Join the board!

Dearest alumni,

With some of our board members advancing in their careers, moving, and such, we’re looking for new members to join us. As the UCAA board we are responsible for maintaining an active alumni network through events, Post magazine, newsletters, and more. Do you have brilliant ideas on how we could be doing more? Join the board!

Why apply? Being a board member allows you to:

  • Expand your social and professional network
  • Gain valuable and demonstrable experience in team work, organizational skills, project management
  • Participate in UCU’s international student recruitment (possibly visit educational fairs abroad!)
  • Give back to your alma mater
  • Receive a partial reimbursement for your efforts

Additional information

  • Time investment is ~5 hours per week + a monthly board meeting + occasional UCU events
  • Our meetings are currently held in Utrecht but if we receive applications from other cities in the Netherlands we would be open to rotating the meeting schedule between locations

Send us an email at for more information on how and for which position to apply for.

We hope to hear from you soon!
Kind regards,
The UCAA Board

Newsletter September 2014

Dear alumni,

Please read on, because we need you! There are vacancies for UCAA board positions and we are looking for someone to inspect our finances. And of course, if Utrecht is too far for you, we’re always looking for local alumni initiatives to support!

Hoping to hear from you soon,

The UCAA Board

Is it you we’re looking for?

The UCAA is looking for an Events Coordinator and a Treasurer! Are you an enthusiastic alumnus or alumna and do you want to be more involved in the UCU alumni community? Read on!

The UCAA board is responsible for representing alumni affairs on campus and tries to ensure the maintenance of an active alumni network through events, Post magazine, newsletters, and more.

The Events Coordinator is responsible for organizing and coordinating teams that set up the different UCAA events. This includes the yearly pub quiz, the Summer BBQ, regional drinks, and of course any new events you come up with!

The Treasurer is responsible for paying the bills, maintaining the budget and keeping track of all money that goes in and out of our accounts. On behalf of the UCAA, the Treasurer works closely with the Rabobank, UCU and the USCA in order to ensure that the financial conditions are met for all activities the UCAA undertakes.

Interested? Read the full vacancies or contact us for more information: or +31 30 253 9858.

UCAA’s 2013/14 audit: call for volunteers

Our treasurer is in need of YOUR help! Every year, the finances of the UCAA need to be checked by a team of heroic auditors from the alumni community. Always wanted to find out how a professional audit works? Interested in getting some hands-on experience in financial accountability? Send an e-mail to for more information. The next audit is scheduled to take place this month.

Newsletter May 2014

Dear alumni,

It’s been a little while, but here it is: a brand new edition of the UCAA newsletter. Get excited, because Post is on its way and in two weeks we’ll have a UCAA Barbecue on campus again!

Still yours,

The UCAA Board


It is that time of the year again for good food, delicious sauces and the company of your fellow alumni in the -hopefully- hot Utrecht sun. Join us for the annual Summer BBQ on Saturday June 6th! The BBQ is one of the largest alumni gatherings of the year and is a perfect opportunity for UCU friends to come together. This year the BBQ is hosted together with UCU’s Employment Group, but no worries, we’ll have enough food to share :). Please RSVP here. Hope to see you there!

Post Magazine: Summer 2014 Edition

In a few short weeks, another edition of Post, UCAA’s alumni magazine willl be delivered in your mailbox. Make sure you’ve updated your address so that you don’t miss out on the awesomeness that is this edition of Post. If you get creatively inspired by this issue and would like to contribute to Post by writing an article, making illustrations or letting us use your photos, you are more than welcome to send us an email at

Newsletter March 2014

Dear alumni,

Do you miss classes on the quad now that it’s Spring again? Don’t worry, there are quite a few legitimate reasons to go back to campus in the upcoming months! Also, we’re looking for some very smart yet entertaining people… Read on!

Forever yours,

The UCAA Board


This year marks 15 years of UCSA greatness. To celebrate this, the UCSA Lustrum Festival will take place this year on April 13th at 12:00 (a day after the Inter-UC championships for those who like to strut UCU pride). Come enjoy live performances, food & drink and good company! Also, we’ll be there to play some graduate-level games with you…

How great is your grade?

Are your grades getting you to where you want to be? Have you found out what you really want in post-UC life? This year’s Career Conference on April 1st will help you answer these questions. Please do register as soon as you can for your favorite workshop. Only have time in the evening? Not a problem! Join us for an informal dinner at 18.00 and tell us how you think career decisions are best made! Email to sign up for dinner.

Maiolo and pi

Do you know exactly how long it took for Neil, Buzz, and Michael to get to the moon, yet have no clue what Maiolo taught you in Intro to Political Theory? When asked, can you dictate Pi to the 65th decimal, yet you need to check for your own phone number? And do you not recall your own graduation date, while you can easily sum up those of all Nobel laureates in Chemistry? Then it’s high time you apply for next year’s UCAA Pub Quiz quiz masters team!  Email for more info.

New Board Members

We are welcoming 2 new board members as of January this year! Somaye Dehban (’07) is joining us as Chair and Tanya van Goch (’12 ½) as PR/External Relations Coordinator.

Somaye Dehban ('07)Somaye: “I cannot think of any other institution that has influenced my life as much as UCU has. When I entered UCU in Spring 2005, I was an Iranian leaving her country for the first time and when I threw my cap in the air (well, I did not have one as I wore sort of an Iranian costume) at graduation in 2007, I truly believed I am on my way to becoming a world citizen. This is the second time that I am on the UCAA board after holding the PR/External Representative position for 2.5 years between 2009 and 2011. This time I joined the board since “I have a dream”! I want the UCU alumni to have more opportunities to network and learn from each other; I want UCU alumni to also support the current and prospective UCU students in one way or another and most importantly I want to have more fun with YOU!”


TanyaTanya: “What do you think of when someone says “UCU”? I think of a great place that generates fun memories and lasting friendships. This is why I wanted a “good excuse” to be able to return to campus once in a while and help alumni stay in touch, cheesy as it may sound. So I joined the UCAA Board and was able to combine this with a growing interest of mine: PR /communications. A graduate of 2012½, I’m currently enrolled in the MA Global Criminology program at the UU.”


Special thanks to Luisa Kühlmann and Indra Spronk for their efforts and contributions to the UCAA board!