Acquisition Committee

Creating valuable partnerships with businesses and the government for our students
and the Scholarship Fund.

Who are we?

We are the Acquisition Committee, AcquiCo in short.

In one sentence, the Acquisition Committee establishes valuable partnerships with the professional world and raises money for the UCU fund to support our less privileged students.

The Acquisition Committee, having already existed in 2004, was recreated in 2013, to support the student association of UCU, the University College Student Association (UCSA) and close its budget deficit. Due to a positive change of the UCSA’s financial position, AcquiCo nowadays no longer seeks to solely gather funds for the UCSA, but shifted to raising money to fund scholarships for UCU students.

Our partners are companies, organisations and governments. In return for the money that we raise, we offer to promote these organisations in our student and/or alumni network. There are many ways of doing so, such as the creation and distribution of flyers or posters, and the organisation of workshops and in-house days.

Next to gathering funds from external parties, the other main objective of the Acquisition Committee is to start partnerships which are valuable for UCU students. This is why, as mentioned above, we would like to organize events such as workshops which have value for UCU students with different academic interests. An example of such a valuable partnership is with Studelta, with whom we have organized a workshop to improve students’ CV’s. In this way, we try to offer our students professional tips.

Our Partnerships

Over the years the Acquisition Committee has established multiple partnerships in various sectors. These sectors range from law to sustainability, and from art to consultancy.

Companies either visit us to introduce themselves or host an in-house visit for our students and tell us more about what they do. Some examples of previous events are: Personal branding workshop with Google, Sustainability Case Workshop with Bain and Company, Negotiation workshop with Strategy&, Houthoff In-house visit, Environmental Consultancy case with Kalavasta, and Soft-Skills Workshop with Mckinsey & Company

Our Board

Every semester (Fall and Spring) the committee recruits new members. The current board consists of 5 members. Feel free to contact our Chair or one of our Acquisition Officers for questions/input/more information and visit our website.

Contact Us!

Email: acquisition@ucsa.nl

Nursu Gür

Chair

Acquisition Officer- Professional Development

Emma Verbeek

Secretary

Acquisition Officer – SMEs and Startups

Thomas van Neck

Treasurer

Acquisition Officer – Consultancy

Nikita Wolfs

PR Manager

Acquisition Officer – Law

Kiki Kuiphuis

Acquisition Officer – Arts & Sciences