In addition to its own committees, the Utrecht History Study Society is also affiliated with a number of national and international organisations that organise activities especially for History students. The following is a summary of these organisations:
The Netherlands Association of History Study Societies (SGN)
In the Netherlands, you can study History not only in Utrecht, but also in Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, Groningen and Nijmegen. These cities all have their own study societies for History students. All of these societies are affiliated with SGN. SGN functions as a sounding board for sharing experiences between the universities, enabling further improvement of certain aspects of the various study societies. Furthermore, an annual SGN day is organised, with one of the local study societies organising a programme of both study-related and recreational activities designed to bring History students from across the Netherlands into contact with each other. You can find the SGN's Facebook page here or click here to visit the website.
International Students of History Association (ISHA)
ISHA is an international organisation run by and for History students. The organisation consists of local ‘sections’, of which Utrecht is one. Every year, a range of seminars is arranged, including a New Year's seminar during the Christmas holidays and a large conference during the summer holidays. Attending these seminars is a good – and very affordable – way to discover new cities, forge international contacts and discover new visions on historiography. Click here for more information about ISHA's activities.
The student union VIDIUS represents the interests of all students in Utrecht. They maintain contact with the Municipality of Utrecht, UU and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in order to promote the interests of Utrecht's students in many different areas such as accommodation, public transport, work and income, sport and culture. All students can contact VIDIUS with any questions they may have about higher education. VIDIUS also offers free legal advice via VIDIUS Legal Aid. Click here for more information on VIDIUS.
Meeting of Humanities Study Societies (SVO)
In addition to other Dutch and international study societies in History, the UHSK also has contacts within the Faculty of Humanities. As a result, we are involved in partnerships that enable certain activities to be organised, such as the Let's Go parties. To ensure that the faculty's various study societies function optimally, a Meeting of Humanities Study Societies (SVO) is organised every six to eight weeks. During these meetings, representatives of the various boards within Humanities come together to discuss a variety of issues. Items on the agenda include education, sponsorship, accommodation and career orientation. Are you interested in these committees or would you like to know more about the SVOs? If so, drop by the UHSK room or send an email to email@example.com.