Welcome to the orientation page! Below, you will find all the information concerning the Orientation of 2018.
The orientation is a yearly event which is organized in august for all first year students of the Radboud University. This is a week that is dedicated entirely to introducing the new students to the campus, the city of Nijmegen and everything that comes with the student’s life. From the first Sunday until the last Sunday, a common programme of activities is organized for all first year students. This programme includes a sports day and an orientation market in which all sports and students associations can introduce themselves. The fun doesn’t stop there, however! The orientation for the new biology students is unique in the fact that it has one extra day! Together with a large group of peer mentors, the orientation committee (Dutch: Introductie Commissie or IC) organizes a biology orientation that will stay with you and in which friendships are made that last for a lifetime!
As a first year student, chances are that you don’t know a lot about the student’s life in Nijmegen. Maybe you have travelled from far to come study in Nijmegen and maybe this will be your first experience living on your own. Maybe you’re still commuting. It’s also possible that you have already studied in Nijmegen for a few years and have decided to take your study into a new direction. Naturally, you could even be starting your master’s programme in biology next year. Whatever your background is, the orientation is an awesome week of fun and a perfect way to start your study with a bang! Not only will you meet other first year students through daily activities and a nightly ecological excursion, you will also explore the Faculty of Science with fun games and the great nightlife in Nijmegen through a pub crawl and a variety of parties. During the orientation, the board of BeeVee will also help with ordering the first of your books and study materials in the webshop.
When you do decide to participate in the orientation of biology, you will be assigned to a group of in between 15 and 20 first year students. Usually, there are about 10 to 13 groups, each with their own name (and of course their own yell with which they make their presence known!). Don’t be scared, you will have all the fun in the world with your orientation group and with other groups as well! The three peer mentors will see to this. The peer mentors are biology students that chosen to devote their time to sharing with you their experiences in the study association BeeVee. These sweet and awesome people will lead your orientation group and they will mind the group’s wellness and oversee that everyone has a good time! Without the dedication and enthusiasm of these peer mentors the major part of the activities that you will participate in could not have been made possible.
If you have any further questions concerning the orientation, don’t hesitate to fill out the questionnaire on the IC-page.
Hopefully, we will see you during the orientation!
Information on the Orientation of Biology 2018
The Orientation week of Biosciences is from the 19th till the 26th of August this year. On the 27th of August there will be a BeeVee day on which we can conclude the Orientation week in style!
About the Orientation
- The Biology Orientation Committee (BOC)
- The Mentors
- The (preliminary) schedule (2017)
- Orientation checklist
Becoming a member of BeeVee and study
If you have any remaining questions, you can always ask the Biology Orientation Committee by filling in this form. They will respond to your question as soon as possible.