Candidate Board

48th Candidate Board

Gijs Reinout Christiaan van Pijkeren (2018) Candidate Chairman & Commissioner Bar Management
Janne-mei ter Haar (2019) Candidate Secretary, Vice-treasurer & Commissioner ICT
Yannic Daan van Heereveld (2019) Candidate Treasurer
Marije Elisabeth Tempelman (2019) Candidate Commissioner Internal Affairs & Commissioner PR
Jesper Benus (2019) Candidate Commissioner External Affairs & Commissioner Internationalisation
Emma de Weger (2019) Candidate Commissioner Educational Affairs & Vice-chairman

Gijs van Pijkeren - Chairman & Commissioner Bar Management


My name is Gijs van Pijkeren and I am the candidate chairman of the 48th candidate board. In the past three years I have studied the bachelor Management, Society and Technology. I am also very active besides my study, within Sirius I have done many committies and I became member of the DSCC/DJCR ‘Audentis et Virutis’ and the Heerengenootschap E.S.G. Boght. In my past year I was actively involved in the running of the student consultancy office UniPartners Twente, where I fulfilled the role of general manager and account manager. Outside these associations where I developed myself professionally as well as socially I also try to make my way to the tennis courts of Ludica once a week and do the wrenching and maintenance of my own motorcycle. The COVID crisis is hopefully gone next academic year so we can have an awesome lustrum together!

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Janne-mei ter Haar - Secretary, vice-treasurer & Commissioner ICT



I am Janne-mei ter Haar, I’m 20 years old and I am the Candidate Secretary, Vice-Treasurer and Commissioner ICT. I am currently in my second year of MS&T and next year I’m taking a gap year to be in the board.

I’m from Dedemsvaart, but in 2018 I moved to Gronau to study. A year later, I found a room in Enschede and I’ve lived in the city center since then. I have been active at Sirius since my first year, in the Freshmen, SnowCie, and this year in the BMS Symposium Committee. In my free time I play percussion at SHOT and NNJO. I also play piano sometimes and I like to watch movies and read books.

I hope to see you next year in the Sirius room and at activities!

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Yannic van Heereveld - Treasurer



My name is Yannic van Heereveld and I am the candidate treasurer in the 48th candidate board of study association Sirius. I am 22 years old and follow the master Global and European Studies. I am originally from ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the southern part of the Netherlands. I obtained my bachelor's degree in public administration at Avans University of Applied Sciences. I came to the beautiful east for my master's degree and I really like it.

I have been a Sirius member since 2019 and I am currently active in the Career and RelaCie committees. Sirius felt as home from my first day at the. As a board member I want to commit myself to a friendly and accessible association. My hobbies include swimming and cooking.

I hope to see you all soon in the Sirius chamber!

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Marije Tempelman - Commissioner Internal Affairs & Commissioner PR


Hi everyone!

I am Marije and I am the candidate commissioner Internal Affairs. I am also the candidate commissioner of public relations. Next year, I will hopefully fulfil these roles within the 48th board of Sirius. I am 19 years old, and I am currently a second-year student of Health Sciences. I’ve been born and raised in Enschede, but I live in dorms now to experience the most of my time as a student!

As a Commissioner of internal affairs, I will take care of the committees. I will help with organizing lots of fun and interesting activities for the members. I’ve gained a lot of experience in committees myself and I am looking forward to being active in a committee the other way around. I’m very excited for next year! If you have any questions, you can always ask them :)

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Jesper Benus - Commissioner External Affairs & Commissioner Internationalisation


Hey! My name is Jesper and I am the candidate commissioner external affairs of the 48th board of our great association. I am 19 years old and I was raised in the beautiful city of Emmen. At this moment, I have almost finished the second year of my study Health Sciences and I am really excited to be a part of the board next year!

Besides my study, I have been a member of several committees within Sirius in the past two years. Also, I have been present at the football pitches of Drienerlo to play for SV Hondester. If you have any questions for me or if you’re in for a corona proof drink, make sure to send me an e-mail. 

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Emma de Weger - Commissioner Educational Affairs & Vice-chairman



I am Emma de Weger, 21 years old and next year your commissioner educational affairs and vice-chairman. Two years ago I left Delft(s blue) and moved to a very nice student house in Enschede. Besides the fun at home, I am a member of Slapping studs and Foton.

Although Corona is not that much fun, it has brought out my creative side: I would never have thought it, but I paint (by number...) and I do silly little experiments at the kitchen table. I do not know the word boredom. Furthermore, I am active in several committees of both Sirius and MS&T.

Can't wait to see you all next year!

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