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President, PortFolio Holder Strategy & Policy, Staff and organisation

As chairman, Daniel is the general point of contact for the Student Union. Various ideas and criticisms are then passed on to the right people through him. In addition to the chairmanship, he manages the Staff & Organization and Strategy & Policy portfolios. From the Staff & Organization portfolio, he works on the continuous improvement of the HR policy of the Student Union Community. Not only does he focus on this policy, he can also be seen as a confidential advisor for every employee, board member or committee member who works within our organization. In collaboration with our Office Manager, he ensures that the entire Student Union Community can perform the work properly and pleasantly. He is also responsible for the organizational structure of the Student Union.

His main task within the Strategy & Policy portfolio is to translate visions and strategies into decisions that the board makes for long-term policy. In terms of outline, the chairman is familiar with the various management portfolios.

About Daniël de Vries

Study: Industrial Engineering and Management
Active at: A.S.V. Taste, Stress
From: Nijverdal
E-mail: d.devries@utwente.nl

In September 2016 I started studying Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Twente. I didn't go very far from home, because I am coming from Nijverdal. That is why I stayed at home at the beginning. Soon, however, I was done with the traveling and wanted to spend more time with my friends in Enschede.

The Kick-In was a great start to my student days. I got to know many people in a short time and I felt very at home in Enschede. After I moved to Enschede, I quickly came to the conclusion that I would also like to expand my social circle with people outside my studies. That is why I registered with A.S.V. Taste.

At A.S.V. Taste I formed Men Yearclub Complex with ten others, with which I still regularly eat together on Tuesdays. In addition, I joined Thoridor after my first year at Taste. In my dispute I have found friends for life. A big plus of my dispute is that we challenge each other to find our limits and to push them where possible. This resulted in, among other things, that I was looking for a board year in which I could develop optimally and thereby ended up at the Student Union.

I like to invest time in developing myself. In addition to my studies, I worked on five committees, one of which was with my study association Stress and four with A.S.V Taste. The absolute highlight of this was the Kick-In Committee of Taste where I organized a series of activities with eight others during the Kick-In of 2019 with the aim of finding new members for our association. I was also able to develop myself with a challenging part-time job at KlasseStudent. Here I have been active for three years as Regional Manager, Business Development Manager and Director of Primary Education.

I am currently chairman of the Student Union and responsible for the HR & Organization and Strategy & Policy portfolios. My choice for a board year at the Student Union stems from the professional nature, the great responsibilities and the challenging aspect that comes with the importance of continuity of the organization, which really appealed to me. In my board year, I will focus on the role that the Student Union will take on in the new vision of the UT, Shaping2030 and the further development of HR policy. In addition, many other things will come to me. I am very much looking forward to meeting all these challenges.