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How to Reduce Stress During the Exams

It’s the week of exams and many of you are probably feeling pretty stressed. Whether it’s the accounting exam that you just don’t get, the marketing exam with too much information or the one retake you have feared all period. Possibly one of the best ways to improve your grade at the last minute is […]

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How to be sustainable at the VU?

The Green Office is the sustainability platform at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam that aims to make a sustainable impact for the VU community. It consists of 5 coordinators and many volunteers. The Green Office constantly organizes events and communicates with higher instances to make the University more sustainable. It educates students and teachers regarding environmental […]

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Recap of the European Study Trip 2019

An entire week with business visits, culture, partying and friends make the European Study Trip a week to remember. Aureus takes a group of students to an international European destination and explores the city in all aspects. This year they took on Athens. Let’s take a look and see how this year’s EST was and […]

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Meet the City • Amsterdam Noord

With the temperatures rising we dare you to discover new things and explore your surrounding. Get out of your comfort zone and find the treasures of Amsterdam Noord. Noord used to be the industrial part of the city and has developed into an artistic, young and creative hub. In Noord, you will find a very green […]

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The Man behind Accounting • Juan Mendoza Rodriguez

Meet Juan Mendoza Rodriguez, assistant professor of the accounting department at the VU. Many of you probably know him already, he is the lecturer and tutorial teacher of Accounting for first-year students. Accounting is quite a challenging subject for most of the students and many of you are not done with it yet. This interview […]

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What it’s like to do a Management Traineeship at Pon

My name is Astrid Vos and I’ve been working as a Management Trainee at Pon since the 1st of September 2017. The traineeship is made up of 4 assignments at various Pon businesses, whereby you are given plenty of scope to decide for yourself how to complete your assignments. I would like to take you […]

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Young Entrepreneurs • The BikeBoys

In September 2016, Thijs de Ligt and Rendel Hijlkema started The BikeBoys, because they recognized that it was very difficult to find a good quality second-hand bike. For exchange students, it is very convenient to have a proper bike immediately at arrival in Amsterdam, the bike capital of the world. We interviewed co-founder Thijs de […]

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Meet the City • Vintage Stores

Fast fashion is the new thing: brands react to catwalk fashion and are able to offer what is trendy quickly and for relatively low prices. However, this is not great for the environment. As a solution to this problem, we have found some great vintage stores (besides the Episode and Zipper), that offer great vintage […]

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Boosting Quality of Life by Taking a Smarter Approach to Mobility

Quality of life in big cities and busy business districts is an increasing problem in the world today. Populations are growing and more and more professionals commute by car, which in turn leads to more emissions. These are all reasons to raise people’s awareness of shared mobility. Simone van de Koppel, Hub Manager at Next […]

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Take a break in and around the VU!

It’s no surprise that everyone knows breaks (in moderation) help foster effective studying. Lucky for us here at the VU, we have lots of options in and around campus for a fun, productive break. Studies show that taking a break positive effect your attention level, something we all could use some help with when hitting […]

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How to save money like a pro!

Growing up and handling your finances is a step everyone has to take at some point in their life. For some, it might be easier because they are used to handling their own money from early on, but not everyone has that experience. It is necessary for every young adult to learn how to save […]

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Entrepreneur Story • Sushito

Hello readers, we are today for an interview with the two founders of Sushito, a chain of Mexican / Hawaiian / Japanese restaurants in Amsterdam. Two years ago they brought the concept of sushi burrito and poke bowls to Amsterdam. It immediately boomed and they opened three (soon four) restaurants in less than 3 years! […]

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