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Cowsino

After the tremendous success of the first Cowsino, the #DoeKoeCom invites you to the second Cowsino! On thursday evening the 28th of september, the Cowsino opens its doors at the Hangout for an oldfashioned night of poker, blackjack, various card games and an open bar with cocktails! Do you want to take home all the cool DoeKoePrizes or are you just looking for some Cowality time at the open bar? Subscribe through the link below and don’t forget to wear your smoking or that pretty dress.

The entree is €22,50 (non-members €25) and for this prize yu will get:
– the entree, chips are inclusive
– Open bar (Includes cocktails, shots and everything on the menu!)
– some small bites
– The chance to win great prizes!

Subscribe here quickly, the tickets are limited!

Hitchhiking trip to Prague!

As a member of AEGEE and a student, you have certain principles. For example, when you have a long weekend, you want to take a trip but you don’t want to pay any money. Without needing complex mathematics, this results in an amazing hitchhiking weekend to Prague!
8 adventurous members travelled 920 kilometer in 1,5 day on average to get to the hostel. This hostel unfortunately had no swimming pool, private bathroom and garden kitchen, but was for the price we payed, pretty good. On the first day in Prague, we did a long city tour of four hours during which we saw most of the city. After dinner we had planned to do a pubcrawl. But this was not any pubcrawl, it was the Mother of all pubcrawls where you had unlimited drinks for 1 hour, then visited 3 bars and ended the night in a club with five floors.
A little hung over, we started the next morning with breakfast in a restaurant where the waiters were just as sour as the fresh orange juice. After that we visited a toy store with a slide from the second to the first floor, a carousel and a huge Ironman statue. Not every one wanted to play so half of the group went to see a synagoge. The rest of the day we didn’t do too much and went to find the traditional soup-in-bread dish. We found a restaurant that served this amazing dish and on top of that the waiter brought us all kinds of free dishes. During the night we played a hilarious card game named “Mau” with one of the locals. It was an amazing hitchhiking trip!


Partnership AEGEE-Delft and SHS Delft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve student associations each with the same goal: finding suitable housing for the long term. With the adage “Together we are stronger”, these associations are looking for suitable premises together. Hereby they aim for an integral solution.

The TU Delft’s new vision for its campus has focused for a while already on better space utilisation, and reduction of both its number of square meters as well as its carbon footprint. But this also means a number of buildings on the campus have to be demolished. This includes the building at the Rotterdamseweg 145, of which the basement was used by various student associations. These premises had to be demolished because of its dilapidated state and high associated costs. Besides, the TU Delft saw no possibility of reuse.

After the closing of the premises in question, an accommodation problem arose for a number of sport and culture associations, that requires a long-term solution. The other involved student associations have had this accommodation problem for a longer time. For example, one association never had a location, as for another – their location did not satisfy their requirements. To solve their mutual problems, an alliance, consisting of twelve student sport and culture associations, has been assembled to look for housing.

These associations each offer activities with which students can broaden their horizons – outside of their studies. By means of trainings, matches, workshops and excursions, members can develop themselves in a range of subjects. The alliance represents a total of around 2700 students, which is approximately 12.5% of the total amount of students at the TU Delft.

By joining together, these parties have more leverage, increasing the chances of finding a financially acceptable solution for their accommodation problem. Thus, the goal was formulated to find joint premises in which each student association can carry out their own activities.

To increase the chance of attaining this said goal, the alliance partnered up with the “Stichting Herontwikkeling tot Studentenhuisvesting” (SHS) Delft. SHS Delft acts as a project developer, using its knowledge and experience to support this social initiative. Both parties collaborate to realise the goal of finding suitable accommodation for the student associations. Preferably by using the existing housing options.

In this quest every helping hand is welcome. So should you in any manner of form be willing and able to help, then the alliance and SHS Delft are reachable by sending an email to info@shsdelft.nl.

Network Meeting Bamberg – We’ll be Royals

Thursday the 20th of April Rijk Hogenbirk and Lennart Vos travelled to Bamberg to visit the Network Meeting in Bamberg. When we arrived in Bamberg we enjoyed all Bavarian food that was provided for us. De next couple of days were all about evaluating, European bodies, human resources, teambuilding, best practices and socializing with others.
AEGEE-Bamberg did a great job organizing an amazing weekend by interchanging instructive sessions with a fantastic social program like the pub-crawl and European Night. We made a ton of friends and we’ve had an amazing weekend. See you all in Europe!

