The OSD was founded in 2011 by a number of students who wanted to bring together the different course services of the VUB. It is an initiative from the student community to offer study material at student-friendly prices. The OSD then got a room next to the BSG where the first summaries were sold. Offering high quality and a short delivery time was the goal of the OSD at the time.
Yeah, we’re celebrating our first year of existence at the VUB and getting a new location. The OSD moves to triomflaan, 35. A new room with a new board and 20 volunteers who keep the shop open daily from 12 to 14 and every Monday evening from 16.30 to 18.30. The OSD has the ambition to expand the range of course services and to provide the necessary support to the circles to make this happen.
Now the time has come to consider and set up new projects and initiatives with the intention of offering more support to students and associations at the VUB. In the second semester there was no other option to expand to a new service: printing.
Since 2014, the OSD has made a platform available to the various associations of the VUB for the numerous events that they organize, such as TDs, gala balls, lectures, Quiz,….
The store was in need of change. To make the atmosphere cozier and to give a unique experience to students who visit us, we have built a pass-through library. The principle is that you can leave books or belongings (in good condition!) Or take them home with you, completely free of charge!
The OSD has now developed 3 well-functioning services. SEP therefore decides to attribute more responsibility to OSD. Under the guidance of some former students, OSD is taking its first steps as a non-profit organization.
From now on, new services are first tested by a working group, in order to launch the fully developed concept. The working group VUBooks, a platform for the sale of second-hand books, was founded in 2017. Our daily operations, accompanied by the non-profit organization, went to Copenhagen to present the project at a start-up fair.
In 2018 OSD got an official place at the VUB. Not only did we receive recognition as a “service of the VUB”, but we were also allowed to establish ourselves on campus. Awaiting a final room, we are temporarily in the Resto building. Due to our new location, the pass-through library was temporarily discontinued.
VUBooks will be given a new look and is now an official service of OSD.
The COVID pandemic has meant that our store for Cursusdienst and VUBooks is only open to a limited extent. In addition, there are also no events. OSD uses this freed up time to work out various projects. One of these was the rebranding of OSD. We matched our colors to the new VUB colors and designed a new logo.