Hi there! My name is Maud Weijers, I am 21 years old and I can proudly call myself the Chair of the 32nd board of Babylon. I am currently in the fourth year of the IBC track of Communication- and Information Studies. I am following the Spanish track. Originally, I come from Valkenswaard, a village near Eindhoven in the beautiful province of Noord-Brabant. However, I have already been living in Nijmegen for a couple of years, and I absolutely fell in love with this city! Thanks to Babylon, I met a lot of new friends here and I love that you can (normally) party every night of the week in Nijmegen. That’s why I am not planning on leaving anytime soon!Read more...
In my first year, I was not an active member yet. However, I was present at a lot of Babylon activities. That is where I developed my love for Babylon. In the second year, I decided that I wanted to commit myself to our association. I joined the Committee of Informal Activities (CIA). Together with this committee, I organised a lot of fun borrels and activities. In the first semester of last year, I travelled to Málaga, Spain to study at the University of Málaga with the Erasmus programme. I had an absolutely amazing time there, and I would definitely recommend everyone to follow an Erasmus programme (if the regulations regarding COVID-19 allow you to do so, of course…)! In my third year, I joined the Orientation Week Committee to stay connected to the association. When I returned to Nijmegen, I became more and more sure that I wanted to do a board year at our lovely association!
As the Chair, I have the ultimate responsibility of Babylon. During this year, I will carry out the task of leading and coordination the board and the association. I hope that, with my enthusiasm and experiences, I can give as many CIS students as possible an unforgettable time with Babylon and in Nijmegen. You can always come to me for a quick talk, to have a laugh in the Babylon Room (E12.09) or for a serious conversation. Also, do not hesitate to talk to me during borrels or other activities, because I am always in for a chat! I am very excited for the upcoming year and I will do my very best to make it a fantastic year for everyone!
Chair 2020 – 2021
Hi! I’m Lieke Verhoofstad, 19 years old and currently, I am in my second year of Communication and Information Studies. I come from Haarsteeg, which is a small village near Den Bosch, in the beautiful Brabant. Last year, however, I decided to move to the almost as beautiful city of Nijmegen. Up until now, I enjoyed every second here in Nijmegen and am definitely not planning on leaving this city soon. This year, I will fulfil the position of Secretary in the 32nd board of Babylon, and I am really excited for this.Read more...
Last year, I was a member of the Study Trip Committee of Babylon. We planned on visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg in May. Unfortunately, the trip could not take place, but I had a lot of fun with our committee and made many new friends. The family-feeling of Babylon only became bigger and bigger to me from then on and therefore, I decided to start a new challenge within Babylon. I signed-up for a board year and here I am.
For the past 9 years, I played football in my hometown. Last year, I decided to stop playing football, because it became too much to travel back home every week and I wanted to fully build my life in Nijmegen. Furthermore, I like swimming, going to the beach and drinking a cold beer on the terrace. During the Babylon Ski Trip last year, I also found out that I really like skiing and après skiing.
As the Secretary, I will be primarily responsible for all communications with members and for editing of the Babylon Magazine. I know for sure to have a great time with my fellow board members and will do everything to make it the best year possible for everyone.
Hi, I’m Sam Helmink, I’m 20 years old, and I’m currently in my third year of Communication and Information Studies (Dutch track). I come from ‘s-Heerenberg, a small but beautiful place in the ‘Achterhoek’ in Gelderland. This year, I will be the Treasurer in the 32nd Board of Babylon, which I’m very excited about.Read more...
In my first year being a student at the University of Nijmegen, I decided to become an active member of Babylon straight away. I was a part of the Sports Committee, which organises the annual Ski Trip amongst other things. I am very happy that I did that, since I got to know a lot of wonderful, fellow members. I really enjoyed being a member right from the start, and went to a lot of activities, such as the ‘borrels’, but also the annual Ski Trip, and various other activities. In my second year, I became an active member of Babylon again, this time in the Congress Committee. After those two years, I decided that I wanted to do a Board year, and here I am.
At the end of my first year, I was very much done with spending three hours a day travelling between Nijmegen and ‘s-Heerenberg. I got a room in Nijmegen, in which I live from Monday to Friday regularly. In the weekends, I often go back to my parents. Because I moved to Nijmegen, I had to stop with athletics. However, it didn’t take long before I started playing football for FC Babylon, which I enjoy playing very much as well. Together with about 20 other Babylonians, we play matches against teams of other studies. Besides playing some football, I also really enjoy going out with my friends.
As the Treasurer of Babylon, I will have the ultimate responsibility for the financial health of our study association. I’m sure that, together with my fellow board members and the members, we can make this a fantastic year! I’m looking forward to meeting you guys as soon as possible!
