Dear Gyrini,

It’s that time of year again! An evening filled with pepernoten and other candies, ‘tea’ and poems, and maybe even the big man himself 👀. And keep in mind, Sinterklaas knows all😉. It will be held on 7th of December at the Tegenstelling from 17:00 until 22:00! See you there!


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Abstract Competition

Dear master students,

Want to show off your hard work? Practice presenting your research? Put in the first steps towards paying off your student loans? Submit your abstract from your bachelor or master internship project and grab your chance to win a nice cash prize! 

The submitted abstracts will be ranked by a jury of VU researchers. The students with the best abstracts are invited to present their research on the 13th of January. This presentation will be for all Gyrinus members interested, so bring your friends! From those presenters, a winner will be chosen and rewarded with €100,-!!

Submit your abstract via the 18th of December to participate! The abstract should be in English and be up to 300 words. If you have any questions, please contact the Mastercie committee via ln.su1675902810niryg1675902810@sret1675902810sam1675902810

Christmas dinner

Dear Gyrinus members,
It is getting colder and darker outside… Which means that the most wonderful time of the year is coming again, and what better to celebrate that with than with our own Christmas dinner 🥘🎄🎅!
After a long, long time it is back and better than ever, brought to you by the Feestcie❄️☃️. On this evening we will enjoy a three-course dinner to protect us from the cold by sharing the warmth in our hearts (and stomachs).
We will open the dinner with our prized tradition: a glass of the loveliest prosecco.
So put on your Santa hat and your fancy clothes (mandatory!!!) and join us on the 23rd of December from 17.00 till 23.00 in The Tegenstelling to eat delicious food, drink some good wine 🍷, and chatter with your dearest members.
Sign up via

Be on time, limited spots available!
Festive regards,

The Feestcie

Masters Pubquiz

Gyrinus natans isn’t big enough for so many masters’ brainiacs, therefore it is time to settle this, once and for all. Are you truly a super-brainiac? Come show us you have the brains and the presentation at the Masters Pubquiz on Friday the 2nd of December, at 19:00 at cafe Biblos. 
Sign up via, with or without a team, and come flaunt your Pinky and the Brain. We’ll do the rest. Make your legacy and come claim your price for the ages!
Date: 2nd of December
Time: from 19:00
Place: Cafe Biblos (Lijnbaansgracht 243)


Padel – brought to you by Sportcie! Sign up link below

Winter is almost in sight, and what’s a better way to warm up than some exercise!
Fan of team play and having a great laugh? Then join Sportcie for a social, and super fun game of padel on December 1st from 20:00-21:30 at Padel NEXT to start the month with a SMASH!! And for the ones that don’t want the night to end yet, have a drink with us till 23:00. Sign up quickly and show us your best serve!!

For only €9-11,- you can be there. Just fill in this form and we hope to see you there.

Lots of love,

The Sportcie

The Orange Borrel!

The Orange Borrel 🍊🧡🍻 organized by the studiereiscie

ORANGE, the color of delicious fruits, the Netherlands, and amazing drinks.

During the Orange Borrel all these things will be combined to form a surprising evening from 17.00 – 22.00 in the Tegenstelling!!

What can you expect? 🤫
– orangeness
– a special drink
– Lots of tangarines
– Prizes for observers!

The soccer match Netherlands – Ecuador will also be livestreamed for those interested.

We would love to see everyone in theme, so be creative! Orange is always good! 🧡🧡

Lots of love,


The full moon is rising and the mist is crawling along every corner. It’s time. The werewolves hidden among Gyrinus are hungry for blood. Is it you, or one of your friends? Discover and eliminate the werewolves, whether you are a simple villager or one with special powers. Or, hunt down every innocent villager as the werwolves. Come play the classic game werewolves with the Spelcie on the 16th of November! Come to the Tegenstelling at 17:30 or join us anytime later in F647. Enjoy a night of mystery and fun!

Date: 16th November
Time: 17:30-21:30
Price: Free!! But bring cash for drinks
Location: WN-F647


After 2 years of absence, it’s time to dive into the depths of the sea again! The Musselmeal is back on the 30th of November! Tasty, nutritious and low in sodium and saturated fat, mussels provide a readily absorbed source of B & C vitamins, amino acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, and vital minerals including iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc, so while you are having a lot of fun, you are also being healthy! Not only will we serve mussels, but our specialist’s will also choose a fantastic wine to combine with the mussels. For people with allergies for mussels, fish is available. Send an email with your request for fish to ln.su1675902810niryg1675902810@laem1675902810lessu1675902810m1675902810. Sign up for the musselmeal via Sign-up closes on the 16th of November. We hope to all see you there!


Just imagine: Gathering with all your favourite people, drinking the tastiest beer 🍻, singing the most beautiful songs🎤, and following the rules of the best cantors.  If this also sounds like a dream to you, you’re in luck! November 10th is the one and only beer cantus, brought to you by the ✨Excurcie ✨!! So if you feel your fingers aching to sign up already this is possible on …. and the Excurcie will be there to top up your pitchers🍺 and we look forward to listening to everyone singing pitch perfectly🎶 The price of the beercantus will be announced later!

Sign up via

Life Sciences Careerday

Are you currently looking for an internship or do you want to orientate on on the different fields of Life Scientific work? Well then join us on the 9th of November at the Life Sciences Careerday of Gyrinus natans at the tuinzaal (WN-V002). Here you can have a chat with representatives from all sorts of companies invested in life sciences, like Aethon, Chiesi or Furore, which is a great way to expand your professional social network. Aside, there will be workshops given by the companies present. Upon entry you will receive a goodiebag and a coupon for a free lunch. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? If you are interested you can sign up via the link below.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 9th of November. Until then!