Janne and Rianne are going abroad next year and thus have to resign from the NUTS-board. Read here what it meant to them to be (board)members of NUTS
Janne: “Nuts is where I actually got to know the people I sat next to in class. There are so many interesting students going through the same things, but it can be hard to socialise, especially in the first year. After attending the first pub quiz of the year I have hardly ever missed one for the rest of my study. Looking back on my time as a member up until now, I think the NUTS-trip to Edinburgh was definitely a highlight. I will cherish that trip and and the friends I made for ever. Becoming a member was a logical step in my second year, as I felt connected to the association and its members. I loved organising events like the poetry and music night, the Would They Lie to You-Comedy show with STHH and the monthly pub quizzes, because those are the occasions in which the entire English Department can just have fun and enjoy. I hope someone will follow in my footsteps who will experience equal joy in his or her function and keeps striving for a flourishing organisation that is there for its students. In fact, I might actually miss the board-meetings most! Apart from heated discussions, there is always time for fun and friendliness in the NUTS-board. I will miss everyone so very much when I leave to join Newcastle’s Geordies!”
Rianne: “Because I did not know any of my fellow students when starting my BA of English Language and Culture, I decided to become a member of Nuts. I soon realised that this was the ideal way to get to know my classmates and to make new friends. At first, I was a bit insecure about attending pub quizzes and events where I did not know anyone, but after the first time these feelings totally went away. During the trip to Edinburgh, I made friends with a wonderful group of people, who are now like my second family in Groningen . Because I wanted my fellow students to experience this as well, and because I wanted to contribute to our studies in general, I decided to join the Nuts board in May of last year. I have really enjoyed organising events and thinking about ways to improve different (social and academic) aspects of the English department. As a board member, I can honestly say that I look back to a great year in which we have achieved a lot. One of the big highlights of my year on the board is definitely the Would They Lie to You show we organised with STHH; it felt so great to see so many people enjoying themselves at an event that we organised. Right now, I am still very much looking forward to the last Nuts events of this year, in particular the trip to Dublin. I hope that there are other students of English who share my passion for organising events and bringing students together. Being on the board of Nuts does not only look good on your CV (because come on we all have to start thinking about these things someday, right?), but it will also ensure you of new friendships and a lot of fun times to look back to!
Hopefully until next year, Nutsies!”
We are looking for new enthusiastic board-members who can replace Rianne and Janne in their functions and dedication. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you think that person might be you.