The Buddy committee is a flexible, multi-national committee that aims to bring Dutch and international students closer together. During the semester, the committee organizes a number of activities related to integration and internationalization for participants of the program.

Amy Soutendam

Hi guys! My name is Amy and I am a third year student of Industrial Design Engineering (bachelors). As Chair of Buddy, I will facilitate and manage our awesome team, with the ambition to create an amazing experience for you all! Besides this I am active for my student association AEGEE-Enschede and I like to spend time with my year club. Looking forward to see you soon!

Tom Boogerd

Hi there! My name is Tom and I am a third year Industrial Design student (bachelor). I am the secretary of the buddy committee, so if you send us an email, chances are that I will answer. Besides that, I am also active within my study association. Being rather outgoing, I like to meet up with friends and to participate in activities. Buddy is one of these nice gatherings, so I hope to see you soon!

Zane Putnaergle

Hi! I’m Zane and I’m a second year student of master program Construction Management and Engineering. I am the treasurer of the buddy committee, which means I trail the flow of the money. Just like money I also like to be in movement, I’m always ready for new, exiting experiences because those make life so much more interesting. See you around!

Anouk Noordeloos

Hi! My name is Anouk and I study Industrial Design (bachelor). In my spare time i sing in a choir called musilon which I really enjoy. I love to organize activities in any way possible. I hope to see you at one of our future activities!

Timber Halbesma

Hey everyone! My name is Timber, and I am in the third year of my Industrial Design Engineering Bachelor. As an active member of my student association, I participate in multiple committees to organize great events for fellow students, just as we do in the Buddy programme! In my spare time, I love to dance, have fun with friends and read loads of books. I am looking forward to meeting you at one of our events!

Anna Bruijning

Hi guys! I am Anna I am a third year student of Industrial Design Engineering (Bachelor). I am the secretary of the buddy committee which means that I keep track of all the mails we get from all of you and that I write the minutes during the meetings. Besides that I love being active in committees as well as in my personal live (I love to play sports). I am looking forward to meeting you!!

Email: buddy@union.utwente.nl
Phone: +31 53 489 8006