Newsletter November 2020

Published on 8 April 2021 at 19:31

Dear members,


We hereby send you the ETCETERA newsletter for the month November! We will give an overview of the fun activities that are on the calendar for this month, Mees has posted on the NoteBoard, and you will be introduced to the two brand new committees! We also want to draw your attention to BijlesHuis.



  • 5 November:Movie night. Join us to watch a movie on Zoom! You can choose between Enola Holmes, A star is born, and Hot Fuzz. Keep an eye on the Instagram stories to vote! 
  • 12 November:Game night. This game night is a special one, as we will be doing an online escape room! Depending on how many people will join, we will play in breakout rooms.
  • 19 November:KlichéxTalks. An influencer, Ahlam Haddad, will talk about her experience as an influencer. 
  • 26 November:Game night. Join us for a night of Among Us! No better way to play Among Us than in a call with your study mates!

All activities in November will still be on Zoom, due to COVID-19. We were looking into arranging a physical activity on a location where it would be possible to keep the 1.5 meters distance. But as the second wave of corona is currently going on in the Netherlands, we decided it would not be sensible to come together with a big group of people now. For now, this is the situation we have to deal with, but we will keep looking into possibilities to meet each other in person in a safe manner.



During the last few weeks, we have formed two new committees, the Study Trip Committee and the Activity Committee. They will introduce themselves here:


Study Trip Committee:

With the new academic year well underway, we – the members of the study trip committee – are excited to get started! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and our functions. This year, Nils Buitenhek is our chairman, and Milan van der Meer is the secretary. Board members Mees de Boer and Michael van Straelen are the treasurers. Chloë-Ann Martes, Cindy Kralt, and Lana Tiemessen are our general members. Chloë-Ann will be in charge of finding fun activities to partake in at the destination. Cindy is responsible for finding an affordable, yet nice accommodation for us to stay at during the trip. Lana will be working on the promotional side of the committee. As probably expected, it is quite hard to organise a study trip during such uncertain times. However, we will try our absolute best to find a way to make this trip happen. Once new information about this year's study trip is available, we will share it with you. For now, we are thrilled to start discussing all of our ideas!


Activity Committee:

  • Chair:Hi! I'm Kimberley, 19 years old, and I am a second year student Communication- and Information Sciences, specializing in Journalism. A fun fact about me is that I love reading, especially fantasy books!
  • Treasurer:Hi everyone, my name is Renée and I am 19 years old. This is my second year following the bachelor Communication- and Information Sciences, doing the specialisation Taal, Media, Samenleving. (Language, Media and Society) A fun fact about me is that I love to shop and enjoy going to parties. 🥳🤗
  • Secretary:Hi! My name is Emma Makkink, I’m 20 years old, and I’m a second year student Communication and Information studies. A fun fact about me is that I can play four instruments! :)
  • Hey everyone! My name is Paulien, I’m 20 years old and I am a second year student Communication and Information Sciences. I live, just like Felina, on the Uilenstede campus! 🎈A fun fact about myself is that I like to play a lot of instruments and always want to learn to play more! 🎵
  • Hi guys! 👋My name is Felina, I’m 21 years old and I’m a second year journalism student in Communication- and Information Sciences. A fun fact about me is that I live at Uilenstede, the biggest campus in Europe, with 13 lovely roommates! 😁
  • Helloooo peeps!😌My name is Gresa, I'm 19 years old and I study communication- and information sciences! A fun fact about me is that I really love cooking, but i'm really incapable in the kitchen :D



For this month's NoteBoard, secretary/treasurer Mees will give you some information about learning a foreign language at the VU:


I want to inform you about a feature of the VU that I think is not very broadly known among the students. I for one only found out about this when I was at the VU for almost a year. 

What I am talking about is the opportunity to learn foreign languages on the VU. The VU offers minors in several foreign languages, among which Spanish, Portuguese, French and Moroccan Arabic. You can also choose to become proficient in the major language of research at the VU and in most of the world: English. This could also really help you with writing your bachelor's thesis. 

Now, in the first semester of your 3rd study year, you will have all the space and time to follow one of these minors. However, you can also choose to follow one of these minors in your 2nd year, alongside with your regular courses. This is what I have been doing for two months now, and I highly recommend it if you have the time and motivation. It won't cost you a lot of time, and it is a nice opportunity to learn something extra. You can just sign in for the first period course, and see if you like it, and based on your experience you can choose if you want to continue in the second and third period. Something to think about!



Do you need tutoring or help with your thesis? You can get that at BijlesHuis! Via this unique link, you will get a €20 discount on qualitative and individual tutoring at BijlesHuis.

Are you looking for a flexible side job? Go tutor at BijlesHuis! Registrate via this link as tutor and Kliché will make sure you get an extra €20 payment for your first lessons. 



That concludes the newsletter for this month. We hope to see many of you at November's activities!


Kind regards,

The board of Kliché