GeoVUsie is the study association for students of Earth Sciences and Earth and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. The association was established in 1980 as a merged association from the ashes of the G.V.V.U. (Geological Association Vrije Universiteit) and Varenius (Physical Geographers Association) and has since then grown to be an active association with almost 900 members.
GeoVUsie has set several important goals. The most important ones are to stimulate a good orientation within trade and industry and to increase social cohesion among the students. To accomplish this the board, with its many committees, organizes a broad variety of activities. Examples of this would be study related activities like lectures, excursions and the two yearly Earth Sciences and Career Event; but also less substantive activities like sport activities, social drinks and festivities.
Besides this students can always come by for all of their books and field work materials, which we are able to offer for a competitive price for our members.
Room F-045 in the W&N-building is the Students Room of GeoVUsie, also known as the ‘Houtzagerij in den Koele Blonde’. Here you can enjoy your lunch, have a cup of coffee, take some time off or join us for our weekly social drink. The social drink named the ‘Donderdorst’ takes place on every thursday from 17:00 onwards. Here you can enjoy an exquisite Brand draft beer with your teachers and fellow students.