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Child Development and Education

Study associations, sports and culture

Graduate School of Child Development and Education

To meet fellow students and take part in social and study-related activities, you can become a member of a study association, join events organised by SBS International or Amsterdam United or visit the UvA's Sports Centre or CREA.

Study association Comenius

The Graduate School of Child Development and Education has its own student association. This association organises social and study related events and often play an important role in department and faculty committees.


SBS International

SBS International

Especially for international students SBS International organises events in English. SBS International is an initiative of several study associations and organisations within social and behavioural sciences. Students can meet Dutch and international students at social and study related events and can discuss issues that are related to the university or study programmes with fellow students.

SBS International on Facebook

Amsterdam United

Student platform Amsterdam United

Amsterdam United (AU) is a student platform within the University of Amsterdam with a focus on diversity. AU seeks to make diversity a central theme within the UvA through

  • organising open activities like film screenings, lectures and debates on diversity
  • setting up special projects, like a mentor project in which AU coaches students with various backgrounds during their study period. 

'Diversity' covers cultural, religious, political as well as sexual diversity. Amsterdam United aims at making students feel comfortable to shape and express their identity.

Amsterdam United on Facebook

I, Too, Am UvA campaign to raise attention to diversity issues

Other international student organisations at UvA

Sports and culture

If you would like to go to a sports & fitness centre before or after class, you can visit the University Sports Centre (USC). Or would you rather take up a creative course in photography or theatre for example? Then visit CREA, the cultural organisation of the UvA.