Study Association Stress has an official mission that is stated in the Statutes as follows:
“The mission of the Association is to stimulate the academic and personal development of members by offering its members the opportunity to expand, complement and practice the studies Business Administration (BA), Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM), Business & IT (BIT) and International Business Administration (IBA).”
To make this mission more concrete some objectives have been formulated, which can be found in the Operational Regulations:
- “To represent the study-related interests of the students BA, IEM, BIT, IBA at the University of Twente.
- To organize extracurricular activities.
- To act as an intermediary between students and companies.
- To develop the ability of members to organize events.
- To provide service to its members.
- To stimulate the contacts between students and former students BA, IEM, BIT, and IBA and employees of the faculty Management & Governance.”
Moreover, there are two preconditions which should be taken into account:
- “In the first place, being active at Stress may not lead to excessive study delay.
- Second, the continuity of the study association may never perish, for Stress could realize its mission now and in the future.”
If you still have any further questions or comments, please visit us in the Stress room: Ravelijn, RA 1336.
General Members Assembly
In an association, the General Members Assembly (GMA) is the highest institution. Twice a year or more often, if 1/50 of the voting members convenes the board, a GMA takes place. All members may raise issues, discuss agenda items and vote upon decisions.
In addition to the board, the Council has as well authority over the Audit Committee. This committee monitors the finances of the board and committees and reports to the Council concerning this matter.
Since the 83rd GMA held on the 8th of September 2016, the new Audit Committee consists of:
- Robert van Steenbergen
- Iris Hoonhorst
- Bart Smeulders
- Yoran Nijenhuis
Association Council (VR)
In addition to all the committees concerned with operational activities, there is also the Association Council. This council puts the knowledge and experience of former board members and former active members to good use by freely providing advice to the association its board.
The current members of the Association Council are:
- Sven Oosterhuis
- Lisanne Oude Maatman
- Jasper Janssen
- Maarten de Wit
- Ward Uylenberg
Advisory Council (RvA)
The Association also has an Advisory Council (RvA). The Advisory Council was set up in 2005 to offer strategic advice to Stress in order to ensure the association its continuity. The members of the advisory council come from both the business community as well as the university and have an affinity with the University of Twente and the fields of (International) Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and Management. The RvA usually meets two or three times a year, mainly to give input on the board its policy and the development of new plans.
The RvA is currently composed of:
- Ir. J. Dopper
- Ing. G. Grotenhuis MBA
- Prof. dr. F.A. van Vught
- Tanya Bondarouk
You can find the operational regulations here:
Operational Regulations Study Association Stress (581 kB)
There is no English version of the Statutes yet. Download the Dutch version of March 27, 2017
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