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VeCo 30-year anniversary event
At the occasion of VeCo’s 30 year anniversary, the Vesalius Student Government and Vesalius College have the pleasure to invite you to VeCo’s 30 years Anniversary BBQ, taking place on Saturday May 13 from 14:00 onwards at the VUB campus (in front of the VeCo building)! Join us to celebrate this important milestone for VeCo, enjoy a drink or two and get into the summer mood with a BBQ and a number of exciting activities. The schedule for the event is as follows: 14:00 Guests arriving, start of the BBQ ...
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The entire Vesalius College delegation at SUNY MEU after the Closing Ceremony.
On Saturday, April 1st, the Vesalius College delegation at SUNY MEU went into their sessions prepared to wrap up the negotiations and produce the conference's final document. Each council managed to adopt their respective conclusions, which were then unanimously accepted by the Heads of State or Government at the formal closing ceremony ...
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Linda Slapakova, as the European Council President, addressing the plenary at a press conference.
On Friday, March 31st, the negotiations at SUNY MEU officially started. The topics for discussion in the different committees were: European Council: Transatlantic Relations as well as Brexit Foreign Affairs Council: the European Neighborhood Policy and the Southern Mediterranean ECOFIN: Free Trade Agreements and Modernisation of the EU's Current Trade Defense Instruments COREPER II: Responses to the European Migration and Refugee Crisis Each council was to debate the pre-set agenda and amend it as necessary, before sending their conclusions to the European Council for formal adoption on Saturday. After the ...
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On Thursday, March 30th, the first thing on the agenda was exploring New York City. Having had a fantastic pancake breakfast, we were ready to discover: Next, the conference officially kicked off at the SUNY Global Center, where our very own Linda Slapakova, playing European Council President Donald Tusk addressed all the delegations in order to outline the priorities for the summit. Agenda items for discussion were selected, and a speech was given by EU ambassador to the UN, João Vale de Almeida, on the relevance of the EU for ...
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Early yesterday morning the Vesalius College delegation to the State University of New York Model European Union met up at Zaventem Airport to depart to the United States. Over the coming days, the delegation will be participating in the simulation of the European Union on a variety of issues. This year, Vesalius College is taking on the following roles: Donald Tusk, European Council: Linda Slapakova Federica Mogherini, Foreign Affairs Council: Emiel Haeghebaert European Council Secretariat: Stephan Johansen Foreign Affairs Council Secretariat: Justyna Hinz COREPER II Secretariat: Dieter Stroobants ECOFIN Secretariat: ...
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Dear students, It’s that time of the year again! Soon, the College will be selecting the new student government, which will take over responsibilities of the current VSG starting in the Summer 2017 semester. Therefore, we are happy to announce that interested students are now allowed to submit their candidacies to run for the VSG for the Academic Year of 2017-2018. Candidates are allowed to run for the following permanent positions of the VSG, in line with the relevant provisions of the VSG Constitution: President Vice-President for Administration and Financial ...
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VSG Student Hub
The Vesalius Student Government aims to offer a tutoring program that helps students reengage with the material and strengthen their own learning process. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for students to take charge of their own educational experience! For Students: How does it work? Tutoring is provided for every course at Veco on request. Once you make a request, the Internal and Academic Affairs rep will coordinate with the professor of that course to nominate 1-3 tutors. After the tutors have been secured, you will be paired with ...
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Next week from March 20-23, the VSG will be organizing student focus groups which will provide students with the opportunity to voice their concerns in regards to their classes, faculty, or any other issue at Vesalius College. There will be one focus group organized with each Major, so students will also have the chance to debate Major-specific issues with the VSG and the Major Representatives. The outcomes of the Focus Groups will be incorporated into a final report which will be drafted by the VSG and discussed with the faculty ...
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Over the next few weeks, the VSG is working on a proposal petitioning for the adoption of a college-wide policy incorporating a mandatory reading week. The proposal entails the introduction of a reading week in Week 14 of the Academic Calendar, in which students would not receive any additional reading assignments and could use the week to review readings for Final Exams. For this purpose, the VSG asks all students to fill in a questionnaire mapping the amount of reading assignments students receive in the course of the semester. The ...
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At the end of the semester, VeCo will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, and we are planning to host a special charity event to celebrate the occasion. For this purpose, the primary role of the new non-permanent representative would be to assist the VSG in the design and organization of this event, and help us with alumni and student outreach throughout the semester. Non-permanent positions in the VSG have been created for the purpose of supporting its permanent representatives in special tasks or circumstances. Although non-permanent representatives do not have ...
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