This year, Study Association POLIS is introducing an extra function within our organization: the role of a trust person.
The trust person will always be a member of POLIS, but will not be a board member. You can go to this person to voice confidential issues, or any serious problems you’ve had with other members. If you want to talk to the trust person, you can choose if the content of that talk gets shared with the board or not.
Of course, there is always a possibility to go to the board with these issues, but we hope the trust person lowers the threshold for members to interact with the association in a confidential manner. This can contribute to a safe environment for members, where they feel free to voice any problems they have with the association or any of its members.
This year, Milou Vaes will be our trust person!
I'm Milou, 20 years old and currently in my 3rd year of OS, as well as my 3rd year of active membership at POLIS.
This year I will be fulfilling the role of trust person. I think it's really important for members of our association to have a person outside of the board that they can rely on. I am hoping to be that person for you, in case you have anything on your mind this year.
My name is Dona Antonia Momm, I am 20 years old and a first year Global Management of Social Issues student. I myself am from Germany, have lived abroad in various places, and throughout the last two years lived off and on in the Netherlands, getting to know this wonderful little country.
As every year Tilburg University welcomes new and curious international students who have decided to study in the Netherlands, it lies close to our heart to make this process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. While this is exciting more than anything else, it can also come with uncertainty and a multitude of new things to manoeuvre. Particularly in the current situation, we can feel disconnected, making connecting with each other through associations like POLIS just that much more valuable. Whether you are in Tilburg, or still attending classes from home, we are happy to welcome you into this community!
To make this integration as smooth as possible, and leave no doubts, building a community and getting to know the culture, customs, language, delicious food and generally life in NL, is so important. Doing this through an open-minded, fun and diverse study association like POLIS is a great way! For example, by taking part in a fun (online) event we will be hosting at the beginning of next year. At POLIS you can find both International and Dutch students, in a typical dutch open, easy going and gezellige way. Gezellig, describes a cozy and comfortable atmosphere of togetherness… And there's already your first dutch word!
To help you feel at home in Tilburg, connected even from home and experience your study at TiU in the best way possible, I am happy to help any way I can. So do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or just for a nice chat. I am looking forward to seeing you both online and offline soon!
Your Internationalisation Officer, Dona Antonia Momm
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The 30th POLIS Board
The 30th POLIS Board consists of six dedicated students, ready to get the most out of this year. The POLIS Board is responsible for heading the association on a daily basis. Together with more than 120 active members, we are responsible for organizing more than 60 activities this year.Meet Our Board