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Party hard with the VEK!
We are VEK the event managers. Professional ambiance creators who organize many parties to ensure that you and your friends have the time of your lives.
The student life fully benefits your social skills, an important aspect besides obtaining your diploma. The people you get to know at the university become friends for life, with whom you will experience the most legendary adventures. They are the people with whom you party and dance until the sun rises again and they motivate you to study well when the need is high. Where do you often meet the best colleagues? At the many epic events of your student association VEK off course!
We organize classics such as the opening party, the party week and the grand ball. Also rousing Wednesday parties with diverse and original themes are presented. On a night like this, the bar staff serves a dirt-cheap promo. Enough reasons for all of us to come by!
We’re looking forward to welcome you at our numerous parties!
The party team,
An & Paulien
On Wednesday night the whole praesidium is present to welcome all of you at the theme party. There is, for example, the Supply and Demand Party. Fluctuating prices ensure that you have to think like a real economist to obtain the best prices. Also the Bucketparty is a classic. This won’t give you the feeling that you’re guided by your knowledge as an economist. Instead, you will be surprised by the crazy promos that we have in store for you.
In addition, we organize also some “dress up parties”. Just think of the Halloween party and the party full of ‘wrong’ music. Possibly there will be a province battle. You and your friends of the secondary school can show us which province is best represented by drinking a bavik super pils!
The opening party of the VEK is a phenomenon that takes place every year in ‘De Vooruit’. We transform ‘De Vooruit’ into a true party palace with the most spectacular performances and special effects. It is a must as an economics student to be present at this great festivity of your circle.
The rumour goes that you have to be real quick to seize an entry ticket. And the rumours are true: in our smashing edition of 2016 the tickets were sold out in less than 12 minutes!
We look forward to seeing you again on 8 November 2017, for yet another magnificent party!
Sold-out in 15min
Money is no problem
The second semester of the academic year we start as usual with our famous party week! But the week before the VEK goes, during the holidays, on a fantastic skiing trip and the fun of that time continues during to this party week to start the semester with a blast of format.
Different teams battle against each other in the most high-profile activities. Read further to learn more about all of this.
What happens during our party week?
The Julien-relay is perhaps the most famous event during this week. The participants drink a beer at the Yucca to run further to ‘De gouden Saté’ where they eat an appetizer croquette. The lap is completed by crossing over Sint-Pietersplein to finish at the Yucca again where the circle starts all over again. The participant with the most rounds on his name after one hour wins the relay! The record is currently held by our pro-treasurer Louis Boval with as many as 57 laps!
In addition to the Julien-relay, the morning cantus and 12 hours hanging out at the bar are fixed values of this amazing week. This event attracts every year many spectators and supporters to the Yucca.
Moreover, the party week has way more in store for the students of Ghent. Every day of this week, there is a dirt-cheap promo that we offer in our café on the Kramerplein. Off course, we wouldn’t be the VEK without giving away quite a few free containes and setting up some ‘dagdisco’s’.
You already know the place to be for the first week of the second semester where all the legendary parties and phenomenal activities will take place. Reason enough to celebrate the start of the new semester!
Grand Ball of Economics
To talk about a fancy party!
The event where everyone is looking forward to in the second half of the year is THE GRAND BALL OF THE ECONOMICS. This is the largest and most popular ball of all the student associations of Ghent! Many attempted to do better, but the grand ball of the economics is and remains unique.
Last year, a more than successful edition took place. A breathtaking room setting and a stylish lounge bar with a sympathetic orchestra were present. To start the evening in style we had a funny dinner. Besides we raffled off a free helicopter right as well as limousines rides.
You may expect this and much more in the next edition, because we try to outdo ourselves each year. The VEK blows out 95 candles this year which means that we will certainly try to do better! Check out some aftermovies to come in the mood.
We are looking forward to see you on our next year on 8 March 2019!
The biggest and most popular Galabal of all student associatons
Many tried, but the Galabal of Economics is and stays unrivaled.