CS Ubuntu Newsletter November 2018
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Newsletter November 2018

Dear <<First Name>>,
The exams are finally over and we hope you had a great week off! A good time to look back at last months and get you up to date on our upcoming events

Enjoy the read!

Update from the board

Dear members,

October was a month of interesting and fun events as well as a month of study deadlines and exams. We currently find ourselves in some less stressful waters on the study front and are happy to share with you the new board room opening days and division:

Monday: 13:00 - 17:00 (Max, Treasurer)
Tuesday: 11:00-17:00 (Godelieve, External Affairs)
Wednesday: 11:00-17:00 (Julie, President)
Thursday: 11:00-17:00 (Anouk, Secretary)

Another update from behind the scenes is an update about the annual small study trip. The Study Trip Committee had been working hard to organise a trip to Dublin and Belfast this month. However, some unexpected circumstances have made that very difficult, resulting in our decision to cancel the small study trip to Dublin and Belfast.
But no worries, we are still on track to organise a small study trip to a different, exciting and beautiful destination! The announcement will be online tomorrow on Facebook! Save the date for the 14th and 15th of December to embark on this exciting trip!

In the meantime, we hope you guys have settled in and are ready to start this new block with fresh energy. The committees are planning ahead for the coming months, so make sure to keep our Facebook page in sight!

The start of the second block will be celebrated with our monthly drinks on Wednesday at de Stadsgenoot, and we hope to see you all there!

Best wishes,
On behalf of the board,

Julie Koehorst
CS Ubuntu President

Upcoming Events

14 November
Monthly drinks
at Cafe de Stadsgenoot

Join us for a drink and a chat at Cafe de Stadsgenoot to cheer to a fresh start of the new block!


19 November
Lecture: The Search for State Building - Peace Building Synergy
19:00 - Drift 13 room 0.04

In his guest lecture, Dion van den Berg (PAX for peace) will explain how conflict analysis is central to his every-day work. Providing an analysis of the current situation in Syria and Iraq, he will explore how processes of peace building and state building can or should relate to one another and how addressing identity boundaries between Shia and Sunni's will be key to their success in the region. He welcomes active participation by students and is known for his non-academic provocations.

In collaboration with Centre for Conflict Studies
28 November
Board games
Come to the Ubuntu room at Drift 21 room 2.06 to take on the challenge and play some thrilling board games against fellow students


14-15 December
Small Study Trip
Save the date!

Recap of Last Month's Events

3 October: Monthly Drinks          

This months monthly drinks were again great fun! We saw a lot of Ubuntu faces appear again for a nice drink and a chat!

11 October: General Assembly

The first general assembly of this year took place on the 11th of October in the Sweelinck room. Accompanied by delicious pizzas, the board presented their policy vision for the year. This year's committees also presented themselves and the events that they are working on. Lastly, we had a discussion about formalising procedures within CS Ubuntu.

To find out what has been discussed in detail, please read the notes that have been sent to all members by email.

16 October: Pub Quiz

The activities committee organised their first social with a very successful pub quiz! Held at Mick O’Connells, five teams battled it out through a series of rounds, including general knowledge, a picture round of ‘when they were young’, and were tested on their conflict analysis knowledge. Overall the night was great fun and hopefully another pub quiz will be organised in the future.

The activities committee has also been working on organising some upcoming events, the first being a fun evening of trampolining on Thursday 29th November at Play-in. The committee is also already planning another fun activity in December, so keep a close eye on the events! We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events!

17 October: Board Games

On a Wednesday afternoon in October we challenged each others reaction skills in a game of Jungle Speed in the board room, accompanied by hot chocolate, tea and coffee.
Missed out on this fun opportunity to distract yourself from studying? Join us on the 28th of November for the next round of games!

22 October: Documentary Screening 'Occupied Skies'

This year, the lecture committee is made up of a number of fresh faces to the CS Ubuntu community. Daisy Ireton as President, Julieta Firmat as Treasurer, Hannah Richter as Media Promoter, and Henry Locke as Secretary, have all teamed up with Godelieve de Wijer as Committee Organiser to offer a number of engaging and interesting lectures across the board.

The lecture committee has already enjoyed success with the screening and later Q&A with the lead protagonist of the documentary ‘Occupied Skies’, Ghassan, which focused on the life of the people of Burin and their struggle in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

On November 19th, the committee will be hosting another exciting event with a presentation on the ‘issues faced with state and peace building in Syria and Iraq’ by Dion van der Berg. This will no doubt be an intriguing insight into the current situation in the region and both members and non-members alike are encouraged to come down. 

Stay in touch

The next newsletter will be send to you in the first week of December.

If you have any input, feedback or updates on interesting events, please let us know at We love to hear from you!
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