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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Meet the members of BOC!

Upper row, left to right: Niels, Pim, Wouter
Lower row, left to right: Renske, Hazal, Odilia

Odilia von Bayern:
Heyy, I'm Odilia, I'm 22 years old and currently in the third year of my bachelor, and I am the chair of BOC! Unlike the others I'm not from the Netherlands but from the beautiful Bavaria in Germany. So, I know very well how it is to arrive in a completely new country but I have really grown to love the city of Nijmegen. I'm very much looking forward to this year’s Orientation. I can't wait to meet everyone who will join us in this amazing week!!

Hazal Dogan:
Hello hello everyone,
I am Hazal Doğan, I am 23 years old, and I am in my fifth year of my bachelor's degree. I am mostly interested in microbiology and immunology. I am the secretary of this lovely Orientation committee!  I am also a member of MOTjE et Al. (writers committee), SPIn (website committee), so I like to spend my free time on BeeVee. Besides BeeVee, I like to hang out with friends while enjoying some alcoholic beverages, playing guitar, and drawing/painting. I also like animals very much, but mostly cats. Lastly, I am very excited for the next Orientation!

Wouter de Bloeme:
Hello, I’m Wouter, I’m 23 years old and I am the treasurer of BOC! I was raised in a small farmers' village near Eindhoven, called Gerwen. I’m a fifth-year biologist. I’m also an active member of BeeVee, the biology study association, and in BeeVee I’m also a member of the borrel committee called PRAC. Besides BeeVee I also like football, skiing and partying. I’m really looking forward to the introduction week, and I hope that we can have an amazing intro!

Renske Stevens:
Heyhoi, I’m Renske, I’m 20 years old and I’m going to be a third-year biologist. I’m from the beautiful province Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands. I’m very interested in ecology and when I’m not grinding at Huygens, I love to do basically everything that’s outside - from mountainbiking and running to chilling with my friends at the Waalbeach. And you can often spot me with my headphones on, listening to indie/rock music; don’t hesitate to ask me for some good recommendations! I’m very much looking forward to meeting you all at this Orientation!!

Pim Hendriks:
Helloo, my name is Pim and I am going to be a fourth year biologist. I’m 22 years old and from the beautiful city of Nijmegen! Besides being  general member of BOC, I am also in VACUOLES. In my free time I like to have some drinks with friends, go out and drive around on my motorcycle. Somewhere in the coming years I hope to start with a Microbiology Master, but until then I am very excited for the orientation and I hope it will be as amazing as all the previous ones!

Niels Giesbers:
Hello everyone, My name is Niels, I am 21 years old, and I am a general member of BOC. Together with my fellow BOCcies and your mentors I will organize your orientation! I was born in Nijmegen and I’ve lived here for a large part of my life, so I will try to introduce my favorite city to you as best as I can! I like to listen to music, I love going to concerts and I really like photography (analoge and a bit of digital). In BeeVee, I am part of DIAFRAGMA and I was part of FYC (Which you guys can join of course!) With my bachelor I am doing the ecology trajectory, so I also love plants and animals. I am really excited for the coming introduction and I would love to meet all of you!

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