Utrecht University Photo Assignment
Utrecht University is looking for talented student photographers with a good camera, some experience, and a passion for conveying life through the lens. The right candidate can sign up for a paid assignment to make a series of ten photos displaying the life of an international student at Utrecht University. They're looking for photos exhibiting everything from classes and group study sessions to dorm life and life in the city of Utrecht.
Those who are interested should contact Roswitha Volten for more information at r.e.s.volten[at]uu.nl
The "Where In Utrecht" Game
If you live in Utrecht and you use Twitter, I highly recommend following WaarInUtrecht, which hosts a regular photo quiz game. The game is simple: the host posts a photo of a spot somewhere in Utrecht, and contestants DM their guess for a chance to win a prize. The prizes change regularly. Right now, in preparation for the Smartlappen Festival this weekend, they've been giving away prizes such as drinks or dinner from some of the participating cafés and restaurants. Yours truly won drinks at Oudaen! The game is a fun way to test your knowledge of the sites of Utrecht, especially the less obvious landmarks.
Another way to play the game is to buy the annual calendar. The calendar has a different photo each week for you to guess. You can tweet or e-mail your answer. The 2012 calendar has recently gone on sale at locations around the city, including the VVV offices at the Domplein. You can find an ever-growing list of places to buy the calendar on the Waar in Utrecht website, or you can buy the calendar directly through the site. The proceeds of the calendar sale go to support a charity each year. This year, they're helping Jarige Job Utrecht, which puts together a birthday party box for children between 4 and 12, whose parents depend on the Food Bank. For every two calendars sold, a gift is bought for the birthday boxes.
The Dutch, according to expats
November 14, 2011
Tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th of November, Science Café Leiden and Expat Centre Leiden have organized a special event. They're curious how the Netherlands is seen in the eyes of foreigners.
Their special guest is Dr. Enrico Colzi, an Italian who has lived in the Netherlands with his family since 2006. Entrance is free, and other expats are particularly welcome to come and share their experiences.
The evening will be introduced and moderated by Professor Jos van den Broek from the University of Leiden. There is also live music, drinks, and plenty of room for discussion. The event begins at 20:00 and ends around 22:00. It will take place at the LAK Foyer, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden. For more information see www.sciencecafeleiden.nl.