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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Who are we?

My name is Sten Lahaije and I am the chairmen of BOC this year. So I will do a lot of random stuff to make the orientation awesome. Before I became a member of BOC, I was a mentor for three consecutive years. Here I learned how neat the orientation was for me and for all the kiddos. So when I was asked to give a contribution as organizer I was over the moon. Now something about me, I come from the lovely city Maastricht Furthermore I like watching and practicing sports. I like to be in the gym or do a run. And most important of all, I love kitty’s so cute, so fluffy.

Hi dear future biologists! I am Aniek, 22 years old and secretary of BOC. Last July I finished my Bachelor and I am currently having a gap year before starting my Master’s in September.  Next to studying I also really like to chill with friends, attend borrels or go to (Fc) parties. During the summer you might encounter me at the Waalstrandje or on one of the many festivals Nijmegen has to offer. My own orientation was probably one of the best weeks ever, as a Dromedaris I made new friends and learned a lot about our beautiful city Nijmegen. Now, I hope to give you the same experience I had. I’m excited to meet you in August!

Hey there, future biologist! My name is Bart and I'm the treasurer of BOC. I'm 23 years old and in my last year of my master. When the orientation starts I hope to be a certified Biology teacher. I like making bad jokes and puns, reading, sleeping and I really love a good movie or series. Furthermore, I really like BeeVee and attending all the great activities the committees organize. Myself, I like taking pictures and editing movies, so I became a member of DIAFRAGMA (the photo and film committee). I was given the opportunity of attending three awesome orientations, them being the best weeks of my life and I hope you will enjoy your orientation too. See you soon!

Hellooo, my name is Kobus! I’m very excited to be one of the new BOCers this year and hope I organize an exciting orientation week for you. I’m 22 years old and a 4th years biologist. I spent most of my days in 00.137 pretending like I’m studying or in the TweeKeerBellen. Me and my friend also like to play a lot of board games, we used to play Catan almost every week. Hopefully, I get to meet you during the introduction and maybe we can even dance a little, byee!

Hi there, brand new kiddo’s! My name is Lotte and I am 19 years old. I am one of the babyBOCcers, so I will do a lot of general tasks to make this orientation as awesome as both my orientations were. Two years ago I was a kiddo myself in group JAKHALS and the year after that I was a mommy of the Yorkies, WOOF! Furthermore, I spend way too much money on coffees, lunches, beers and (vintage) clothing. The time that I have left I put in hours of talking with my friends, our study association BeeVee and sporting (I hope). 

Hi future biology students! My name is Lyke (pronounce like Lieke), I am 21 years old, and I am one of the general members of BOC this year. I am a fourth year biologist and will be starting my masters next year. 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!

Left to right: Sten, Bart, Kobus, Lotte, Aniek (Above), Lyke (below) 

Sten Lahaije (Chairman)
Aniek Verstappen (Secretary)
Bart Saris (Treasurer)
Lyke van de Pol
Lotte van 't Ooster
Kobus Cox

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