Festive VU Amsterdam New Year’s Gala 2021 via live stream
At its New Year’s Gala, Thursday 28 January, VU Amsterdam rolled out the red carpet for its most outstanding teachers, students, educational innovators, graduates, entrepreneurs, and employees. During the online musical interactive game show, the public was introduced to the nominees and cheered on the winners. The public itself was tested on knowledge, skills, and clothing style in the big New Year’s Gala quiz. The Gala was changed into an online event because of the coronavirus situation.
Students, employees, and other invited guests raise their glasses to what everyone has achieved and to the future. The New Year’s Gala was presented by writer Ernest van der Kwast and actors Bart Sietsema and Emma van Muiswinkel. It this way the second half of VU Amsterdam’s Kuyper Year got off to a lively and festive start.
Gifts for the guests
The guests could win prizes as well. They got their chance in the New Year’s Gala quiz, in which participant 'Fizz' not only secured eternal fame but also the much-coveted ‘Slimste Mens-spel’ (smartest person award). The quiz was compiled by the nominees for the prizes, each of whom had to submit a question about their field.
For the fashionistas there was also a public vote to decide on the best gala outfit. To be eligible, the participants submitted a picture of themselves in their best gala outfits. The five best entries were shown to the guests during the programme, who then voted. Winner Aisha Malik, general counsilor of the University Student Council and student Econometrics and Operational Research, received the fashion cheque.
Admire this year's award winners below!