Academic Committee


Sumaya A Adem Chair
Eleonora Bolhuis -
Marit Donker -
Hanna Mrugalla -

Upcoming AcadCo Events

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What does the Academic Committee do?

The objective of the Academic Committee is to provide students with educational activities that enhance their academic skills. This is achieved by organizing events such as guest lectures, excursions to speakers elsewhere and visits to political or economic (international) institutions. The committee organizes at least one speaker event per block as part of PPE’s extracurricular Speaker Series. For example, the topic of the last Speaker Series event was ‘Monarchy in the 21st century’, with speakers Annelien de Dijn (Utrecht University), Ellie Woodacre (University of Winchester) and Robert Blackburn (King’s College London). If you join this committee you will help provide transport and accommodation for speakers, moderate the debate between speakers, arrange catering and promote the events, among others.

We also focus on career events! After three years of studying PPE, we finally cannot delay the choice for our specialisation anymore. Having put off the decision until that moment, some help is much needed. Since the career opportunities are so broad for PPE students, there are no graduates yet to show our subliminal competence on the labour market and partnerships with future employers still have to be set up, an enormous amount of work is still to be done.
Therefore, the Career Committee will assist our External Affairs Commisioner in helping Metis' members with anything career-related. We'll immediately start organising workshops, set up company visits (to be able to physically visit as soon as Corona allows), create partnerships with companies, organisations and governments, promote PPE Utrecht's and Metis' name to universities and employers, and much more. By doing so, we aim to assist Metis' members in choosing their Master's programme, providing valuable internship and career opportunities, and make the best of their professional life after PPE.


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