You can join NEST at two moments. We have open lessons around September and February. At these open lessons, you can come, watch and participate. You don’t have to sign up or pay any admission. At the end, you can get a sign-up form that you can hand in if you want to become a member.
If you want to become a member of NEST, there are some fees you have to pay.
If you want to become a member of NEST you need to have a UnionCard. With the UnionCard you can become a member of several sports and cultural organizations. You can also go swimming or play tennis or squash for free! In addition, you can use recording studios, pop studios, dancing halls and you even have free membership at the library. For pricing, please see the website of the UnionCard.
To become a member of NEST you need to pay association fee. From this fee, the Student Union pays subsidies for directors, rooms and so on. The association fee is around €22,50 for a yearly member and €14,00 for half-yearly members. You can view the current fees at the website of the UnionCard. If you are a PhD student or an employee at the university (thus the association fee is €0 for you) you still need to ‘buy’ the association fee! If you do not do this, there will be a fine!
The contribution is a charge you pay to NEST. From this, we buy or rent decor material, costumes etc. This is 40 euros for yearly members and 30 euros for half-yearly members.