UCSA Board

The University College Student Association

The UCSA is the University College Student Association. The purpose of the UCSA is to contribute to the non-academic life of UCU students. Members of the association not only benefit from the events and information but are crucial to the continual motion towards the association’s goals.

The UCSA operates through the running of Committees who carry out specific activities. For example, the Bar Committee is charged with the management of our very own UCSA Bar, the Politics Committee organizes lectures and excursions on political topics, the Humanitarian Committee raises funds for charity and the Music Committee organizes Open Mic nights in the bar and jam sessions. There are more than thirty such committees (also known as Co’s) which organize activities ranging from dance and drama to sports and career projects. All these activities are run by students for students on a purely nonprofit basis.

Activity is an integral part of life on campus, and every student has a chance to be involved from the moment they arrive! If a member feels that his or her extra-academic interests aren’t well represented by an existing group, he or she has the possibility of organizing and proposing a brand new committee.

The UCSA is the social side of campus life; it supports, facilitates, and develops students’ desires and interests.

UCSA Communication Platforms

The UCSA board communicates with her members via different communication platforms. Check out the infographic below to see how you can make sure to keep up with our bubbling social life and everything happening on our campus in the way that fits YOU best.

What has the UCSA board been up to?

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University College Student Association Board Members

Antoinet van Berkel


Antoinet is a third year student at UCU from the Netherlands. She loves to dance whenever she can and enjoys going out for a drink or two with her friends. She voice-overs for TV shows next to her studies.


Punn Chatupanyachotikul


Punn is a third year student at UCU and was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She loves spicy food and can tolerate just about any spice level. She enjoys a cup of cappuccino while painting a portrait.


Folke van der Veen


Folke is a third year student at UCU and is fully Dutch. He loves Subway sandwiches and Ice Tea Green, especially on (hangover) Fridays or during meetings. Accountancy systems make him excited.


Rhea Melwani


Rhea is a third year student at UCU. She enjoys a low-key night with her friends but also loves to go out. She frequently eats lemons and is also our personal office decorator.


Lamarana Barrie


Lamarana is a third year student at UCU and studies four different tracks as a major at the same time. Late nights in voltaire are regular, but late nights in the bar as well. She cannot live without fries and Love Actually.


Reinier Derks


Reinier is a third year student at UCU. He is fully Dutch and is loving UCU. He cannot go to bed without having watched a football match or had a beer. He is 100% a cat person.