Hitchhiking trip to Budapest and Beograd

On sunday the 5th of February 8 teams started the hitchhiking trip of their lives! After two days of hitchhiking, and for some teams no sleep and too little food, all but one team arrived by Monday night in Budapest via city’s like Ljubljana, Zurich, Vienna and Prague. Not bad, because most of the teams had never hitchhiked before. The days in Budapest were spent on an exciting visit to caves, relaxing in the bathhouse Széchenyi, city tours, a hike on the Gellert hill, the Vajdahunyad castle and socializing with AEGEE-Budapest. We enjoyed some typical Hungarian food and visited the unique ruin pubs like Szimpla. Late at night, club Instant was at crawling distance from the hostel for some last drinks and dancing. Halfway through the week we travelled on a very slow train to Beograd. Here we did a very interesting city tour and visited the Kalemegdan Fortress, Saint Sava Cathedral and the Historical Museum of Serbia. The Serbian cuisine is known for its delicious meat, which we enjoyed very much, as well as the Serbian drink called Rakija. We ended the week with a fun night of Kingscup together with some other travellers at our hostel. All in all it was an unforgettable week with a lot of travelling, culture, fun and delicious food.

Lustrum Trip Kiev – Moscow – Saint Petersburg

During the Christmas break, AEGEE-Delft went on another trip. However, this was a trip unlike any other! For our 30th birthday this year, we went on a Lustrum trip to Kiev, Moscow and Saint Petersburg with two more stops along the way, Riga and Chernobyl. With 30 amazing AEGEE-members, we faced the cold (-21°C in Saint Petersburg), we admired the countless golden domes, monuments and the culture of the three cities and afterwards we warmed ourselves again in many bars. From the deserted streets of Chernobyl to the Kremlin and the long, cold line to the Hermitage, in 12 days we’ve seen a lot of new things. We’ve also enjoyed the Vareniki and other Russian dishes. In Moscow we have celebrated New Year, not exactly on the Red Square but certainly right next to it with a view on the fireworks. We’ve had 12 amazing days!

Local Training Course Delft-Utrecht

The Local Training Course of AEGEE-Delft and AEGEE-Utrecht took place on the 4th of December. In this weekend just before Sinterklaas the participants learned how to how AEGEE-Europe work and what kind of activities are organised thoughout Europe.

At the end of the afternoon there was a workshop brainstorming where different methods for improving your creativity were tested. Some methods worked better than others.

Here some photos of the day:

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Trip to Gent

Last weekend AEGEE-Delft went on another trip! After a short train ride, the beautiful city of Gent welcomed us. After a long walk on a cold winter night, we warmed ourselves in the cosy cafés of Gent, of course while enjoying some Belgian beers. During the weekend we have learned a lot about Gent and its history during a city tour and a visit to castle Gravensteen. For all the IO students there was a nice bonus: the beautiful Design Museum. It was an amazing trip!
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A night in London

Why? That is the question that people asked me every time I said that I was going to London for one night only. I still can’t believe that I did it, but I am glad that I got the chance. It was an amazing night!

The moment I saw that you could get a return trip for €4,- to London I didn’t hesitate for a moment and bought the tickets, if in the end I would have decided to stay at home, I wouldn’t have missed the €4,-. Two hours later I had found some more people that wanted to join me: Naomi, Dion, Ruben and Robin.

One month later we got on the train to Eindhoven. Five hours later we were in the centre of London, at Liverpool Street Station. This is where our adventure really started! With lots of courage we started our city tour through London, with temperatures near the freezing point. Our guide and London specialist Dion (He has been to London three times already!) planned a trip for us along the highlights of the abandoned London: St. Pauls Cathedral, The Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, The Big Ben and of course along the Thames with beautiful views of The London Eye, The Spire, Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge and lots of other bridges!

After three hours of walking and 11,5 km it was time to rest. Fortunately there is a picturesque establishment named the Polo Bar near Liverpool Street Station. With her opening times of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the endpoint of lots of night revellers in London. It was also the endpoint of two Brittish guys that kept us awake for the last hours in London when they heard what we were doing: “Wait, you’re doing what?!” “That’s focking brilliant.” This Englishman: “That guy is my Boss!” and Wels: “If someone is bothering you, just say fock off.” kept us awake with deep conversations about education, marine technology: “Selling boats, you’re going to be rich!”, Computer Science: “You should stop or end up in a call centre!”, succes (of which the definition according to this Englishman is not appropriate for this site), nationalities and lots of other subjects.

When it was 5.30 it was time to leave the Brittish guys alone and catch our train to the airport. The next couple of hours were a mix of falling asleep, answering questions about flying and airports and a constant miscommunication and long reaction times.

Half past one we arrived in Delft. In the past 19,5 hours we spent 6 of them in London, 5 in the train, 4 waiting at the airport, 2 hours flying, 1 hour in the bus and some lost moments. Maybe it seems crazy to travel this long to spent only 6 hours in London, but I am glad that I did.

– Gijs Nannenberg

 

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