Portfolio holder Finance, Accommodation and Business Management
Giel is responsible for the Student Union’s financial policy and keeps the organisation financially healthy. Therefore, he plays a large role in taking strategic decisions. Quarterly reports and budgets are important, but his say in the university's services such as Strategy & Policy and Financial and Economical Affairs or negotiations with the Executive Board are at least as important. He investigates the financial feasibility of new projects. However, is not a treasurer, as the Student Union has an accountant at its disposal for those tasks who manages the finances. Furthermore, he has insight and a voice into the finances of the sectors sports and performing arts.
The Student Union is responsible for managing several student buildings (The Pakkerij, The Bastille and the Water Sports Complex). The fact that the Bastille was occupied only a few years ago certainly doesn't mean that nothing needs to be done! There are more projects that can contribute to turning the Bastille into the ultimate student building on campus. The Water Sports Complex and the Pakkerij also deserve attention. Giel is therefore the contact person for the occupants of these buildings so that its users can have a say in their own building. He is also involved in the renovation of the Bastille and its surroundings.
Giels's main duty is to manage the UnionShop, the Atrium and any new parts of the Student Union’s business that may emerge. Business Management increases the level of facilities at the University of Twente. This means that there will be more opportunities for everyone at the University.