ruins of delos, an UNESCO-heritage and important archeological site which was once the center of Mediterranean trade. On your last full day in Mykonos, you will explore the old port of the island in a walking tour, and we will take a group picture to round our trip up and to finalize our time together.

Our educational study trip to Athens & Mykonos offers a diverse mix of cultural, natural and fun experiences. So pack your bags, join our group of 35 like-minded students, and get ready for an unforgettable experience in Greece!

Your tickets includes:

1. 2 flights on 30.04.23 from Amsterdam Schipol to Athens & 08.05.23 from Mykonos to Amsterdam (Handbaggaes included, extra baggage can book for an additional fee).

2. 8 Hostel nights: 5 in Athens, 3 in Mykonos

3. Ferry from Athens to Mykonos

4. Bustransfers from airports to hostel or hostel to Ferries

5. Tickets for Museums (Akropolis, Tactueel Museum, Nationaal Archeologisch Museum and meer!)

6. Roundtrip to Delos including visit to UNESCO sites

7. First group dinner


Sign up here!

Masquerade Prom @ PLLEK – April 13th

Come one, come all, to the masquerade ball,
Where masks and mystery enchant one and all,
Dress in your finest, in black tie and gala dress,
And be prepared to dance and impress,
Join us for a night of magic, you won’t want to miss.

Attention all Psychology Students!Get ready to dance the night away at the masquerade ball hosted by the VSPA!

Put on your most stylish masks and join us for a night filled with fun, music, and mystery. Let loose and forget about the stress of classes and exams as you dance to your heart’s content. This is a great opportunity to socialize and make new connections with fellow psychology students and bring your dates. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event – get your tickets now and let’s dance!

The prom will take place in PLLAK located in Amsterdam Noord
Everyone is welcome from 20:00-01:00 :)

Ticket sale:
Regular for Members is 15,89
Regular for non-members is 17,89