CS Ubuntu Newsletter October 2017
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CS Ubuntu Newsletter October 2017

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Enjoy the read!

CS Ubuntu activities
24 October

General Assembly & Drinks
1 November
Monthly Drinks + Pub Crawl
10-12 November
Small Study Trip


Update from the Board

Dear members,


Although the year has just begun, the start of the new academic year may feel far off already. This is certainly true for us - CS Ubuntu already has an incredibly eventful month to look back on. We want to thank all those who’ve participated in this introductory month. We’re excited to see the year kick off in such a successful way! Also, we want to welcome all new members! If you haven’t been able to stop by the introduction events, scroll down to read small recaps and check out the upcoming activities section. Regarding upcoming events, there’s plenty more to come, so also keep an eye on the Facebook page for more. We see new faces at each event, so if you haven’t said hello yet feel free to stop by, we’d love to meet you!
Furthermore, the CS Ubuntu committees have officially been formed. They are now busy organising amazing activities, so October might seem a bit more calm in terms of events, but behind the scenes great things are happening. If you’re curious, join the General Assembly on Tuesday October 24th or for drinks afterwards. See below for more information.
What’s more, the Boardroom has officially opened and is now up and running. Although the world map on the wall is a work in progress, the room already proves itself to be a great way of spending time between lectures, discuss conflict-related topics and benefit from free coffee or tea. Walk up to Drift 21, room 2.06, to see for yourself.

Hope to see you soon!


Best wishes,

On behalf of the Board,


Anouk Pietersen
President CS Ubuntu 2017-2018

Upcoming CS Ubuntu Events

24 October- General Assembly & Drinks
19:19 to 21:00 drift 23, room 010

The General Assembly is open to all CS Ubuntu members and is the golden opportunity to see what the new board has been up to, meet the different committees, get a sneak peak of all upcoming activities, as well as decide on important matters within the association. Of course, we will enjoy drinks afterwards at our local bar Café de Stadsgenoot!

1 November - Monthly Drinks + Pubquiz
21:00 - 23:00 Café de Stadsgenoot

This monthly drinks will be extra special: the Activities Committee  will host a fun Pub Quiz. During the drinks, you will join up in teams to answer questions and play mini-games in order to win the title of Pub Quiz Master.

More information will be announced soon; follow our facebook page to stay up to date!

10 - 12 November - Small Study Trip

The day has come to reveal more details of CS Ubuntu’s first study trip of the year! For just €140, you can just us on an amazing journey back to World War I. Namely, from the 10th till the 12th of November we’ll be taking you to Ypres and Bruges in the heart of West Flanders, Belgium. We will be discovering the historical importance of these towns on Armistice Day through visiting the In Flanders Field Museum, the Tyne Cot cemetery and even some trenches! Besides, there will be optional visits to the Choco-Story museum, the Old St. John's Hospital and Gallery XPO. All this cultural goodness sprinkled with free time and social activities in the evening. Spots are limited, so sign up now! 

A Recap of Last Month's Events

19 Sept: UGlobe - No Place for a Rebel

On Tuesday, September 19th, CS Ubuntu attended the screening of No Place for a Rebel. This documentary, made by Ariadne Asimakopoulos (alumna of our master Conflict Studies & Human Rights) and Maartje Wegdam, provides insight into the life of Opono Opondo. At a young age, Opono was abducted by the Ugandan rebel army of Joseph Kony. Sixteen years later he returns back home and has to readapt to civil society. Through the documentary, we get to follow this extremely difficult process and at the same time see Opono’s struggle with his war past. During the Q&A we had the pleasure of asking all our questions to Ariadne and Maartje, which brought up some interesting discussions about the story and the making of the documentary itself. Afterwards, we had drinks at cafe the Bastaard and ended the night on a fun and relaxing note. All in all, it was a great opportunity to dive deeper into the topic of integration of ex-rebels and to gain knowledge on behind-the-scenes fun facts.

21 Sept: CS Ubuntu Pub Crawl

Our pub crawl proved to be as legendary as planned. With a group of 25 people, we started our night calmly at Kafé België to drink some nice blonde beers. The second pub we went to was de Nieuwe Dikke Dries where we enjoyed some drinking games with big discounts the whole evening. Even though it was kind of raining inside, the bar proved to be the perfect spot to get the night going and to bond with one another a bit. The next place we visited was Mick O'connols, where we drank some pitchers and played some more games. Then, when it was finally time to dance we wanted to go to the Chupito's. Unfortunately, because of the stupid new student card system, some of us were unable to load their card (no battery, no internet). Therefore we decided to close the night officially at Café Rex (for most of us, this wouldn't be the last place to go to, but a pub crawl wouldn't be good if you'd remember the end of it!) See you next time :)

27 Sept: International Food Night

This year the International Food Night was hosted again by Ubuntu Huis in Utrecht. The food consisted of lots of sweets this time - from Belgian chocolates to Australian Tim Tam cookies (they’re amazing!) and Dutch ’tompouces’ - as well as some classics, such as homemade Limburgish Zuurvlees and English Curry. We were joined by people affiliated with the Ubuntu Huis. This led to a great combination of interesting food and interesting talks! By day, this 'house' functions as a community center for undocumented migrants and people in poverty. For more (Dutch) information on Ubuntu huis Utrecht:


Website & Next Newsletter

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Expect our next CS Ubuntu newsletter and the last one of this academic year in your inbox in the first week of July. If you have any input, feedback or updates on interesting events, please let us know at We love to hear from you!  For now we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. 
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