Are you an ‘excellent’ student?

The second week of this semester, my supervisor said something interesting. There was a discussion on which students should be admitted to the honours programme, based on past academic record and achievement in the entrance exams. The discussion was on what makes a good honours student , and my co-worker gave his view: “An honours student is a gifted student,…

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UCM hosts conference on Capitalism & Democracy

Economics? What’s economics? The term is as omnipresent as it is contested, yet a variety of scholars employ a definition which sees Economics as a science studying human behaviour under conditions of scarce resources with alternative uses to reach desired ends. This definition is, first, very abstract and, second, apolitical. Yet, students of economics usually study a capitalist system, not…

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Exploratory student survey Spring 2017

Important findings in this survey include the possibility to do additional research on the number of (first year) UC students that drop out, the amount of rent UC students pay compared to regional and national averages, the number of UC students that has a side job compared to regional and national averages, positive and negative effects of ‘the bubble’ and…

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Utrecht University Masters Evening

On Wednesday 1st of February 2017, the UCSRN collaborated with Utrecht University (UU) on their Masters Evening. We organised a special event for University College (UC) students from all over the Netherlands to come to UU and ask questions specific to University College students trying to get into a Masters program. Many questions that we see a lot were answered!…

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