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Portfolio holder Finance, Accommodation and Business Management

Finance

Arthur 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.

Accommodation

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. Arthur 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. 

Business Management

Arthur'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. 


About Arthur de lange

Study: Biomedical Technology
Active at: S.V. Paradoks, D.R.V. Euros, Divide et Medica en Pre-U
From: Zutphen
E-mail: a.delange[at]utwente.nl

Hi, I am Arthur de Lange, 22 years old and born and raised in the beautiful city Zutphen in the province Gelderland. Upcoming year I will be the portfolio holder Finances, Accommodation and Enterprises. In 2015 I started my bachelor Biomedical Engineering here at the UT with a lot of enthusiasm. At the same moment I started living in on campus, were I live happily with seven other people. Already at beginning appealed activism to me and in short time was I member of committees at S.V. Paradoks and D.R.V. Euros. Also after half a year I joined the nice and independent social club, Divide et Medica. From the first moment of I wanted to get the maximum out of my student live and that thought hasn’t changed. During the last year of my bachelor, after a lot committee work and different jobs started the feeling that I wanted to do something else. I went searching for something that had something to do with activism, since I already had some nice experiences with it. Only after a short time the Student Union came on my radar and right now, one year later, am I a board member! In this year I hope to learn a lot but primarily I look forward to put in maximum effort for all students of the UT.