Amsterdam Honours’ Student Council

The Amsterdam Honours’ Student Council (AHSC), formerly known as the HSC, was established in September 2013 by several Honours students of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU Amsterdam (VU). The AHSC is the student representative body for Honours students from VU and UvA who participate in the Honours Programme.

Their main responsibility is evaluating and preserving the quality of the Honours Programme through its annual survey and by hosting multiple focus groups throughout the year. Additionally, they aim to create a communication network between the different Honours Programmes of VU, the UvA and AUC. They are trying to reach this goal through regular meetings with VU-UvA Honours Committee. In these meetings, they also try to express the opinions of Honours students, which in turn helps contribute to the improvement of the Programme in general.

The current Amsterdam Honours Student Council consists of the following members:

• Tomáš Kreuzinger (President)
• Francesca Rongoni (Vice President & Secretary)
• Sara ben Hmido (VU Officer)
• Sofía Tarancón (UvA Officer)
• Lyan ter Heide (PR Officer)

For all your general questions about the AHSC or the Honours Programme, please do not hesitate to contact the council via honoursstudentcouncil@gmail.com.

You can also contact the AHSC via their social media channels or their



Our Mission

  • • Building a strong student communication platform between VU-UvA-AUC in the collaboration of the Honours Programmes of the Universities;
    • Strive towards equality between both universities concerning the HP;
  • • Participate in policy making by participation in VU-UvA Honours Committee;

    • Gaining student’s opinions about topical interest, content and quality of the HP.

View our vision for the year 2021-2022 here

Student Faculty Representatives

Faculty Honours Student Representatives

The Faculty Honours Student Representatives consist of about 12 to 14 Honours students from the different faculties of VU and UvA. They have the responsibility of keeping in close contact with the Honours students and the Honours coordinator of their own faculty. Moreover, they are partly responsible for the promotion of the Honours Programme within their faculty. Furthermore, by evaluating the faculty’s Honours Programme through the annual survey, by hosting a focus group and by receiving feedback/questions from students, they form a bridge between students and policymakers, and in turn, guard the quality of the Honours Programme.

The main tasks of the Faculty Honours Student Representatives are:

  • Keeping in contact with the Honours Students of their faculty;
  • Evaluating the content of the faculty’s Honours Programme;
  • Promotion and the organization of bonding meetings;
  • Hosting an annual focus group;
  • Helping the AHSC conduct the annual survey;
  • Attending a few meetings with the AHSC and the other Faculty Representatives a few times a year.

Faculty Representatives 2021-2022

University of Amsterdam
Name Faculty of Contact Email
Lisanne Rietveld Humanities lisanne.rietveld@outlook.com
Algirdas Vilutis Economics and Business algirdas.vilutis@student.uva.nl
Aleksandra Afanaseva Economics and Business aleksandra.afanaseva@student.uva.nl
Amin Ommada Law aminommada23@gmail.com
Anastasia Ovsyannikova Social and Behavioural Sciences aovsyannikova10@gmail.com
Martina Tacconi Social and Behavioural Sciences martinatacconi20@gmail.com
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Name Faculty of Contact Email
Chayenne Mosk Business and Economics chayenne.mosk@gmail.com
Nicole Druschke Behavioral and Movement Sciences nicoledruschkegordon@yahoo.es
Linda Li Law l12.li@student.vu.nl
Isabella d’Hollosy Medicine VUmc i.m.c.d.hollosy@student.vu.nl
Hannah Reckzeh Social Sciences h.v.reckzeh@student.vu.nl
Jialing Huang Science j6.huang@student.vu.nl
Emil Bernstein Humanties and PPE e.f.l.bernstein@student.vu.nl
Paulus Purwanto Dentistry p.t.purwanto@student.acta.nl