GSV Excalibur has more than 650 members anno 2018. The growth of our association, which exists since 1984, has been accompanied by the number of activities that we offer to our members. We do a lot for our members and a lot of members actively participate in organizing these activities. Partially because of the effort of these enthusiastic members who take a seat in different committees, we are able to offer a broad spectrum of activities every week. These vary from social activities such as drinks, pub lectures and a prom, to more educational activities such as a congress, study trips, excursions and readings.
Taking seat in one or more committees is a fun and informative experience of which you can reap the benefits for your entire study. Would you like to join a committee, or would you like to attend a meeting to find out whether it’s something for you? Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a Facebook message, or personally address a board or committee member! The committees are always happy with members who want to help the association. Below you will find an overview of the different committees and a short description of each.
The Acquisition Committee is dedicated to the external sponsoring of the GSV. This committee arranges sponsoring, special actions and discounts for GSV members. Would you like to help with sponsoring, or do you have great ideas and would you like to get to know more about the committee, send a mail to email@example.com
The Activities Committee arranges the informal activities of the GSV. These activities include the siblings day, a beer pong tournament, dinnerrouler and the members weekend. The committee gathers regularly to plan an event for all members once or twice a month. For more information, questions about activities or other pressing questions you can contact the commi ttee via: firstname.lastname@example.org
A committee is a learning school! This is even more applicable to the Archive Committee. Under the watchful eye of the secretary we try to re-inventorise, re-organise and re-archive our documents for the purpose of better future use for association purposes. For questions you can reach us at email@example.com
The Concert Committee organises work actions for the Association at a variety of concerts and festivals. In exchange for work shifts you get free entrance to a full festival and often a free crew-shirt, festival bracelet, food and/or drinks! Apart from being able to enjoy the music, it’s also very gezellig.
For example, the GSV has been to Down The Rabbit Hole, Zwarte Cross, Paaspop, Lowlands and Pinkpop! The committee also organises work actions at concerts in, among others, the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. The members of this committee arrange, among other things, the contact with the festival or concert organisation. You can always sign up for work actions, even if you’re not a member of this committee. You can also sign up for the newsletter to be kept posted on festivals at which you can volunteer! To become a member of this great committee or to join one or more work actions, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Congress Committee has the goal to organise an annual, interesting history congress for members and non-members of GSV Excalibur. From the beginning of the academic year, the committee is busy with setting up the congress. This makes the committee very gezellig yet professional.
For more information keep an eye on the website and/or send a mail to: email@example.com
The Freshmen Committee is a committee by and for first year history students. With a group of about eight freshmen and a chairperson who has a bit more experience, we organise activities for fellow freshmen so that they can get to know each other outside of the introduction by organising a barbecue or a pub-crawl. We also give the opportunity to become acquainted with more well-known activities such as the drinks on Wednesdays by connecting this committee’s activities with other GSV activities. Our largest project is the parents day, which usually takes place in March. On this day we invite the freshmen’s parents to enjoy a day with their children on campus.
For questions and more information (especially around the parents day) you can mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee of Parties and Drinks
The Committee of Parties and Drinks is the committee that is responsible for the parties and themed evenings of the Nijmegen history student. This committee organises a smashing party, sometimes with other associations, about once a month. The pinnacle of all this partying is the Christmas prom which is organised every year before the Christmas break. The committee is responsible for the locations, decorations and gezelligheid at the parties!
Since this year the committee also organises themed drinks in café Camelot at the Grote Markt. These drinks often contain a special historical touch and often come with a fun setting and special drinks. In short: gezelligheid is the key-word of this informal committee!
The Historisch Institutioneel Tijdschrift (HInT) is the periodical of GSV Excalibur. This magazine is centred around three things: the study History at Radboud University, studying in Nijmegen and history in general. The HInT has an edition of 300 copies and is released five times a year. The paper is spread in lecture halls. If you miss a lecture in which the HInT is distributed, you can get the latest edition on the GSV-kamer or you can see it online on our website. Besides that, the redaction keeps you posted via their own Facebook page. This way you’ll never miss a new edition.
Do you like writing, then joining the Hint Committee might be something for you. Are you interested and would you like to attend a meeting, mail to email@example.com
Education and Lecture Committee
The Education and Lecture Committee organises several events and activities regarding education and career orientation. These include excursions, the career café and the general skills trainings. The committee also organises several lectures, such as film lectures and a city walk in October, the History Month.
Besides activities, the committee also takes care of several things outside of the regular activities. For example, we help with the career orientation day of the study where we assist with the general execution and ancillary activities. The committee also regulates the buddy-system; a free program in which students who struggle with their study get help from older students.
Would you like to help us with these diverse tasks? Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee of Public History
Most history students say they chose their study because of their passion for the past or because they thought it was the most enjoyable subject in high school. During their study most of the fun stories drift more towards the background and terms such as ‘ontology’ are used. Unfortunately there are very few people outside of the academic world who are interested in these subjects.
What a lot of people do enjoy, is the past! Whether this is about Romans, knights or World War Two, there is always a large audience. By doing small studies, which lead to exhibitions or small events, the Committee of Public History wants to reach this audience. For history students this committee is informative because you are trained in practical skills such as doing research and collaborating with cultural organisations. The committee is also fun because the students get the chance to present a subject about which they are passionate. For cultural organisations the committee is interesting because we are willing to assist in projects for which there would otherwise be no time. This, however, is always done in consultation and it is not intended that the committee functions as a secondment agency. Are you interested in the committee? Contact us via email@example.com
The Advisory Board consists of members who want to advise the current board. The members are chosen for two years by the ALV.
The Travel Committee of the GSV consists of a group of enthusiastic members which like to visit foreign countries and organise amazing trips abroad for their fellow students. During these trips the committee makes sure everything happens correctly and that the travellers have an enjoyable and pleasant experience.
Every year there is a small and a large trip. The Small Trip lasts for one weekend. In previous years we’ve been to Bruges, Frankfurt, Prague and Ghent. The Large Trip is always during Spring Break and lasts for a week. Previous destinations were, among others, Bosnia, Serbia,Croatia, Morocco and Georgia.
The Travel Committee is working very hard every year to discover the best spots for our travellers. You can think of city walks, museum visits and, of course, pubs. Besides these Small and Large Trips we also organise themed travels. We’ve been to Eastern Belgium and France in the light of the Great War, and we’ve been to East-Berlin for a GDR trip.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sports Committee organises, as the name might suggest, sporting activities. For example, we organise teacher-student football, the pools tournament and the beach volleyball tournament. In April, the Sports Committee makes sure GSV members can participate in the famous Batavierenrace: a student relay race from Nijmegen to Enschede.
So, do you like sports? Join the Sports Committee! Contact us at: Sportcommissiegsv@gmail.com