Commissioner of Internal Affairs
Hey there! I am Alyce Hoeben and I am 20 years old. I was born in Diepenheim, a little city in Twente near the German border. Currently, I have been living in Nijmegen for a year to get the best out of my life as a student and I really like it over here! I like the city and I love the people. I really like going out, having fun with friends and in the upcoming year I will start again with playing field hockey. I am honoured to call myself the Commissioner of Internal Affairs of the 32nd board of Babylon.Read more...
I will start my second year of the C&O bachelor in a while. As the Commissioner of Internal Affairs, I will have the responsibility for the book sales, the contact with lecturers and professors and the contact between the educational program and the students. Besides this, I am the coordinator of the Committee of Formal Activities, the Education Committee and the Publication Committee. I will also become a member of the Program Committee to help improving the educational program.
After a very nice Orientation week, I felt very welcome to Babylon and decided to become an active member in my first year so I joined the Sports Committee, which was really fun. We organised a nice activity in the ‘Beachfabriek’ with different beach sports. Furthermore, we organised one of the most spectacular activities of the year, namely the Ski Trip. I will definitely recommend you to join an activity of Babylon because you get to know many new people and the activities are so much fun!
After a year full of meeting new fun people and experiencing nice activities, I decided to sign up for a board year to learn a lot of this experience and responsibility and to give all the members of Babylon a student life they will never forget! If you have any questions or want to have a chat with me or something else, don’t hesitate to start a talk with me 😉 !
Commissioner of Internal Affairs 2020-2021
Commissioner of External Affairs
Hey there! I am Renée Christophe and I am 21 years old. This year, I will be in my fourth year of the English track of our studies (IBC). Originally, I come from the beautiful city Den Bosch, but I have lived in Nijmegen for three years now. I absolutely love living here and I do not plan on leaving this beautiful city soon! In my spare time, I love being with my friends and going out. Besides that, I enjoy doing sports (sometimes), watching Netflix and drinking a beer in the sun. This year, I will be fulfilling the position of Commissioner of External Affairs of the 32nd board of Babylon.Read more...
In my previous years at Babylon, I have been a member of several committees. The first committee I joined was the Committee of Informal Activities (CIA). As a member of this committee, you organise all the ‘borrels’ and other parties. During this year, I got to know a lot of people within Babylon which was amazing. Other than that, I have been a member of the Orientation Week Committee, which (as the name suggests) organises the Orientation Week. This was a really nice committee and helped me learn a lot. Lastly, I was part of the International Committee, which was a more formal committee and was really interesting. Being a member of these committees, I started loving being a part of Babylon more and more. Wanting to be even more active and responsible is the main reason why I decided to be a part of the 32nd board.
As Commissioner of External Affairs, I will be responsible for all the communication towards the external relations of Babylon. These external relations are for example companies, agencies and sponsors. Besides that, together with my committees I will be organising the Career Event and the National Day of Communication. I’m really excited for this year and I will try my very best to make it a great year for everyone!
Commissioner of External Affairs 2020-2021
Commissioner of Activities
Hey! I am Marlon Gerrits, I am 21 years old and I am currently in my third year of the Bachelor Communication and Information studies. I come from a small town near Nijmegen called Bemmel, but I currently live in the middle of the beautiful city center of Nijmegen, as Nijmegen is (by far) the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. By living in the city center I can (literally) crawl home from the bars. This year, I will be the Commissioner of Activities.Read more...
Over the past years, Babylon became an important factor in my life. I have been an active member since my first year (after an unforgettable Orientation Week), when I joined the Committee of Informal Activities (CIA). In my second year, I not only became a mentor parent during the Orientation Week but also joined the Education Committee to mix my formal and informal experiences within the study association. Last year, my desire to become a board member barreled up and I therefore decided to go for it! Fortunately, my desire became reality when I was chosen to fulfill the position of Commissioner of Activities this year.
Since I was 4 years old, I started dancing as my hobby. I have been doing it until last year, when training 3 times a week and having competitions almost every week became too much to combine with my study and work. Now I am going to the gym (sometimes…). I work at a snack bar in Bemmel, which is rewarded with being the best snack bar of the Netherlands (I am not joking, this is for real). I have been working there for 5 years and still enjoy every minute of working there. And no, unfortunately, we do not deliver in Nijmegen ;).
As Commissioner of Activities, I am responsible for organising the monthly ‘borrels’, the Ski Trip, the Babylon Weekend, the Orientation Week and many more fun activities in the upcoming year. I think the position of Commissioner of Activities fits me perfectly, because I love to organise activities and I am always enthusiastic and energetic. I am really looking forward to the upcoming year and I hope to organize a lot of fun activities for you, and together with your help! See you!
Commissioner of Activities 2020-2021