Biology Orientation Committee

As the Biology Orientation Committee, we organise the awesome yearly orientation for Biology. This week of fun is always a great success and this year won't be different! During this orientation week you, as a first year student of Biology, will become acquainted with the study programme, the city of Nijmegen and of course the student’s life. Expect a week filled with parties, fun daily activities and of course a load of new people to meet! If you have any questions about the orientation week of Biology, please feel free to contact us by sending a message to We will of course try to answer your questions as fast as possible!

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Kobus Cox (Chairman)
Lotte van 't Ooster (Secretary)
Lyke van de Pol (Treasurer)
Jens Loenen
Jerom Vermare
Lina de Bruin

Get to know BOC

Top: Jerom, Kobus, Jens
Bottem: Lotte, Lyke, Lina

Kobus Cox
Hiii there, my name is Kobus and I'm 23 years old. This year I have the honour to be the chairman of BOC.  Besides being in BOC I spend my time playing board games with my friends and drinking a few beers in the process. By the time you are reading this I will hopefully also have my degree for being a teacher Biology. Next to that I like to be creative with Indesign, Illustrator or just with my hands. I hope the Orientation will be as awesome als always this year, see you in August!

Lotte van 't Ooster
Hi there, lovely kiddo’s! My name is Lotte and I am 20 years old. This year, my function in BOC will be secretary. This means that I am in charge of all the emails and I contact other organizations. Besides BOC, I am now in my fourth year of my Bachelor and hopefully I could start my Master next year. Probably this won’t be in Nijmegen, but we will see! Furthermore, I spend way too much money on coffees, lunches, beers and (vintage) clothing. In my spare time I spend hours in talking with my friends, Netflix, reading, drawing, BeeVee and sporting (I hope).

Lyke van de Pol
Hi future biology students! My name is Lyke (pronounce like Lieke) and I am 22 years old. This year I am the treasurer of BOC, so I will be handling all the money! This is my fifth study year and I am in my first year of the Medical Epigenomics master. Besides BOC I am also a member of PRAC, because I love to chill and have a beer with some friends. Besides that I love to go to the gym or dance and I love horse
riding. I had the absolute best time during my own orientation as a polar bear and I have also been a mom of ostriches kiddos which was amazing! Can’t wait to help organize this orientation and give all of you the best week ever! See you soon!

Jens Loenen
Hello, I’m Jens, a fourth-year student who is interested in the ecological part of this beautiful subject called biology. I don’t have that many hobbies, but the ones I have do take up a lot of time. The most time consuming one has something to do with golden liquids. I also like to spend some time with my friends playing (board)games or just have a chat with them. Furthermore, I really like to be active within our amazing study association BeeVee. Random fact about me, I can swallow large things at whole. I’m known to have a quite loud voice, so you will probably hear (about) me during the orientation ;). I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!!

Lina de Bruin
Hello everybody, my name is Lina and I am a general member of BOC. I am 21 years old and currently in my third year of Biology. I was born and raised in Nijmegen, which means I know everything there is to know about Nijmegen and I will teach you the ins and outs. I am a proud member of BeeVee’s sport committee, which is called ATP (Activation Through Performance). I like to play volleyball and I am also a member of nsvv Heyendaal. Besides playing sports, work and uni I also like to go to parties, borrels and hang out with friends and family. See you at the orientation week!

Jerom Vermare
Hellohello, it’s me, Jerom! I am one of the BOC'ers this year and I am 23 years old. Getting to know me is not that hard, but there are a few key points to remember. I was born in the province Zeeland which makes me a proper ‘Zeeuw’ and you should never call me a ‘Zeelander’. My music taste is not really exotic. If they are playing some Hip-hop or the so called Dutch ‘slettendisco’, I am a happy man. When I am not busy studying (so actually always) I love doing fun stuff with my friends, watching some Netflix, working or going to the gym.

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