Amsterdam University College Open Day
During an Open Day, you will be able to learn all about the AUC academic programme through diverse information sessions, tours of the academic building and student residences, and speaking directly to lecturers, tutors, admissions officers and students!
Open Day Activities and Programme
The Open Day offers an intensive and engaging programme that gives visitors a holistic impression of the AUC student experience.
Welcome and introduction
Each of the Open Day sessions begins with an introduction by Dean of AUC, Prof. Dr. Murray Pratt, to help you get acquainted with the AUC curriculum and framework of the academic programme. This official welcome is then followed by a short introduction by the Student Association (AUCSA) and Student Council (AUCSC) to offer insight into what life is like at AUC from a student perspective.
Academic experience and sample lectures
The day continues with a variety of sample lectures, meet and greets, scholarship information, informal presentations and opportunities for one-on-one chats with students and staff. The sample lectures are a highlight of the Open Day, allowing students and parents to experience what an actual AUC class is like. Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences, the three majors at AUC, are all represented by core faculty members who help in explaining the majors, themes, concentrations and topics of study at AUC.
AUC Speed Date
Based on the popular networking format, the AUC Speed Date gives offers visitors a chance to sit with a diverse mix of students, staff and alumni to have one-on-one conversations about individual questions or concerns. What's it really like to live in the dorms? How difficult are the classes? What is there to do after class? Why did you choose for AUC? Hosted by the AUC Student Council (AUCSC), all of these questions and more are fairplay during the AUC Speed Date!
Life outside of the classroom
An Open Day isn’t only about academics, but also gives you a sense of outside the classroom at AUC. The Community Projects and Internships Office will hold an ongoing question and answer session to showcase the variety of companies, foundations and projects students work with both in Amsterdam and further abroad. Building on this international connection, the AUC International Office organises a drop-in information area where they explain the extensive exchange network and opportunities for studying abroad during your time at AUC.
For a true look at student social life, the AUC Student Association hosts a small committee market highlighting the various social clubs and activities students partake in. Furthermore, you will be able to literally see how a student lives by taking a tour of the student residences!
Especially for parents
Choosing a university can be a big decision for both students and parents. During the Q&A and information sessions, parents are encouraged to participate and ask questions regarding the AUC experience. These information and Q&A sessions often spill over to other portions of the Open Day such as scholarship opportunities, admissions requirements and what life is like for graduates. Both parents and students can get a better sense of what’s in store for a career after AUC by speaking directly to alumni, who are invited to recount their own experience.
Still have questions?
If at the end of the programme you still have questions, the Heads of Studies, admissions officers, members of the AUC core faculty, alumni and current AUC students will all be available to help you get the answer!
We look forward to meeting you on 14 January 2017 at AUC!